With the end of year upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the parents for your wonderful support during the year. The role of parents within the College community and the support of your son is vital to the success of a school. St Patrick’s has had a very successful year and one in which growth has continued to occur. This has been enhanced by the positive role played by our parents.

I would like to thank the following staff who will finish their journey at the end of the year:

  • Mr Peter Sandaver: Retirement
  • Mr Kev Van der Weide: Retirement
  • Mr Jim Mann: Retirement
  • Mr Jackson Alves: Resignation
  • Mr Andrew Will: Resignation
  • Ms Selina Fisk: Resignation
  • Mr Travis Dewan: End of Contract
  • Mrs Leesa Harris: End of Contract
  • Mrs Deborah Martens: End of Contract
  • Ms Tracy Tindle: End of Contract
  • Mr Phil Cave: End of Contract

The end of the school year brings the holidays and in many cases the question of what to do to keep your sons engaged. Hopefully, the holidays will be a time for families to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Most important is spending time together. The greatest gift we can give our children is time together. Make the most of these opportunities and enrich your son’s life. I hope everyone enjoys a safe and joyous Christmas.

Start of School Year 2018

All Years 5, 7, and 12 and any new students will commence school on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 . All students will attend from Wednesday, 24 January 2018. It is important that for the commencement of the new school year, every student has the correct College uniform and adheres to the College Hair and Grooming Policy. Issues that must be addressed include correct hair and grooming in line with the College’s Policy; correct black leather belt; and shiny, black formal school shoes.

I would like to thank and congratulate all the staff, students and parents for the great support they have provided to me this year, as well as the enormous contribution they have made to the St Patrick’s community throughout 2017.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Mr Frank Torrisi – Deputy Principal