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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor SPC Drama Production: 12 Angry Men I am really looking forward to the College’s production of Reginald Rose’s courtroom drama ’12 Angry Men’. The students and staff involved in this production have been preparing and rehearsing for several months and I know are looking forward to the opening night on…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Welcome to Term 2 I hope that everyone in the St Patrick’s community enjoyed a restful holiday and a happy and holy Easter. It is always a very happy day when students and staff return to the College for a new term and it was, in this sense, terrific to…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Artist in Residence It was Vincent Van Gogh who once said, “I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream”. We are very fortunate at St Patrick’s College to have a vibrant, enriching and fulfilling Art faculty. Over the last weeks we have been blessed by the presence of…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Happy St Patrick’s Day This week the College gathered in prayer and celebration on the Feast Day of the patron saint of the College, St Patrick. As ever, these gatherings acknowledged and celebrated this great community, the heritage and history of a school in its 129th year, the strengths of…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Community News I am sure that many have heard the very sad news of the unexpected passing of two former members of the St Patrick’s College community in recent days. The staff at St Pat’s were very sad to hear of the deaths of Stephanie Carswell and James Petrie. Steph…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Academic Assembly This week we gathered to celebrate the academic achievements and efforts of our Year 12 students from 2021 and students across Years 7-11 in the form of the Chris Nolan and Principal’s Academic Excellence Awards for Semester 2, 2021. As a school, our core business is teaching and…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor 2022 Welcome It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2022 school year. Like many, I had hoped that the new school year would have started without any significant impacts of the pandemic. It is great to have students back on site and in our classrooms and I hope…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor End of Year Celebrations and Thoughts If it was suggested to me or anyone else for that matter at the beginning of 2021 that we would experience several lockdowns and therefore, periods of remote learning during the year, I would not have believed them! 2021 has been an extraordinary year…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Remembrance Day As I write this short article, staff and students in Years 7-10 will gather this morning (Thursday, November 11) to remember those men and women who have served Australia in the military across so many conflicts, particularly in WWI, which ended on Armistice Day 103 years ago on…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor A Strong Commitment to Child Safety The safety and wellbeing of all students, staff and visitors to St Patrick’s College is of vital importance. It is an issue that we grapple with regularly and that we take very seriously. As a registered and accredited school in VIC, there are many…

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