Thank you to the many parents and community who attended our recent Trimester One Awards ceremony and the spirit assembly. Your presence is very welcome and we look forward to continuing to share the success of our young men with you.

AIC Sport for Football and Rugby begins this weekend against Iona College. Years 9-12 will be competing at Iona College while our Years 5-8 are playing at Curlew Park. Students must be correctly attired to compete for St Patrick’s College in the AIC competition. Year 5 and Year 6 students may attend games in playing uniform. Years 7-12 students MUST arrive at the game in formal uniform and change just before the warm up commences. Year 5 and Year 6 are required to change into formal uniform if they intend to remain and supports other teams. Parents are asked to assist St Patrick's College staff in reminding students to pack all necessary uniform items before leaving home.

The St Patrick's College Uniform Shop is very busy at this time of the year. All College sporting uniform requirements can be purchased here. Thank you for your patience in the unexpected delay in the delivery of a number of uniform items.

Students have also been sent a very strong message that St Patrick’s College plays hard; however we do so in a sportsman like way, respecting our competitors, game officials, our team mates and ourselves at all times. Schoolboy sport is about enjoyment, developing skills and supporting your friends and College. We look forward to an exciting season.

Spectators are reminded that it is a safety regulation that everyone except match officials must remain behind the ‘red’ line adjacent to all playing field sidelines at Curlew Park. Also, the middle oval area between Rugby 1 and 2 fields is for players only. Thank you for your assistance in maintaining a safe playing environment for the players and match officials.

Full canteen facilities will be available on Saturday. All students are requested to arrive at least 40 minutes before their scheduled kick off time. The Sport Support Group are a volunteer group of parents who require your assistance while your son completes their warm up activities. Parents will not miss any of their son’s game time. A suggested canteen roster will be distributed to help promote community and assist your son’s College.

A reminder that afternoon training sessions for Football and Rugby are scheduled to finish at 5:00pm. It is very distressing for students who are still waiting to be collected sometimes close to 6:00pm. It is also very unfair on the coaches who remain with the student waiting for pick up. Please remember that the coach has a family and other possible evening commitments. If parents are running late a courtesy text to the sport specific coordinator or coach would be appreciated.

The Cross Country runners will receive invitations to the June holiday camp to be held at Peregian on the Sunshine Coast. The camp is for students in Years 7-12. Places are limited and students receiving invitations should act quickly to secure a position. Students should see Mr Toohey and Mr Alves for more information.

The Shorncliffe Shufflers are a community group of runners who enjoy a run starting at 6.30am, meeting in the plaza. New runners and walkers are always welcome.

Contacts for Trimester 2 Sport

Outstanding Student Achievements

Liam Smith, one of our St Patrick's Golf team, recently won the Sandgate Cup. Liam, who is still a junior, finished tied for 1st place in the senior competition but was the victor during a playoff. He shot a 67 nett, an excellent 5 under par. This result, coupled with Richard Cook’s Sandgate Club Championship won late last year, bode for an extremely good showing at the AIC Golf Championships to be held later this year. Congratulations Liam!

19 of our best junior runners compete at Bramble Bay Cross Country tomorrow at St Paul’s School. Good luck to the following students: Thomas Croughton-Lloyd, Joshua Stewart, Magor Mabor, Ryan Thirgood, Spencer Drinkall, James Wilkinson, Jake Batista, Toby Young, Nicholas Jones, Casey Burger, Eli Avci, Joshua Moate, Oliver Affleck, Alexander Migus, Broni Tieland, Bastian Brady, Mitchell Brough, Ethan Tinker and Mitchell Coats.

Well done to Owen and Shaun Smith on their selection to represent Metropolitan North School Sport at the Queensland School Sport State U19 Hockey Championship to be held in May in Ipswich.

Congratulations to Declan Cashman on his selection in the U19 Metropolitan North Squash team to compete in Brisbane in May at the state titles. Declan was recently featured in the local Bayside Star newspaper reporting on his successes.

Over the Easter holidays Joel Hogan competed for Brisbane North Region at the 2016 State Little League Baseball titles. Joel’s team have now qualified to play at the 2016 Australian Little League titles in Lismore in June. Fingers crossed for Joel as the winner from this championship will represent Australia at the World Series little League Championship in America.

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport