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As the 2017 school year closes, it is time to reflect on the outstanding year the students of St Patrick’s have accomplished on and off the sporting field. The men of St Patrick’s College have been successful in winning numerous premierships and teams placing in the top three in their respective competitions. The enthusiasm and commitment shown by our young men is to be commended. This year was about continuing to ensure ‘balance’ was achieved between academics and co-curricular opportunities. The College Yearbook documents all our successes in the AIC sports and individual student representative honours.

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The SPC sports program has many personnel that make it run efficiently. Thank you to Mr Ryan Schultz, Mr Simon Price, Mr Jake Jennings, Mr Dan Nethery and Mrs Dianne Twist for their tireless work throughout the year. To the many staff and community who take on sport coordinator, coaching and managerial roles in the specific sports your dedication is very much appreciated by myself and the students. To the parents who assist coordinators, coaches and managers in transporting students to training and competition games and purchasing all required uniforms and supporting the many College sport tours and activities, thank you. The Sport Support Group led by Mr Matt Grinlaubs and Mr John Upton and especially our canteen supervisor Mr David Row for keeping us well feed during competition days. And finally, to the 1300 plus students who, throughout the year, enthusiastically participated in the various sports and activities, well done. I hope you have enjoyed yourself. We look forward to 2018.


To those families leaving our community thank you for your support over the many years. We wish your son and family best wishes for the coming years. Don’t be strangers, come along during 2018 to reconnect with the community. Back to Shorncliffe Day will be held on Saturday 19 May!


Over the holidays our senior cricketers will be competing in two competitions, Impact Cup and Christian Brothers Cricket Week.Cricket trails will begin for all age groups starting the week of 14 January for those students not on family vacations.


Swim camp organised by Ms Kelsey Duke will spend three exhausting days on the Gold Coast in January. School training will commence immediately after the holidays. The first meet will be Friday 2 February. Ms Duke will coordinate the students wishing to attend the Bramble Bay and Metropolitan North Swimming trials during Term 1.


The first trial game for all students who have signed on for Cricket and Volleyball will be Saturday 27 January against St Laurence’s College. Volleyball and Cricket coordinators and coaches will be releasing trial and training information as team numbers and coaches are confirmed. Please ensure students and parents check email regularly in the New Year to access this information. Only parents who signed their son on electronically will be receiving the information. Please contact Mrs Di Twist if you require assistance in completing the electronic sign on process.

Once training times and venues for Cricket and Volleyball have been confirmed the information will appear on the SPC APP.


The AIC sports draw for 2018 is available on the APP.


Contacts for Term 1 2018 Sport

Information is available on the SPC APP

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport