St Pat’s News

Boarding report – Term Two, Week 4

Despite the flu taking a stranglehold on our boarding community, it is pleasing to see that many boarders continue to take up the College’s opportunities. Furthermore, and most delightful, many of our boarders have been giving up their time by assisting various aspects of our College, including goal umpiring, boundary umpiring, scoring, coaching, or assisting…

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Senior School report

Our Year 10s experienced their “One Night of Homelessness” on Thursday May 19. Craig Schepis, who instigated the Soup Bus along with many other initiatives to support the homeless, generously gave of his time to make our boys more aware and understanding of the plight the homeless people in Ballarat.  One important message for our…

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One Night of Homelessness

Thursday, May 19th was a very chilly night for our Year 10 cohort. They experienced One Night of Homelessness; a night of sleeping rough in the cold Ballarat weather to gain understanding and empathy for the thousands of homeless people around Victoria, including here in Ballarat, and the struggle they face on a daily basis….

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Performing Arts report

The first performances of Twelve Angry Men have been a huge success. This production is one not to be missed. The enthusiasm and energy from the cast is infectious! The actors should be incredibly proud of their efforts, they are all onstage for the entire play and their focus is exceptional. A special mention to…

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2022 College Calendar of Events

CALENDAR Friday, 27 May Unit 1 Halls Gap Camp Reconciliation Week Year 9 Real Talk Retreat (Pavilion) Sport and Recreation activity (St Francis Xavier PS Athletics carnival) 2022 St Pat’s production of ‘12 Angry Men’ (7:30 PM-9:00 PM) Saturday, 28 May Reconciliation Week Class of 1991 and 1992 – 30 Year Reunion Dinner (6:00 PM…

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Sport report

Sport Assembly On Tuesday, May 16 we held our Student Congress and Sports Assembly where we presented Term 2 Sport Leadership badges, announced the athletics results, presented athletics age group champion trophies and records and acknowledged some fantastic sport results and events.   Congratulations to the following students that were awarded Term 2 Sport Leadership…

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Old Boys in the News – May 2022

Our Old Boys have been busy, including: It is fantastic to see news that Western Bulldogs stars will be wearing Indigenous boots hand-painted by Old Collegian Cooper Craig-Peters (SPC 2014-19) this weekend for their clash against Gold Coast. Cooper is currently playing for the Bulldogs’ VFL side and designed the College’s Indigenous tie when he…

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Peter Vincent Bergin (SPC 1953-62)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Old Collegian and former staff member Peter Vincent Bergin (SPC 1953-62) who passed away recently. Peter was a day student, starting as a junior (grade three) in 1953. He completed nine years of schooling at St Patrick’s College, completing his matriculation in 1962. Peter went to…

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Dean Bedggood (SPC 1987-92)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Old Collegian Dean Bedggood (SPC 1987-92) on 1 May, 2022. We extend our deepest sympathy to Dean’s extended family, including his brother Chris (SPC 1988-93). Dean and Chris were boarders at SPC from the Melbourne suburbs of West Melton and later Camberwell. Dean was very sporty…

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Bernard (Bernie) John Mathews (SPC 1949-53, PY1954)

We extend our deepest condolences to the extended family of Bernard (Bernie) John Mathews (SPC 1949-53, PY1954) who passed away on 23 January 2022, aged 84 years. Bernie came to St Pats from the family farm at Werneth and had a successful stint at school where he received awards for his talents in Latin and…

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