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St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe – Parent Fact Sheet


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St Patrick’s College is a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition and prides itself on being a place of faith, learning and humility. For 70 years St Patrick’s has been committed to educating young men from Years 5 through to 12.page1image26682176

Why choose St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe?

Situated on the picturesque shores of Moreton Bay on Brisbane’s Northside, St Patrick’s College provides a holistic education where the needs of each student are met, nurtured and expanded on through the College’s excellent academic, cultural, sporting, pastoral care and community programs.

St Patrick’s vision is to liberate young men through a Catholic Education in the Edmund Rice Tradition and form Men of Action who will make a positive difference throughout their lives. The College’s innovative and engaging education programs, foster learning in a culture enriched by the values of faith, learning and humility and a school motto of “Fight the Good Fight”.

What co-curricular options are available at St Patrick’s College?

St Patrick’s College offers a wide range of co-curricular options to suit all individuals. They include:

  • SPORT: Students of all ages, abilities and ambitions can participate in the College’s extensive
    sporting program which includes inter-school and intra-school competitions.
    Sports Include: AFL, basketball, cricket, cross country, football, golf, rugby, rugby league, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball and an athlete development program.
  • CULTURAL: Cultural expression is valued as a critical component in the development of an individual and
    the young men of St Patrick’s are provided with a variety of cultural opportunities. Cultural activities include art, chess, dance crew, debating, film crew, showcase, technical crew, theatresports and public speaking.
  • MUSIC: With a vibrant and large co-curricular music department, St Patrick’s has a proud music tradition of both inclusion and excellence. There is a huge range of instrumental and vocal ensemble programs on offer. Including: College Musical, Concert Bands, Big Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Choirs, String Orchestras, Percussion Ensembles, Drum Corps, Rock Bands, Liturgy Band and Vocalists, Marching Band. And Co-Curricular Music Lessons are available in: Singing, String, Wind, Brass and Percussion Instruments; Piano, and Theory Musicianship.
  • PASTORAL CARE: Wellbeing is of paramount importance at St Patrick’s and their family-centred approach to education embraces the physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of each young man’s life. Building right relationships that respect the dignity, diversity and uniqueness of each individual and seeking and affirming the dignity of each person is at the heart of the College’s pastoral care program.
  • COMMUNITY: At St Patrick’s, developing a connectedness with local and global communities is recognised as an integral feature in the life of a young man. Students are encouraged to participate in local and international social justice, immersion and student exchange programs. Including: ERA for Change and Paddy’s Van Ministries.

How will my son get to school?

You can find information about public transport and College provided transport options here.

What are the school fees at St Patrick’s College?

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Can I visit St Patrick’s College?

To get a feel for the St Patrick’s difference is to visit the school. There are a number of informal College Tour mornings throughout the calendar year and their Open Day is on Tuesday, 24 May 2022. You can also arrange a private tour of the facilities. To find out more contact the College Enrolments Office on 3631 9025 or enrolments@stpatricks.qld.edu.au. 

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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