In reflecting over the term, it would be fair to say that Saturday’s Back to Shorncliffe Day was an excellent representation of what our College community is about. Arriving at 6:30am to a magical day in terms of weather, a wintery day in Brisbane, crisp morning temperature and a clear blue sky set the scene for the day’s events. The last round of AIC Football and Rugby Season would be memorable for lots of reasons, the final time our Senior students will wear the green and gold playing their chosen sport at Curlew Park, welcoming back the Old Boys, standing up for the College Social Justice causes, making a stand against Domestic Violence and showcasing the young men of St Patrick’s College. It was a humbling experience seeing the amount of Year 12 students who turned up to watch their little brothers play and confident in speaking to their parents throughout the day.

We have certainly had numerous positive comments from both communities throughout the week on the manner in which our young men played and behaved while providing a welcoming environment to the Padua community. Congratulations to all teams, in particular the First XI and First XV on the quality of their performance against a strong opposition. Congratulations to all the teams who won premierships. Certainly, a highlight of the round was the Chessmen who claimed the undefeated title and the Aggregate Shield on Friday night. It was a tough round that was well supported by our Battalion.

A special thank you to all who were involved over the term and especially on Saturday, the Grounds Crew from Curlew Park, the large number of canteen volunteers, Sport’s Support Committee, the Paddies’ Battalion, the Coaches, College Sports Department and finally the parents who have driven their sons tirelessly week in week out to the various training and sports venues throughout the year, thank you, your support and effort has been greatly appreciated by all.


The “SPC Hoodie” is not part of the formal uniform. It can be worn by Year 5 and 6 students when they wear their sports uniform but for all other students it should not be worn except for sport on Saturday.


Parents please, I am asking for your cooperation and assistance for the safety of our students, with this historical problem, PARKING. In particular, with the volume of traffic around the College during drop off and pick up, the safety of the students is paramount. Please follow a few simple rules:

  • No double parking
  • No dropping off and picking up in driveways or bus zones
  • Use the two minute areas on Park Parade and Yundah Street
  • No access to the College through Twamley Street

TERM 3 2017


It is important that students return for the beginning of a new term ready for classes from Day 1. Winter uniform will continue and all student should return with the appropriate hairstyle as outlined in the College Diary. Tutor Group and individual photos will occur on Tuesday, day 2 of the term. All students in Years 5-10 have received a photo order envelope. Year 11 and 12 students have been given their envelopes during exam block or will be mailed out over the holidays.


  • Tuesday 11 July 2017: Tutor Group Photos
  • Friday 14 July 2017: Inter-House Athletics Carnival (Special Events Day)
  • Tuesday 18 July 2017: Academic Assembly (8:45-10:00am)
  • Tuesday 18 July 2017: Parent Teacher Interviews(1:30pm-8:30pm)
  • Tuesday 25 July 2017:Trimester 2 College Sports Awards (Approx 1:30-3:00pm)

Mr Frank Torrisi – Deputy Principal