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2019 OCA Christmas lunch

The St Patrick’s College Old Collegians Association (OCA) was delighted to host its inaugural Christmas lunch for some of our older alumni this week. Following on from the success of the inaugural Winter Warmer lunch in June, which aims to reconnect Old Collegians in their 70s and 80s, the OCA once again gathered at the…

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Class of 1993 gather for informal reunion

It was great to see several members of the Year 12 Class of 1993 gather at the weekend for an informal reunion at the Freight Bar in Ballarat. The cohort was rocked recently by the tragic death of Old Collegian Gerald (Ged) O’Sullivan (SPC 1990-93) who was killed in a car accident in Western Australia,…

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Old Collegians gather for 2019 Christmas Luncheon at the Emerald Hotel

A tradition started several years ago by Old Collegians Michael Dowd (SPC 1964-69) and Noel Sheehan (SPC 1964-70) to organise informal quarterly Old Boys lunches continues to gather strength. On the first Friday of each new season, Michael and Noel invite as many Old Boys as possible to join them for a few drinks and…

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Year 7 animations on College values

Year 7 students have spent the past few weeks learning animation in their Information Technology classes. As part of their learning, students were assigned the task to create projects using the Scratch animation software. Students were asked to theme their projects around the values inherent in a St Patrick’s College education. They were required to…

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Rugby era ends at St Patrick’s College

It is with a sense of sadness that St Patrick’s College has decided to discontinue its rugby program in 2020. Over many decades St Patrick’s College has been proud to be the only Ballarat school which has fielded a competitive rugby team in the Victorian Schools Rugby Union (VSRU) competition. Rugby was the only weekly…

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Boys take to the skies in work experience adventure

Last week Year 10 student Tyson Tipumantamerri joined Year 9 Jayden Tonks in attending the Airforce Indigenous Youth Program Work Experience Week at the RAAF Base in East Sale. Both boys said it was an awesome experience with further developed their passion for a career in the airforce. Well done boys!

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Headmaster’s Address to 2019 Valedictory Dinner

The following is a transcript of the address Headmaster John Crowley delivered at the 2019 Valedictory Dinner: “Can I begin by offering a very warm welcoming to everyone here tonight: parents, carers, family members, staff, those helping us out tonight across a variety of areas and, most importantly, our Graduating Class of 2019. In offering…

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Ballarat Community Notices

Fire Awareness Day – Saturday November 16 at  G Gay & Co Mitre 10 Whilst many parts of Australia have been experiencing prolonged drought, our local dams are full and there has been prolific grass growth over the past few weeks. It will dry out soon though and all that grass growth means an increased…

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2020 Reunion Dates announced

Check out our Class Reunion dates for 2020 Make sure you pop these dates in your diary if you have a Class Reunion coming up next year! We look forward to seeing as many Old Collegians back for their Class Reunion to renew friendships and reminisce about your school days at St Patrick’s College. We…

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Art captures College’s culture

  Earlier this year, when the College sought to reinvent how it would manage the annual Flanagan Art Prize in 2019, it could not have envisaged the incredibly successful outcome which would emerge. After a decade of running the prize as an annual art exhibition, the College decided to instead look at arranging an artist-in-residence…

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