St Pat’s News

Acting Principal’s Message

By Acting Principal, Mr Stephen Hill As we reach the end of Term 3…. How often have you heard people use the rephrasing of the quote from 1 Corinthians 10:13 that God doesn’t give us any more than we can handle? As we come to the end of Term 3 and the second period of…

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Brownlow icon’s call for 16-a-side

One of Australian football’s oldest Brownlow Medallists has called on the AFL to cut the number of players on field to 16 per team to free up the game. Brian Gleeson, the winner of the 1957 Brownlow Medal, has expressed his frustration with too many scrums limiting the brilliance of the game’s best players. Speaking…

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College Shop Report

The College Shop will be closed the first week of the school holidays, but will reopen on Monday 28 September.  Please ring to arrange fittings for uniforms 5322 4313. The boys can now wear shorts for Term 4, cost $37 each. The College Shop – Located adjacent to the College Front Reception Hours of Operation:-…

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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 16 September 2020 Happy reading! Mr Anthony Meehan Careers and Transition Manager

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Indigenous Education Program

by Director of Students, Mr Mike Silcock The Indigenous Education Program is on the move The Indigenous Education Program is on the move. The St Patrick’s Indigenous Education Program is excited to be moving from our current location to the very heart of the school at the highly accessible junction between the Sir Hugh Divine…

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Junior School Report

By Mr Gavin Webb, Director of the Junior School A collective effort! Congratulations and well done to everyone on your efforts over the past seven weeks. I particularly want to acknowledge the boys and their families for all you have done during Remote Learning. In a time of much uncertainty one thing that has been…

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Ballarat Community Notices

Call out for Junior Tennis Players to Play in the Buninyong and District Tennis Association The Ballarat Lawn Tennis Club is currently looking for junior players to form teams to enter in the Buninyong and District Tennis Association, Saturday morning tennis competition. Of course, this is dependent on Government Covid restrictions. If you have any…

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Middle School Report

by Mr Michael Busscher, Director of the Middle School  In the final Crest report for this term, I would like to acknowledge our Staff, Parent and Student significant efforts throughout this Remote and Flexible Learning period. Our Remote and Flexible Learning will continue for the first week of Term 4 but we are all looking…

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2021 Student Council announced

St Patrick’s College is excited to announce its new student leaders who will fill the crucial roles on the Student Council for 2021. Deputy Principal Mrs Elizabeth Ryan said she was incredibly impressed by the qualities of candidates who applied for a role as a student leader. “Following a lengthy selection involving student voting, staff feedback,…

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Where are they now – Ashley Carr (SPC 1989-90)

The College recently reconnected with former student Ashley Carr (SPC 1989-90) who is currently posted at Manila in the Philippines with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) working on Counter Terrorism policy. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on DFAT’s work overseas and in the Philippines specifically where a quarter of a…

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