Where are they now – Chris Milroy (SPC 2010-15)

September 6, 2022

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian Chris Milroy (SPC 2010-15) who is working as an occupational therapist at Austin Health and has fond memories of Head of the Lake, completing the Kokoda Trail and four square and soccer with his mates at lunchtime.


Chris Milroy, pictured above left, with his younger brother Andrew, playing football together at their home club of Bungaree.


Where has life taken you since leaving SPC?
I finished school and elected to study in Bendigo before finding a graduate position with Austin Health in Melbourne.


What are your fondest memories of your time at St Patrick’s College?
There are lots of great memories of my time at SPC. The annual Head of the Lake, especially 2015 with St Pat’s winning the aggregate is a terrific memory. I also have great memories of completing the Kokoda Trail. Funnily enough some of my fondest memories are of four square and soccer with my mates at lunch time.

Rowers Chris Milroy, Callum Holland, Ambrose Gillett celebrate SPC’s boy’s premiership win in the 2015 Head of the Lake regatta, as published in the 2015 College Annual.

Chris Milroy in Year 12 in 2015.

Which teacher from your time at SPC had the greatest impact on you? Why?
My Year 9 homeroom teacher Mr Van Bentum, VB for short. VB was a great support for us boys in Year 9 encouraging us to be ourselves but to find something to strive for. I still remember him completing the lap of the lake in his suit and dress shoes!

How has your education shaped your professional life?
It’s provided me with an opportunity to work with likeminded people about a career I am really passionate about.


If you could pass on one message to the students of today, what would it be?

Take every chance you can. It’s important that the students put themselves out there and find something they are truly passionate about whether that be in the arts, the different sports or media. I’m very grateful of the opportunities that were offered to me through my time at SPC. I would also encourage the students to enjoy the little things at school and build strong relationships that will last once you move onto the next chapter of their life.



Chris Milroy, pictured in his Year 12 class photograph in 2015.


Chris Milroy, pictured in the 2nd XI Team photograph, published in the 2015 College Annual.


Chris Milroy, pictured in the 1st XI Soccer Team, published in the 2014 College Annual.