St Pat’s News

Members of Class of 1973 gather for annual get-together

A three-day get-together at Port Campbell has become a highly-anticipated date on the calendar every year for a group of Old Boys from the Class of 1973. The annual event includes the Warrnambool races, golf at Peterborough, dinners out and a barbecue in, as well as much reminiscing and many laughs. Beginning in 2017, our…

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Class of 1974 celebrations continue after reunion

Following a very successful evening celebrating the Class of 1974 50–Year Reunion at the College’s OCA Pavilion on 1 June, a large number of Old Boys and their partners continued to celebrate and reminisce about their years together at SPC at Oscars Hotel, in Ballarat the following day. Around 43 people (26 guys and 17…

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Class of 1974 reminiscing half a decade on at reunion

We welcomed back nearly 50 members of the Class of 1974 for their 50-Year Reunion on Saturday 1 June 2024 in one of the biggest half-a-decade reunions in recent years. Old Collegians and partners enjoyed the opportunity to tour the College and see the transformations of the buildings and grounds, including the brand-new Performing Arts…

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Unveiling our Main Oval picket fence

The College’s Main Oval picket fence has been officially unveiled in the culmination of a four-year million-dollar project to revamp SPC’s hallowed turf.

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The Crest: Term 2, Week 7

It’s been another busy fortnight at the College, with a strong focus on Reconciliation Week. Discover more in the latest edition of The Crest.

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Class of 1984 celebrates 40-year reunion

We welcomed members of the Class of 1984 back for their 40-Year Reunion in mid-May. Nearly 40 guys gathered at the College’s OCA Pavilion, enjoying a tour of the College’s buildings and grounds including the new Performing Arts Centre, before congregating together to catch up on four decades of life stories and reminiscing about schooltime…

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Students rock the stage

St Patrick’s College has rocked its first major production in the new Performing Arts Centre, wowing audiences with an outstanding display of talent, energy and joy.

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Monsignor Francis (Frank) Hickey (SPC 1942-43)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Old Collegian Monsignor Francis (Frank) Hickey (SPC 1942-43) peacefully in Nagambie on 9 May 2024, aged 97 years, and in the 73rd year of his priestly ministry. Monsignor Frank served as a priest in seven parishes of the Diocese of Sandhurst: Yarrawonga, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Kerang, Wangaratta,…

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Old Boys in the News – May 2024

Our Old Collegians have been in the spotlight, including: Great to hear about Pat Shaw’s (SPC 1998-2004) debut call-up to the SBS special comments team for the Giro d’Italia cycling tour recently, read more here Well done to Mark Gunnell (SPC 2003-08) who clocked up his 250th game for Gordon at the weekend against Creswick…

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First major solo retrospective exhibition of the late Josh Muir

An exhibition featuring the work of the late Old Collegian Josh Muir (SPC 2004-07, PY2009) has opened in Federation Square, in Melbourne. The JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live is currently on show at the Koorie Heritage Trust building, from 9 March through until 14 July 2024. Senior SPC students were fortunate to see the amazing…

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