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2015 National Sorry Day Assembly

As is its annual custom, St Patrick’s College today marked National Sorry Day with a full school assembly in the Br. W.T. O’Malley Sports Centre. In 2015, the College has 51 indigenous students enrolled, including 11 in Year 12. One of those Year 12 students, Christopher Saunders, presented this speech at the assembly. “Welcome and…

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Support for victims and survivors

St Patrick’s College is providing the opportunity for the community to show their support for victims/survivors involved in the Royal Commission being heard this month. The College is encouraging all its community members to tie a blue, green or white ribbon to the College’s front gates and fence as a symbol of support. Headmaster John…

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Headmaster’s Message – May 15, 2015

Dear Friends As you will be aware, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will conduct public hearings in Ballarat over the next three weeks. Over this time a number of victims/survivors will speak about their own individual stories of abuse in the Diocese of Ballarat involving Catholic clergy and religious associated…

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1st XVIII report (May 14): SPC juggernaut rolls on

St Patrick’s College 27.16 (178) d Ballarat High School 0.1 (1)- Goal Kickers: Mitch Canny 4, Tom Williamson 3, Bailey Veale 2, Jarrod Korewha 2, Billy Hoye 2, Dan Rioli 2, Jordyn Cotter 2, Will Clark 2, Clay Bilney 2, Nick Stuhldrier 2, Jake McQueen, Jacob Wheelahan, Ben Russell, Clay Raine 1- Best Players: Jacob…

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2015 Edmund Rice Day

Ballarat’s infamous weather – has intervened to force the postponement of today’s Edmund Rice Day Walkathon. With rain, hail and freezing temperatures forecast, teachers made the decision to postpone the walkathon and instead revert to normal classes for much of the day. Deputy Headmaster Jon Franzin said further details would be announced this week about…

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Legends inducted on historic night for SPC

St Patrick’s College honoured its incredible military history on Saturday night when it inducted four new Legends at its annual Legends Dinner. World War I hero Major Joe Fogarty was inducted posthumously as was Afghanistan veteran Sgt Blaine Diddams who was killed in action three years ago. World War II bomber pilot Laurie Larmer was…

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SPC students feature at Anzac parade

St Patrick’s College had a strong and impressive presence at the City of Ballarat Anzac Day march and memorial service at the weekend. Members of the College Marching Band took centre stage by leading the march along Sturt St past the Cenotaph. The recognition of the crowd that was extended to our young men is…

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Short in national squad

Congratulations are in order once again for Old Collegian Matt Short (SPC 2008-13) who has been named in Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad. The 13 players selected have been identified as having the potential to play a significant role in Australian cricket in the future. Matt will travel with the squad to India this winter…

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2015 Old Collegians Association AGM

The St Patrick’s College Old Collegians Association will hold its 2015 Annual General Meeting in the Spring Board Room on Wednesday, May 13, at 8am. The meeting had originally been scheduled for April 27 but had to be postponed due to unforseen circumstances. One of the key purposes of the meeting will be to elect…

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Cardinal Pell visits

St Patrick’s College was delighted on the final day of Term 1 to host a visit by one of its most esteemed Old Collegians Cardinal George Pell (SPC 1949-59). Cardinal Pell, currently Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in the Vatican, returned to the College during a short vacation to Australia. He was particularly…

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