An Independent Catholic Girls Secondary college - Day and Boarding

Where Ambition Meets Compassion


Our Logo

Our College logo features the positioning statement, "Where Ambition Meets Compassion."

This statement is reflective of the life of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy who established St Patrick's College.

In her life, Catherine demonstrated both compassion and ambition - a woman who dedicated her wealth and life to caring for impoverished women and children in 19th century Ireland.  Attracted by her spirit and works of mercy, other women came to work with her and so began the Sisters of Mercy. 

The filigree icon used on the College branding is taken from the design of the wrought iron railings of the verandah of the boarding college, part of the original building.

"There are things which people prize more highly than gold, though they cost the donor nothing.
Among these are the kind word, the gentle compassionate look and the patient hearing of sorrows." - Catherine McAuley


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

College Absence Line: 47530377

CRICOS No: 03317K

Call in and visit us on Townsville’s Strand beachfront...Where Ambition Meets Compassion

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