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The College staff are currently undertaking as part of their continual improvement, lesson observation by their peers and undertaking feedback from their students. At the beginning of the year as part of the Professional Development Program, all teaching staff set personal goals according to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Teaching staff have formed a small group of staff known as a Professional Learning Team, this team is made up of five teachers across the College, they are not specific to subject or year level. It is an excellent opportunity to discuss their progress and impact that they are having within the classroom. The ultimate goal of our Professional Learning Team is to improve student outcomes for all.

We have past the halfway point of the term, it is essential that students continue to engage with their commitments in both the academic and co-curricular programs of the College. There is certainly is a positive buzz around the College.

Our 1st XI and 1st XV teams are currently undefeated and the College would love to have a large amount of support from our community this weekend when we take on Marist College Ashgrove at Ashgrove. I would like to congratulate the young men of St Patrick’s College on how they have set a fairly high stand amongst the other AIC colleges both on and off the field. The College has a large number of boys participating in Trimester 2 sports teams. I ask parents to make sure that their son fulfils his commitment to the nominated team. It is extremely important to act with humility at all times. We lose all credibility and respect from opposition schools, staff and parents if we cannot win with dignity and be humble in our victories. Cheering or jeering opposition errors is not representative of the character we pride ourselves on. We ask that high standards of sportsmanship are displayed regardless of the score. A constant message that students are given on a weekly basis is respect to match officials and opposition players, it is an expectation that all players are respectful towards officials whether playing or supporting. Dissent or misconduct towards officials will not be tolerated. We remind all players and spectators that the highest respect is shown to all, both on and off the field.

Last Monday the Term 2 Year 12 Information Evening was held providing valuable information to parents on the progress of the Year 12 cohort. If you were not able to attend the Year 12 PowerPoint has been uploaded to the Parent Portal.

On Tuesday 23 May at 6:00pm in the Callan Centre, the College will hold an important information evening for Year 10 parents and their sons for the commencement of their Subject Selection Process. It is an important evening that will provide a valuable insight into senior schooling and our Subject Selection Process.

Finally, if you can please keep Mr Luke Oxford and his wife’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Mr Oxford’s father-in-law passed away earlier in the week.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

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  • Tuesday 23 May - Year 10 Parent Information Evening 6:00pm Callan Centre
  • Wednesday–Saturday 24-27 May - College Musical “High School Musical”
  • Saturday 10 June - Final Round AIC Football/Rugby “Back to Shorncliffe Day” and co-curricular photo day

Mr Frank Torrisi - Deputy Principal