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60 Park Parade Shorncliffe QLD 4017 Tel (07) 3631 9000 Fax (07) 3631 9001 Email

No. 23 

02 August 2012

Dear Members of the St Patrick’s Family This Saturday night the College’s past, present and future celebrates its 60 years with our Gala Dinner. It is shaping up to be a great night with Br Damien Price as our guest speaker. The night is an opportunity for all the generations of the St Patrick’s College Community to come together and share our proud history with each other. The dinner will also be a time when the newly formed St Patrick’s College Foundation is launched. Information about the Foundation will be circulated on the evening, however, I will also share information about our Foundation over the coming weeks. I look forward to seeing many of you there on Saturday night. Last Saturday, St Patrick’s College travelled to Limestone Park to defend their mantle as AIC Cross Country Champions. It was a fantastic day of competition with the St Patrick’s College runners giving their all in each race. In the end Marist Ashgrove defeated St Patrick’s College by 1 point to claim the championship. I was very proud of our runners, particularly after Ashgrove were announced as 2012 Champions. The entire team went over to the Ashgrove team and congratulated each member of the Ashgrove team. It was a great sign of sportsmanship by the St Patrick’s College runners and it did not go unnoticed. Congratulations to the Under 15 and Open teams who both won their age group and to the Under 14 age group who were second (by 1 point). My thanks also to the coaches who have worked tirelessly this season to prepare the runners. My thanks to the many staff, parents and old boys who came and supported last Saturday. Our attention is now turned to the Senior Theatresports team who next week will compete in the Queensland Finals. This is an excellent achievement and I know that they will have a huge band of supporters cheering them on in the final. Tickets for the final are available via the College Office. It should also be noted that many of our debating teams have progressed into the ‘Finals Round’ of the QDU debating competition and our musicians are rehearsing for the upcoming Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival. Good luck to all. Finally this week it would be remiss of me if I did not comment on what a great day was had at the Grandparents Liturgy last week. The Waterford Building was ‘packed to capacity’ for our mass and morning tea. St Patrick’s College is a wonderful community and to see so many grandparents at the College was testament to this community spirit. Now that the Tour de France has finalised I hope that you can enjoy these late nights watching the Olympics.

Have a great week. God Bless

Dr Michael Carroll College Principal

A Catholic Boys' School in the Edmund Rice Tradition catering for Years 5 to 12


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Mr Geoff Samuels

Campus Minister

Mr Paul Corfield

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AP Curriculum Academic Assembly

Mr Chris Campbell the Callan Centre at the beginning of period 7 on Monday for a final run through.

An Academic Assembly will be held this coming Tuesday. The Year 10 Subject Selection assembly will recognise academic excellence on the part of students from Years 5-12 for Semester 1 this year. Year 10 students are about to embark on a busy subject selection process throughout the month of August. Next Friday Lists of prizewinners are published below and can be viewed 10 August in periods 1 and 2, Heads of Curriculum will speak at Mr Gardiner’s office. Letters have been sent home inform- to the boys about subject options for Years 11 and 12. This ing parents of their son’s achievement. session will be repeated for both parents and boys on Monday 13 August. An email will be sent home outlining all times The Assembly will commence at 9.30, but parents who have and venues relevant to the process. A reminder to all parents accepted the invitation to attend are welcome to enter the and boys that there will be no Year 10 classes on Friday 24 Callan Centre from 9:15. Could I ask that parents sit in the August. This is the Year 10 SET planning day. Appointment middle rows. It would be appreciated if parents would fill up times will be emailed to all families soon. As indicated before, from the front rows rather than spreading out around the whilst this is a working day for parents, it is also an extremely Callan Centre. The growth of the student body has resulted in important day for your sons. We feel it is essential that pardifficulties when it comes to finding adequate seating for the ents are able to make appropriate work arrangements in boys at gatherings of this kind. order to accompany their sons to the interviews. As part of the award ceremony, concert pianist Gil Sullivan will preform for us. Award winners are requested to meet at

