St Patrick's College Foundation

Caring for our Community

The St Patrick's College Foundation is the community and fundraising arm of the College. Their aim is to care for our community by supporting the College's 'good will activities'. These activities include the:

  • Bursary Program
  • Paddy's Van
  • Certa Bonum Certamen
  • Building Fund

The Foundation also supports, to a lesser extent, significant College building projects.

St Patrick's College has a proud history of giving. Without the generosity and commitment of many individuals throughout our rich history, St Patrick's College simply wouldn't be the remarkable school it is today.

Your Contribution

Optional Levy

You can support the Foundation via your school fees. The $132 tax deductible donation can be paid weekly, fortnightly, monthly or each term. Tax deductible receipts will be distributed at end of each financial year.


The St Patrick's College Foundation hosts several events throughout the year, including the Mother Son High Tea and the Father Son Breakfast. You might like to sponsor one of these events or join us as our guest. Our events are a great way for our community to support College and socialise with one another. The proceeds of these events are invested directly into the College via the Bursary Program, Certa Bonum Certamen Fund or our Building Fund.

Bequest Program

Making a bequest is the ultimate gift. After caring for family and friends consider providing a gift of this type to St Patrick's College. A bequest is a wonderful opportunity to create a legacy that will have a positive impact on the lives of generations of young men long after you have gone.

Our Tax Deductible Funds

The Foundation is grateful to receive any donations that enable it to continue to support the 'good-will' activities of the College, including the Bursary program, the Certa Bonum Certamen Fund and the Paddy's Van. You can show your support of the Foundations work by donating to one of our three tax deductible funds:

Bursary Fund

Donations to the Bursary Fund help us to provide bursaries to those students whose families face financial hardship and otherwise would not be in a position to attend the College. A bursary is the gift of an education to an underprivileged child. Our bursaries are offered on family need and circumstance rather than academic or sporting achievement. Donations to the Bursary Fund are tax deductible.


Building Fund

The Building Fund was established to assist the College with the costs of acquisition, construction and maintenance of College buildings and associated facilities in support of the College Master Plan. While tuition fees cover a major portion of an education at St Patrick's College, they do not provide all the funds needed to undertake building projects and new major capital works. The Foundation Building Fund is vital for the provision of new buildings and resources. Donations to the Building Fund are tax deductible.


Certa Bonum Certamen Fund

The Certa Bonum Certamen Fund provides our students or their families with non-financial crisis or emergency support. It also assists the running costs of the Paddy’s Van which delivers food and support to those in most need in our local community.