About Us


St Patrick's College is situated on top of Calton Hill and is bounded by Church and Bligh Streets. The college is in close proximity to both St Patrick's School (Primary) and St Patrick's Church.

St Patrick's School is our main feeder school.

Our College was established in 1983 by the amalgamation of the Sisters of Mercy High School for Girls and the Christian Brothers College for Boys. Enrolments at that time were 290 students.

In our Mission Statement, we state -

St Patrick’s College aspires to be a community based on Gospel values of love, forgiveness, compassion, respect, sensitivity and justice, expressed through the Catholic tradition.

We strive to -

  • Foster a deepening personal commitment to God
  • Witness to Gospel values and the Christian way of life in our dealings with each other and the wider community
  • Promote spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development
  • Recognise and foster the talents and potential of each member of our College community.


Our Vision for Learning states - Fostering Talent, Providing Challenge, Pursuing Wisdom 

Click here to view our St Patrick's College, Gympie Annual Plan for 2021

​Mr Mark Newton is our Principal. His Leadership Team is...

Mr Timothy Malone - Deputy Principal

Mrs Paula Elvy - Assistant to the Principal Pastoral

Mrs Kim Mooney - Assistant to the Principal Religious Education

​​​As well the College has a complement of Teaching and Administrative Staff. For 2020 the College has around 480​ students in our six (6) year levels.


The College has four (4) House Groups - Horan, Rice​, McAuley and Chisholm. These Houses are named after people of significance to College life and growth. For more details about this please follow the links above.

Our 2020 House Coordinators are...

Horan Mr Todd Pooley

Rice Mr Patrick Anstock

McAuley Mrs Jacqueline Parr​

Chisholm Ms Gemma Kennedy​​​