Academic Excellence Award Winners YEAR 5 Bronze Jack McDonald YEAR 6 Gold Harry Lawrence, Callum Waite Silver Zachary Doohan, Jack Jeffery, Carl Morgan, Tyson Rose, Harrison Wellman Bronze Joseph McKeering YEAR 7 Gold Adam Aquilini, Mason Budgen, James Cardwell, Calum Douglass, Pearson Locke, Lucas Lutter, Adam Ravbar, Nicholas Small Silver Fraser Killen, Brock McLean, James Nott, Matthew Pelling, Liam Smith, Quinn Storrie YEAR 8 Gold Jack Graham, Matthew Jeffery, Max Ryan Silver Richard Cook, Jeremiah Dufourq, Zane Pappin, Gerard Warland Bronze Emal Azami, Isaac Blansjaar, David Fegan, Hamish Langenberg, Jesse Messina, Finn Neil, Callum Thompson, Benjamin Wicks YEAR 9 Gold Carter Bell, Lachlan Kuhr, William Lambre, Jacob Lawrence, Taitaifono Feupena, Fiachra Sides, Brian Tiu, Isaac Wilkinson Silver Isaak Woods Bronze Luke Foster, Patrick Greenfield, Joshua Sutton

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YEAR 10 Gold Johan Baines, Matthew Fegan, Samuel Hugh, Jack McDermott, Lachlan Munro, Lachlan Righetti Silver Joseph Champness, Benjamin Galvin, Thomas McNamara, Matthew Travers Bronze Jack Churchill, Nicholas Durigon, Ryan Hollyman, Alex Kallenbach, Matthew Kingsley, Alex McDonough, Harrison Rehm YEAR 11 Gold Patrick Cashman, Jeffrey Corcoran, Christian Rizzalli Silver Jacob Johannessen, Sheldon Killick Bronze Bradley Caferra, Adam Denaro, Glen de Waard, Rowan Flaherty, Matthew Fowlie, Clinton Greenhalgh, James Ingeri, Jack Kerr, Jordan Naylor, Luke Micallef, Cheyne Moodley, Samuel Nothard, Awtel Power, Jason Rees, Carl Santiago, Matthew Trotter YEAR 12 Gold Sean Hewson, Duncan Moir, Joshua Smith, Ricardo Thomas, Michael Wallace Silver Lachlan Marsh, Tom Nott, Aidan Williamson Bronze William Butterworth, Adam Flanagan, Juan Fourie, Thomas Fuller, Thomas Huth, Eric Lam, Angus Lane, Ryan O’Dea, Damian Tatum, Brayden Teeuwsen ALL “A” STUDENTS Harry Lawrence (Year 6), Jack Graham (Year 8), Carter Bell (Year 9), Jacob Lawrence (Year 9), Samuel Huth (Year 10), Jeffrey Corcoran (Year 11), Christian Rizzalli (Year 11) Ricardo Thomas (Year 12), Michael Wallace (Year 12)

AP Student Formation It has been a positive start to Term 3 this year and it is hoped that the young men have settled into the routine of regular school work and home study. I think it is timely to remind all parents if they have any concerns or need some further guidance on any issue that they contact their son’s House Deans. I would also like to welcome and congratulate Ms Katie Spencer who has replaced Mr John Cross as the Acting Rice House Dean.

Year 11 Dinner Dance

Mr Frank Torrisi Uniform The wearing of our College uniform is an outward sign of self respect and respect for our College. We wish to address two aspects of this over the next few weeks. Year 10-12 students must wear their blazers to and from school each day and all students must use their College Bag. Last week Group Tutors checked each student with regard to correct shoes, black leather belt, tie and drawstring bag. I ask all parents to assist Group Tutors by ensuring your son has all the correct items of the College uniform and that each item is clearly labeled.

The Year 11 Dinner Dance will be held this Friday evening 3 Inter-House Athletics August at Kedron Wavel RSL Club at Chermside. The function will commence at 7.00pm and conclude at 11.00pm no stuAll students are expected to attend and participate in the dents will be permitted to leave before this time. Annual Athletics carnival on Friday, 17 August. The main aim of the day is to promote participation by all students in all age groups. Events have been organised to enable every The Year 12 Formal student to participate and gain points for his House. Injured Will be held next Tuesday 14 August at the Hilton Hotel in students will be allocated a job to help on the day. This is a the city. We wish the Senior students all the best for their Special Event Day which means every student absent special night. Parents are welcome to join us at the Hilton from school that day is required to have a Medical Certifibetween 6.15pm and 7.00pm for pre dinner drinks and fami- cate. If this procedure is not followed students will rely photos. The evening will conclude at 11.00pm. No ceive a Saturday detention. Students must wear the full Sports uniform and will go directly to Curlew Park on the day. students will be permitted to leave before this time. I ask all parents to ensure that their son is present and wearing the correct uniform.


