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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

2019 Year 9 Information Booklet 
2019 Year 9 Student Presentation 
2019 Year 9 Subject Selection Guide 

 

Generous donation creates new bursary

26 Jun

Generous donation creates new bursary author: Paul Nolan

St Patrick’s College, through its Foundation, is delighted to announce the establishment of an ongoing new bursary, courtesy of the incredible generosity of a grieving family in honour of a College Legend. The Geoff Torney Bursary is being established in honour of the acclaimed Old Collegian who died in 2017. Geoff’s wife Janet, in accordance wit

Launch of our Great Man video

31 Jan

Launch of our Great Man video author: Paul Nolan

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

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

1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi

9 Aug

1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi author: Xavier Carey

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