Our Community & Culture


Mount St Patrick Primary School values the partnerships between students, families, businesses and schools in our broader community as it can bring mutual benefits and maximise student engagement and achievement.

We network with:

  • St Vincent De Paul
  • Murwillumbah Show Committee  
  • Murwillumbah RSL
  • Murwillumbah Performing Arts Festival
  • Murwillumbah Community Garden.

We organise school events and take part in community events that provide opportunities to showcase students’ talents, raise awareness for local issues or concerns, and extend social networks. These events can help to create a more cohesive community. 

At Mount St Patrick Primary School, we encourage your family to share these experiences with your child.

  • ANZAC Day 
  • Murwillumbah Rural Show
  • Murwillumbah Performing Arts Festival
  • Murwillumbah Running Club.

Students belong to four house teams that promote connections to our Catholic story and a deeper sense of belonging.  Houses are used for sporting events, assemblies and gatherings.

MacKillop House is named after Saint Mary MacKillop of the Cross, who was the founder of the Sisters of St Joseph. The colour of MacKillop House is red.

Nagle House is named after Nano Nagle, who was the founder of the Presentation Sisters. The colour of the Nagle House is blue.

Doyle House is named after Bishop Doyle, who was the first Bishop of the combined Lismore Diocese. The colour of Doyle House is green.

Dalton House is named after Father Dalton, the first Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish. The colour of Dalton House is gold.


St Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britain. As a boy of 14 or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tended sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him. 

St Patrick's captivity lasted until he was 20 when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain, where he reunited with his family. He had another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him, ‘We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more.’ 

He began his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained by St Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years and later as a bishop and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. 

He arrived in Ireland on March 25, 433, at Slane. Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many. He and his disciples preached and converted thousands and began building churches all over the country. Kings, their families, and entire kingdoms converted to Christianity when hearing Patrick's message. St Patrick is the Patron Saint of several dioceses across Australia, including Adelaide, Ballarat, Bathurst, Hobart, Melbourne and Lismore.