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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor 1st IV National Champions! Congratulations to the St Patrick’s College 1st IV crew and coach for their tremendous results at the National Rowing Championships held in Tasmania last week! The crew were rewarded with a bronze medal in the U19 Men’s Coxed IV final on Friday and backed this up…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor St Patrick’s Day Celebrations I was thrilled to participate in this year’s celebrations to mark the feast day of St Patrick, the patron Saint of the College. As a Catholic community, it is important that we gather regularly in communion in the Eucharist and we were blessed to have Bishop…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor The Term Goes On! The term has bounced back strongly into its full stride following the recent circuit breaker lockdown. It is great to see everyone back on site and enthusiastically taking up the many opportunities available to them here at St Pat’s. I acknowledge the resilience and optimism that…

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Principal’s Message

Circuit Breaker Lockdown I wish to thank the College community for its response to the decisions taken by the Victorian Government and agencies to send the State into a circuit breaker lockdown from midnight on Friday, 12 February. The professionalism of the College Leadership Team and several other members of staff in working through the…

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Principal’s Message

It has been a genuine pleasure to welcome students back to the College over the last few days. To stand at the gates and say good morning to the boys as they arrive for the day has been a joy! Following the challenges around COVID in 2020, 2021 is shaping up to be a relatively…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill As we enter the season of Advent, we are reminded of the importance of this time in the liturgical year – the coming of our Lord. It is a time for us to look back to Christ’s birth and to look forward in celebration of the hope and joy…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill NAIDOC Week 2020 – Always Was, Always Will Be. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. The very first footprints on this continent were those belonging to First Nations peoples. NAIDOC…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill Last day of classes for Year 12 Yesterday marked a significant milestone in the academic life of the Year 12 class of 2020 – their last day of timetabled classes! We all know and understand that our Year 12 boys have experienced a year like no other in recent…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill Welcome back! The return of all Years 7-12 boys on Monday has brought the vitality and energy of 1300+ young men back to the corridors, classroom and ovals of St Patrick’s (and, yes, we missed them!). Our focus during the coming weeks will be on three key aspects –…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill As we reach the end of Term 3…. How often have you heard people use the rephrasing of the quote from 1 Corinthians 10:13 that God doesn’t give us any more than we can handle? As we come to the end of Term 3 and the second period of…

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