St Patrick's College was established in 1952 under the guidance of The Christian Brothers, reflecting the Vision of the founder - Brother Edmund Rice. St Patrick's College commits itself to Christian Education in the Catholic tradition. We seek excellence in teaching and learning and endeavour to nurture the gifts of each individual in a caring and inclusive community. We look to the future with hope and strive to make a difference.
St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe was established in 1952 by the Christian Brothers and today has an enrolment of approximately 1200 students from Years 5 to 12.
A high quality learning environment; buildings recently constructed or renovated to provide modern facilities; classrooms with a strong focus on Information Technology; air conditioned classrooms; specialised Art, Music, and Drama facilities; 5 modern Science labs; 6 computer labs; 7 Design and Technology facilities, Multi - purpose centre; Resource Centre; excellent sporting and cultural facilities; large gymnasium; swimming pool; tennis courts; basketball courts; synthetic sports oval; off site facilities include 6 sporting fields
An integrated 5-12 curriculum; academic and vocational pathways; a 1 to 1 laptop program is offered for Years 7 – 12 integrated into the curriculum; a strong focus on boys education exits across all curriculum areas; engaging and relevant; catering for different abilities and interests.
St Patrick's College offers a high quality eduction in a modern, well resourced learning environment. It offers an extensive co-curricular program in both sporting and cultural areas.
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 theatre sports.
St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe, is a Catholic boys school in the Edmund Rice tradition. We commit to Faith in Action through excellence in teaching and learning, building community and service of others.
St Patrick’s College is committed to achieving academic excellence to meet the educational needs of future Australian leaders, reformers, innovators and workers. St Patrick’s College has extensive curriculum offerings and boasts outstanding academic results.
Our key action is Catholic faith, personal formation and scholarly development in a supportive, caring environment, whilst maintaining the strong traditions of Edmund Rice.
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 school and community spirit. The Big Brother – Little Brother program is highly successful in providing leadership opportunities for every Year 12 student and strong pastoral care for new students.
Students travel by train (Shorncliffe station 500 metres), private buses (Hornibrook and Thompsons), private car, cycle and walk.
The College also has a strong focus on social justice, a sense of community and actively nurturing the boy’s spiritual development. 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.”
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