This week, updated news from both the Music and Drama departments.

Instrument Return

All school instruments lent to Year 5 and Year 6 Music students must be returned as soon as possible. As long as your son is bringing his instrument to school each week, there should be no issues. If you have any questions, please contact your son’s music teacher.

Parents with larger instruments at home such as cellos, double basses, tenor saxophones should make arrangements for the safe delivery of their son’s instrument to the College.

Music Camp

We will be running a music camp on the weekend of Saturday 30 January and Sunday 31 January. All co-curricular ensemble students will be expected to attend. A permission letter will be sent out next week.

Co-Curricular Enrolment 2016

Students who are currently enrolled in the co-curricular program will be automatically re-enrolled unless we receive a note to the contrary.

Students who are not receiving co-curricular lessons can enrol for 2016 by going to the Co-curricular Connect page - link here».

A number of students in Year 5 and Year 6 will be invited to enrol, based on demonstrated commitment to practice and potential for growth.

Co-Curricular Music Page

Additional information on the Co-Curricular Music program is available on Connect - link here ».

Mr Justin Hockey - Acting Program Leader - Music (

Year 9A Drama - Two Weeks with the Queen - Production

“You want me to help you break into Buckingham Palace?!”

This semester the Year 9 Drama students have been working closely with the play Two Weeks with the Queen by Mary Morris, which has been adapted from Morris Gleitzman’s bestselling novel.The play focuses on a 12 year old boy, Colin Mudford, who has been sent to stay with his relatives in London while his little brother Luke is being treated for cancer. Colin is determined to meet the Queen and find the best doctor to help his brother. Along the way, Colin learns a lesson or two about love and loss, relationships and the importance of family.

This term the the young men in Year 9A Drama have been working together in small groups to rehearse and polish scenes from the play in preparation for their final presenting task, the annual Year 9 course production. All members of the class have put in a significant amount of effort to develop their characters, learn lines and attend after-school rehearsals. It is now time for them to step into the spotlight and put on a wonderful performance. To show your support, Year 9A would like to invite all parents/caregivers, staff and members of the College community to come along for what should be an enjoyable night:

When: Tuesday 17 November 2015 (Week 7)

Where: Level 2, Waterford Building, St. Patrick’s College

Time: 6:30pm

Gold coin donation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Miss Emma Rouse - Year 9 Drama Teacher