This week in Culture, we have important news from Co-curricular Music and more information about the Advanced Life Studios Family Portrait offer, and an update on the Father's Day Stall from the Cultural Support Group.


St Columban's Band Spectacular – October 15th

The Concert Band, Middle School String Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble and Drum Corps will be performing at the St Columban’s Band Spectacular on 15 October. Excursion letters will be sent out this week, however please see the performance times and dates below. We would like parents to transport their sons to the venue. If you know that transport on Saturday might be an issue for your family, please contact Kelly Jensen at


Free Piano Lessons – Trial Term 4

Dr Rachel Hocking has just joined the staff at St Patrick’s College as our new piano tutor. We are pleased to offer students two free lessons with Dr Hocking starting next term. The two lessons will run during school time for 25 minutes each in Week 1 and 2 of Term 4. After these lessons, your son will be given the option to sign up for continuous lessons for the remainder of Term 4.

Guitar Tuition – Spots Available with Mr Andre Reginato

Mr Andre Reginato has some spaces free for any student in Years 6-12 who are interested in learning the guitar. If your son is interested in lessons, please fill in the form on Connect click here - Year 6-8, and here Year 9-12, and hand into the Cultural Office located on the Ground level of the Christian Brothers Building. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me on

Mrs Kelly Jensen, Program Leader - Music

Cultural Support Group News

Advance Life Studios - Family Portrait

Advance Life Studios Family Portrait Sittings will take place in the Waterford Building on Saturday 19 November 2016. Sitting fee is $20.00 and all proceeds raised will support the Cultural activities of the College. Flyers and reminders will be sent out in the coming weeks.

These photos make an ideal Christmas present for family and friends!

Father's Day Stall Update

The Father's Day Stall was a success with all gifts being sold out by morning tea time on Friday.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, help and offers of help on the days leading up to the stall and on the actual stall days. It was very much appreciated.

Mr Geoff Samuels - Head of Culture