St Pat’s News

Acting Deputy Principal and Senior School Report

by Acting Deputy Principal and Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum On Sunday evening we farewelled our Class of 2021 at our inaugural Valedictory Cocktail Party.  This opportunity presented itself when we were endeavouring to put on some sort of function or dinner at short notice, having been notified restrictions might be easing. …

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Where are they now – Mick Kenna (SPC 1964-70)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian Michael (Mick) Kenna (SPC 1964-70) who is enjoying his retirement after spending his working life in education. Mick has many fond memories of his time at SPC after arriving from St James in Sebastopol, including making new friends, jerks on the handball courts and the huge cream buns…

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New Multi-Purpose Centre one step closer with planning permit awarded

St Patrick’s College’s new Multi-Purpose Centre is one step closer with the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning in consultation with the City of Ballarat last week awarding a Planning Permit for the project.  The new, state of the art facility has moved to the Tender stage with work expected to commence in first…

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Where are they now – Paul Huggett (SPC 1988-93)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian Paul Huggett (SPC 1988-93) who has been a social worker for over two decades and credits the extraordinary support of a former staff member during his student days when he needed it the most.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After leaving St Pat’s I…

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KRC Update

by Director of Library and Information Services, Ms Leonie Darken We have had a busy run up to the end of the year with many students in, finalising tasks, classes in using the open spaces and larger tables, and lots of students in borrowing reading for WIRED and the up-and-coming extended holiday break.  The KRC Team…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor End of Year Celebrations and Thoughts If it was suggested to me or anyone else for that matter at the beginning of 2021 that we would experience several lockdowns and therefore, periods of remote learning during the year, I would not have believed them! 2021 has been an extraordinary year…

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Where are they now – Peter Mackey (SPC 1966-70)

We recently reconnected with Old Collegian Peter Mackey (SPC 1966-1970), who has kindly permitted the College to share his story, which was published in a reunion book produced by the Class of 1970 earlier this year. The cohort was due to celebrate their 50-Year Reunion at the College this year, however their celebrations have now been…

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Where are they now – Jarrod Rouhan (SPC 1993-98)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian Jarrod Rouhan (SPC 1993-98), who has enjoyed a successful career in the design and digital world and met his wife through his continued love of rowing. Jarrod talks about the staff who have inspired him including teacher Peter Ryan and Br Breach’s words of wisdom. Where has life…

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Junior School

By Mr Gavin Webb, Director of the Junior School Congratulations and well done to everyone on your efforts over the past seven weeks after returning from remote learning. I particularly want to acknowledge the boys and their families for all you have done during this time. In a time of much uncertainty one thing that…

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Middle School Report

by Mr Michael Busscher, Director of the Middle School  The St Patrick’s College Middle School continues to be a significant and positive experience in the lives of each of our boys. We openly acknowledge that Year 9 is a time of significant change in the lives of adolescent boys and thus a vital time when…

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