St Pat’s News

Headmaster Column – May 1, 2015

Dear friends,- I have to admit I felt very proud to be the Headmaster of St Patrick’s College last week!Last Saturday, on a very cold morning in Ballarat, I had the great pleasure of accompanying 40 boarders and staff to the ANZAC Dawn Service at the Arch of Victory. By all reports, there were 15,000…

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Matt Short’s tour diary

Old Collegian Matthew Short has written a tour diary for Cricket Australia following the recent Under 19 series between Australia and England. You can read it at this link –

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Boarders raise money for cancer research

The Boarding Community is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea on Monday, May 25, 2015 to help raise vital funds for cancer research and support services. You can help us, and get involved, by attending or making a donation! Let’s raise our cups and together we’ll beat cancer. Click on the link –>http://vic.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/SPCBoarding

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SPC students feature at Anzac parade

St Patrick’s College had a strong and impressive presence at the City of Ballarat Anzac Day march and memorial service at the weekend. Members of the College Marching Band took centre stage by leading the march along Sturt St past the Cenotaph. The recognition of the crowd that was extended to our young men is…

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Junior and Middle Schools Lap of the Lake

Hundreds of St Patrick’s College students from Years 7, 8 and 9 tested their middle-to-long distance running skills today during the 2015 House Lap of the Lake event. Starting in Session 7, straight after lunch, the students made their way to the start line outside the St Patrick’s College Rowing Shed prepared to tackle the…

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SPC defeat St Kevin’s College

St Patrick’s defeat valiant St Kevin’s Score: St Patrick’s College 9. 5 (59) def St Kevin’s College 5. 9 (39) Goal Kickers: Jackson Carrick, Sam White, Pat Fitzgibbon 2, Ezekiel Frank, Tom Williamson, Ben Simpson 1 Best Players: Leigh Spiteri, Mickitja Rotumah-Onus, Sam White, Hasker Dawborn, Joel Cowan, Yestin Eades St Patrick’s College has emerged…

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SPC students attend Shrine service

A delegation of students from St Patrick’s College attended the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Thursday, April 23 2015 as part of Legacy’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Four students,- Fletcher Loader, Matthew Aikman, Matthew Duffy and James Parini were chosen to represent the College as they joined others from…

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2015 Old Collegians Association AGM

The St Patrick’s College Old Collegians Association will hold its 2015 Annual General Meeting in the Spring Board Room on Wednesday, May 13, at 8am. The meeting had originally been scheduled for April 27 but had to be postponed due to unforseen circumstances. One of the key purposes of the meeting will be to elect…

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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…

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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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