St Pat’s News

Boarding Bulletin Board

 News around the Boarding Precinct Our weekend activities continued with a recent trip to Sovereign Hill. While the weather was not ideal, Boarders enjoyed panning for gold, exploring the mines, and tasting the famous Raspberry Drops!   Boarders were also treated to a few games at Laser Force where they pitted their skills against each other…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie A tradition during Holy Week is the Stations of the Cross. Each of the 14 Stations of the Cross recounts a moment during the first Good Friday, when Jesus suffered and died. To prayerfully encounter the Stations is to contemplate the mystery of God’s love for each one…

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Middle School Report

by Mr Michael Busscher, Director of the Middle School  Let me begin my final Crest report for this term by wishing everyone a fantastic Easter break. This offers everyone the chance of renewal in preparation for what will be an equally busy Term 2. It seems just like yesterday that we started the year and…

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Careers Update

Please read the Weekly Career News each week to ensure you keep up to date with upcoming career events and key dates. Please click on the following link to view the current Weekly Careers News. Weekly Careers News 30 March 2021 Mr Anthony Meehan Careers and Transition Manager

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College Shop Report

The College Shop will be closed from Friday, April 2 and we will reopen Monday, April 12, the second week of the upcoming school holidays, so please come in and organise trousers for your son/s. Please note the College Shop will be open on Monday 19 April, even though the school will be closed for…

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Old Boys in the News – March 2021

Our Old Boys have been busy, including: A fantastic effort by Old Collegian Sam Oostendorp (SPC 2011-16) who came away with four medals at the Australian Rowing Championships at the weekend in Tasmania. Sam, who was in SPC’s 2016 1st crew, finished third in the Victorian Men’s Lightweight Coxless Four. Sam also represented Banks RC, winning…

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Bryan Gordon Mair (SPC 1946-48, PY1951)

We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Bryan Gordon Mair (SPC 1946-48, PY1951) on November 21, 2020 in Warrnambool. Bryan was the cousin of fellow Old Collegian David Tydeman (SPC 1952-60), who has very kindly assisted with this tribute on Bryan’s life. Bryan attended school in Ballarat for three years between 1946-1948…

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Where are they now – Maurie Tanian (SPC 1959-61, PY1962)

The College recently reconnected with former day student Maurie Tanian (SPC 1959-61, PY1962), who visited the College recently. It had been 60 years since Maurie was a day student and it bought back a panorama of memories. “My greatest achievement there was making the St Pat’s 1st XVIII Football Team and during my recent visit,…

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Where are they now – Br Michael Lynch (SPC 1958-60)

The College recently reconnected with former boarder Br Michael Lynch (SPC 1958-60), who has been a Salesian Brother for over a half a decade and was the first graduate of Melbourne’s Monash University. Following his recent retirement, Michael has taken the opportunity to reflect on his memories from his time at SPC and his fulfilling…

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College captain speech on consent and respect for women

On March 24, 2021 College Captain Darcy Williams presented the following speech to all Year 11 and Year 12 students in the College Chapel. In a climate where respect for women and issues around consent are dominating the nation’s headlines, Darcy’s words implored his peers to set new standards and to grow into men who,…

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