We are at the end of week 4 and have observed that there are a large number of students that are right on the borderline of the hair and grooming policy. I ask that these boys make the necessary arrangements to have their hair cut to meet the College guidelines before the start of next week, it would be appreciated if you could attend to this over the weekend. We have spoken to a number of boys and have sent letters to parents of those boys who are required to have their hair cut earlier. Hair needs to be combed in a style that is appropriate for school. I am happy to make arrangements with the local Hairdressers/Barbers if required.


AP Staff & Administration Please note that Tutor Group and individual photos of all students are still available for purchase, however we will no longer be taking orders through the College. If you wish to purchase photos please send payments to Advancedlife direct using the forms below. Alternatively, you can order on line at If you have any enquiries please phone Advancedlife on 1300728 972.

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Mr Ray Celegato

Director of Sport

Mr Luke Donatini

Congratulations SPC Cross Country

The 2012 AIC Cross Country Championships held at Limestone Park last Saturday did not disappoint. I feel that Saturday’s event was one of the closest contested Cross Country Carnivals I have witnessed in many years. Each age group was closely challenged by every AIC College which meant that each College’s runners needed to dig deep to keep up with their competition. We, St Patrick’s College excelled in the Under 15s and the Opens with both age groups claiming victory. The Under 14s just missed out on victory and placed 2nd, and our U13’s and U16’s finished off with solid performances and both placing 5th. I would really like to sincerely thank all the ‘SPC X Men’ for their dedication and commitment to the 2012 Cross Country season and for what they have achieved for their College of St Patrick’s. Their performances would not have been so significant without the support, guidance and coaching of our wonderful Cross Country coaching and managing staff, and in particular the hard work and dedication of both Mr Paul Toohey and Mr Craig Gunn. To all of them on behalf of our College I say thank you and your efforts were extremely appreciated. I would also like to acknowledge the superb display of sportsmanship shown by all our students and coaching staff with the way in which they congratulated Marist College Ashgrove for their magnificent performance on Saturday at the conclusion of the carnival. This was truly what sport is and should be about and we all can learn a lot from what was exhibited by all involved. It was truly something special. To our parents, families, staff and students student spectators who turned up to offer their support, I know that both the athletes and the coaching staff are extremely grateful and we are certain that without your ‘full on’ support the runners would not have found that little extra to fight harder. So finally in the words of Mr Gunn – ‘Run Tall X Men and kill that final hill’ and we now look forward an equally amazing Track and Field Season.

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Director of Sport

Mr Luke Donatini

Outstanding Achievements  Corey Wagner (Year 10) – recently represented Queensland at the U15 National AFL Championships. Corey’s performance at these championships had him named in the 2012 Under 15 All-Australian AFL Team. This is a sensational achievement – congratulations Corey!

 Hudson Jones (Year 7), Jia Talimalie (Year 7), Jack Greentree (Year 7), & Billy Welch (Year 7) – all selected into the Metropolitan North Under 12 Rugby Union Training Squad. The boys will train over the coming weeks before being selected to compete at the Queensland Schools U12 Rugby Union Championships held in Brisbane in September.

 Carter Bell (Year 10) – selected into the Metropolitan North Baseball team to compete at the Queensland Secondary Schools Baseball Championships to be held in Ipswich this coming August.

SPC Trimester Three Sporting Coordinators Following are the names of coordinators and contact details for next term’s sports. Basketball – Mr Corey Meehan Tennis - Br Chris Pritchard Track and Field – Mr Rob Morris AFL – Mr Dominic Crowley


Mr Corey Meehan AIC BASKETBALL TRIAL ST PATRICK’S vs ST PETER’S Saturday 4 August 2012




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11.00 am

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1.00 pm

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1st V BASKETBALL – St Patrick’s College Callan Centre

PLEASE NOTE: Entrance to the Callan Centre is ONLY via Yundah Street or Park Parade. There will be NO ENTRY via PIER AVENUE. All students must wear correct uniform – SPC Basketball Singlet (only style only) and SPC PE Shorts or Basketball Shorts (all items can be purchased from Clothing Store)

