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Alliance joins global pledge to support girls’ education

11 October 2017
On Wednesday, 11 October 2017, in celebration of International Day of the Girl, the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia will launch, in collaboration with 15 international organisations, a pledge in support of girls’ education around t...

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Catholic Sector Welcomes New Processes Around Accreditation of Non-State Schools

23 August 2017
(QCEC Media Release 11.8.17) The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) has welcomed new legislation that will consolidate and modernise processes around non-state school accreditation in Queensland. State Parliament  passed the Education (Accred...

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Legislation addresses some concerns for Catholic schools

23 June 2017
(QCEC Media Reelase 23.6/17) Queensland Catholic schools are now able to plan for the 2018 school year with more certaintyfollowing the passage of the Federal Government’s school funding legislation through the Senateearly this morning. Queensland Cathol...

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Queensland Budget Steady for Catholic Schools

15 June 2017
QCEC Media Release 14.6.17 The 2017 Queensland State Budget provided for a steady level of state funding for Catholic education in contrast to the uncertainty at the federal level, Executive Director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission Dr Lee-Anne ...

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Catholic Schools will Keep Fighting for Better Deal for Students (NCEC release)

23 May 2017
(NCEC Media Release) National Catholic Education Commission acting executive director Danielle Cronin says the Turnbull Government should continue to respond to Catholic education’s serious concerns about how its new school funding policy will affect Cat...

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No funding certainty for Queensland Catholic Schools (QCEC Media Release)

04 May 2017
Issued by QCEC 4.5.17Queensland Catholic schools face an uncertain future under the Federal Government’s school funding plan announced yesterday.Executive Director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission, Dr Lee-Anne Perry, said Education Ministe...

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Catholic Sector Withdraws from 2017 NAPLAN Online (QCEC Media Release)

12 April 2017
The Queensland Catholic Education Commission will follow the government sector and delay the roll out of NAPLAN Online until 2018. Executive Director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said 22 Catholic schools around Queensland had been intending to administer the test online ...

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New Bishop Announced for Townsville Diocese

14 February 2017
Pope Francis appoints Fr Timothy Harris, Sixth Bishop of Townsville Media Release issued by Townsville Catholic Diocese. The Holy Father has appointed Fr Timothy Harris, a priest of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, as the sixth Bishop of Townsville. Bishop-E...

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Qld Gov Media Release New senior schooling system to commence in 2019

18 October 2016
Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism and Major EventsThe Honourable Kate Jones Tuesday, October 18, 2016 New senior schooling system to commence in 2019 The Palaszczuk Government’s major reforms to senior assessment and tertiary entrance will ...

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Celebrating Mercy

09 September 2016
On Monday 12 September, the community of St Patrick’s College will come together to celebrate MERCY Day, acknowledging 138 years of the Sisters of Mercy in Townsville. Staff, students, Sisters of Mercy and representatives of the Catholic Diocese will gat...

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Outstanding Teacher of STEM Award

12 August 2016
St Patrick’s College Marine Science teacher, Mr Chris Pacey, was today presented with a Peter Doherty Outstanding Teacher of STEM Award at a ceremony in Brisbane. Mr Pacey was presented with his award by the Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Innovation...

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NAPLAN Testing Reveals Positive Trends

03 August 2016
NAPLAN results for St Patrick’s College Townsville have revealed some very positive trends.  A comparison of Year 9 data from 2008 (the year NAPLAN was introduced) with 2016 indicates the following key areas of growth: Year 9 spelling has recorded ...

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State Spirit of Catholic Education Award

25 July 2016
Director of Faith & Identity, Mrs Anne-Marie Hammond has been announced as a recipient of this year's Queensland Catholic Education Week Spirit of Catholic Education Awards. Mrs Hammond is one of only eight recipients of the award in Queensland, from more ...

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St Patrick's College to Host Sony Foundation Children's Holiday Camp

16 May 2016
A partnership between St Patrick’s College, Ignatius Park College and Townsville Community Learning Centre will see Townsville host the first Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp for children with special needs. As the charitable arm of the Sony...

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Launch of the Career Women's Network

01 April 2016
"Women who support women give a powerful gift to each other" The St Patrick's College Career Women's Network program aims to provide a series of events where current senior students can connect with past students who are working in a wide range of industries a...

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YEAR OF MERCY commences

08 December 2015
Today (Tuesday 8 December 2015) marks the commencement of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (Year of Mercy), 8 December 2015 - 20 November 2016. The Jubilee of Mercy will begin when Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of St Peter’s Basilica on 8 December 2...

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2015/16 College & Boarding Renovations

07 December 2015
The College is very happy to announce the next round of renovations and improvements to the campus and boarding house. Boarders' Dining Room: Over the Christmas holiday period, the Boarding Dining Room will be refurbished to offer the "Cafe by the Sea", a...

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Introducing our Creative Director

20 October 2015
The performing and visual arts is one of four key focus areas for St Patrick's College, in line with the new Strategic Plan 2015-2020. We are thrilled to have recently welcomed our new Creative Director, Ms Sandra Neal to the team who will drive the Arts ...

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Offering Marine Science in 2016

04 September 2015
In 2016, St Patrick's College Townsville will add Marine Sciences to the suite of STEM subjects offered for Years 11 and 12. This is an innovative program that will open doors to c...

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Ewen Jones MP and Hon Scott Morrison MP to Open New College Development

01 September 2015
Mr Ewen Jones MP, Federal Member for Herbert, together with Hon Scott Morrison, Federal Minister for Social Services will officially open a $2 million building project at St Patrick’s College Townsville on Friday 22nd May. Constructed as part of the Fede...

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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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