Chess News

Chess Club

All students interested in playing chess or learning how to play are welcome to attend Chess Club.

Senior Chess Club for students in Years 9 to 12 will be held on Monday afternoons from 3pm to 4:30pm

Junior Chess Club for students in Years 5 to 8 will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 3pm to 4:15pm

Expert coaching will be provided by Mr Mark Stokes of Redcliffe Chess Club.

Afternoon tea, cordial and biscuits, will be provided. You may bring an alternative snack if needed.

Chess Club is a fun environment where you can learn the skills to play for the College in the AIC competition in Term 2.

If you require any more information please feel free to contact me.


Mrs Rosemary Butt - Coordinator

Inter-House Chess

Thanks to all involved in this year’s Inter-House Chess competition. It was great to see so many young men involved in the program and there were some gripping matches played.

Congratulations to this year’s Chess Champions – O’Rourke House.

More detailed placings are listed below.


QDU Debating

Debating returned to St Patrick’s on Wednesday night with the College playing host to round one of the Year 10 and 12 QDU competition.

The Ccollege’s 12.2 outfit led by Douglas McLachlan lost to a strong St Paul’s School team despite valiant efforts, particularly from third speaker Josep Grew Figuerola. St Patrick’s argued the negative side of the motion, “That the United States should grant Edward Snowden amnesty.” The boys were cheered on by an enthusiastic support group of Year 11 and 12 students.

The college’s 12.1 and 10.1 teams both had their opposition schools seek a postponement of their respective debates until later this month.

Our Year 8 teams kick off their QDU competition next Wednesday at Genesis Christian College - details below.

Year 8.1 Team are the Negative Team and will verse Bribie Island State High School at 7:00pm on March 15 2017 at Genesis Christian College. The topic will be: That, if we could choose, we would rather be famous.

Year 8.2 Team are the Affirmative Team and will verse Craigslea State High School at 7:00pm on March 15 2017 at Genesis Christian College. The topic will be: That, if we could choose, we would rather be famous.

Mr Dennis Clough - Debating Coordinator


Voices from the Trenches

Voices from the Trenches begins this March, featuring Voices of Birralee and Brisbane choirs, honouring our Anzacs through music. This festival is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Anzac Centenary Grants Program.


Film Crew

Junior Film Crew – Years 7 and 8, Junior Lunch 12.30-1.20pm, Wednesdays Week B in Room B1T1 Christian Brothers Building. (Mr Samuels)

Senior Film Crew (SFC)

The meetings for the SFC will continue Wednesdays. In Week A in B1A1 (Art Room) and Week B in in B1T1 (media room). (Ms Wissmann)

Art Club

Junior Art Club: Thursday 3:15pm- 4:15pm, Christian Brothers Building in Room B1A2 (Ms Catalan)

Senior Art Club: Friday 3:15pm - 4:15pm, Christian Brothers Building in Room B1A1 (Mr Royes)


Theatresports Competition

A friendly Theatresports competition between Southern Cross Catholic College, St John Fisher College and St Patrick’s College has been arranged for Thursday 16 March. It is a pre-season competition designed to prepare students for the YTS Competition in Term 2.

Details are as follows -

Travel Arrangements: Students to make arrangements to be picked up from the College

Dress: College uniform

Time: 3.15 pm – 6.00 pm

Venue: Waterford Building - W203 / W204

Mr Adam McPhee - Theatresports Coordinator

Cultural Support Group

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carmel Moir in the Cultural Office on 3631 9042.

College Musical Information

Sunday Rehearsals: (9:30am - 4:00pm) at St Patrick’s College.

March 19th, April 23rd, May 7th and 21st.

Monday rehearsals: (3:30pm - 5:30pm) are at St John Fisher College. Students who do not catch the Thompsons Bus please meet Br Pritchard near the pool area before 3:15pm for transportation to St John Fisher by mini bus. Students must arrange pick up from St John Fisher College after rehearsals finish at 5:30pm.

Friday rehearsals: (3:30pm - 5:30 pm) are at St Patrick’s College.

Matinee Performance: St Patrick’s College, 11.00am May 24th

Evening Performances: St Patrick’s College, 7.00pm May 25th - 27th

Mr Geoff Samuels - Head of Culture