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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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Old Boys in the News – June 2020

Our Old Boys have been busy, including:   Congratulations to Jonathan Davey (SPC 1997-2002) who has been appointed as the new Ballarat City senior soccer coach and will lead the club when it takes the field in the newly-formed National Premier League three competition. To read more, click here Great to hear Old Collegian Chris…

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Engagements, Marriages and Births – June 2020

Our Old Collegians have been celebrating some exciting news, including:   BIRTHS   Congratulations to Kane Tolliday (SPC 1997-2002) and Rochelle on the safe but early arrival of Remi Violent on June 14. Congratulations to Old Collegian Stephen Coghlan (SPC 1999-2004) and wife Casey (current staff) on the safe arrival of Hugh Benjamin on May…

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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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Showcasing our Old Boys to our students

Showcasing the many and varied endeavours of our Old Collegians to the greater community provides great joy as well as inspiring our current students to dream big at the same time. We are truly fortunate to have so many Old Collegians who have generously shared their life stories with the College, reminisced of their fondest…

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Cooper Craig-Peters is proud of his Aboriginal heritage

Old Collegian Cooper Craig-Peters (SPC 2014-19) is extremely proud of his Aboriginal heritage. He was part of the Western Bulldogs’ very first Nallei-Jerring Koori Youth Leadership program in 2013 and then went on to participate in the Youth Leadership Project and the Western Bulldogs Next Generation Academy. Cooper penned this moving account about his culture…

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Huge library of DVDs available for loan

The College took advantage of the recent coronavirus lockdown to update our huge library of well over 500 DVDS, which are available to borrow. The DVDs have been donated to our OCA Pastoral Care Program by Old Collegians for other Old Boys to freely borrow. There is a huge range of genres, from movie classics,…

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Where are they now – Frank Rice (SPC 1954-64, former staff)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian and former staff member Frank Rice (SPC 1954-64), who has had a long association with SPC. Frank was a student for 11 years and taught at SPC for 30 years. His father attended in the 1920s, his mum was president of the mothers’ group, his three sons are…

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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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Update on plans for 2020 reunions

It was with much heartache that the St Patrick’s College Old Collegians Association (OCA) was forced to cancel its Term 2 reunion season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reunions for the graduating year levels of 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2015 were scheduled to be held in May. The OCA was also forced to cancel…

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