Principal's Message

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I am very pleased to welcome all families to the 2024 school year at St Patrick's College, Gympie.

We are an authentic Catholic College which welcomes students from all faiths and backgrounds and where we embrace the diversity of our family demographics, in offering a learning and teaching agenda that meets the needs of our students with a strong future focus.

At St Patrick's College we foster an environment of high expectations and high support for all stakeholders and are guided by the shared values and beliefs of the “St Pat's Way" documents for staff, students and parents.

The college has a reputation for successfully preparing our graduates to be positive contributors to society by setting high standards in all aspects of the life of the College. We offer a comprehensive curriculum and in addition to our core subjects, students will experience a wide range of elective options before choosing their Academic and Vocational specialisations for their senior years.

We provide a comprehensive Pastoral Care program as we understand that student wellbeing is imperative for all students to achieve to their potential. We are committed to being authentic in preparing our students for 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 College has a very positive and transparent workplace culture which carries over into the relationships we have with our community. 

Thank you for choosing St Patrick's College Gympie for your child's secondary education.

I invite you to view our short vide o as a genuine insight into life at St Patrick's.


Kind Regards

Mark Newton



​Your enrolment and school tour enquiries are welcome at any time by contacting

Ms. Jill Wells – Enrolment Officer   on 07 54820 600 or email  

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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.

 ©​ Brisbane Catholic Education, St Patrick's College Gympie, 2023