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Mr Corey Meehan

If boys are found wearing the incorrect uniform they will be asked to sit out of training which may affect selection chances. If boys are continually found wearing the wrong uniform they may CIC BASKETBALL lose the opportunity to represent the College in basketball, I ask Year 5A, 5B: Tuesday & Thursday Junior lunch on Back Oval for all parents support with this matter. Courts Year 6A, 6B, 6C: Tuesday and Thursday 3:15pm-4:45pm on Front GAMES: Boys are permitted to wear the College P.E. uniform during the initial trials but all boys are required to have a college Courts basketball singlet by round one. Boys are permitted to wear Year 7A, 7B: Monday and Thursday 3:15pm-4:45pm all boys College P.E. shorts during games so long as all pockets have zips. meet on Callan Center steps SPC basketball shorts are available for purchase from the uniform Year 7C, 7D: Monday and Thursday 3:15pm-4:45pm on Back shop if desired. Oval Courts SPECTATORS: For all boys who wish to stay around and support after their respective game, full College formal uniform is to AIC TRAINING be worn, you will be not be permitted to stay unless you meet TEAM LOCATION TIME DAY this requirement.


1ST V 2




August 3 V TSS HOME (Yr7 & Yr5)

3:15-5:00pm TEAM

3RD V 16A

4.45pm – 5.30pm Callan Centre Pier Avenue

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4.00pm – 4.45pm Callan Centre Pier Avenue


14C 13A 7C

13B 13C All boys are to train in either the College P.E. uniform or Basketball Strip, no other clothing is to be worn at training.


CIC Basketball Details for Round 2 Friday 3rd August This round sees SPC travelling to Brisbane Grammar and The Southport School, buses will be provided for these boys that will depart the College immediately after tutor group. All boys who wish to catch the bus must be on the back oval immediately after tutor group with their gear, boys will have time to change at the venue, do not get changed after tutor group. The bus travelling to Brisbane Grammar will return at approximately 6:30pm and the bus travelling to The Southport School bus will return after 7:00pm. If you have any concerns please contact me on 0435 869 131.



SPC Basketball Uniform TRAINING: All boys are required to wear their College P.E. uniform or Basketball uniform, at no stage are boys allowed to wear other club singlet’s, NBA singlet’s, rugby jersey’s etc.


Vs BGS (Away) 4.45pm – 5.30pm MA Howell ISC Brisbane Grammar School Vs BGS (Away) 4.00pm – 4.45pm MA Howell ISC Brisbane Grammar School

4.00pm – 4.45pm Centenary Centre TSS Senior School Court 1 4.00pm – 4.45pm Centenary Centre TSS Senior School Court 2



4.45pm – 5.30pm Morven Outside Court 1 Park Parade 4.00pm – 4.45pm Morven Outside Court 2 Park Parade

Vs BGS (Home) 4.00pm – 4.45pm Morven Outside Court 1 Park Parade

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Tennis Coordinator

Brother Chris Pritchard

Tennis Uniform is the College House/PE Uniform ,College hat and white socks. AIC Tennis Uniform is College tennis shirt, (purchased from College uniform shop), and PE shorts, College Hat or Cap and white socks. College closed Tennis Championships begin this week to conclude with the semi finals and finals on Saturday 18 August.

SPC TENNIS CIC All matches commence at 8.00am unless otherwise stated. Players are to be at their venues at least 20 minutes prior to commencement in order to warm-up properly. If matches are in doubt due to constant rain, please check the St Patrick’s College Sports Information Line for cancellations. Team

August 4th v TSS HOME


Deagon Tennis Centre


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TSS Senior School Courts Southport TSS Senior School Courts Southport


Deagon Tennis Centre


Deagon Tennis Centre

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TSS Prep School Courts Southport TSS Prep School Courts Southport


The Southport School

TSS Senior Courts

Winchester St., Southport

AIC TENNIS TRIAL ST PATRICK’S vs ST PETER’S Saturday 4 August 2012 Team 1st



Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Road, Carseldine

Warm Up 8.00am



Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Road, Carseldine

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Road, Carseldine

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Road, Carseldine

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Coops Tennis Centre – Beams Road, Carseldine

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Lohe Street Courts – Lohe Street, Indooroopilly

