St Pat’s News

Short in national squad

Congratulations are in order once again for Old Collegian Matt Short (SPC 2008-13) who has been named in Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad.The 13 players selected have been identified as having the potential to play a significant role in Australian cricket in the future. Matt will travel with the squad to India this winter for…

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Term 1 reflections

Dear friends, I am writing my first article for -The Shamrock- after the completion of a very busy Term 1. As the new Headmaster of St Patrick’s College, I have been amazed at the number and variety of opportunities afforded to our boys. What has impressed me immediately is the passion our students have for…

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Senior School report – April 17, 2015

General Achievement Test (GAT) All students undertaking a Unit 3 VCE subject will be undertaking the General Achievement Test (GAT) on 10th of June, 2015. – The GAT is a three hour test, undertaken by all students enrolled in one or more Unit 3 / 4 studies. The results have been used in statistical moderation…

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IT report – April 17, 2015

Cybersmart Outreach Program As part of its Cybersmart Outreach program, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), delivers free internet safety awareness presentations for parents, teachers and students. These presentations provide valuable information about the risks confronting children online, and offer tools and tips to help make their internet experiences safe and positive. St Patrick’s…

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Mission report – April 17, 2015

Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed!- We can all succeed on our -‘good days’ -“ it is what we achieve on our -‘bad days’ that really defines our character. Jesus suffered the worst that the world had to offer in the final days of his earthly ministry. His message of love was rejected, his…

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Wellbeing report – April 17, 2015

Dear Parents, Friends and Students of St Patrick’s College, It was great to see the return of the boys to school this week, bringing an empty school back to life again after the two week break. Students are the beating heart of a school and make it an enjoyable privilege to work with and teach-”complete…

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Teaching and Learning report – April 17, 2015

2015 NAPLAN for Year 7 and Year 9 students The 2015 National Assessment Program -“ Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 7 and 9 students will be held on Tuesday May 12, Wednesday May 13 and Thursday May 14. Friday May 15 will be used as a -‘catch-up’ day for boys who were absent for…

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Middle School report – April 17, 2015

A distinctive feature of Year 9 and indeed St Patrick’s College, is our emphasis on community and relationship building. Boys learn through relationships -“ building trust in the person. They learn the person not the subject. They will not learn from someone who they feel does not like them. As such, our understanding and commitment…

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Headmaster column – April 17

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, Old Collegians and Students of St Patrick’s College, As the new Headmaster of St Patrick’s College, I have been amazed at the number and variety of opportunities afforded to our boys. What has impressed me immediately is the passion our students have for participation. Whether in the areas of Drama, Music,…

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2015 NAB Flanagan Art Exhibition

Entries are now open for the 2015 St Patrick’s College Flanagan Art Exhibition featuring prizes worth $7000. In an exciting development this year, the College is delighted to announce that the National Australia Bank Ballarat Branch has come on board as the major sponsor of this year’s exhibition and will be the naming rights sponsor…

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