Cultural Support Group News

Father's Day Stall

The Cultural Support Group will be holding a Father's Day Stall on Thursday 31 August and again on Friday 1 September in the breezeway area outside the Student Office. Gifts will be on sale at morning tea, both junior and senior lunches or until sold out.

Students are encouraged to come along and pick up a gift for Dad. Price of gifts range from $2.00 - $10.00.

Below is the list of gifts and prices.


Entertainment Books

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St Patrick’s College Cultural Support Group

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St Patrick's College strikes Gold, Silver and Bronze at prestigious music festival

St Patrick's College music ensembles have taken home gold, silver and bronze honours at this year’s prestigious Queensland Catholic Music Festival (QCMF), held August 17-20 at Villanova College.

The annual musical festival, which attracts over 16,000 performers representing 130 Catholic Colleges from Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand, is the largest of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.

St Patrick’s College sent 13 of its finest vocal and instrumental music ensembles, numbering more than 180 boys, to perform across the four day program.

The Junior Concert Band, led by Ms Monique Matthews, received accolades for their ‘great presentation, energy and enthusiasm', earning them a Bronze Award. Ms Kate Albury led the Junior Voices vocal ensemble, accompanied by Mr Nic Consiglio, and took home a Gold Award singing, Sing to Me and Child of the Goldfield.

The Junior String Ensemble, led by Mrs Kelly Jensen, took out a Silver Award for their ‘energetic and entertaining’ performance. ‘Boys from the Shore’, the College’s auditioned vocal ensemble, picked up a Gold Award and were commended for their ‘beautiful tone, concentration and stage presence’.

One of St Patrick’s College's newest ensembles, Big Band 2, earned a Bronze Award for their renditions of Tuxedo Junction and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. The Beginner Concert Band were praised for their ‘strong and confident sound’ and were granted a Bronze Award for their admirable effort. The SPC Drum Corps, led by Mr Andrew Doo, performed in the outdoor arena in high winds and managed to collected a Silver Award for their ‘tight and precise performance’. The Big Band entered the Open A Grade Competition claiming a Gold Award and commended for their ‘great energy, beautiful tone and textures’. Big Band soloists Mitchell Bell, Jared Noble and Reuben Hazelman received special mentions by the adjudicators for being ‘fine soloists’.

The Chamber Strings performed with a ‘good sense of style and energy’ to receive a Silver Award. The adjudicators made special mention of the great musical contribution of their violist Zachariah Mawaka. The String Ensemble received a Bronze Award and were commended for their ‘energetic’ display as they played Pirates of the Caribbean. The Symphonic Band received a Bronze Award playing a difficult repertoire with energy and obvious enjoyment. SPC Singers sang in the Villanova library and were thoroughly entertaining as they sang Hallelujah and Oh Susanna, complete with sparkly cowboy hats, to receive a Bronze Award.

And finally, to cap off a wonderful festival, the Rock Band, Pier Pressure, performed a unique arrangement of Hotel California by the Eagles and Smooth by Santana to receive a Silver Award. Reuben Hazelman received an Award of Excellence for his guitar playing.

Overall SPC won 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Bronze Awards. This reflects the hard work and dedication of our fine music department, our young men and their supportive families. We would like to thank the Villanova College Community for their outstanding hosting and management of the QMCF and look forward to performing in 2018!



Mr Kane McNally - Co-curricular Music Coordinator

Theatresports - YTS Competition

Congratulations to the First Theatresports students on making it in to the GRAND FINAL. This year we will have two teams completing: A Junior Team and a Senior Team.

The event is scheduled for Sunday October 29 at La Boite Theatre, Kelvin Grove.

Stay tuned for ticket sales.

Term 3 Training:


  • There will be no more training this term as we head into the exam season.
  • Training will begin in Term 4 with a three hour boot camp on Monday 2 October from 9.00 am – 12.00 noon with Duncan Moir.
  • Monday morning’s, Tuesday afternoon’s and Friday morning training will resume for the first three weeks of term in the lead up to the competition.

Mr Adam McPhee - Theatresports Coordinator

Photography Competition - Human Rights Commission