St Pat’s News

Adminstration Report – May 15, 2015

ImmunisationsChanges to the vaccine programIn 2015 major changes to the vaccine program will impact on parents of secondary school students.1. In 2015 only, the vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough will be offered to all students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. From 2016, this vaccine will be offered to Year…

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Mission Report – May 15, 2015

Last week we celebrated Edmund Rice Day with Mass in the O’Malley Gym. With Fr James Kerr away in the Holy Land, Fr Justin Driscoll graciously stepped in to lead our celebration of the Eucharist. His homily was a gift to our community. This week I invite you to step aside from your busy routines,…

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Boarding Report – May 15, 2015

Director of Boarding The future!! People seem to spend so much time worrying about what the future may hold -“ I often look to characters in our rich past, far wiser than me, for inspiration and none have had more influence on me than former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Churchill once said “It is…

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1st XVIII report (May 14): SPC juggernaut rolls on

St Patrick’s College 27.16 (178) d Ballarat High School 0.1 (1)- Goal Kickers: Mitch Canny 4, Tom Williamson 3, Bailey Veale 2, Jarrod Korewha 2, Billy Hoye 2, Dan Rioli 2, Jordyn Cotter 2, Will Clark 2, Clay Bilney 2, Nick Stuhldrier 2, Jake McQueen, Jacob Wheelahan, Ben Russell, Clay Raine 1- Best Players: Jacob…

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Careers Update – May 15, 2015

SPC Careers Blog has all the latest career- news, events and information for students and parents in one easy and accessible location:- http://spccareersblog.edublogs.org/– RECENT POSTS RMIT Experience Days Work Experience of a Lifetime– – VU Weekly Career News Tuesday 12 May 2015 2016 MacPherson- Smith- Rural- Foundation scholarships National Youth Science Forum 2016 Get a…

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Middle School Report – May 15, 2015

Boys, Motivation and Success Successful learners are motivated to learn. They want to meet the challenge of a new task, master it, increase their knowledge, understanding and competence, and satisfy their interest and curiosity. Such students tend to seek more challenging tasks, make greater effort, show greater persistence in the face of difficulty, use more…

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Senior School – May 15, 2015

“I have done my best!” This week I would like to challenge the claim, “I have done my best” made by many students. In my opinion this claim is a cop out and one which I usually refute. Curiously it is a claim that we as parents often accept from our sons. If your son…

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Cybersmart Parent Presentation

St Patrick’s College will host a special presentation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, providing parents with information about how to keep their children safe online. The Cybersmart Outreach-”Internet Safety Awareness presentation is thorough and nontechnical. It covers a range of issues including: * the ways children use the internet and emerging technologies *…

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2015 Walkathon record

Today we have 42,000 reasons to smile. Our students have so far collected more than $42,110 to be donated to charity as part of their Edmund Rice Day walkathon fundraising efforts. This is the most the student body has ever raised through the annual walkathon and each student deserves a pat on the back for…

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SPC v Marcellin – May 9, 2015

St Patrick’s College 45 d Marcellin College 34- (HT 19-10) Try Scorer/s: D Tippett (3), J Coward (3), C Saunders (1) Conversion/s: J Coward (4), M Kaponga In a little over twenty four months we have played Marcellin on seven separate occasions, contested two Grand Finals with both sides enjoying success on one occasion. The…

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