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Enjoying long-lost friendships at the Emerald

A most enjoyable afternoon was enjoyed by Old Collegians attending the Autumn Paddies Luncheon at the start of March at the Emerald Hotel in south Melbourne. It was great to see two Old Boys attending the lunch for the first time, Robert Sparks (SPC 1961-68) and Klaudio Dadich (SPC 1964-68), who had not seen each…

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John (Max) McEvoy (SPC 1941-43)

We were notified of the passing of John (Max) McEvoy (SPC 1941-43) in July 2023. His funeral was held on 18 July 2023 in Eltham. He was remembered by his family as having lived his life well and “with empathy and appreciation for others and your environment”. Max was a boarder at SPC from Mildura…

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Where are they now – Patrick Duffy (SPC 1989-94)

The College recently reconnected with Patrick Duffy (SPC 1989-94) who has travelled extensively with his successful career in the mining industry and believes his time as a boarder gave him the stepping stones required for the life he has today.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Since leaving St Pat’s, I have…

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Sharing early cheer at St Patrick’s Lunch and Class of 1964 Reunion

Class of 2017 College Captain Mitch Tuddenham was an insightful and thought-provoking guest speaker at our 2024 St Patrick’s Day Lunch at the OCA Pavilion.

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Old Boys in the News – February 2024

Our Old Collegians have been in the spotlight, including: Well done to Old Boy Billy Menhennet (SPC 2016-20, PY2021) who made it to the top 30 of this year’s Aussie hit TV show Australian Idol. The young country singer scored a coveted golden ticket in the early auditions and into the top 30 before being…

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John Shea (SPC 1953-55, PY1956)

We were notified of the passing of John Shea (SPC 1953-55, PY1956) who passed away in June 2022. John was a boarder from Ararat and started at St Pat’s in sub-intermediate class and completed his Leaving studies. He was a member of the Second XVIII Football Championship team in 1955.

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Shane O’Neill (SPC 1965-68)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Old Collegian Shane O’Neill (SPC 1965-68) who passed away on 21 January 2024, aged 73 years. His funeral was held at The Wave in Ocean Grove on 2 February and we extend our condolences to his wife Meredith and their children Aaron, Fiona, Jarryd and Nicholas…

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Gavan Breen AO (SPC 1948-52)

One of the nation’s most well-known linguists, Old Collegian Gavan Breen AO (SPC 1948-52) sadly passed away on 5 October 2023 in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Gavan was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2016 Australia Day honours list for his distinguished service to the Indigenous community through…

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Where are they now – Joseph Connellan (SPC 1972-75)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian and former boarder Joseph Connellan (SPC 1972-75) who is inspired by helping others and the mantra that “one person can make a difference”.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After a false start working in banking and investment, I began a career in working for…

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Students flourish in PAC

SPC students and staff have relished the move into our exceptional new Performing Arts Centre.

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