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by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Term 4 – the joy of Spring! Much earlier in my career I had the honour and joy of teaching for a short time at Stonyhurst College, which is in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire in the north of England. Stonyhurst is the oldest English speaking Jesuit school in the…

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by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Lockdown 8 It has been another challenging and frustrating week for the College community. I was delighted to welcome the Year 12 students back late last week and hoped that their return would be the first step towards welcoming all students back to the College and a return to a…

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by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Lockdown Update It appears after the Premier’s press conference on Wednesday, September 1 that the lockdown will continue for a while longer. There is some hope with the prospect of restrictions possibly being reviewed and lifted for large parts of regional Victoria as early as next week. It is certainly…

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by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Semester 1 Academic Awards – Chris Nolan and Academic Endeavour Awards During the course of this week I had the great pleasure of presenting certificates to boys who had achieved an Academic Endeavour Award and/or a Chris Nolan Award based on their efforts during the course of Semester 1, 2021….

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by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Lockdown and Remote Learning – again! It is astonishing how quickly things change in a COVID world. I initially completed my contribution to The Crest on Thursday morning (August 5) and was happy and keen to write about the BAS sporting fixtures recommencing next week and the importance of the…

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by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Lockdown and Remote Learning v5 Welcome back to Term 3. This certainly is not how I wanted the new term to commence and I am conscious that returning to lockdown and remote learning yet again, is less than an ideal way for the College to operate and for students to…

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by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Lockdown v4 How quickly things can change! When I last wrote for The Crest, I recall that I noted how much I was looking forward to viewing the production of ‘Private Peaceful’ amongst other things in the week after the newsletter was to be published. The onset of the recent…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021 by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Temporary return to remote and flexible learning from Monday, May 31 As you may be aware the State Government today announced a seven-day lockdown to help combat the growing COVID-19 outbreak. We understand this presents another challenging time for us all and will cause some distress…

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Temporary return to remote and flexible learning from Monday, May 31

Thursday, May 27, 2021 Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians of St Patrick’s College, As you may be aware the State Government has today announced a seven-day lockdown to help combat the growing COVID-19 outbreak. We understand this presents another challenging time for us all and will cause some distress in our community. Your ongoing understanding…

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by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor NAPLAN Tests This week, students in Years 7 and 9 participated in the prescribed literacy and numeracy tests known as NAPLAN. During the course of 2020 and as a result of COVID-19, NAPLAN tests did not run across the nation. Thankfully, things are far more settled this year and NAPLAN…

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