St Pat’s News

Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor SPC in Concert On the evening of Thursday, 4 August a wonderful showcase concert was presented by a variety of SPC music ensembles at the Wendouree Performing Arts Centre. The standard of the ensembles was incredibly strong and encouraging. Reflecting the talent of our current students and boding well for…

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Director of Sport

Director of Sport, Ms Tina Benoit, provides an update on sporting activities at the College. Please click on the link below to view the Sports Report. Sports Report Term 3 Week 5

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Boarding Bulletin Board

by Director of Boarding, Mr Brendon Gilbert Student Achievements Eric Yang – congratulations to Eric for representing the College in debating at the recent South Street Competition. Ollie Hannaford – congratulations to Ollie on debuting for the GWV Rebels, a terrific achievement for a Year 10 student. Ollie played an essential role in the game,…

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Mission Report

by Assistant Principal  – Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie We are about to enjoy a unique long weekend. The Catholic schools of the Ballarat Diocese have chosen to respond to challenges of the on-going pandemic by offering families a chance to step aside from the normal routines and rest. Sometimes in the busy-ness of…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum We are about to embark on a first at my time at St Pats, a four-day weekend in the middle of August.  In our family this “circuit breaker” is arriving about a fortnight too late in terms of giving us a chance to stop the spread…

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Junior School

By Mr Gavin Webb, Director of the Junior School Mid-term check We are now at the halfway mark of the term. Be it in business, sport or any aspect of your life, we all must continually review and strive to improve ourselves and others around us. Year 7 and 8 students are no different, so…

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Middle School Report

by Mr Michael Busscher,  Director of the Middle School  If all sense of routine has gone out the door at the moment at home, you’re not alone. There’s no question: COVID-19 has resulted in huge changes to our daily life. These changes might mean that usual routines such as school and work look dramatically different….

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Ballarat Community Notices

Subway on the corner of Sturt and Gillies is currently hiring and looking for young, energetic staff. If you are interested please drop in your resume to Subway at the corner of Sturt and Gillies Street. MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND An opportunity to spend a weekend improving your communication. This experience gives married couples the tools…

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Careers News

Please read the Careers Corner Weekly to ensure you keep up to date with upcoming career events and key dates. Please click on the below links to view the current Careers Corner Weekly. Careers Corner Weekly 8 August 2022 Mr Anthony Meehan Careers and Transition Manager

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Carmichael footballing success all in the family

We were delighted to learn of a SPC connection when Josh Carmichael was recently selected to make his debut for Collingwood earlier this season. It turns out Josh’s father, Wayne, pictured above, was the Captain of St Patrick’s College’s unbeaten First XVIII Football team in 1978. Wayne, a boarder from Ouyen, enjoyed much success in…

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