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St Patrick’s College is a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition and reaches out to all boys and their families who will respect the Catholic philosophy of the College. We believe that we exist to offer boys an opportunity to hear the Gospel message of Jesus, to embrace the values of such a life and to accept the challenge of living out that message in service as part of the mission of the Catholic Church in the contemporary world.

Students of St Patrick’s express their faith through service to others and participation in liturgy and prayer and the study of religious education at all year levels. Each year students raise over $40,000 through the annual Edmund Rice Day Walkathon to distribute to charities aligned with our mission. The College has a nationally recognised and acclaimed Indigenous Education Programme and the nation’s oldest school-based St Vincent de Paul Society. As part of the Year 9 Programme students undertake community service work to support marginalised families in the region as well as responding to natural disasters and other events that cause distress within families or the community. Even beyond the College gates old boys regularly travel to Africa to work alongside Christian Brothers with children ravaged by poverty and disease.

Our staff and students are exemplars of our faith and reinforce on a daily basis that St Patrick’s College is first and foremost a Catholic school for boys guided in all that we do by the teachings of Jesus of the Gospels.

Above: An interactive 360 degree view inside the College Chapel.

Mission Report - April 4, 2019

3 Apr

Mission Report - April 4, 2019 author: Geoff Brodie

At the end of another busy and over-flowing term, let us not lose sight of the approaching joy of Easter. This year Easter comes at the end of the term break, so in the joy of a holiday it may be easy to forget that we continue in the Season of Lent for a little longer yet. In the solemnity of Lent, let us reflect on our students who find each day

Mission Report - March 21, 2019

20 Mar

Mission Report - March 21, 2019 author: Geoff Brodie

The Feast of St Patrick is always a day of great joy at our College. Led by Bishop Paul Bird and our College Chaplain, Fr. Anthony Nagothu, the Mass is a thing of beauty that invites and evokes participation in the great loving mystery of God. A special mention must be made of the students of our liturgical choir under the direction of Mr Mitch Lev

Mission Report - September 21, 2018

19 Sep

Mission Report - September 21, 2018 author: Geoff Brodie

O my God, Give me your grace to live in your love always. Keep my eyes, my ears, my heart from clinging to the things that stop me loving. Raise my heart in joyful praise for your gifts and let my love of you grow more and more every day. Amen. We offer this prayer at every assembly of the whole College. We prayed these words again at ou

Headmaster's reflection at EREA apology

31 May

Headmaster's reflection at EREA apology author: John Crowley

Headmaster John Crowley delivered the following speech in Canberra on Thursday, June 1, 2017 as the College's governing body, Edmund Rice Education Australia, delivered a formal apology to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. This reflection represents another significant step in the College's journey towards reconciliation with victims and