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1431 Sturt Street Ballarat, Victoria, 3350. Phone: +61 03 53 311688

1431 Sturt Street Ballarat, Victoria, 3350. Phone: +61 03 53 311688


Old Collegians

The St Patrick’s College Old Collegians Association was first formed in 1899, just six years after the opening of the College.The Association was highly successful in the early years of the College’s history due in no small part to the work on Br Foran who took an active interest in all past students and encouraged them to remain in contact with the College. Since those early days the challenge of keeping students in touch with the College and assisting the College in providing boys with first class educational opportunities has been taken up by a number of prominent old boys.In the past few years the OCA has supported the College by:

  • Raising more than $500,000 to construct a the Old Collegians Association Pavilion, overlooking the Main Oval, and a similar amount for the new Boarding Precinct;
  • Helping to publish The Shamrock, the bi-annual magazine for the wider College community;
  • Conducting regional dinners and reunion events;
  • Co-ordinating Annual Celebration Dinners and the OCA Golf Day; and
  • Contributing financial support for scholarships while also assisting Old Collegians representing Australia in a variety of pursuits.

Today, the Old Collegians Association is as strong as ever, thanks to a dedicated committee.

President: Allan McKinnon
Vice President: Ben Martin
Treasurer: James Edmends
Secretary: David Adams

Committee members: Shane Hayes, Michael Kearney,  Paul Speechley, Stephen McMahon, David McMahon, Charlie Flynn, Martin Healy, Joel Banks, Jude Jeandet, Paul Nolan (executive officer) and Peter Wilson (ex-Officio).

New committee members are always welcome – email if you are interested in joining the committee.



To become a member of the Old Collegians Association please download the registration form below and return to the College.

Life Membership $200

Annual Membership $20

OCA Membership Form

If you’ve recently changed address or have a new phone number or email account you can easily update your details with the College and the OCA using this link .


Surprise celebration for an Old Collegian’s landmark birthday

Is this the best birthday cake ever? St Patrick’s College was delighted to play a small part in a very big surprise celebration for Old Collegian Adrian McConnell (SPC 1954-57) on November 9. As part of his 80th birthday celebrations, Adrian’s large extended family arranged a weekend back in Ballarat (driving up from Melbourne in…


Where are they now – Liam Duggan (SPC 2009-14)

The College recently reconnected with Liam Duggan (SPC 2009-14) with the SPC-OCA celebrating the achievements of the West Coast Eagles premiership player as the Young Achiever of the Year for 2019. Liam shares his fond memories of his time at SPC and the values and lessons learnt as a student of the green, white and…


2020 Reunion Dates announced

Check out our Class Reunion dates for 2020 Make sure you pop these dates in your diary if you have a Class Reunion coming up next year! We look forward to seeing as many Old Collegians back for their Class Reunion to renew friendships and reminisce about your school days at St Patrick’s College. We…


Invitation to OCA Christmas Lunch

Come along to our Old Boy Christmas Lunch – December 10 Following a successful Old Boys Winter Warmers Lunch in June (see photos below), St Patrick’s College’s Old Collegians Association is delighted to announce we will be holding an Old Boys Christmas Lunch in Ballarat on Tuesday, December 10. The lunch is aimed mainly at…

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