St Pat’s News

Historic rowing photo unearthed and returned to the College

St Patrick’s College was today delighted to receive a near-100-year-old photo depicting the christening of a racing boat on the shores of Lake Wendouree in 1922. The framed photo of remarkable quality was donated to the College by a Frankston lady Jose Francis who had found it in her late grandmother’s possession. It seems her…

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Get well messages for Mike Brady

One of the most loved and respected Old Collegians has endured a tough time of late. Michael Brady (SPC 1956-62) was one of the most respected teacher at St Patrick’s College for close on four decades leading up to his retirement in 2014. As a long-time Year 7 co-ordinator he provided expert guidance to literally…

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AFL star Jacob Hopper reflects on an interrupted AFL season

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, competitive sport has come to a standstill. We have had a lot of disappointed boys who are missing out on playing sport for both St Patrick’s College and their community clubs. Likewise, Old Collegians playing sport at a professional level have also had their seasons and competitions heavily impacted. So,…

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Old Boys in the News – June 2020

Our Old Boys have been busy, including:   Congratulations to Jonathan Davey (SPC 1997-2002) who has been appointed as the new Ballarat City senior soccer coach and will lead the club when it takes the field in the newly-formed National Premier League three competition. To read more, click here Great to hear Old Collegian Chris…

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Engagements, Marriages and Births – June 2020

Our Old Collegians have been celebrating some exciting news, including:   BIRTHS   Congratulations to Kane Tolliday (SPC 1997-2002) and Rochelle on the safe but early arrival of Remi Violent on June 14. Congratulations to Old Collegian Stephen Coghlan (SPC 1999-2004) and wife Casey (current staff) on the safe arrival of Hugh Benjamin on May…

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2020 St Patrick’s College Downball tournament begins

The 2020 Student Council has arranged a College-wide downball tournament for the final week of term 2, with students from all year levels striving to claim the title of downball champion. Lunch-time matches kicked off today in year level groups after students last week registered their interest to compete. Rules Matches are first to 8…

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Hidden gem unveiled in Sir Bernard Heinze Theatre

For decades, the area known as the Sir Bernard Heinze Theatre, or the old boarder’s cinema, has occupied a central area of St Patrick’s College. It featured a stage, a projectionist room, some rudimentary sound and lighting facilities and dark, heavy curtains draped its east-facing windows. While in recent years it was used for drama…

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Innovation of College events through COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic threw many of the College’s best laid plans into disarray towards the end of Term 1. A series of major events had to be cancelled at a moment’s notice, creating much disappointment in the community. There are have been far too many events cancelled or postponed, to list them all but they…

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A reflection on how the College handled the COVID-19 crisis

The word ‘unique’ is, at times, used far too freely to describe a situation or event. However, the period of time since the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic can indeed be described as ‘unique’. Clearly, every student, his family, the entire College staff and all areas of the school’s operations were affected by this…

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Wellbeing Report

By Mrs Elizabeth Ryan, Deputy Principal Canteen Moving into Term 3 the amended canteen arrangements where students have the opportunity to pre-order lunch items via the Ultimate Schools online ordering system and also purchase a limited range of pre-packaged items in a cashless setting at recess and lunchtime will continue into Term 3. The Canteen…

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