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Mission and Service

Mission and Service

Inspired by the work of Catherine McAuley, St Patrick’s College Townsville is committed to promoting an ethos of service to others. This is manifest in specific actions but more importantly, it is an overarching value which gives inspiration to all that we do.

 “It is not sufficient that Jesus Christ be formed in us, He must be recognised in our conduct.”
- The Venerable Catherine McAuley

Our students are involved in fundraising for various appeals such as Caritas, Mercy Works, St Vincent de Paul Winter and Christmas appeals, among others. It is not enough that funds are raised for these worthy causes, our students are also given many opportunities to raise their awareness of those less fortunate than themselves. Activities such as the Vinnies Sleepout and guest speakers from local support groups give the girls a first-hand experience of local social justice issues.

Each year there is a strong focus on the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. The girls are encouraged to apply these principles to current events.

St Patrick’s College Townsville gives the students in Years 10, 11 and 12 an opportunity to participate in a World Challenge expedition. These typically occur at the end of the school year. We have had expeditions to Borneo, Vietnam and Nepal.  The expeditions give the students the experience of life in a developing country and the opportunity to assist with a community project. The emphasis is very much on what we can learn from each other.


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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
Email Administration
College Absence Line:
(61) 47530377

CRICOS No. 03317K

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A Ministry in Mercy Partners

Acknowledgement of Country: We give thanks and respectfully acknowledge the Wulgurukaba people, the Traditional Custodians of this beautiful country whose land our College shares. We recognise their ongoing deep spiritual connection to this Country, and the care they gave for thousands of years. We also acknowledge the Bindal people as the neighbouring Custodians of their Country. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.