Welcome to St Patrick’s College. We hope that as your son embarks on his journey as a student at St Patrick’s College, his days are filled with wonder and excitement.
We warmly invite all students who will commence with us in 2024, to attend our Head Start Program in Term 4. This program is an opportunity for all students to begin their 2024 studies in the final weeks of the 2023 school year.
Head Start runs for the last 2.5 weeks of Term 4, commencing on Wednesday 22 November and finishing on Friday 8 December at 3.25pm which is the last day for students.
What to bring: Pen, notebooks, laptop computer (if the student owns one). Students are welcome to wear casual clothes or College uniform. Please bring a packed lunch; or alternatively the Canteen will also be open. If your son wishes to attend Headstart please email your son’s attendance through to the Registrar at email@example.com
The Year 8-12 Orientation for new students will be held on Wednesday 31 January 2024 at the College from 9am-11am. Students are to arrive at Front Reception by 8.50am where they will be met by relevant staff.
Term 1 Commencement, 2024
For students in Years 7 and 12, school commences on Wednesday 31 January 2024. For students in Years 8-11, school commences on Thursday, 1 February 2024.
In Term 1 and Term 4, students should wear the full Summer uniform. In Term 2 and Term 3, they need to wear the full Winter uniform. Learn more about the uniform requirements.
School uniforms can be purchased through the College Shop, which is located next to our Reception. It is highly recommended you act now, to purchase your son’s uniform. The College Shop is open from 8.15am-3.45pm and will remain open until Monday 11 December before re-opening on 18 January 2024.
Please contact the College Shop for an appointment, by emailing Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5331 1688.
Booklist – Campion
Booklists will be available to all families in the coming weeks. All required books and stationery are included on this list. The College will supply some resources for certain subjects as needed. Families will be notified when the Booklist is available.
Information Technology – Devices
Your son will be allocated a laptop computer on Wednesday, 31 January as part of the St Patrick’s College 1:1 Device program. The College laptop, like the school unform is a source of pride and expected to be carefully looked after.
Bus and Conveyance Allowance
For students who will be travelling to school by bus in the areas listed below, it will be necessary to advise the appropriate bus company of your son’s intention to travel for the 2024 school year. Families who live in the Daylesford and Bacchus Marsh areas are asked to make contact with the appropriate bus company listed below:
Christians Bus (Bacchus Marsh Coaches): 1800 775 295
Littles Coaches (Daylesford Area): (03) 5339 6600
If you live in other country areas, you will need to contact the Ballarat Bus Co-ordinator to advise of your intention.
Ballarat Bus Co-ordinator: (03) 5334 3579
For all other areas, please contact CDC Bus Lines www.cdcvictoria.com.au for information regarding bus and train routes.
CDC Bus Line: (03) 5331 7777
School Student ID and Student Pass application forms are available at this link. The College also strongly encourages parents to refer to the DEECD website to download the School Bus Program’s policy and procedures and eligibility brochure.
Further information regarding claiming conveyance allowance will be provided by the Finance office at a later date. Should you have any further queries regarding bus travel, please contact Mrs Maureen Ralton at the College at email@example.com
The College is set to finalise tuition fees and other charges in the coming days and fee notices will be issued towards the end of December. Payment plans are available and need to be in place before the start of Term 1.
Parent Access Module (PAM)
The Parent Access Module (PAM) will become your key portal for ongoing communication with the College. This will be the place where you can upload and update crucial student information, including medical and dietary requirements (these are required prior to your son starting the school year).
It will also be the place where you will provide permission for your son to attend excursions/camps etc. Should your son be absent from school, you can also use PAM to notify the College. Through PAM, you will also be able to monitor your son’s academic progress and contact his teachers. Your PAM login details will be emailed to you before your son commences school.
The College App
The College App is a convenient source of up-to-date information and communication from the College. It can also be used to let the College know of your son’s absence, as well as providing easy access to our College newsletter (The Crest), and a variety of other College communications. We recommend that all families download the App onto their preferred device.