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St Patrick’s College is a dynamic faith and learning community that serves to educate children of families in the Sutherland Shire.

Address: 551 President Avenue, SutherlandPhone: (02) 9542 9000Email:


David overseas live streaming the Opening David Body of work

The College is excited to announce that David Welch's (Year 12 2017), HSC Visual Arts, Body of Work, is exhibited in the prestigious, state-wide ARTEXPRESS Exhibition, held at Hazelhurst Gallery, Gymea.
Artexpress showcases the most outstanding talent from a candidature of 9570 Year 12 Visual Arts students in NSW.

David's sophisticated series of 5 oil paintings is titled "Reflections of my Father". David’s artist’s statement reads, “My Body of Work was initially intended to be a character profile of my father, whose impassioned love of life and family has had a resounding impact on my character. This concept gradually evolved into a personal portrayal of the complexities of our father-son relationship, specifically how aspects of his personality and mannerisms are reflected in my own. Using oil paints as my material practice has developed and deepened my appreciation for the technical skill of the Italian and Dutch Old Masters. Theirs is a style I aspire to, in order to portray my father in similar grandeur.”

It is important to note, David is the only student selected from all Catholic schools in the Sutherland Shire, to be exhibited - an accolade for David and the College. The Year 12 artists and families, with their teachers, recently attended the official Opening, with students’ achievement acknowledged. The College extends warmest congratulations to David, who was also the Dux of the College for 2017.
The exhibition is open daily until 25 March. Entry is free, don’t miss seeing it.

Mrs Suzanne Wilson and Mrs Mary Givney-Clark, Visual Arts Teachers


Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. As part of the commitment that we have to maintain and support the links with our feeder parishes and schools, our students will have the opportunity to attend Mass in their own Parish. This means that students will go directly to their Parish Church in the morning instead of coming to school. There are four different Parish Churches that the students will be attending.

They are:

St Patrick’s Sutherland

St Catherine Laboure Gymea

St Joseph’s Como

Our Lady Star of the Sea Miranda

All students will be required to attend the Parish to which they belong and have been reminded by their PC teacher. Students will be required to make their own way to their Parish Church and be ready to meet our teachers before 8.40am for roll call. If students have been directed to attend St Patrick's Parish, they come to school and meet in the schoolyard at 8.30am as normal.

Students need to be neatly dressed in their uniform and bring their school bag ready for the remainder of the day.

Mr Declan Donohue, Director of Religious Education


2018 Year 7

Year 7 2018 are to be congratulated on the way they have settled into high school. Most students have been able to negotiate their way around the College confidently and have been attentive and polite. On their first day students  were welcomed by Ms Kenney and Mrs Smith, then attended Pastoral Care with their teachers where they received diaries and timetables. Procedures and routines were discussed and students got to
know each other further by playing People Bingo.

Throughout the day Year 7 received information regarding Sport, Counselling, Library services, and House details. Also, they were assisted with setting up their laptops. Possibly the highlight of the day was participation in Campus
Quest where students had to make their way to different spots around the College where they received a stamp from a staff member. The aim was to complete the Quest in the fastest time. At the completion of this session all
students received an ice block. 

At the beginning of Day 2 students met in their Houses where they were introduced to their House Captains and received their badges. Also, they received information regarding the College Band.
On Thursday during Pastoral Care a College Assembly was held and the St Patrick's community displayed a rousing welcome as Year 7 entered Rice Hall. Following this, students settled into their timetabled lessons.
Students are encouraged to be involved in the variety of extra-curricular activities the College has to offer. Again, the St Patrick's College community warmly welcomes Year 7 2018 and wishes all students a successful and
happy year in all areas of their involvement at the College.

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Congratulations to the class of 2017. 

2017 HSCHighAchievers

It was with great pleasure that we welcomed back the distinguished High Achievers from the Graduating Class of 2017 on 1 February 2018. Before the ceremony, the High Achievers spoke to our current Year 12’s and provided them with some solid advice about the year ahead. It goes without saying that we are proud of all our students and their achievements, particularly those who achieved their personal best.

Of special note are the following achievements:

  • David Welch - DUX - with an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) of 99.35
  • 22 Students with an ATAR of 90 or above
  • 2 students in the Premier’s All Rounders List – Nathaniel Gleeson and David Welch
  • 66 students with 113 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List for students who achieve over 90% in a subject
  • 94% of subjects studied were above the State average.
  • Harry Hunt placed 9th in the state for the construction examination from 2281 students who sat the exam.
  • We wish the students well in the career paths they have chosen and challenge each one of our current students to model their commitment to study on that of the 2017 Year 12 students.

  • I would like to thank all teachers at St Patrick’s for the hard work and dedication that ensures our students have every opportunity to perform to the best of their ability.
  • ACCELMATHWe also celebrated the achievements of our accelerated Mathematics Students who achieved a Band 6 in the 2017 HSC Examinations - Christopher Breen, Madelene Clancy, Ethan Kilham, Rachael Mauro, Lauren McCaffrey, Alexandra Mercieca, Leonardo Nosatti, Cait Roche, Liam Stokes and Mia Wilson.

And to quote a tweet from Pope Francis, which gives us inspiration when celebrating such success, a month after becoming Pope... “Do not bury your talents - the gifts that God has given you...Do not be afraid to dream of great things.” (April 2013)

I take this opportunity to express my delight at joining the St Patrick’s College community and I thank everyone in the community for making me feel so welcome. We ask God to bless our school community as we begin our journey together for 2018 and we look forward to God’s guidance over the coming year. I wish you all a very productive and successful school year. 

Thank you and God Bless

 Ms. Janine Kenney, Principal

  Click here for the HSC Special edition 2017


College Assembly

This week we gathered for the first time this term for a whole College Assembly. The agenda was packed with presentation of awards, acknowledgements and reflections. These included the introduction of our College leaders, over 30 Catechist awards for Year 11 who will now participate in the teaching program with Sutherland Public Primary School and Gymea Public Primary School; Nagle Education Alliance awards; Mathematics awards and Band award presentations from the Sutherland Shire Mayor.


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St Patrick’s College is a dynamic faith and learning community that serves to educate children of families in the Sutherland Shire. The College has an enrolment just over 1200 and caters for boys and girls in Years 7-12.

Address: 551 President Avenue, Sutherland

Phone: (02) 9542 9000


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