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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill “The world and everything in it is continually changing which proves to us that there is nothing permanent under the sun, and that perfect happiness is not to be expected but in another world!” Edmund Rice to Mother Mary Knowd, Presentation Convent, Dublin. All Souls’ Day 1813 While these…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill This week’s visit from Wayne Tinsey, EREA Executive Director, and Durm O’Riordan, EREA Regional Director – Southern. As I have previously communicated to you, Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) remains committed to being present and attentive to the needs of all members of the St Patrick’s College community as…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill When leadership changes – What does this mean for your son? As you read, listened or watched your various news and social media streams this week, and particularly on Wednesday, I’m sure many of our current parents would have asked themselves one simple question, “What does this mean for…

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff, and Students of St Patrick’s College, Welcome back to the 2020 school year. While it has been an incredibly busy start, it is wonderful to see our students return each year, ready for the journey ahead. In writing this first Crest for 2020, I am ever mindful that the summer break…

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Headmaster’s Message

by St Patrick’s College Headmaster, Mr John Crowley Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Students of St Patrick’s College, Last week, our thoughts and prayers were with those communities in New South Wales and Queensland who were severely impacted by the devastating bushfires. These fires were ferocious, destroying many homes and taking a number of lives….

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Headmaster’s Message

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Students of St Patrick’s College, Last week, I was at a supermarket buying some ingredients for dinner. Whist lining up at the register, I noticed an elderly man at the checkout. He was frail and slow. He fumbled around for a considerable time searching his pockets for his money to…

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Headmaster’s Message – October 18, 2019

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Students of St Patrick’s College, It is with great energy and excitement that I write my first Crest article for Term 4. As everyone will be aware, I have been away for the past two Terms: Term 2 as leave, and Term 3 as Acting EREA Regional Director for the…

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Acting Co-Headmaster Wellbeing Message September 5

Father’s Day The College conducted a Father’s Day Mass and Breakfast on Friday, August 30 which was once again, very well supported by boys, their fathers and in some cases, grandfathers. Thank you to Mr Geoff Brodie, the Director of Mission and members of the Liturgy Domain of the Mission Team who coordinated the Mass…

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Acting Co-Headmaster Wellbeing Message – August 22

Heralds of change In four weeks, our Year 12 students will finish their VCE course content and begin the arduous task of revision in preparation for their upcoming VCCA examinations. In order to lessen the burden on our Student Council the College transfers the reigns of leadership over to the incoming 2020 Student Council at…

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Teaching and Learning Report – August 22, 2019

Cardinal Pell Appeal In discerning the outcome of Cardinal Pell’s appeal, both as individuals and as a school community, I note the response from Bishop Paul Bird: The outcome of Cardinal Pell’s appeal against his conviction on historical child sexual abuse charges is the culmination of months of uncertainty during which many people in our…

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