St Pat’s News

Middle School Report

by Mr Michael Busscher, Director of the Middle School  As we arrive at the conclusion of two weeks of Remote and Flexible learning many things are being cancelled and I often wonder what message this continues to send the boys. One of our special Year 9 Programs did successfully get off to a start before we…

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Congratulations to Monsignor Frank Hickey

Congratulations to much-loved Monsignor Francis (Frank) Hickey (SPC 1942-43) who celebrated 70 years of priesthood recently. Monsignor Hickey was ordained as a priest on July 22, 1951 and retired at the age of 75 from full time ministry. The 95-year-old has reportedly lived in Nagambie for 20 years and has been a well-known figure at…

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Mission Report

by Director of Mission, Mr Geoff Brodie What stops our students from attending their on-line classes? Well, how long have you got as we list the reasons? They are missing friends, tired of screens and the passive nature of the day, requiring the motivation of the personal interaction and invitation from their teachers, feeling a…

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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 1 September 2021 Mr Anthony Meehan Careers and Transition Manager

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Kyle James Graham (SPC 1979-80, PY1981)

Old Collegian Kyle James Graham (SPC 1979-80, PY1981) sadly passed away, aged 57 years, on August 2, 2021. We extend our deepest sympathy to Kyle’s partner Pam Holman, his daughters Maggie and Lucy, siblings Terryce, Camille and Melissa and father Jim. Kyle was a day student who attended SPC between Form 10 and Form 11…

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Br Ian Roberton (former staff)

We have been notified that Br Ian Roberton sadly passed away on July 23, 2021. Br Roberton was a member of staff at St Patrick’s College between 1992 and 1995. Br Roberton arrived at SPC as the Director of Boarding and Kenny Housemaster, he also was a member of the College Board and provided pastoral care…

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Performing Arts Report – Purton Oratory Competition

by Ms Monique Allen, Head of Co-Curricular Performance The 2021 Purton Oratory Competition – Thursday, August 26 COVID strikes again but our debating and public speaking staff and students were not deterred by the latest lock down. It was the 80th iteration of this esteemed event and given the unique circumstances and wonderful talent on…

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Francis (Frank) Walsh AM QC (SPC 1948)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Judge Francis (Frank) Walsh AM QC (SPC 1948) on June 26, 2021. A funeral was held at St Theresa’s Church in Essendon on July 5. Tributes remembered Frank as a “tireless worker at the Bar” who was “renowned for his energy and determination. He was the…

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August 30, 2021 – College update on COVID-19

Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians of St Patrick’s College, The College has received the following information from the Victorian Government regarding vaccinations for students. I encourage you to read this information. As part of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, all Victorian school students aged 16 years and above are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19…

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2022 Student Council announced

Following an extensive selection process which involved written applications, interviews, feedback from staff and a student vote, the College Principal Steven O’Connor is today pleased to announce the following Student Leadership positions for 2022. College Captain: James Clark College Vice Captains: Zenon Czulij and Isaac Hucker House Captains and Vice Captains: Galvin: Jesse Cairns (Captain)…

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