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At St. Patrick's College we recognise that choosing the next step in your son's educational journey will be one of the most important decisions you and your son will make. Obtaining as much information as you can is vital in making this decision. Whilst this School's Guide provides a brief overview of the College, we'd encourage you to explore the College further through both our College website (www.stpatricks.qld.edu.au) in addition to attending one of our annual Open Days. We trust that you will be able to learn as much as you can about every aspect of St. Patrick's, including our pastoral care system, counselling and careers advice, subject areas and curriculum and our sports and music programs.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
St. Patrick's College has a proud history of educating young men in the Edmund Rice tradition for over 60 years. At St. Patrick's we believe that the provision of the Catholic faith for our school community is at the core of everything we do. The Founder of the Christian Brothers, Blessed Edmund Rice, was known for his concern for the poor and marginalised. The College's enrolment policy is reflective of the Founder's original vision.
St. Patrick's is committed to achieving academic excellence to meet the educational needs of future Australian leaders, reformers, innovators and workers. The College also has a strong focus on social justice, a sense of community and actively nurturing the spiritual development of the young men in our care. To complement our Religious Education Curriculum, St. Patrick's College offers a comprehensive sequential retreat and service solidarity program for our school community. St. Patrick's is renowned as having one of the leading Service Programs in schools across Australia. The challenge to our students is for them to put their "Faith into Action".
The College's House system provides continuity in Pastoral Care over Years 5 to 12 and is the primary structure in helping students to develop a sense of belonging to the College and fostering college and community spirit. The young men of St. Patrick's are strongly encouraged to be active members of their community. The College offers an extensive co-curricular program covering both cultural and sporting dimensions.
The co-curricular program at St Patrick’s College is extensive with a full sporting and cultural program. The College is a member of the CIC and AIC sporting programs and offers cultural pursuits in Debating, Chess, instrumental music, bands, choir, public speaking and Theatresports.
We are a faith community guided by the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, as reflected in the Gospel message of compassion, peace and justice. As a Catholic community, the College explores and deepens its faith and spirituality through action, prayer and reflective practice. We are called to keep a particular focus on the marginalised, through a preferential option for the poor.
We provide a caring, safe, inclusive and welcoming environment, grounded in faith, service, social justice and human belonging. Our community celebrates and embraces diversity. Driven by strong caring relationships, we prioritise the moral, emotional and intellectual development of each member of our community. In doing so, we promote partnerships between parents, students, staff and the wider community. As such our aim is to affirm the dignity of each person.
We challenge all members of our community to achieve holistic excellence. Opportunities and support are provided to each person to pursue their goals, develop persistence and resilience, and ultimately realise their own potential.
We are mindful that we live in the present and must fully utilise current opportunities. The College is also conscious that it must acknowledge the past and ensure for the future. All members of the College community share responsibility for just and wise stewardship of the College’s culture, relationships, resources and future.
To foster a community in which every member is empowered with the skills and desire to create a better world for all, with the person and story of Jesus Christ as our foundation, understood through the lens of Blessed Edmund Rice.
Teaching & Learning:
To provide engaging learning experiences through innovative pedagogical practices, which are framed by the Australian Curriculum, promote principles of Justice and Peace, and effectively utilise eLearning so that students are ready
to succeed within the dynamic landscape of the 21st century.
To develop young men of strong character based on Gospel values, nurturing them through the formation of right relationships and the exploration of their potential across a broad range of experiences.
To create an inclusive environment underpinned by a commitment to and respect for the dignity of the individual.
To implement and maintain a system of governance that provides the structure to support the College in achieving its vision and goals. This system will have at its core transparency, efficiency, and accountability and will facilitate informed decision-making.
We seek excellence in teaching and learning, and aim to provide a Catholic, holistic, liberating education.
We strive for justice through building right relationships based on solidarity, service and respect for the dignity of every individual.
Students travel by train (Shorncliffe station 500 metres), private buses (Hornibrook and Thompsons), private car, cycle and walk.
St. Patrick's College is a vibrant and diverse community of young men, staff and parents. Our community is one striving for excellence in teaching and learning as we go forward building on the history of more than 60 years of service for young men.
As a Catholic College in the Edmund Rice Tradition, St. Patrick's is part of a network of schools across Australia that is operated by Edmund Rice Education Australia.
Our focus is on helping guide young men to model their faith through action. The College community focuses on scholarly devolpment and personal formation in a supportive, caring environment, whilst maintaining the strong traditions of Blessed Edmund Rice.
I encourage you to explore our College website and visit our community at its annual Open Day - we hope that in visiting, you may gain an appreciation for life as part of the St. Patrick's community, a sense of our values and history and access useful information on the variety of opportunities the College provides.
Thank you for considering St. Patrick's College for your son.
Dr Michael Carroll
Life for the students of St Patrick's College is built on the Gospel values of the Catholic Church. St Patrick's is a distinct community that cherishes the religious, academic and social development of young men.
An atmosphere of care prevails at St Patrick's where each young man's dignity is affirmed so that he may confidently strive for excellence in all dimensions of his life. This ethos of care aims to ensure the formation of strong characters that are based on Gospel values. Students are welcomed into one of nine Houses as a means of optimising personal care and leadership opportunities.
Students are encouraged to explore their potential and pursue excellence within the realm of the College's extensive sporting program which includes inter-school and intra-school competitions. There exists opportunities in which students of all ages, abilities and ambitions are able participate.
Cultural expression is nurtured by St. Patrick's and valued as a critical component in the development of an individual. The young men of St. Patrick's are provided with a variety of cultural opportunities including performing arts, public speaking and chess.
Developing a connectedness with local and global communities is recognised by St Patrick's as an integral feature in the life of a young man. Students are encouraged to participate in local and international social justice immersion and student exchange programs.
Students of St Patrick's are provided with professional support and guidance so that they are fully equipped with the necessary tools to strive for their personal and academic goals. Accessing services of support is encouraged and readily available to students.