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 Primary 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 Improvement Plan for 2023​

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

Mrs Elizabeth Thompson - Acting Deputy Principal 

Mrs Anita Goldie - Assistant to the Principal  - Pathways

Mr Tom Zinkel - Assistant to the Principal - Religious Education

Mr Gerard O'Connell - Business Manager


​​​As well the College has a complement of Teaching and Administrative Staff. For 2023 the College has around 500​​​ 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 2022​ House Coordinators are...

Horan - Ms Stacey Doherty

Rice -Mrs Lauren Lawley

McAuley - Miss Kylie Johnson 

Chisholm - Mrs Rebecca Bell 

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