St Pat’s News

Teaching and Learning report – April 17, 2015

2015 NAPLAN for Year 7 and Year 9 studentsThe 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 tests…

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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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Cardinal Pell visits

St Patrick’s College was delighted on the final day of Term 1 to host a visit by one of its most esteemed Old Collegians Cardinal George Pell (SPC 1949-59). Cardinal Pell, currently Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in the Vatican, returned to the College during a short vacation to Australia. He was particularly…

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Rowing report 2014-15

The rowing program under the direction of Mr Peter Joyce (Director of Rowing) and Mr John Cumper (Coaching and Logistics) competed in the prestigious Head of the Lake on Sunday March 1.- Full results are below and for the first time in three years SPC won the Premiership and took home the Harold Deveson Trophy….

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Blake’s brilliant batting

Year 12 student Blake Thomson has created history for the College’s 1st XI cricket side, by smashing what is believed to be a Ballarat Associated Schools Sports record innings of 159 from just 115 balls in a game against Ballarat Grammar. Blake partnered with Year 11 student Jonah Healey (105 from 121 balls) for an…

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Rugby rep honours

Two current students – Josh Coward (Year 12) and Nicholas Donghi (Year 11) have been selected in the Australian Youth Boys Rugby 7s squad for the forthcoming Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in Samoa at the start of September.- Their great news comes on the back of a fantastic month for rugby at the…

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Sam stars at Nationals

Year 9 student Sam Williams has become just the fourth SPC student in history (and the first in 26 years) to win a national athletics title.- Sam ran a personal best time in the final of the boys Under 16 1500m at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships at Olympic Park in March to claim the…

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Aths records broken

Heavy rain the night before and an overcast morning greeted students for the 2015 Athletics Carnival held again on the grounds of the College.- The SPC Athletics team maintains its high profile standing within the College community and is proudly displayed along with the First XVIII in each year’s photos on the walls of the…

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