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Historic rowing photo unearthed and returned to the College

St Patrick’s College was today delighted to receive a near-100-year-old photo depicting the christening of a racing boat on the shores of Lake Wendouree in 1922. The framed photo of remarkable quality was donated to the College by a Frankston lady Jose Francis who had found it in her late grandmother’s possession. It seems her…

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Get well messages for Mike Brady

One of the most loved and respected Old Collegians has endured a tough time of late. Michael Brady (SPC 1956-62) was one of the most respected teacher at St Patrick’s College for close on four decades leading up to his retirement in 2014. As a long-time Year 7 co-ordinator he provided expert guidance to literally…

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AFL star Jacob Hopper reflects on an interrupted AFL season

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, competitive sport has come to a standstill. We have had a lot of disappointed boys who are missing out on playing sport for both St Patrick’s College and their community clubs. Likewise, Old Collegians playing sport at a professional level have also had their seasons and competitions heavily impacted. So,…

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2020 St Patrick’s College Downball tournament begins

The 2020 Student Council has arranged a College-wide downball tournament for the final week of term 2, with students from all year levels striving to claim the title of downball champion. Lunch-time matches kicked off today in year level groups after students last week registered their interest to compete. Rules Matches are first to 8…

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Hidden gem unveiled in Sir Bernard Heinze Theatre

For decades, the area known as the Sir Bernard Heinze Theatre, or the old boarder’s cinema, has occupied a central area of St Patrick’s College. It featured a stage, a projectionist room, some rudimentary sound and lighting facilities and dark, heavy curtains draped its east-facing windows. While in recent years it was used for drama…

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Innovation of College events through COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic threw many of the College’s best laid plans into disarray towards the end of Term 1. A series of major events had to be cancelled at a moment’s notice, creating much disappointment in the community. There are have been far too many events cancelled or postponed, to list them all but they…

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A reflection on how the College handled the COVID-19 crisis

The word ‘unique’ is, at times, used far too freely to describe a situation or event. However, the period of time since the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic can indeed be described as ‘unique’. Clearly, every student, his family, the entire College staff and all areas of the school’s operations were affected by this…

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Wellbeing Report

By Mrs Elizabeth Ryan, Deputy Principal Canteen Moving into Term 3 the amended canteen arrangements where students have the opportunity to pre-order lunch items via the Ultimate Schools online ordering system and also purchase a limited range of pre-packaged items in a cashless setting at recess and lunchtime will continue into Term 3. The Canteen…

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Year 7 ICT students create digital artwork

Our Year 7 ICT students have been busy creating a myriad of digital artwork, including a range of colour images and pixels.The students were introduced to the ‘Picture elements’ or ‘Pixels’ in ICT this term and gained an understanding of the image resolution, bitmaps, pixelated images, and how the quality of images is affected by…

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Cancelled themed casual clothes day

Students at St Patrick’s College are today wearing casual clothes with boys encouraged to dress up in the theme of something which has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many have come in their favourite sporting kits others have been very creative in dressing around the cancelled theme. College captain Will Rothe looked…

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