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Continuity of the Learning Environment – Off Campus Learning Arrangements

by Director of Studies, Mrs Julia Petrov While we look forward to seeing your sons on their return from holidays next term, rest assured we have invested much time planning for the possibility that this may not occur. In the possible event of the school being closed, we have been working to ensure the continuity…

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Online Teaching and Learning at St Patrick’s College

By Mr Ian Fernée 1:1 eLearning Coordinator This afternoon I walked past a Year 7 maths class. The boys were learning their equations and formulas with the guidance of their teacher, but the classroom experience was probably not a familiar for many. On the desk the students had their laptop, digital pen and OneNote software…

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Pathways and Applied Learning

From the Director of Pathways and Applied Learning, Mr Damian Kinnersly Dear Parents and members of the St Patrick’s community, At present all VCAL and VET classes (both internal and external programs) are continuing to run as scheduled. If the College is required to close, please understand that the College will be advised by the…

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Director of Studies Report – Academic Assembly 2020

by Director of Studies, Mrs Julia Petrov Last week, at our annual Academic Assembly, we recognised the academic excellence of our high achieving VCE and VET students. We also acknowledged students whose aggregated performance in all Semester Two assessment tasks placed them in the top 15% of their year level with a Chris Nolan Award….

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Teaching and Learning Report

by Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning – Mr Stephen Hill Teaching and Learning in 2020 Classes for the year have started very well and the boys have returned from the break with a noticeably positive attitude to their learning. Congratulations to the boys on the way they have started 2020 and may the rest of…

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Director of Studies – Technology in our Community

by Director of Studies, Ms Julia Petrov Technology in our Community The Thales Design Competition, facilitated by the Ballarat Tech School was an opportunity for students in Years 9 and 10 to explore concepts of STEM, coding, design and project management. During the induction day, a number of presenters from Thales and the City of…

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Teaching and Learning

by Deputy Headmaster Teaching and Learning – Mr Stephen Hill As we enter the final teaching days for 2019, it is appropriate to reflect on the significant work that has been done in the key area of teaching and learning at St Patrick’s this year. Our current Strategic Plan challenges all at St Patrick’s who…

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Teaching and Learning Report

by Deputy Headmaster Teaching and Learning – Mr Stephen Hill St John’s High School, Chandigarh visit  St John’s High School is an is an all-boys, English medium school administered by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in India. Having visited St John’s late in 2018 as part the College’s commitment to the Edmund Rice Education Beyond…

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Year 10 Mindshop Excellence Work Experience Program 2019

Year 10 Mindshop Excellence Work Experience program 2019 Mindshop Excellence is a structured five-day work experience program involving a small group of Year 10 students who were placed with the host organisation, Ballarat City Council, where they were given a real problem to solve for the Council during the week. Along with students from other…

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Applied Learning Update – September 5, 2019

VCAL PaddyMart The Father’s Day PaddyMart was a great success, the best yet! The boys worked hard to produce a range of handmade goods for sale, and elected to donate the proceeds to saving koalas by supporting the World Wildlife Fund with a one – off donation focused on habitat restoration and medical treatment for…

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