St Pat’s News

Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Last week we held our parent/teacher/student interviews.  I encourage our students to use the feedback positively from these interviews and to take up the challenge to increase or decrease particular behaviours so as to improve their learning and ultimately themselves.  Should you have been unable to…

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KRC Update

by Director of Library and Information Services, Ms Leonie Darken School Library Association of Victoria Ballarat Branch This week we were delighted to host the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) Ballarat Branch meeting; the first meeting of these librarians since COVID struck last year. It was wonderful to see this group together, actively networking,…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor St Patrick’s Day Celebrations I was thrilled to participate in this year’s celebrations to mark the feast day of St Patrick, the patron Saint of the College. As a Catholic community, it is important that we gather regularly in communion in the Eucharist and we were blessed to have Bishop…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie St Patrick’s Day is always an important moment in our school year. However, one may argue that the 2021 moment overflowed with some extra meaning and value. Firstly, it was the first time the College community gathered for a whole school Mass for over a year. Our current…

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Boarding Bulletin Board

 News around the Boarding Precinct On a relatively cold and miserable Saturday morning, twenty-six of our Boarders volunteered their time to assist with the set up of the Ballarat Cycle Classic. The Cycle Classic raises much needed funds for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute here in Ballarat. Over $225,000 was raised this year and…

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Careers Update

Please read the Weekly Career News each week to ensure you keep up to date with upcoming career events and key dates. Please click on the following link to view the current Weekly Careers News. Weekly Careers News 17 March 2021 Mr Anthony Meehan Careers and Transition Manager  

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Director of Sports Report

Director of Sport, Ms Tina Benoit, provides an update on sporting activities at the College. Please click on the link below to view the Sports Report Sports Report Term 1 Week 8

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Middle School Report

by Mr Michael Busscher, Director of the Middle School  Between March 1 and March 5, we conducted our Queenscliff and Anglesea Camps with everything being completed in the single week for the first time. We were blessed with excellent weather and perfect conditions for each of our activities. Each camp has started with a very…

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Performing Arts Report

by Ms Monique Allen, Head of Co-Curricular Performance DAV Debating Round 2 On Wednesday, March 17, our Year 9 and 11 debating teams participated in the second round of DAV debating. The boys represented the College really well but unfortunately lost to some very competitive teams. A big thank you to coaches Glenda Morris, Bridie…

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SAGERS supports critical Koala populations

This autumn, the St Patrick’s College Environmental Action Group, SAGERS, are supporting critical koala populations by raising funds to plant Koala habitat trees (such as River Red Gums, Manna Gums and StringyBarks) in the You Yangs, Victoria. Working with Ballarat company Fifteen Trees, the boys are selling tree-cards to friends, parents and supporters. These tree-cards represent…

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