Wellbeing Report – April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

Edmund Rice Day

This year’s Edmund Rice Day is Friday May 4 at the College. This is an important day in the College calendar and will provide the College with an opportunity to gather and celebrate the life and example of Blessed Edmund Rice the founder of the Christian Brothers. The day is also to raise funds for a number of extremely worthwhile charities and programmes around the globe. The Student Council have decided that they would like to raise $40,000 in this year’s Edmund Rice Day Walkathon. That equates to approximately $40 per boy. Each boy will have by now received his individual donation card which was sent with the end of term mail out. Again, I would encourage each boy to make a start on asking for donations from friends, family and neighbours over the next few weeks. The money raised will go directly to various agencies and places who appreciate the generous support we give them as a school. Encourage your son to make a big effort this year and to reach the $40 target!

Whole School Activities

Next week we host our third (and final) whole school activity for the year.- I would like to take the time to outline our expectations with regards to these events.- When students and families sign up for a place at St Patrick’s College they agree to the whole package and do not get to choose which parts of the package they will participate in. Attendance is compulsory at all whole school functions including Edmund Rice Day. If your son is going to be absent on any of these days could you please ask him to come and see Ms Elizabeth Ryan.


I’d like to take this opportunity to say how incredibly proud I was of all the students who representa4ed the College at ANZAC Day services and marches over the past week. From the year 10 students who travelled to Melbourne last Friday to represent the College at the Shrine services in Melbourne to our marching band, College leaders and Boarders who assisted and contributed to the services here in Ballarat: Well done! I am sure if you were a witness to their contribution you too would join with me in saying thank you and well done. The boys were a credit to themselves, their families and the College.