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Please read the Weekly Career News each fortnight to ensure you keep up to date with upcoming career events and key dates. Please click on the below links to view the current Careers News. Careers Newsletter May 2022 Mr Anthony Meehan Careers and Transition Manager  

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Old Boys in the News – May 2022

Our Old Boys have been busy, including: It is fantastic to see news that Western Bulldogs stars will be wearing Indigenous boots hand-painted by Old Collegian Cooper Craig-Peters (SPC 2014-19) this weekend for their clash against Gold Coast. Cooper is currently playing for the Bulldogs’ VFL side and designed the College’s Indigenous tie when he…

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Peter Vincent Bergin (SPC 1953-62)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Old Collegian and former staff member Peter Vincent Bergin (SPC 1953-62) who passed away recently. Peter was a day student, starting as a junior (grade three) in 1953. He completed nine years of schooling at St Patrick’s College, completing his matriculation in 1962. Peter went to…

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Dean Bedggood (SPC 1987-92)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Old Collegian Dean Bedggood (SPC 1987-92) on 1 May, 2022. We extend our deepest sympathy to Dean’s extended family, including his brother Chris (SPC 1988-93). Dean and Chris were boarders at SPC from the Melbourne suburbs of West Melton and later Camberwell. Dean was very sporty…

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Bernard (Bernie) John Mathews (SPC 1949-53, PY1954)

We extend our deepest condolences to the extended family of Bernard (Bernie) John Mathews (SPC 1949-53, PY1954) who passed away on 23 January 2022, aged 84 years. Bernie came to St Pats from the family farm at Werneth and had a successful stint at school where he received awards for his talents in Latin and…

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Looking back a century ago at SPC

St Patrick’s College archivist Halina Sztynda has put together an insightful photographic album of what life was like for the SPC school community a century ago. It is naturally very different to the SPC of today. Enjoy this look back in time from the wonderful archival history of our St Patrick’s College Annual from the…

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Class of 1972 catch up half a decade on

We had a great turn-out from the Class of 1972 for their 50-Year Reunion back earlier this month. Old Collegians travelled from near and afar for the Sunday lunch get-together and enjoyed the opportunity to walk the hallways of the College during a guided tour. Thank you to our Old Collegians from the Class of…

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Class of 2000 finally celebrate 20-Year Reunion

After multiple postponements and rescheduling due to the COVID pandemic, we were delighted to finally host the Class of 2000 20-Year Reunion on Saturday afternoon (14 May 2022) at the College’s Old Collegians’ Pavilion, overlooking the spectacular revamped Main Oval. It was great to see so many turn out, given the many postponements, and enjoy…

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Donated photograph unearths the story of a pharmacist

Recently a photograph was donated to St Patrick’s College by Margo Lawrence, the daughter of the late Old Collegian Frank Brabner (SPC 1921-24), who was born at nearby Illabarook. 1n 1921 on his first day of school, Frank Brabner was a nine-year-old day student, and his parents were publicans of the Southern Cross Hotel in Ballarat,…

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A tiny intruder named Winiki

The following excerpt, from the 1921 College Annual, tells the story of a little dog who captured the hearts of our students and became a much-loved mascot for the school community at St Patrick’s College a century ago. “Winiki appeared at the College on the 10 of June 2021, when a comet appeared in the…

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