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Lohe Street Courts – Lohe Street, Indooroopilly

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Lohe Street Courts – Lohe Street, Indooroopilly

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Lohe Street Courts – Lohe Street, Indooroopilly

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Stolz Courts – Lambert Road, Indooroopilly

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Stolz Courts – Lambert Road, Indooroopilly

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All students must wear correct uniform – SPC White Tennis Polo (or plain white polo – no club emblems etc) and SPC PE Shorts (all items can be purchased from Clothing Store)

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Track & Field

Ms Harden, Mr Locke & Mr Morris

JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD (CIC) – Ms Cassie Harden & Mr Doug Locke

CIC Track and Field Training Schedule






(6.45am – 7.45am) Drills/Sprints

(6.45am – 7.45am) Drills/Sprints

Before School

Morning Tea

Junior Lunch Time


Team Meeting

Shot Put

After School

(3.15-415pm) High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put

We are attending 3 lead up meets at UQ Track, St Lucia:  4 August,  11 August  25 August We recommend attending all training sessions, but understand that this may not be possible. If you are doing another sport for the College and are able to turn up to one session we would accept that. Please let us know if this is the case. We also recommend turning up to all lead up meets. We also understand that tennis is on at the same time but we can also work around this. Each week we will be giving out awards, these awards might be best trainer, greatest PB, best attitude. We do look forward to giving these out. If you need any further information about Year 5 to Year 7 Track and Field, please contact: Ms Cassie Harden - or Mr Doug Locke – SENIOR TRACK & FIELD (AIC) – Mr Rob Morris

SPC Senior (AIC) Track & Field Training Schedule for Term 3 2012 Please note that some training sessions may change or be added but those involved will be notified of this by the specific event group coach/es should there be changes.

Training Day


Middle Distance




Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm

X/Country Training (as per already scheduled)

Back Oval 6.45am to 8.00am

Curlew Park 3.15pm to 4.30pm Curlew Park 3.15pm to 4.30pm Curlew Park 3.15pm to 4.30pm


Wednesday Thursday


High Jump

Triple Jump

Long Jump

Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm

Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm




Back Oval 3.15 to 4.30pm Lunchtimes

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AFL Coordinator What a great week for AFL. On Monday night we travelled to Iona College for round three of AFL. The Under 14 team were once again victorious defeating Iona 96 to 0. With twenty-six scoring shots most SPC players were directly involved in kicking goals. Players that had fantastic games included Cameron O’Sullivan, Marcus Ferguson, Aaron Macko and Jeremiah Dufourq.

Mr Dom Crowley available to transport players to and from the game.

All Under 14 players are expected to attend training from 3.15 – 4.30 at the Sandgate AFL grounds, Lemke Rd, Sandgate on Wednesday afternoon. If players are unable to train or play could they please email Mr Crowley as soon as possible. There is also a team meeting at morning tea on game days to discuss team strategies. The Under 16 match was a tight contest for the first ¾ of the Please contact Mr Dominic Crowley (Director of AFL) by email game. Iona kicked four goals in the first quarter and then for further AFL information. nothing more until the last quarter. SPC kicked nothing in the first quarter, 3 goals in the second and 2 goals in the third and fourth quarters. Several SPC players had sensational games including Sean Macko, Hamish Thompson, Tom Lahey and Jayden Ayton. On Monday 6 August both AFL teams play at Kedron AFL club, Mercer Park, Sixth Avenue, Kedron. A College bus will be available to transport students to and from the game, departing the College before 3pm and returning at about 6.45pm. This will be the last game of the season for our Under 16 team. If our Under 14 team win this week, they will play in the final on Monday 13 August at Yeronga AFL club with the game starting at 4.15pm. Once again a College bus will be

SPC TRACK & FIELD CAMP 2012 Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October (Last Weekend of September/October Holidays)

This year’s St Patrick’s College Track and Field Camp will be two nights, three days on the Sunshine Coast from Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October at Glendalough Outdoor Education, Peregian. Our athletes/ your son will enjoy wonderful accommodation and training facilities as well as being able to experience training, coaching and tips from some of Queensland’s best athletes and coaches. This is an elite athletic venue and a great opportunity to be experienced by all that attend. The overall cost of the three (3) day camp will be approximately $140.00. For this price the athletes will receive: Accommodation. Meals included (students will need to purchase lunch on Friday and Sunday) Educational sessions on self- massage, diet and recovery techniques. Guest Speaker (s) Recovery session(s). This will be a great opportunity and we ask you allow your son to participate in this year’s Track and Field Camp. Those wishing to attend must return the attached permission form together with a deposit of $50.00 by Friday August 24th, 2012 to Ms Donna Day at the College’s Main Office. Final payment is due by Friday 14th September 2012.


