St Pat’s News

College Shop Report

The College Shop will be closing next week on Friday 26 June.  We will only be open from 11am – 2pm on this day.  We will reopen on Monday 6 July. Uniform fittings for Year 7 2021 will be taking place during these holidays, so if you require any uniform items please call to arrange…

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Showcasing our Old Boys to our students

Showcasing the many and varied endeavours of our Old Collegians to the greater community provides great joy as well as inspiring our current students to dream big at the same time. We are truly fortunate to have so many Old Collegians who have generously shared their life stories with the College, reminisced of their fondest…

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Junior School Report

We have now been back for two weeks and what a busy but wonderful two weeks it has been. Aspects of College life we used to take for granted like assemblies, BAS sport events, excursions and guest speakers, and so on, are not happening at the moment but this forced change has given us a…

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Middle School Report

What a different atmosphere we have back at school now that our life blood, our students, have returned. It has been great to see the boys and our staff reconnecting once again. It has in fact been the boys longest break from face-to-face schooling that they have ever experienced so the transition for some of…

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Cooper Craig-Peters is proud of his Aboriginal heritage

Old Collegian Cooper Craig-Peters (SPC 2014-19) is extremely proud of his Aboriginal heritage. He was part of the Western Bulldogs’ very first Nallei-Jerring Koori Youth Leadership program in 2013 and then went on to participate in the Youth Leadership Project and the Western Bulldogs Next Generation Academy. Cooper penned this moving account about his culture…

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Huge library of DVDs available for loan

The College took advantage of the recent coronavirus lockdown to update our huge library of well over 500 DVDS, which are available to borrow. The DVDs have been donated to our OCA Pastoral Care Program by Old Collegians for other Old Boys to freely borrow. There is a huge range of genres, from movie classics,…

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Where are they now – Frank Rice (SPC 1954-64, former staff)

The College recently reconnected with Old Collegian and former staff member Frank Rice (SPC 1954-64), who has had a long association with SPC. Frank was a student for 11 years and taught at SPC for 30 years. His father attended in the 1920s, his mum was president of the mothers’ group, his three sons are…

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2020 Online Soiree

During the recent period of remote and flexible learning, brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, it was difficult for the College’s finest musicians to continue fine-tuning their skills in an isolated environment. But that didn’t mean their enthusiasm nor willingness to perform and entertain was in any way diminished. In fact, we are incredibly proud…

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June 5 – College Update on COVID-19 for Years 7-10

Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians of boys in Years 7 to 10, We hope this email finds you and your family safe and well. We are very much looking forward to welcoming your son back on Tuesday June 9, and just wanted to keep you informed about arrangements for the long-awaited return to school for…

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AFL premiership stars reflect on COVID-19 period

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, competitive sport has come to a standstill. We have had a lot of disappointed boys who are missing out on playing sport for both St Patrick’s College and their community clubs. Likewise, Old Collegians playing sport at a professional level have also had their seasons and competitions heavily impacted. So,…

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