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Headmaster’s Message – June 11, 2015

Last week, one of our current Year 12 students, Patrick Collier, travelled down to Melbourne to receive a VCE Premier’s Award for his perfect score of 50 in Further Mathematics last year. The award was presented by the Deputy Premier of Victoria and current Education Minister the Hon James Merlino. Of particular note here is…

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Headmaster’s Message – May 29, 2015

Dear Student, Parents, Guardians and Friends of St Patrick’s College, Throughout last week at the Royal Commission, I have heard some heartbreaking stories, including those of past students, who suffered sexual abuse during their time at St Patrick’s College. I have been deeply saddened and shocked by what I have heard. At the same time,…

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Headmaster’s Message – May 15, 2015

Dear Friends As you will be aware, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will conduct public hearings in Ballarat over the next three weeks. Over this time a number of victims/survivors will speak about their own individual stories of abuse in the Diocese of Ballarat involving Catholic clergy and religious associated…

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Headmaster Column – May 1, 2015

Dear friends,- I have to admit I felt very proud to be the Headmaster of St Patrick’s College last week! Last Saturday, on a very cold morning in Ballarat, I had the great pleasure of accompanying 40 boarders and staff to the ANZAC Dawn Service at the Arch of Victory. By all reports, there were…

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Term 1 reflections

Dear friends, I am writing my first article for -The Shamrock- after the completion of a very busy Term 1. As the new Headmaster of St Patrick’s College, I have been amazed at the number and variety of opportunities afforded to our boys. What has impressed me immediately is the passion our students have for…

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Headmaster column – April 17

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, Old Collegians and Students of St Patrick’s College, As the new Headmaster of St Patrick’s College, I have been amazed at the number and variety of opportunities afforded to our boys. What has impressed me immediately is the passion our students have for participation. Whether in the areas of Drama, Music,…

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