Principal's Message

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Welcome to the 2020 school year at St. Patrick's College Gympie and a special welcome to families who are new to the college and also to families who will soon be relocating to the Gympie region with school aged children.

 

 St. Patrick's College has a well - earned reputation of high academic standards, Vocational Pathways and a commitment to individual student growth, both in the classroom and through the many sporting, cultural and outreach opportunities we offer.

 

We provide a strong Pastoral Care program with initiatives that assist families with the challenges presented by the modern society, while retaining the unique traditions and practices that are our foundation and give us our family friendly atmosphere.

 

St. Patrick's has a very positive and transparent workplace culture which carries over into the relationships we have with our community.

 

I invite you to view our short video CLICK HERE​  – as a genuine insight into life at St. Patrick's.  

 

Your enrolment and school tour enquiries are welcome at any time by contacting   Ms. Jill Wells – Enrolment Officer   on 07 54820600 or email        jillian.wells@bne.catholic.edu.au  

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You can also add our website to your 'favourites' and 'like' our Facebook page My St Patrick's College.

 

We look forward to assisting your family as a member of our college community.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mark Newton

College Principal

 

History and Mission

The Parish and our College have welcomed many students and their families since the Sisters of Mercy came to Gympie in 1879 and the Christian Brothers later joined them in 1904. The charisms of Catherine McAuley and Edmund Rice form our strong educational community focusing on the spiritual, pastoral, academic and physical support of the students. This is reflected in our Mission today.

St. Patrick's College aspires to be a community based on Gospel values of love, forgiveness, respect, sensitivity and justice.

We strive to:

Foster a deepening personal commitment to God.

Our connection to St Patrick's Church and Parish is important as we recognise and contribute to our broader faith community. This, with our Religious Education program and the prayer life of the College contributes to the students living the ethos of the Sisters of Mercy and the Christian Brothers.

Witness to Gospel values and the Christian way of life in our dealings with each other and the wider community

In a respectful community such as ours, each student and community member strives to accept their individual responsibility of witnessing the Gospel values of the Catholic Church. These are at the core of our relationships with one another and are significant in supporting adolescent students in the global digital context in which we live. Our values of sensitivity for others, forgiveness and justice are modelled through our fundraising initiatives and projects working for social justice.  Our students often lead activities that engage our local community and contribute to both local and global communities. 

Promote spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development

As lifelong learners, all members of our community are encouraged to develop their skills in all areas in the pursuit of personal excellence. As each student's light is different, many diverse curriculum and co-curricular opportunities are provided so that each has the opportunity to 'let their light shine'.  Witnessing their development is a privilege.