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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 - September 15, 2017

12 Sep

Mission Report - September 15, 2017 author: Geoff Brodie

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Mission Report - September 1, 2017

31 Aug

Mission Report - September 1, 2017 author: Geoff Brodie

Please reflect on the words of St Paul read at our Fathers’ Day Mass: Brothers, we urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus to make more and more progress in the kind of life that you are meant to live: the life that God wants, as you learnt from us, and as you are already living it. You have not forgotten the instructions we gave you on the a

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