St Pat’s News

Where are they now – Michael Glenane (SPC 1967-72)

The College recently reconnected with Michael Glenane (SPC 1967-72) who has dedicated 47 years of his life to the police force and has worked in some of the world’s most dangerous hotspots, including Timor-Leste, Afghanistan, Iraq, Cyprus and PNG, to help control law and order. Michael shares his story as well as the memories he…

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Where are they now – Nathan Barnes (SPC 2002-07)

The College recently reconnected with Nathan Barnes (SPC 2002-07) who credits SPC for some of his most memorable moments and treasures the time he spent at St Patrick’s College. After forging a career as an electrician, continuing his love of footy beyond school and now as a family man, Nathan hopes his baby son Patrick…

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Where are they now – Paul Miller (SPC 1976-81)

The College reconnected recently with former day student Paul Miller (SPC 1976-81) who provides advice, support and mentoring to aspiring business owners as an entrepreneurship facilitator for the Ballarat region. He believes more people will start their own businesses due to the impact of COVID-19. Paul looks back on his time at SPC and believes…

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Where are they now – Marcus Ritchie (SPC 1988-89)

The College recently reconnected with former boarder Marcus Ritchie (SPC 1988-89) who worked in woolsheds and picked fruit to achieve his dream of becoming a pilot. Since then, Marcus has flown tourists over some of Australia’s most picturesque country, conducted long range reconnaissance sea patrols, and has worked for the world’s major airlines and flown…

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Jobs boom for SPC Students with increase in Vocational Pathways

by Mr Damian Kinnersly, Director of Pathways and Applied Learning Celebrating 2020 in Vocational Pathways As we near the end of 2020, it is timely to look back at the wonderful achievements that the students have achieved during a time of uncertainty. During the year, a number of students have been significantly impacted by the…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Many Year 12s have now finished their exams however a significant number of them still have exams on Monday November 30.  It has been a long haul and we are proud of all the boys who have given their best right until the end.  I believe…

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VCAL Fundraising 2020

by VCAL Coordinator, Ms Lynda Wright-Coles VCAL Fundraising 2020 The College’s Applied Learning students have been focusing on running fundraising events this term. The Applied Learning Foundation class came up with project ideas on their return to onsite classes.  They had several focus areas including: Resilience and self esteem Health and well-being Social responsibility They…

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Ballarat Community Notices

Please click on the below link to view a letter from Vic Roads outlining Sturt Street West Improvements over the summer holidays including near St Patrick’s College Vic Roads Sturt Street West Improvements   Online safety webinars for parents and carers from E-Safety Education Free, live webinars providing parents and carers with the knowledge, skills…

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KRC Update

by Director of Library and Information Services, Ms Leonie Darken What busy few weeks we have had in the KRC and how wonderful it is to support students and teachers as they near the end of their teaching and learning year.  Boys have benefited from being able to spread out in our flexible learning spaces,…

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Junior School Report

By Mr Gavin Webb, Director of the Junior School Junior School Crest Report – Week 8, Term 4 All is in readiness for the Junior School Exams to commence on Monday, November 30. Classes have been completing final assessments, revision booklets and practice questions over the last couple of weeks. I will not wish the…

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