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Old Collegians

Calling on Old Collegians to be part of new multi-purpose centre construction

St Patrick’s College is calling on its Old Collegian community to be part of the College’s exciting new chapter of building development. Old Collegians, with relevant consulting and trade experience, are warmly invited to express their interest to be involved in the design and construction of a new multi-purpose centre on the Wanliss St side…

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Brownlow icon’s call for 16-a-side

One of Australian football’s oldest Brownlow Medallists has called on the AFL to cut the number of players on field to 16 per team to free up the game. Brian Gleeson, the winner of the 1957 Brownlow Medal, has expressed his frustration with too many scrums limiting the brilliance of the game’s best players. Speaking…

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Where are they now – Ashley Carr (SPC 1989-90)

The College recently reconnected with former student Ashley Carr (SPC 1989-90) who is currently posted at Manila in the Philippines with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) working on Counter Terrorism policy. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on DFAT’s work overseas and in the Philippines specifically where a quarter of a…

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Old Boys and boarders bond in special virtual chat

In an exciting new experience, seven Old Boys recently chatted with our current boarders as they bonded over their shared experiences of boarding at SPC. Old Boys, Allan McKinnon (SPC 1966-69), Alan Jubb (SPC 1954-59), Paul Squires (SPC 1981-86), Michael Ewing (SPC 1991-93), Dominic Bushell (SPC 2006-08), Gordon Hutcheon (SPC 2006-10) and Patrick Farnan (SPC…

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SPC “Famous Faces” Quiz

In the last edition of the Green, White and Blue e-newsletter, we tested your knowledge with 20 quiz questions about SPC. This time, we are delighted to continue the fun and share some of SPC’s ‘famous faces’ over the years. We hope you enjoy checking out these ‘SPC Famous Faces’ below. See how many you…

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John O’Connor (SPC 1950) reminisces about school life

One of John O’Connor’s favourite memories of his time at SPC is playing footy. John remembers playing in the U15 school team during his one year boarding at SPC in 1950. “I remember playing St Kevin’s, but I never got to play in the seniors,” he told the GWB recently, from his home in Warrnambool,…

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Where are they now – Peter Howley (SPC 1963-66)

The College recently reconnected with Peter Howley (SPC 1963-66) whose close connection with SPC continues to this day as a committee member on the SPC Old Collegian Association committee.  Peter generously shares his thoughts on the huge role that SPC has played in his life, wonderful memories of school life and its people, and his…

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Passing of respected former staff member Br John De Bock

We are very saddened to announce the passing of Br John Wayne De Bock, who was a respected member of the St Patrick’s College staff between 1986-2006. Br De Bock passed away on Wednesday, September 2 at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, aged 80. Br De Bock was on staff at SPC for two…

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SPC Old Boys Quiz

It’s time to test your knowledge of SPC and have a bit of fun at the same time. Let’s see if you know the answers to these 20 questions about SPC and our Old Collegians. Don’t worry we have included the answers (at the bottom), but boy, we will be impressed if you come up…

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OCA Pastoral Care Program lifts spirits of our Old Boys

The OCA Pastoral Care Program is continuing to lift the spirits of our Old Boys, particularly during the recent coronavirus pandemic. A grocery giftcard was sent to an Old Boy recently after his concerned classmates brought the man’s personal struggles to the attention of the OCA Pastoral Care Program. The Old Boy was surprised but…

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