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Old Collegians

Donated photograph unearths the story of a pharmacist

Recently a photograph was donated to St Patrick’s College by Margo Lawrence, the daughter of the late Old Collegian Frank Brabner (SPC 1921-24), who was born at nearby Illabarook. 1n 1921 on his first day of school, Frank Brabner was a nine-year-old day student, and his parents were publicans of the Southern Cross Hotel in Ballarat,…

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A tiny intruder named Winiki

The following excerpt, from the 1921 College Annual, tells the story of a little dog who captured the hearts of our students and became a much-loved mascot for the school community at St Patrick’s College a century ago. “Winiki appeared at the College on the 10 of June 2021, when a comet appeared in the…

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Class of 2012 reunite for their 10-Year Reunion

We had a great turnout for Class of 2012 10-Year Reunion on Saturday 30 April at the College’s Old Collegians’ Association Pavilion, with Old Collegians coming from near and far, including interstate, to gather together for some, for the first time in a decade. The Old Collegians also enjoyed chatting with current teachers John Sullivan…

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Class of 2001 reminiscing at 20-Year Reunion

The Class of 2001 were finally able to come together a year later than planned for their 20-Year Reunion on Saturday afternoon (14 May 2022). The group celebrated their reunion alongside the Class of 2000 in the College’s OCA Pavilion, overlooking the Main Oval. There were plenty of memories and reminiscing on the day and…

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Class of 2002 20-Year Reunion catch up

We welcomed back the Class of 2002 for their 20-Year Reunion on Saturday evening (May 14 2022) in the College’s OCA Pavilion. Thanks to those Old Collegians who travelled from far and wide, including interstate, to be with us on the evening.  

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Where are they now – David Morris (SPC 2011-12)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian David Morris (SPC 2011-12) who attended his 10-Year Class Reunion and values his SPC education for giving him the opportunity to mature as a young person and create lifelong friendships.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After finishing school in 2012 I returned back to…

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Where are they now – Kieren O’Riley (SPC 2007-2012)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian Kieren O’Riley (SPC 2007-2012) who is loving his career in quality control in the food industry and always felt supported and empowered to do his best while he was SPC.     Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Post high school I began study at Federation…

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Old Boys in the News – April 2022

Our Old Boys have been busy, including: The extremely successful Walking Off the War Within community event, formed in memory of Old Collegian Nathan Shanahan (SPC 1988-93), which shines the spotlight on mental health for emergency services and the defence force personnel, and has been staged at St Patrick’s College in previous years is taking…

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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day 2022 with annual luncheon

Nearly 90 people attended our annual Old Collegians’ Association St Patrick’s Day Luncheon in the OCA Pavilion, overlooking the Main Oval, on Thursday, 17 March. Old Collegians, staff, committee members and members of our student council enjoyed a relaxing afternoon listening to guest speaker Old Collegian Tony Joyce (SPC 1954-60), who shared many interesting stories…

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Where are they now – Rhys Brasser (SPC 2014-15)

The College recently reconnected with former day student Rhys Brasser (SPC 2014-15) who was able to live out his dreams and travel abroad before COVID came crashing down on the world. Rhys is now finishing his final year of a uni degree to become a social worker and has hopes to enter the police force…

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