This week, our Year 12 students graduated from this great College. Last night, we witnessed the true family spirit that permeates throughout this College. I would like to congratulate the Senior Class of 2016 on the legacy they have left to the rest of the community. They role modelled to the rest of the community what true gentlemen are. We also farewell a number of parents who have spent a considerable amount of their time supporting and assisting the College. Whether assisting in the tuckshop, Curlew canteen, uniform shop, coaching teams, putting their hand up to assist at Open Day and major events, your contribution has been enormous. We thank all parents for the partnership they enter into when enrolling your son at St Patrick’s College.

We are currently in the process of interviewing candidates for a number of positions due to staff changes, we are hoping to finalise these over the next week and will publicise these appointments before the end of term.

It is also timely that I remind all families regarding traffic around the College. The College is still a construction site, it brings with it some problems, in particular the volume of traffic around the College during drop off and pick up. The safety of all students is paramount, if we can follow a few simple rules:

  • No double parking
  • No dropping off and picking up in driveways or bus zones (Pier Avenue and Yundah Street)
  • Use the two minute pick up and drop off area on Park Parade
  • No access to Twamley street to drop off students

On occasions when it is necessary for staff to communicate with parents for a variety of reasons it is often impeded by disconnected phone numbers or outdated information. I would request that you please check that all address and parent contact details are correct. This can be completed via Parent Lounge which can be accessed on the College website or by phoning the College Main Office on 36319000.

The end of the school year is very near with the Year 10 and 11 students entering Block Examinations and all other year levels having significant assessment to complete. It is essential that studies take utmost priority over the next week. All Year 5-9 students will be dismissed at 3.00pm on Friday, 25 November. I ask parents to ensure their son is attending school right up to this date.

Mr Frank Torrisi - Deputy Principal