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Where Ambition Meets Compassion


College Houses & College Song


We have four College Houses, named Thrones, Principalities, Powers and Dominations.  The names are taken from the Old Testament and are four of the nine Choirs of Angels.

Since the fourth century, several classes of angels were identified in the bible and popularised in the Middle Ages. Theologians divided the angels into three hierarchies, each of which contains three orders, or choirs:
Angels, Archangels, Virtues
Powers, Principalities, Dominations
Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim

Together they form the "hosts of heaven" or the "choirs of angels".

At St Patrick's College our four houses are:

  • Thrones - House colour is Blue
  • Dominations (Doms) - House colour is Green
  • Powers - House colour is Yellow
  • Principalities (Princes)  - House colour is Purple

House spirit at St Patrick's College 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.

Our Home Room system is vertical. This means that girls are in House Home Rooms with students from Years 7-12. There are four home rooms per house. This sets up an immediate buddy system for the younger girls and gives the older students great mentoring experience.

Each House has a Head of House.


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.


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.

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.

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.

Contact Us

St Patrick’s College Townsville
45 The Strand (PO Box 721)
Townsville Qld 4810

College Administration:
T (61) 4753 0300
F (61) 4753 0336
Email Administration

T (61) 4753 0380
F (61) 4753 0336
Email Boarding

CRICOS No: 03317K

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