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March 26 – College update on COVID-19

Dear all parents, carers and guardians of St Patrick’s College, It is important as you read the following email that you take some assurance from the fact that, at time of writing, the College has not been informed of any member of our community being diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus, nor have we been informed of…

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History repeats at St Patrick’s College

In the space of three years St Patrick’s College has built a brand new boarding precinct, experienced the sudden departure of a principal and now endured school disruptions due to a worldwide pandemic. Amazingly, this is all nothing new for St Patrick’s College. In fact, it is all eerily reminiscent of a time exactly 100…

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March 23 – College update on COVID-19

Dear all members of the St Patrick’s College community, We have prematurely arrived at the conclusion of an extraordinary term in the life of St Patrick’s College. There have been many unexpected developments in recent weeks, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and understanding as we…

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March 22 – College update on COVID-19

Dear all members of the St Patrick’s College community, Following today’s announcement by the Victorian Government that school holidays will commence from Tuesday, March 24, we write to confirm that St Patrick’s College follow government directives. To be clear, this means that Monday, March 23 will be the final day of classes for Term 1,…

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Mental Health support resources

The St Patrick’s College counselling team has created the following list of links and resources for students to access for mental health support. This list may be useful for students feeling they require extra support as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus.   Stay Informed https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert Online Self-Help http://braveonline.psy.uq.edu.au/ https://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome https://www.thedesk.org.au https://moodgym.com.au/…

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Where are they now – Tynan Drought (SPC 2012-14)

The College recently reconnected with former boarder Tynan Drought (SPC 2012-14) who has established a career in the finance sector and has many happy memories of his time as a boarder and member of the first V basketball program.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After leaving SPC in 2014, I moved…

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Continuity of the Learning Environment – Off Campus Learning Arrangements

by Director of Studies, Mrs Julia Petrov While we look forward to seeing your sons on their return from holidays next term, rest assured we have invested much time planning for the possibility that this may not occur. In the possible event of the school being closed, we have been working to ensure the continuity…

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Online Teaching and Learning at St Patrick’s College

By Mr Ian Fernée 1:1 eLearning Coordinator This afternoon I walked past a Year 7 maths class. The boys were learning their equations and formulas with the guidance of their teacher, but the classroom experience was probably not a familiar for many. On the desk the students had their laptop, digital pen and OneNote software…

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Health and Safety at St Patrick’s College

by Director of Risk and Compliance, Ms Jo-anne Dyer Sick Bay The College Sick Bay is established to cope with the immediate treatment of illness or injury that may arise during the school day. If your son is feeling unwell or has rashes or other symptoms prior to the commencement of the school day he…

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Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill “The world and everything in it is continually changing which proves to us that there is nothing permanent under the sun, and that perfect happiness is not to be expected but in another world!” Edmund Rice to Mother Mary Knowd, Presentation Convent, Dublin. All Souls’ Day 1813 While these…

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