St Patrick’s College commenced as a boarding school for boys in 1893 and has catered for the educational, pastoral and co-curricular needs of boys from regional, remote and overseas communities for 125 years.
The College’s model for boarding, supported by first class facilities, facilitates positive learning outcomes for boys and builds upon the wonderful tradition which exists at the College.
At St Patrick’s College, boarders have the opportunity to live, study and play in one of Australia’s premier regional cities. Ballarat’s reputation for educational excellence is unsurpassed, being formally recognised as A ‘Learning City’.
St Patrick’s College has enthusiastically embraced this concept. We are confident that young men living in a close-knit and caring boarding community will develop the skills to make them life-long learners and leaders within the community.
A Year in the Life of Boarding (2018)
Boarding is one of life’s great joys
St Patrick’s is committed to maintaining Boarding as an integral part of the school where students from around Australia and overseas can experience the challenges and rewards of living together within a supportive boarding community. Our Boarders are able to participate fully in the life of the College and develop friendships that last a lifetime.
With construction of an outstanding new boarding facility completed in 2018, St Patrick’s College offers a boarding environment and facilities unparalleled anywhere in regional Australia. Our boys live in purpose-designed rooms surrounded by first-class recreational, dining and study facilities. With a maximum of two boys per room, our accommodation is more akin to their own bedrooms at home, rather than a dormitory environment.
Resident staff provide expert care, support and guidance for our boarding students while also ensuring boys have access to all after-school activities including a structured study program.
Our boarding program offers extensive weekend activities as well as a growing social justice program which embeds our boarding students deep within the wider Ballarat community.
The Boarding Precinct is set in beautiful grounds in central Ballarat and form part of regional Australia’s foremost educational precinct.
Boarding students have supervised out-of-hours access to the College’s library, music rooms, indoor sports complex, weights training facility and Information Technology Laboratories.
Boys enjoy a busy, fun-filled life. It is indeed an idyllic place for young men to live, study and play!
Boarding Bulletin Board Term 4 Week 6 News around the Boarding Precinct The entire Boarding Community would like to congratulate Mr Silcock on his achievement of recently finishing the New York Marathon. On top of this, Mr Silcock also raised over $10,000 for MND Victoria in the lead up to the event. This is an…
Boarding Bulletin Board Term 4 Week 4 By Ryan Bullock – Boarding Housemaster News around the Boarding Precinct On Sunday October 20 we celebrated our annual Year 12 Boarders’ Mass and Dinner. This evening is always a special occasion as it allows us as a Community to come together and celebrate Year 12 Boarders success’…
Boarding Bulletin Board (T4) News around the Boarding Precinct • What a busy and exciting first few weeks we have had here in Boarding to start Term (4). Our Year 12 cohort spent their break sitting practice exams and attending revision classes to prepare for their upcoming VCE Examinations. The remainder of our Boarders returned…
-‘Boarding Bulletin Board (T3)’ News around the Boarding Precinct Following a comprehensive process that has entailed a letter of application, informal questions, student and staff vote and an interview -“ we are delighted to announce the following leadership for 2020. – 2020 Captain of Boarding -“ Benedict Howard – 2020 Vice Captains of Boarding -“…