History Tour

In Easter 2021 the College had planned host a two-week tour to France, Belgium and England to explore famous and historic sites associated with World Wars I and II. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this trip has been delayed indefinitely.

We hope to be able to reschedule this trip in the future and, when we do, it will be a trip of a lifetime to students who will be in Years 10, 11 and 12 next year.

The itinerary will take us to Paris, Normandy, Amiens, Ypres, Dunkirk and London. Some of the highlights will include:

•    Napoleon’s Tomb in Paris at the Hotel des Invalides
•    The Chateau de Versailles
•    The beaches of Normandy, where Old Collegian Les Coleman landed with Allied troops on D-Day in 1944.
•    Battlefields of the Somme including Pozieres, Fromelles and Tyne Cot.
•    Visiting the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Brettoneux.
•    Walking in the footsteps of the diggers as part of a platoon experience.
•    The Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate.
•    Flanders Field Museum.
•    Tours of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Churchill’s War Rooms and Bletchley Park.

We firmly believe that not only is it of vital importance that students learn about the history of Australians involved in conflict, but that by providing an immersion experience students will be well equipped to work toward preventing such tragedies in the future.

Key details:

Passport ASAP If you do not have a passport, please begin the application process ASAP.
Estimated cost $6,500-$7000



Fundraising efforts may be organised to help fund before the trip.

Payment schedules will be arranged through the College Finance Office.

Additional costs will include an SPC backpack and tour hoodie, history book, spending money and some meals.

Participants 40 students The trip will consist of students enrolled in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Preference will be given to senior History students, with a broader field being considered in the future.

Staffing Mr Matt Miller

Mr Paul Nolan

Mrs Elizabeth Ryan

Mr Shane Murphy

Mrs Angela Van Berkel

Tour guide supplied by Latitude.


What do I do next?

If you are interested in finding out more details about the tour please email Mr Miller at mmiller@stpats.vic.edu.au or Mr Nolan at pnolan@stpats.vic.edu.au


Mr Matt Miller

Head of Humanities

03 5322 4475


Paul Nolan

Director of Community Development

03 5322 4450


To get a taste of what will be in store for those who attend the trip please watch the video below showing highlights from the 2018 War History Tour