The St Patrick’s College boarding community makes every effort to communicate regularly and effectively with the entire College community.
In 2015, the boarding community regularly contributes to the College fortnightly newsletter, the Crest, and also manages several social media accounts which aim to provide constant feedback on life in the boarding community.
These channels are an effective tool for families to keep aware of coming events and to be informed of noteworthy achievements of those in the boarding community. We encourage everyone to follow the SPC Boarding Twitter account which can be found at @spcballarat.
We also encourage everyone to connect with the St Patrick’s College boarding community on Facebook by joining the group which can be found at this link .
Boarding Bulletin Board - September 19, 2019
‘Boarding Bulletin Board (T3 20/9/19) News from around the Boarding Precinct The end of Term 3 is always a busy time for the College particularly as a number of the College’s departments hold their celebration dinners. One of the many advantages of Boarding is being able to immerse yourself in all the opportunities that are on offer, and these
Boarding Bulletin Board - September 5, 2019
‘Boarding Bulletin Board (T3)’ News around the Boarding Precinct Following a comprehensive process that has entailed a letter of application, informal questions, student and staff vote and an interview – we are delighted to announce the following leadership for 2020. - 2020 Captain of Boarding – Benedict Howard - 2020 Vice Captains of Boarding
Launch of 2019 SPC Great Man Video
Our student leaders of 2019 launched this video on Tuesday, August 6 at a full school assembly. In their own words, they described what it means to be a great man of St Patrick's College: From our School Captain Aidan Hanrahan: “Raising fine boys to the status of Great Men”. That is what we strive to achieve whilst here at St Patrick’s Colleg
From worlds apart, unique friendship blossoms
From worlds apart, a unique bond has been forged between two Year 7 students in their first year at St Patrick’s College. Eric Yang hails from the bustling Nanjing metropolitan region in China, about 305km west of Shanghai, along with 30 million other residents. He is the first international Year 7 student to enrol as a boarder in the new St Patri
Thank you to our Boarding Precinct Appeal donors
St Patrick's College would like to thank the many generous supporters of our Boarding Precinct Fundraising Appeal. The fundraising appeal raised over $500,000 towards the cost of the College's impressive new $7m-plus boarding precinct, housing nearly 100 boarders in modern, spacious and most importantly “home away from home” facilities. We will be
Thanking our Boarding Appeal donors
The College would like to sincerely thank our generous supporters of the Boarding Precinct Appeal. So far, we are well over a third of the way towards raising $1 million in a fundraising appeal, raising over $450,000, towards the $7m-plus build cost. Construction of the stunning new accommodation wing is now complete. The 11-month build of the thr
Launch of our Great Man video
As St Patrick’s College celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018, we felt it was a crucial time to revisit and redefine our mission to “raise fine boys to the status of great men”. We asked ourselves, what is a great man? How do we define greatness? To answer these challenging questions the College embarked upon a deep, 12-month community consult
Thanking our Boarding Precinct Appeal donors
The College would like to sincerely thank our generous supporters of the Boarding Precinct Appeal. So far, we are well over a third of the way towards raising $1 million in a fundraising appeal, raising over $400,000, towards the overall $7m build cost. While the build is moving rapidly and we look forward to opening the new boarding precinct to ou
Thanking our Boarding Precinct Appeal supporters
The College would like to thank the generous supporters of our Boarding Precinct Appeal to date. So far, we are well over a third of the way towards raising $1 million in a fundraising appeal, raising just over $400,000, towards the overall $7m build cost. While the build is moving rapidly and we look forward to opening the new boarding precinct to
Old Collegians tackle Kokoda together
A group of SPC Old Collegians from 1990 tackled the Kokoda Track together recently. The group, pictured above, included Stefan Seketa (1985-90), Michael Hughes (1987-90), Mark Bond (1988-90), Robert Calnon (1985-90), Paul Barry (1987-90) and Paul Fogarty (1988-90). We thank the men for sharing the trip with us, and Stefan Seketa writes about their
Where are they now - Jason Gigliotti (SPC 1984-89)
The College recently reconnected with Jason Gigliotti (SPC 1984-89) who enjoyed the many relationships he shared at SPC during his time. Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After finishing Year 12 in 1989, I went fruit picking. It was a great break away and helped save for the first car. I have since trained in and run businesses in h
Recognising our Boarding Precinct Appeal donors
The College would like to thank the generous supporters of our Boarding Precinct Appeal to date. So far, we are well over a third of the way towards raising $1 million in a fundraising appeal, raising nearly $400,000, towards the overall $7m build cost. We invite our school community to consider assisting the College in this investment to secure bo
Headmaster's Message - Boarding Precinct News
Dear Old Collegians of St Patrick’s College, It is with much excitement that I write with final confirmation that the planned construction of our new boarding precinct will proceed in 2017. This week, the board of Edmund Rice Education Australia (our College’s governing body) met to formally approve our planned $5.3m development which will secure