St Pat’s News

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 interested in…

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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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2014 Chris Nolan Awards

The 2015 Academic Assembly included the presentation of the 2014 Semester Two Chris Nolan Awards.- The Chris Nolan Awards were established in 2008 to acknowledge the academic excellence of individual students.- To receive a Chris Nolan Award, a boy must be in the top 15% of his year level. The 15% is determined by the…

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2015 Academic Assembly

At the 2015 Academic Assembly on Friday, February 20, the College welcomed back each student from the Class of 2014 who had scored an ATAR of above 90 or who had been named as a subject dux. It soon became evident that 2014 College dux Hamish Clydesdale had many academically gifted classmates in 2014 and…

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2015 Academic Assembly – Dux’s Address

The 2015 Academic Assembly was held on Friday, February 20 in sweltering conditions in the Br W.T. O’Malley Sports Centre.- The Assembly is one of the highlights on the SPC calendar and invites back all subject duces from the previous year. Old Collegian and sports journalist with The Australian Courtney Walsh (SPC 1989-94) was invited…

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SPC breaks enrolment record

St Patrick’s College has broken new ground in 2015 with more than 1400 students enrolled at the College for the first time. On Friday, January 30 when Term 1 started, exactly 1430 boys were enrolled at St Patrick’s College -“ around 60 more students than the previous record set last year. Having such a dynamic…

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