On Tuesday our Trimester Two Sports Awards for Football, Rugby and Rugby League were held. Special thanks to the many parents who were able to attend. Our College community always appreciates your continued support for our sports program. Included in the ceremony was the presentation to our Senior A and B AIC Chess premiership teams along with the whole chess squad for winning the 2017 AIC Aggregate trophy.

Mr Mayes addressed the assembly and he made the very important point that sport is not about winning awards but being part of a team, giving your best and representing the College. Of course, winning an award is a thrill and a well-deserved recognition for a season of hard work and commitment. Students have been reminded that to win an award always requires students to have a team and support group working with them. All participants who participated in Football, Rugby and Confraternity Rugby League are to be congratulated.


Matthew Palmer was presented at the awards ceremony with the Pierre De Coubertin award from the Australian Olympic Committee.This award recognises a student who represents in three or more sports at a variety of school, district, regional and state teams over a number of years. Matt has represented in swimming, cross country and track and field.


As we move into round two of the Basketball and Tennis season teams and training sessions are now being confirmed for the season. A record number of 38 Basketball teams are entered into the AIC competition. Tennis have eight year levels with two teams per level. SPC have the largest number of Basketball teams throughout the AIC competition. With this comes a few teething problems with coaches, selections and organisation of training sessions times and venues. Thank you to the Basketball communities’ patience during this time. Even with record number of teams entered, sadly we still had a number of students miss selection in the junior year levels.

Parents and students are requested to check the St Patrick’s APP on Wednesday of each week to access the weekend’s game information. Students MUST confirm with coaches what team they will be participating in for Saturday at their last training session of the week. This will save frantic phone calls and emails being sent on Friday trying to confirm team selections. Mr Steve Copping posts team lists outside his office each Friday and Br Chris Pritchard sends an email to the tennis teams confirming details.

Basketball players have been requested to improve their uniform standards. Players are required to be in white socks and correct shorts/singlets. Hair bands, shirts worn under the singlets, various coloured sleeves etc are not permitted. Use of skins under shorts is permitted. If students have any medical or injury requirements in regard to uniform they must see Mr Steve Copping to discuss.

The AIC Cross Country Championships will be held at Limestone Park, Ipswich on Wednesday 9 August.Mr Jackson Alves has sent emails to all students who have signed up to cross country to confirm their willingness to participate at the Championships.This afternoon at Curlew Park St Patrick’s hosted the AIC Cross Country meet.This was one of the final selection races used to help formulate the team.Cross Country Spirit Assembly will be held on Thursday at 8:30am.All community members are invited to attend.
The 1st Football squad played Brisbane Boys Grammar on Wednesday in the quarter finals of the Uhlsport Sport Cup.Unfortunately after letting in two early goals, our second half dominant possession for the remaining of the game didn’t yield any equalisers.The team now bows out of this competition.Congratulations to the squad on a great season finishing second in the AIC and among the top eight colleges/schools in South East Queensland.Special thanks to coaches Mr Gary Ward and Cameron Millar on a strong season.

Contacts for Trimester 3 Sport

Outstanding Student Achievements

The Under 15 Metropolitan North Rugby team recently competed at the State championships in Townsville.Congratulations to Taelyn Nukunuku and Conor O’Regan on their performances throughout the week. The Met North team placed second. They were defeated the in the final by the Metropolitan West team.

Congratulations to Angus Lenske on his selection in the U12 Metropolitan North Rugby team and to Manakai Bateman on his selection in the Chairman’s team. Both students will compete on the South Coast at the State Championships.


Ethan Ryan is currently competing at the U15 Touch Queensland School Sport State Championship in Rockhampton as part of the Metropolitan North team.Congratulations Ethan.

Well done to Connor and Xavier Clark on their selections and participation in the Queensland teams at the Australian Youth Festival of Water Polo Tournament which was held in early July in Sydney at the Homebush Stadium.

Aden Lowry (Year 5 X3) and his team won the Queensland State Titles for Inline Hockey (9 years) over the last school holidays. Further to this, Aden has now been selected to represent Queensland at the National Championships in Victoria in the September school holidays.


Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport