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Youth Ministry

From the Director of Religious Education
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On 13 June, Rose Neilson and attended the Year of Youth Luncheon to meet the Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher at St Mary’s Cathedral with Mr Donohue. The lunch was at 12.00 noon, starting with the Angelus. Rose and I were seated on one of four tables with students from De La Salle Catholic College, Caringbah, Clancy Catholic College, West Hoxton and Mary Mackillop Catholic College, Wakeley. As the Archbishop entered the room he was met with applause as he sat down at the nearest table, Table 4. Archbishop Fisher led us in saying Grace, then because he was on our table, we were privileged enough to be first to select our food from the buffet followed by the other tables. Next, each table was challenged to come up with a question to ask the Archbishop. Our table asked: “How is the Catholic Church helping the youth through discovering their faith?” In response, Archbishop Fisher acknowledged that at our age we are vulnerable but we must question and doubt everything we hear, as every person does, but this shouldn’t stop us searching for our faith. After each table had asked and received the answer to their question the day was concluded with photos. It was an amazing experience meeting Archbishop Fisher and many students from other schools.

Nathan Smith, 11C and Rose Neilson, 11M



St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

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Thank you to the families who have donated to our annual Winter Appeal for St Vincent de Paul. The first collection has been dropped off to the Sutherland St Vincent de Paul chapter group who will take the donations to needy families in the Sutherland Shire. We have also taken a collection for our Night Patrol visit to the city (as seen here with our Social Justice Leaders - Maxwell Porter and Lauren Forrester). We are still asking for the following donations to assist the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. It is not too late to donate: beanies, scarves, socks, men’s and women’s underwear packs, nappies (particularly toddler boys size 10-15kg). Alternatively, we will happily accept donations for our St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol program. Once a month, a team from St Patrick’s College visits the homeless in the city and provides them with food, tea/coffee/hot chocolate and company.

We ask each year group to bring in the following items: 
Year 7: Noodle cups and cup of soups, eg Fantastic Noodles, Continental
Year 8: Individual snack packs of chips (eg potato, Shapes, Tiny Teddy)
Year 9: Any biscuits
Year 10: Muesli bars and small tins of tuna
Year 11: Fruit juice poppers and chocolate share packs
Year 12: Toiletries

Please bring any donations you have to the RE office on Nagle Campus. Thank you for your support for the 2018 Winter Appeal.

Mr Declan Donohue, Director of Religious Education



Anzac Day 2018

Anzac Day Marching BandAnzac Day Marching BandYou make us all so proud!  Sincere thanks to these talented musicians from Mr Dority & I plus Ms Kenney, Mr Clancy and all the staff of St Patrick's College. Anzac Day Ceremoney2

You looked resplendent in your kilts, spats, ties, berets and blazers!  Many thanks to Mrs Brymer and Mrs Lathlean for ensuring we were all looking our best on parade.  The trumpet section really appreciated the reinforcement from ex-student, Jesse Nichols.  The bass end was well-supported by tutor, Amanda Jenkins, with her marching Bass Guitar.  We appreciated the support of our College Captains, Vice Captains and Performing Arts Captains plus staff members, Mr Dority and Mrs Poole.  Stewart Dunn was an impeccable Drum Major and continues to be a wonderful role model as Band Captain.Band members, I enjoyed receiving many compliments on your musicianship, appearance and excellent conduct.  You're a credit to your families and the St Patrick's College community.  - Bravo!

Unfortunately, we didn't feature in this Miranda Anzac Day editorial in The Leader... 

However, there were some shots of the band in the opening minutes on the 7.30 Report... 

You can watch the whole city Anzac March on iview.  We feature from 36 minutes in. 

Jake Gussinklo's mum has kindly shared this video... 


Junior Girls Football Champions

Junior Girls Football - Southern Sydney Champions!Junior Girls Football - Southern Sydney Champions!The Junior Girls played together for the first time on Wednesday, 4 April. A number of girls were selected in the College's representative football teams for the very first time.We started the Gala day with a tough game against Aquinas. In the opening exchanges, the game was played mostly in our half as Aquinas dominated possession. 10 minutes in Aquinas took a well deserved lead when the ball was placed into the corner from close range leaving Ruby Lancaster in goals with no chance. Aquinas continued to dominate and only some great defending by Capri Tuffy and Kate Bacon we could have gone into the half time break worse off than 1-0 down. The girls spoke at halftime about playing the ball around and relaxing in possession. We started the second 

