On behalf of the St Patrick’s College community, I would like to welcome you to our school.

St Patrick’s College is a Catholic secondary College for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition. As a day and boarding school, we are proud of our rich tradition of serving educational needs of young men from Ballarat, Western Victoria and beyond since 1893.

Each day, 1400 students walk through the gates of our College, experiencing a broad, innovative and challenging curriculum where they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.

As a College staff, we are dedicated to ensuring that the curriculum offered provides every student with an opportunity to reach their potential, and we remain fully aware of the importance that each of us play in continually lifting this potential.

St Patrick’s College is an educational institution that seeks to live out the Gospel vision of respect, acceptance and inclusivity amongst all members of the community.

We seek to give active witness to the four Touchstones of our Charter as an Edmund Rice Education Australia school. These touchstones: Liberating Education, Inclusive Community, Gospel Spirituality and Justice Solidarity form an inseparable part of who we are.

We hope that each young man who graduates from St Patrick’s College carries forward with them a heart and mind that is open to building a society that is just and cares for all.

In determining the best destination for your son’s secondary education, I would invite you to visit St Patrick's College. Here, you will see first-hand a College that has a strong sense of living tradition, where the work of our faith-filled forebears in building this great school is recognised, and where the next generation of students and their God-given gifts are being shaped and celebrated.

Our students, families, staff, clergy and old collegians are part of an ongoing and unfolding story. We look forward to your son being an important part of our next chapter.

Mr Steven O’Connor, Principal

Educating hope-filled, compassionate and confident young men for their place in the world.

St Patrick’s College is building on its reputation as one of the country’s premier sports schools, partnering with Liverpool FC International Academy to offer a high-performance soccer program.


The Crest: Term 3, Week 1

Stop the press! The latest edition of The Crest is here and it includes a BIG music announcement among other things!

The Lion King Script Read Through

The Lion King Jr rehearsals begin

The cast has been announced and rehearsals are underway for our Year 7-9 production of The Lion King Jr.


Fighting loss to powerful Parade

St Patrick’s College went down fighting in the ACC Football Grand Final at Windy Hill on Wednesday 19 June. Read Coach Jason Lappin’s match report here.

Celebrating 130 years of education

What does it mean to be part of the St Patrick's College community?

In 2023, to celebrate our 130th anniversary, we put this question to members of our community – Old Collegians, Board members, current students, staff and parents – to get their thoughts on what it is that makes St Pat's so special.

Some of the faces will be recognisable, others may not - all share stories of compassion, mateship and opportunities. All have contributed to the great, unfolding story of St Patrick's College. What will your story be?


Character, compassion, community.

College Tours: St Patrick's College welcomes your family to visit our school and see first-hand the outstanding classrooms, facilities and amenities available to our students.

Boarding: Our boarding house offers exceptional accommodation where faith, camaraderie and academic excellence come together to create a home away from home.

Reconciliation Action Plan: Our vision is to be a culturally safe, rich and proud school, engaging in authentic change for, with and about First Nations students and families.

School TV: Discover an extensive range of wellbeing resources and practical advice to help manage modern-day issues and challenges affecting today's youth.