On Wednesday, the AIC Championship Cross Country were held at Limestone Park, Ipswich. The competition throughout the day was intense. Overall St Patrick’s placed fourth. A hard fought effort. This result confirms our position of being a leading Cross Country school with top four finishes for the last nine years. St Patrick’s 16 Years won their division after placing second in 2017. Angus Twist set the day alight for St Patrick’s winning the first race Year 5 in a thrilling sprint finish with an Ashgrove competitor. Well done to Angus! Matthew Moate and Thonjot Mabor also had tremendous results finishing second in their events. Cross Country is a team sport with each school being scored on their top six runners. Well done to the ninety strong team that ‘Fought the Good Fight’ for the College. Special mention must go to Mr Alec Gold Head Coach and Mr Dom Crowley Coordinator for the tireless hours spent preparing the squad since the first term and to our captains Callum McFarlane and Jayden Dows.

Round 3 of the AIC Basketball and Tennis season see us compete against St Laurence’s College. Our 1st V Basketball team had a solid win over SPLC last Saturday. Our age group teams where dominate on the day winning all aggregate games. Special mention to our Year 6A team who were able to score 100 plus points in their win. This week is the seniors first home game of the season.Student’s are encouraged to remain after their game to support the 1st V.Formal uniform is required to remain as a spectator.

The Tennis squads remain competitive but are finding it difficult to post an overall win during this season. The 11B team remains undefeated so far this season.The Tennis squads are presently participating in the early rounds of the College Championships. Games are being played during tennis training times. The Championships will culminate with the semi-finals and finals to be played at Coops on Saturday 18 August.

Students and parents are reminded of the College’s uniform policy for Saturday Sport. Students are never to wear thongs as part of the pre or post game attire. Students who are spectating must be in full formal uniform. Some students over the last few weeks have been asked to leave the venue due to incorrect uniform. This has caused embracement for themselves in front of their peers and for their parents who are in attendance to watch the games.This weekend is a home game for the 1st V Basketball.

Well done to our tennis families on our morning tea offerings each Saturday morning. I constantly receive communication from other Colleges complementing our tennis community on the way we host our rounds of Tennis. The comment always finished with “I wish our school did this each week!”.

Contacts for Trimester 3 Sport

Outstanding Student Achievements

AIC Championship Cross country:

Year 5 Angus Twist - 1st
Thonjot Mabor 15 Years – 2nd
Matthew Moate 16 Years - 2nd
16 Years – 1st

Matthew Moate, Connor Stewart, Thomas Cleeland, Phil Wilkinson, Declan Cashman, Lewis Dittberner, Lachlan Hastie, Riley Francis, Sam Walton, Sam Pike, Elliot Drinkall and Daniel Mancini

Bramble Bay Track and Field Championships

Our squad placed fifth overall and first in the Boys Division. A very good effort considering we don’t have a 9 years division and girls to assist in accumulation of points.

Individual Results

Cooper Wellman

  • 1st – 100m 200m, Long Jump, Tetrathlon
  • 2nd – Shot Put

Lee Van der Westhuizen

  • 1st – High Jump
  • 2nd – 100m, 200m

Angus Twist

  • 1st – 1500m
  • Patrick Whitelaw, Jhye Leis, Ben Rowan, Angus Twist
  • Cooper Wellman, Lee Van der Westhuizen, LeBron Brooks, Brody Jenkins

11 Years 4 x 100m Relay Team 2nd

12 Years 4 x 100m Relay 1st

The team - Angus Twist, Lee van der Westhuizen, Jack Barnes, Patrick Dalton, Joseph Short, Lachlan Morris, Cooper Wellman, Ben Rowan, Patrick Whitelaw, Cooper Lenske, Jhye Leis, Jesse Daly, Alexander Holm, Griffin Brock, Louis Rouault, Bond Bradley, Ryan Smallhorne, LeBron Brooks, Brody Jenkins, Kingston Hahn, Jack Baker and Bailey MacDonald.


Ryan Laycock in Year 8 continues his success at Karting. Last weekend he competed in the South Queensland (Junior Karting Australia) title events at the Queensland Raceway. Ryan also recently competed in both the State Titles and a Top Gun Championship and finished in the top 10 at both. Ryan competed in a NSW Northern Championship round and podium finished – 1st

Mr Doug Locke – Head of Sport