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College Houses & College Song

COLLEGE HOUSES

Our Pastoral Care Group system is vertical. This means that our students are in House Pastoral Care Group with students from Years 7-12. There are six Pastoral Care Groups per House. This sets up an immediate buddy system for the younger girls and gives the older students great mentoring experience.

We have four College Houses, named Thrones, Principalities, Powers and Dominations.  Identified in the bible and popularised in the Middle Ages, these names are taken from the Old Testament and are four of the nine Choirs of Angels.

THRONES

Angels of the 7th Choir and messengers of humility and peace.

House colour – BLUE

These angels are symbols of God’s justice and authority.

 Thrones House

 

DOMINATIONS (DOMS)

Angels of the 6th Choir and messengers of divine glory.

House Colour – GREEN

These angels are charged with great stewardship as they serve to manifest God’s will.

Dominations House

 

 

POWERS

Angels of the 4th Choir and the messengers of conscience.

House Colour – YELLOW

Warrior angels and the keepers of history; created to be completely loyal to God.

 Powers House

PRINCIPALITIES (PRINCES)

Angels of the 5th Choir and messengers who bequeath blessings.

House Colour – PURPLE

These angels are the educators and guardians of earth.

Principalities House

 

House spirit at St Patrick's College Townsville is very strong and the Houses compete throughout the year for spirit points. The House with the most spirit points at the end of the year receive the Melville Cup.

 

 COLLEGE SONG

(set to the tune of “Scotland the Brave” – composer unknown)

Verse 1

Where there are seagulls crying;
Where there are blue waves flying,
You’ll find a spot that’s endeared to me.
With joy our voices singing
With love our hearts are winging
True to St Patrick’s
St Patrick’s by the sea.

Chorus

Fair by the sea it stands
Fair by the shining sea
Symbol of truth and of boundless charity.
Gold we shall never cherish
Honour ‘twill never perish
While we’re still faithful to
St Patrick’s by the Sea.

Verse 2

Though we are young in years
Not knowing doubt of fears,
Loyal to our heritage we ever shall be.
Proud of our “Alma Mater”
Our love will never barter
True to St Patrick’s
St Patrick’s by the Sea.

Chorus

Fair by the sea it stands
Fair by the shining sea
Symbol of truth and of boundless charity.
Gold we shall never cherish
Honour ‘twill never perish
While we’re still faithful to
St Patrick’s by the Sea.

Verse 3

Through life these treasures prize
Where e’re our pathway lies
Virtues of faith, hope, love and purity.
Mother of Mercy guiding
In God our trust abiding
True to St Patrick’s
St Patrick’s by the sea.

Chorus

Fair by the sea it stands
Fair by the shining sea
Symbol of truth and of boundless charity.
Gold we shall never cherish
Honour ‘twill never perish
While we’re still faithful to
St Patrick’s by the Sea.

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St Patrick’s College Townsville
45 The Strand (PO Box 721)
Townsville Qld 4810
College Administration:
T (61) 4753 0300
F (61) 4753 0336
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College Absence Line:
47530377

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