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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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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill Happy Father’s Day! This Sunday’s celebration of Father’s Day will most likely be quite different for many families. While the opportunity to gather as a family in recognition of our father will be limited, we can still take the time to reflect, and hopefully share, those aspects of our…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill What we are learning from remote learning While remote learning has forced all of us to adapt to many new challenges, it has also provided the environment for us to explore new and creative solutions to previous practices that we possibly considered fixed or unchangeable. Our current Years 9,…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill August 8 – The feast day of Australia’s first Saint, Mary MacKillop In more usual times, the College would gather as a whole school this week to celebrate the feast day of Australia’s first Saint, Mary MacKillop. Mary MacKillop was committed to serving the poor – to going to…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill COVID-19 update Our return to Term 3 has been marked by daily updates from key members of the government regarding the ongoing issues and concerns surrounding COVID-19. As we all know, none of us remains unaffected by this pandemic and as a consequence we are all now acutely aware…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill As we head towards the end of Term 2…. The end of Term 2 next Friday will see the conclusion of a period of time that can only be described as truly unique in the very long history of St Patrick’s. At this time, it is appropriate for us…

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