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Newsletter of St Patrick’s College Foundation

St Patrick’s College M akes History This year, the Foundation gratefully received many personal donations to both our Building and Scholarship Fund by private donors and the corporate community. We also hosted several events throughout the year – the annual Business Breakfast and sponsorship of a marquee and race at the recent Deagon Community Picnic Race Day. The local support of both these events has been overwhelming and integral in supporting our building and bursary programs. We are truly lucky to be a part of such a generous community. The Foundation’s main focus over the next 12 months will be to expand the bursary program and to raise funds for the Cultural and Sporting Precinct due to commence construction next year. St Patrick’s College is set to make history in 2014. Thanks to the generous support of our current and past families, past students and the business community, we have achieved our goal of welcoming a St Patrick’s College Edmund Rice Bursary recipient to the College in 2014. St Patrick’s College has a proud history of helping and giving to those in need. In keeping with this tradition, the St Patrick’s College Foundation has been working hard in the hope we can provide

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an Edmund Rice Bursary to a deserving young man in 2014. We are proud to announce that with your support we will achieve our goal. For the first time in the College’s history, formal financial assistance will deliver a St Patrick’s College education to a student, who would not otherwise have access to a St Patrick’s College education. Applications for the St Patrick’s College Edmund Rice Bursary were based purely on financial need and family circumstances rather than academic or sporting abilities.

Once again, thank you for your support to date. We wish our St Patrick’s College Edmund Rice Bursary recipient all the best with his studies and hope he enjoys his time as a member of our community. If you would like further information about the St Patrick’s College Foundation Scholarship Fund please contact Mrs Stacey Bishop on 3631 9052. We are excited about our progress so far and we look forward to sharing our journey with you in 2014. Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

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Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors The Paddies Van has also been fortunate to secure the support of Mitsubishi Corporation in 2013. A generous donation of $3000 will enable us to purchase a new BBQ and a fridge and airconditioning for the Paddies Van storage room. Thank you Mitsubishi Corporation for your support.

For further information about available sponsorship opportunities including The Shindig, signage at Curlew Park, Business Breakfast, Paddies Van or the Deagon Community Picnic Race Day please contact Stacey Bishop on 3631 9052 or

St Patrick’s College has been proud to partner with many local businesses throughout 2013. One such business has been Re/max Property Shop in Sandgate. Brother and sister team, Mark and Tamara Wecker, have sponsored signage at Curlew Park. Mark and Tamara have been avid supporters of St Patrick’s College over the last few years. One way they have continued to support us is through the sponsorship of signage. Each year, thousands of parents from both St Patrick’s and competing schools have access to Curlew Park. We thank Mark and Tamara for their support and also congratulate Tamara on her recent appointment to the St Patrick’s College Foundation Board of Directors.

Cultur al and Sporting Precinct New Foundation Levy The College Board has approved a new fee structure for 2014 with the introduction of a new optional, fully tax deductible levy of $132 per year for the College’s Foundation.

to fund the Edmund Rice Bursary which supports new students whose families face financial hardship and as a result would not have the opportunity to attend St Patrick’s College.

Think if each family paid the $132 tax deductible levy (or the equivalent to $2.53 per week – less than a cup of coffee) we would raise over $130,000 in 2014. What a fantastic start to our Cultural and Sporting Precinct!

The tax deductible $132 levy will allow the Foundation to support the Master Plan of the College so we can provide your son with the most up to date resources. In 2014 our focus will be on the building of the new Cultural and Sporting Precinct. It will also allow us

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Wanted Raffle Prizes

Foundation Events

It’s that time of the year again when our attention turns to the organization of The Shindig. Thanks to all those families and local businesses who donated raffle prizes to our prize pool in 2013. In the past, the College has been fortunate to secure the assistance of many school families and local businesses in providing raffle items for the various events we hold throughout the year. Our first major event for 2014 is our annual St Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, “The Shindig” which will be held on Saturday 15th March. Other events include the Foundation’s Business Breakfast, Deagon Community Race Day and various other students based fundraising activities. Anything you are in a position to give would be greatly appreciated - no gift is too small. To donate a prize simply email

St Patrick’s College Foundation received overwhelming support throughout 2013 via two signature events – the Business Breakfast and the Deagon Community Race Day. The inaugural 2013 Business Breakfast, sponsored by LEA Insurance, was an excellent morning and a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow guests who support the quality education currently provided by St Patrick’s College. Michael Crutcher’s reflection on his journey from a past student at St Patrick’s College to a leading journalist and former Editor of Queensland’s major newspaper, proved both inspirational and motivating. The breakfast was also the ideal platform to launch the St Patrick’s College Foundation 2013 Annual Tax Appeal which specifically targeted the Scholarship Fund. Mark Thursday 8th May 2014 in your diaries for our next Business Breakfast.

What a fantastic day was had by those guests who attended the St Patrick’s College Marquee at the Race Day! The atmosphere in our marquee was amazing and from all reports the day was a great success. Special thanks must go to our major supporters. Coffee Club was an integral part of the day sponsoring our marquee, while Wired Orthodontics, Dickies First National, Rhino Finance, Sarah Cleeland Family Lawyers, Sandgate Physical Health Clinic, Tox Free and Act Now Energy Solutions were instrumental in supporting the St Patrick’s College Jim Douglas Class 3 Plate. Thank you also to our wonderful MC Bart Sinclair. Bart’s racing expertise certainly added to the atmosphere of the day. For those that missed out on the fun of attending this year’s event, mark Sunday 14th September in your diaries. We’d love to see you at next year’s Race Day.

Our other main event for 2013 was the Deagon Community Picnic Race Day on Sunday 15th September.

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Past Students News Reunions

Cox Plate Day drinks

Successful reunions were recently organized for those students who graduated in 1973, 1983 and 1993. Thanks to the organisers of these events. The Old Boys association really appreciated being contacted and made aware of these events. The organisers are to be congratulated.

This year’s Cox Plate Day Drinks were held on 26th October at the Sandgate Hawks Football Club. A lot of Old Boys use this afternoon as an annual catch up and again this year was no exception.

Website Redesign

A few things have happened in the St Patrick’s College Past Student’s Association (Old Boys) space since the last newsletter.

Back to Shorncliffe Day The Back to Shorncliffe celebrations this year, while not as big as last year, were a great weekend for a number of Old Boys. A good number of 1973 Old Boys got together at our Friday night Old Boys function and had a great catch up. Some of these men had not seen each other for a number of years. A few Old Boys from other eras also came along and all had a good night. Many thanks to those that made the effort.

Monthly Meetings The Old Boys hold a meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Sandgate Hawks Aussie Rules Football Club, Lemke Rd Taigum at 7pm. These monthly meetings are open to any Old Boy interested in the direction of the Old Boys and listening and taking part in organising our events.

This year the Old Boys Website was redesigned. There is also now a mobile version available. This website along with emails and Facebook are our main points of contact with Old Boys. Be sure to check them out regularly. Website: email:


Mr T Chapman President


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