Chess News


Chess People are coming back!!

Last year we had the good fortune to engage the services of this company to allow students to gain some great Chess skills under the tutelage of International Master Brodie McClymont. These Monday after school sessions gave some of our Junior players (Year 5 to 8) the chance to learn some terrific strategies and vastly improve their games. This is open to all students.

We are inviting you to register your son for these sessions on Monday afternoons commencing October 9. The total cost is $55. If you are interested or require further information please contact me

Mrs Rosemary Butt - Chess Co-ordinator

Cultural Support Group News

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St Patrick’s College Cultural Support Group

All enquiries please contact Carmel Moir - 07 3631 9042 /


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.


  • 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 Co-ordinator


The College’s Year 7 debaters completed round 3 of their QDU round robin competition last Wednesday night.

The 7.2 team lost a narrow contest against St Columban’s by one point at St Patrick’s on August 30 while the 7.1 boys lost by two points against The Lakes College in a postponed fixture at St Paul’s School on September 6.

Despite the losses, all boys involved in the Year 7 program are developing important research, writing and speaking skills which will set them up to contribute to debating at St Patrick’s for years to come.

Inter-House Debating

Ryan House took out the 2017 Inter-House Debating competition last Thursday. Adjudicators all commented that the quality of debating in this annual event continues to improve.

Mr Dennis Clough - Coordinator

Photography Competition - Human Rights Commission