St Pat’s News

Ray Vincent Dignan (SPC 1951-54, PY1955)

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Ray Vincent Dignan (SPC 1951-54, PY1955) who passed away recently. Ray’s funeral mass was celebrated by Fr Greg Morgan at the Charles Borromeo Church, in Ryde, Sydney on September 1, 2021. He is survived by Elaine, Phillip, Gerard and Anthony and their families. Ray, a boarder…

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Br George V Frances (former staff)

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of former Christian Brother George V Frances, who taught at SPC during the late 1960s. George passed away on August 14, 2021 aged 92 years and is survived by his wife Louise and her seven children and their 13 grandchildren. Br Frances joined the teaching staff at…

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Laurie Larmer (SPC 1935-40) shares his stories

We recently reconnected with Laurie Larmer OAM (SPC 1935-40) who shared some of his stories in a book, which was put together earlier this year by members of the Class of 1970 who are celebrating their 50-year reunion milestone this year. Their Reunion Book recognises some of the College’s major identities, stories of the times…

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Where are they now – Br Jim Ward (SPC 1945-47, PY1948)

We recently reconnected with Br Jim Ward (SPC 1945-47, PY1948), who was more commonly known to many as ‘Ben’ Ward (after his brother Ben who was there before him). Br Ward celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this month and has fond memories of his time at SPC, which we thank him for sharing with us…

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Where are they now – Anthony Pearce (SPC 1988-93)

The College recently reconnected with Anthony Pearce (SPC 1988-93) who loved his time in the cadets at SPC, helping to nurture his interests and passions, and he is now Commander of Fire Rescue Victoria.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After school I completed an Advanced Certificate in Fire Technology. I became…

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KRC Update

by Director of Library and Information Services, Ms Leonie Darken Book Week During Remote Learning COVID lockdown sessions continue to challenge all facets of teaching and learning.  The library had been geared to encourage the boys to join in the celebrations of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week, however, we will now look…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Tutoring Online We are continuing to offer students tutoring during this period of remote learning for Maths, English, Humanities and Study Skills. Ten-minute sessions will be conducted online through Teams. Students may benefit from having a brief one-to-one session to support them with classwork or with…

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Principal’s Message

by Principal, Mr Steven O’Connor Lockdown Update It appears after the Premier’s press conference on Wednesday, September 1 that the lockdown will continue for a while longer. There is some hope with the prospect of restrictions possibly being reviewed and lifted for large parts of regional Victoria as early as next week. It is certainly…

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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 3 Week 8

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum The GAT has been postponed (again), the new scheduled date is Tuesday, October 5 (Week 1, Term 4).  This is something that individual schools and students have no control over, and just need to accept that this is the new date.  Despite the lockdowns being reasonably…

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