I am honoured to be commencing as
Principal of St Patrick’s College in 2019 and on behalf of my family I thank
the community for extending a warm welcome to us. We are enjoying the Gympie
lifestyle and look forward to getting to know many more families from the
commencement of the school year.
A positive partnership between
families and our college is crucial in ensuring that our students are able to
enjoy coming to school and achieve to a high standard in all aspects of college
St Patrick’s College is renowned for having
high academic standards and a commitment to the pastoral care of all community
For families who are already members
of the St Patrick’s community I thank you for your continued trust in us to do
the very best we can for your children. I welcome those families of students who
are new to St Patrick’s and on behalf of all staff we look forward to supporting
you with our hospitality and care.
We invite you to add our website to
your 'favourites', 'like' our Facebook page My St Patrick's College and
to participate in our Open Day, Information evenings, College Tours and
interviews with me to gain a fuller appreciation of the pastoral context we
offer our students and their families.
St Patrick's College is a Year 7-12
co-educational facility that provides academic rigor and a range of career
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
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
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 life long 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
for 'their light to shine'. Witnessing their
development is a privilege.