Junior Girls Football Southern Sydney Champions half much better and Olivia Lysiak looked dangerous as she moved further forward, going close from long range. A great turn from Madison Collins sether away from her defender and she made her way towards goal. Her shot was saved but thankfully captain Alyssa Davis was there to fire in the rebound to equalise. St Pats finished the game stronger but couldn't find another goal. Into extra time we went and we continued to apply pressure. Jamieson White and Alyssa were on top in the middle and after 4 minutes strong tackling in the middle set Olivia through on halfway. A sprint towards goal with 2 defenders right on her back didn't phase Olivia as she placed the ball in the bottom corner to seal a 2-1 golden goal win!!An hour later we played the semi final against OLMC Burraneer who had beaten Clancy Catholic College 3-0 in their opening game. This game turned out to be much more straightforward than the first game. Great play from Rachel Coffey and Lara Calabria set Olivia clear early on and she finished well to put St Pats 1-0 up early on. Alyssa then won the ball and set Olivia clear again and again she put the ball in the net. St Pats finished the half off on top and deserved their 2-0 lead. The girls had plenty of opportunities to add to the lead and Liana Veselcic scored our final goal in a 3-0 win.Another hour break before the final against Freeman Catholic College. Freeman had defeated us on penalties at this stage for the last 2 years. The game started badly when Freeman pounced on a poor clearance to take an early 1-0 lead. St Pats reacted well and went on the attack. Lara did brilliantly to set up Olivia who finished high into the net to equalise. Moments later Lara again skipped passed her defender and crossed the ball in where Tess Robinson volleyed the ball off the post. Thankfully Rachel was in the right place to put the rebound into the net. We didn't hold the lead for long as a great shot from long distance went in off the post to leave the game tied at 2-2 at the break. The second half was a quiet affair compared to the first, with Tess going close with a header and Ruby saving well from a Freeman attack. The game finished 2-2 and went into extra time and stayed as it was for another 10 minutes. It was to be penalties to seperate the schools for the third year running! Thankfully it was a case of third time lucky as Olivia, Alyssa, Kate and Madison converted to seal a 4-3 win on penalties!Well done to the girls who have qualified through to the NSWCCC Quarter Finals. They were a credit to the College and they have earned a country trip to Canberra, Goulburn or Wagga Wagga next term!The team: Olivia Lysiak, Madison Collins, Liana Veselcic, Ruby Lancaster, Jamieson White, Tess Robinson, Alyssa Davis, Lara Calabria, Scarlett Tennant, Brianna Tanevski, Mia Colaco, Sarah Heptinstall, Kate Bacon, Bianca Garrahy, Rachel Coffey, Capri Tuffy.

Mr Enda Forde and Mr Peter Ilinkovski, Coaches


WaterPolo National Champions

For the past week a number of our students have been competing in the National Waterpolo tournament at the AIS in Canberra. The Under 14 boys and Under 18 boys both made it through to the Gold Medal Matches - top two teams in Australia!! What an amazing achievement. The Under 14 boys lost the Gold Medal Match 7-6 it a heart stopping game. The boys from our school were:For the past week a number of our students have been competing in the National Waterpolo tournament at the AIS in Canberra. The Under 14 boys and Under 18 boys both made it through to the Gold Medal Matches - top two teams in Australia!! What an amazing achievement. The Under 14 boys lost the Gold Medal Match 7-6 it a heart stopping game. The boys from our school were:

Patrick Moro (Goal Keeper)

Aedan Bonar

Cameron Henderson

  • The Under 18 boys also picked up the Silver medal with Isaac Colaco from our school having a fabulous game.

In the Under 14s girls we had Ruby Lancaster and Mia Colaco. They too had a great tournament placing 6th in Australia.


Peer Tutoring

On Wednesday afternoon Peer Tutoring started for another year in the library. We had 46 Junior students and 18 Seniors attend this week. This year students are working in their House Groups. It is a fantastic way for the students to make positive connections and really get to know the Senior students from their House.

Some of the main areas students were getting help with this week was practising operations with integers, structuring and planning narratives and writing a bibliography properly. It was fantastic to see so many students prepared with questions and really engaged in the afternoon. 

If there are any other Year 7 or Year 8 students interested in the program, feel free to see me for a permission note. Looking forward to week 2!

Miss Rebecca Hines, Peer Tutoring Coordinator  


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Phone: (02) 9542 9000


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