St Pat’s News

Mothers Day Mass and Breakfast 2015

The College was delighted this morning to play host to more than 550 people for the Annual Mothers Day Mass and Breakfast.Mass, celebrated by Old Collegian Fr Justin Driscoll, commenced at 7am in the College Chapel and featured a wonderful homily and ceremony, focusing on the importance of loving mothers in raising fine sons.Boarding students…

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Intermediate soccer report, May 5, 2015

In cold and slippery conditions after days of sporadic rain, the SPC Intermediate soccer squad took on Ballarat High School on the Shed Oval.- BHS arrived with only seven players, and five SPC players volunteered to fill the ranks of their depleted squad over both halves and all contributed well to that cause.- These players…

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2015 Edmund Rice Day Homily

Old Collegian Fr Justin Driscoll (SPC 1981-82) delivered the following homily to the College’s full-school Mass on Edmund Rice Day in the Br W.T. O’Malley Sports Centre on Tuesday, May 4, 2015: Over the course of the past ten days it’s amazing the events that have taken place. Only ten days ago we were commemorating…

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2015 Edmund Rice Day

Ballarat’s infamous weather – has intervened to force the postponement of today’s Edmund Rice Day Walkathon. With rain, hail and freezing temperatures forecast, teachers made the decision to postpone the walkathon and instead revert to normal classes for much of the day. Deputy Headmaster Jon Franzin said further details would be announced this week about…

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SPC notches first Division 1 Rugby win

St Patrick’s College 1st XV 55 d Brighton Grammar School 14 Try Scorer/s: D Tippett (4), J Coward (1), M Kaponga (1), C Pollard (1), K Travers (1), L Maroney (1) May 2, 2015 will live long in the memories of many for it marked St Patrick’s College’s first foray into Division 1 rugby.- This…

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Legends inducted on historic night for SPC

St Patrick’s College honoured its incredible military history on Saturday night when it inducted four new Legends at its annual Legends Dinner. World War I hero Major Joe Fogarty was inducted posthumously as was Afghanistan veteran Sgt Blaine Diddams who was killed in action three years ago. World War II bomber pilot Laurie Larmer was…

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Enrolment Report – May 1, 2015

College Open Mornings The College conducts tours for prospective students and their families throughout the year which is an ideal opportunity to see students and staff in action in a wide range of learning areas. Current parents are also most welcome to attend. Tours are conducted on Friday mornings from 9am. To book a place…

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Boarding Report – May 1, 2015

I am often asked, by students, staff and parents, what is the attraction, or benefits, to a boarding education. My own experience would be something akin to that described in James Hilton’s -Goodbye, Mr Chips-, which, although much maligned in popular media and educational forums today, served to instil in me respect, independence and a…

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Information Technology Update – May 1, 2015

Cybersmart Outreach Parent Presentation Just a reminder about the upcoming Cybersmart Outreach presentation for parents on June 1 at 7:00 pm in the Old Boys Pavilion. This will be presented by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The Cybersmart Internet safety presentations cover topics including: ï‚· the ways children use the internet and emerging…

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Mission Report – May 1, 2015

Transformation One definition of transformation is -‘a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance’. Let us take the time to go over this statement carefully. This change is firstly thorough -“ it involves the whole thing under transformation. Secondly, it is a change in form -“ this is a term that refers to the…

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