Message Regarding Alcohol at School Functions

February 17, 2016

Important message from the Headmaster regarding alcohol at School functions

St Patrick’s College takes very seriously its responsibility to provide a safe and caring environment for all students. It also believes strongly that its staff and current parents have a very important role to play in setting the right example in terms of responsibility and behaviour.

With this in mind the College, in 2016, is amending its policy surrounding the provision of alcohol at College events. Alcohol will no longer be available at College events where current students are present. In particular, this applies to all presentation nights including those for sport and performing arts and the annual SPAM Awards.

A decision will be made in the future regarding the provision of alcohol at the annual Valedictory Dinner. Alcohol will still be supplied at Old Collegians Events where current students are not present and at external bookings of our facilities and will always be done so in accordance with Liquor Licensing regulations.

It is my belief that the implementation of these changes shows we remain committed to providing the best and safest working and learning environment for our staff and students.

Yours sincerely

Mr John Crowley