St Patrick’s College Middle School program
The St Patrick’s College Middle School aims to be a signiﬁcant and positive experience in the life of the Year 9 boys in our care. We acknowledge the special needs of adolescents and strive to provide opportunities for each student to become an independent and active learner through rich and innovative curriculum, a curriculum that awakens and stimulates the intelligence.
We aim to maintain and enhance student enthusiasm for learning by means of an open and user-friendly curriculum. We foster the concept of a mental and physical new start and encourage student involvement whenever possible.
The Middle School Pastoral Care Program picks up the key tenets of the journey from boyhood to manhood. The ‘Rite Journey’ program engages the senses, acknowledges the challenges inherent in the adolescent years and provides an ideal platform to support boys in making their transition to senior school. The highly acclaimed program is relational, practical and provides students with experiences compatible with the challenges of adolescence whilst fostering our boys’ life-long learning skills.
In 2018, the Director of the Middle School is Mr Michael Busscher.
2019 Year 9 Subject Selection
Middle School Report - March 21, 2019
Queenscliff Camp round up: Feedback has been very positive! Demonstrated teamwork & communication with others Support of each other in the various activities Boys have been pushed out of their comfort zone Overall behaviour was excellent – which is a great foundation for the upcoming Melbourne Experience. Of special n
Middle School Report - March 7, 2019
Last week saw the first two of our four Year 9 camps completed and this week will see the final two Queenscliff camps being completed. We have been blessed with excellent weather and perfect conditions for each of our activities. Each camp has started with a very clear journey, of some challenge, as the boys made their initial entrance to the camp.
Launch of our Great Man video
As St Patrick’s College celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018, we felt it was a crucial time to revisit and redefine our mission to “raise fine boys to the status of great men”. We asked ourselves, what is a great man? How do we define greatness? To answer these challenging questions the College embarked upon a deep, 12-month community consult
Headmaster's reflection at EREA apology
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
1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi
2015 Herald Sun Shield Grand Final St Patrick’s College 10.12 (72) d Essendon Keilor College 6.7 (43) Goal Kickers: Jackson Carrick 2, Jacob Wheelahan 2, Jacob Hopper 1, Hamish Coulton 1, Daniel Rioli 1, Leigh Spiteri 1, Tanner Blackney-Noter 1, Bailey Veale Best Players: Joel Cowan, Ben Hurley, Jacob Hopper, Ben Simpson, Ben Lusby, Hasker Dawbo