Music News

SPC Co-Curricular Music Department Update

It’s been a busy start to the year for all of our SPC musicians and their families. This year we have 250 students in tuition from 12 highly qualified and motivated staff and tutors. We have 166 of those students who then go to make up 15 top quality ensembles which service our College community. It is becoming a large department within the College and will only grow in the coming years.

Here is a quick summary of our week.

Music Spirit Assembly

A celebratory Music Spirit Assembly was held on Tuesday in Christian Brothers Building. Our ensemble leaders for our 15 SPC ensembles were presented with their badges and our Music Captains for 2018, Tobias Batson and Zachariah Anderssen were presented to the College Community. Big Band performed Livin On A Prayer by Bon Jovi featuring Reuben Hazelman on guitar and we celebrated the great variety of expression the boys have available to them at our College.

AMEB Exam Certificates

Twenty-four of our talented and dedicated students also received their AMEB achievement certificates on assembly, having completed their music performance exams at the end of last year. Students had completed exams ranging from Preliminary up to Grade 5 and on a vast array of orchestral instruments. Well done to the students, staff and their families for all their dedication.

Senior Ensembles Music Evening

Congratulations to all of our music students, staff and families involved in the Senior Ensembles Performance Evening on Tuesday night in the Christian Brothers Building. Symphonic Band, String Ensemble, Drum Corps, Singers, Chamber Strings, Pier Pressure, Percussion Ensemble and Big Band provided a highly entertaining program for all to enjoy. Thanks to our Principal Mr Chris Mayes for his support of this event, along with many staff who gave of their time to contribute to supervision and technical team help on the night. Thanks also to our Year 12 leaders who ushered and hosted our community into the College and cared for them on arrival, and to our Cultural Support Group who fed all of our performers and provide some delightful nibbles pre-show for parents and grandparents to enjoy.

Liturgy Band

Well done again to the SPC Liturgy Band and Singers who rehearsed and then supported the ministry of our St Patrick’s Day Mass in the Christian Brothers Building.

Mr Kane McNally - Co-Curricular Music Coordinator


The Year 8 debaters opened their season against Bracken Ridge State High School on Wednesday night at St Paul’s School.

Despite a valiant effort, the team lost by a narrow 1-point margin.

Upcoming debates:

Year 9 – Round 2

YOU ARE: Affirmative. VS Murrumba State Secondary College 9.1 at 8:00pm on 2018-03-22 VENUE: Genesis Christian CollegePLEASE NOTE: THURSDAY NIGHT!!
Topic: That students should spend one day each week learning trades (e.g. hairdressing, plumbing, carpentry)

Year 11.1 – Round 2

YOU ARE: Affirmative. VS Northside Christian College 11.1 at 6:45pm on 2018-03-22 VENUE: Craigslea State High SchoolPLEASE NOTE: THURSDAY NIGHT!!
Topic: That local communities should be able to cap the number of tourists that enter their region

Year 11.2 – Round 2

YOU ARE: Affirmative. VS St Columban's College 11.2 at 8:00pm on 2018-03-22 VENUE: Craigslea State High SchoolPLEASE NOTE: THURSDAY NIGHT!!
Topic: That local communities should be able to cap the number of tourists that enter their region

Mr Dennis Clough - Debating Coordinator


Theatresports is back for 2018! 2017 was a successful year for the SPC Improvisers with TWO teams making it into the Finals at LaBoite Theatre. Over the course of this term come along and try out your improv skills.

Term one training details are as follows -

Monday AM: 7.45 am – 8.25 am

Tuesday PM: 3.05 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday AM: 7.45 am – 8.25 am

Mr Adam McPhee - Theatresports Coordinator


Senior Chess is held on a Monday afternoon with Junior Chess being held on a Tuesday afternoon. It is an opportunity for all players of all ages and abilities to come along and enjoy a social game of Chess. Chess Club also provides an opportunity for those students wishing to learn Chess a chance to develop strategies and tactics.

SPC Chessmen – Play Well, Be Awesome.

Mrs Rosemary Butt - Chess Coordinator

Cultural Support Group News

We are off to a great start with this year's fundraiser through the entertainment-logo.jpg?mtime=20180309114 Book, with many orders already being received. Please see below for full details on the Early Bird deal which has a cut off date of 19 March 2018. Click on the links below to see the Early Bird Offers and secure your copy of the 2018 Entertainment Book.




Click here to view Early Bird




St Patrick’s College Cultural Support Group
Carmel Moir
07 3631 9042


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