Discover St. Patrick's
Discover St. Patrick's
St. Patrick's College is situated on the picturesque shores of Moreton Bay. The St. Patrick's experience, through our innovative and engaging education programs, fosters learning in a culture enriched by pastoral care and camaraderie, where young men are encouraged to be 'men of action', striving for excellence together.
Our Mission 2014 -2018
We, the community of St. Patrick's College, are inspired and guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice.
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.
About St Patrick's College
St. Patrick's has a proud history of educating young men in the Edmund Rice tradition. 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 College 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 young men. To complement our Religious Education Curriculum, St. Patrick's College offers a comprehensive sequential retreat and service solidarity program for our College 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 the cultural and sporting dimensions.
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.
Our Strategic Plan
The Next Chapter provides the College's vision for 2014 - 2018. Our Strategic Plan provides clear goals and objectives that are aligned to the College Mission and our values.