An Independent Catholic Girls Secondary college - Day and Boarding

Where Ambition Meets Compassion


Principal's Welcome

Educating girls matters...

Educating girls matters and that is why we have designed an education that is especially for girls.

St Patrick’s is an independent Catholic girls secondary college, established by the Sisters of Mercy on the values of their founder, Catherine McAuley. As a Mercy college, we live out these values of compassion, respect, integrity, justice, hope and joy. We provide an affirming environment where girls are encouraged to do more and be more than they thought possible; and in doing so, leave the College as confident young women and leaders who demonstrate ambition and compassion.

At St Patrick’s College we offer 21st century teaching and learning in a beautiful environment. Our recently revitalised campus provides a striking mix of heritage and contemporary learning spaces, in addition to our ocean-front location. Our campus is fully Wi-Fi connected and teachers and students use both indoor and outdoor areas for learning. We believe that students can learn anywhere in an environment where they feel comfortable and that is exactly what we are providing – spaces that are unique, contemporary and appealing to young learners.

St Patrick’s College offers an intimate school environment with a close-kit and committed teaching staff who are experts in their areas of speciality.  Our pastoral care team ensures our girls are well cared for in all dimensions – academically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.

Choosing a secondary school for your daughter is one of the most important decisions you will make. You are most welcome to contact us at any time to arrange a personalised tour of our campus and facilities, or to come along to our regular open days and events.   We look forward to welcoming you and your family.


Paulina Skerman

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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