Exciting news for our Boarding Precinct project

August 2, 2016

St Patrick’s College’s vision for an exciting new $5 million boarding precinct is gaining momentum.

The college has recently received approval from the Ballarat City Council for this exciting major plan, which aims to ensure the long-term future of boarding in first-class, custom-built facilities for generations to come.

The College will advertise for tenders shortly and the building will start as soon as possible.-

The major build will bring all our boarders together in one designated precinct in the north-west corner of the College where they will have access to brand new, ultra-modern, spacious, comfortable and, most importantly in Ballarat, warm facilities.

They will live as one community, not as three or four separate houses. They will learn, dine, study, play, relax and grow together. They will have wonderful new amenities, both indoor and outside and will form their own vibrant community once again.

We will welcome boys from across Australia in numbers that haven’t been seen here for two decades. The new precinct will enable us to nearly triple our current boarding student population.

Our outstanding Appeal Team leading the fundraising campaign, includes Patron Christian Ryan (OAM and Olympic Medallist, SPC 1993-95), SPC Foundation Chair Dennis Foley (SPC 1967-72) and SPOCA President Michael Kearney (SPC 1962-67).-

– The Appeal Team have been working hard in the background and have already raised $325,000 from generous donors in a great start to our project. The donations made so far by members of our school community will contribute towards the $1m hoping to be raised towards the overall build.

We ask you to consider assisting the College in this investment to secure boarding at St Patrick’s College for decades to come.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and donors, no matter how large or small their contribution, will be recognised online and in future editions of The Crest, The Shamrock and Green, White and Blue e-newsletter, while those who pledge $500 or more will also have their name permanently etched into honour boards which will feature in the new development. For further information on how you can help, go to https://www.stpats.vic.edu.au/en/boarding/boarding-redevelopment/donate/ or contact either Director of Development Paul Nolan on 5322 4450 or Alumni and Foundation Officer Lorrie Liston on 5322 4442. We will be forever grateful for your support.

Donors who have given generous support to the Boarding Precinct Appeal so far include:

Friends of St Patrick’s College


SPC Foundation

Borelli, Leon

Breen, Gavan

Cooney, John

Corrigan, John and Carmel

Costigan, Denis

Davies, Robert P

Delaney, Joe, AO

Dixon, Stephen

Dowling, Gerard, OAM

Edmonds, Matthew

Fitzgerald, John J

Flanagan, Fr Patrick

Haintz, Chris

Jennings, Ron

Jubb, Alan and Patricia

Jury, Trevor

Kearney, Michael and Christine

Liston, James, Paul and Tim

Lloyd, John

Madden, William

McArthur, John

McMahon, Stephen

Moelands, Adrian

Molony, Prof John

Monaghan, Fr John

Murphy, David F

Nolan, John and Mary

O’Shannessy, Peter

Phelan, Barry

Rendell, Nigel

Tehan, Michael

Teschendorf, Daryl

Todd, Martin

Torpy, Gerard and Mary

Vogels Family

Weatherley, Owen