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Director of Sport

Mr Luke Donatini


I do / do not give my son _____________________________ in class ________ permission to participate in the Track & Field Camp from Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October. Signed:____________________________ Date: ___________________________ Parent / Guardian Those wishing to attend must return the permission form together with their deposit payment of $50 by Friday August 24th , 2012 to Ms Donna Day at the College’s Main Office. Final payment is due by Friday 14th September 2012. As the students will be participating in Educational sessions on self massage, diet and recovery techniques it is imperative that we know if your son/s has had any previous injury or suffers from an ongoing medical condition that could hinder his participation in massages. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Diet Requirements Does your son/s require any special dietary requirements? If yes please give details _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ METHOD OF PAYMENT Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________________ Cash:


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Director of Culture

Mr Geoff Samuels

DEBATING NEWS Last night Round 2 of the QDU debating finals saw 5 of our St Patrick’s teams engaged in some thrilling debating action. Word of our debating might is clearly out and the QDU appear to have adopted a ‘divide and conquer’ mentality, placing our teams all at separate venues around the city. This made support difficult, but if anyone could come up with an effective support mentality it is the debating fanatics. All of our teams were lucky to have a legion of fans cheering them on. This makes all the difference and we can’t thank this loyal band of parents, siblings and friends enough. Unfortunately it was a tough night at the office for some of our teams. Both our Year 11 and our Year 10 (Team 2) were narrowly defeated. Both of these teams spent many hours preparing for their debates and they were unlucky not to win. Our Year 8’s (having already won their first final last week) felt the sting of some refereeing decisions that were so dubious they almost seemed to rival those seen in the final Red’s game. However, two of our teams managed to destroy their opposition, thus charging on next week. Congratulations to our Firsts team who smashed their opposition with a comprehensive 7 point victory. The young men ended up fighting a rather tricky definitional debate, but (owing to some excellent English teachers at the College) we can say that Angus Lane, Duncan Moir and Joshua Smith were far superior at defining ‘subsidies’ than their rival team. Whispers back from QDU headquarters had our Year 10 (Team 1) team certain runners up in their big match against the powerhouse Churchie. The Churchie boys were ‘certainties for the finals’ with a coach who fills the Vice Presidency at QDU. However, someone forgot to give this memo to our boys and their coach, Ms Hewitt, and they had a stunning, well deserved, 2 point victory. This sort of upset makes the men’s 4x100 Olympic relay failure to launch look more like a fizzle. We’ve been saying it for a long time, debating is clearly where the action is at. You won’t want to be the only person to say you never see these impressive young men in action. Next week, both on Wednesday evening, sees both advancing teams engaged in short preparation debates: Year 10 @ Marist College @ 8.15pm (subjects given out at 7.15pm) Year 12 @ BSHS @ 8.15 (subjects given out at 7.15pm)

Ms Zoe Morgan Debating Coordinator

Inter‐House Debating SENIOR DIVISION: Round One for the Senior Division has ended. The standings are as follows; Top Pool = Mooney, Coffey, Treacy 2nd Pool = Quane, Xavier, Ryan 3rd Pool = O’Rourke, Kennedy, Rice JUNIOR DIVISION Top Pool in Juniors = Xavier, Kennedy, Treacy 2nd and 3rd pools will be determined after the final debates held on Monday in the Library during period 5 (junior lunch)


Topic “That homework should be banned”







Matt H

Robyn D

Zoe M

First team listed is affirmative team. Adjudicators are to be confirmed at this stage. Round 2 will see debates each Thursday lunchtime for the next 2 weeks leading up to the Grand Final to be staged during House Assembly on 23 August. Thanks for all the work behind the scenes by House Deans, coaches and adjudicators! 14 | St Patrick’s College Calling 

Director of Culture

Mr Geoff Samuels

Tales from the Super Natural…… Hamlet revenge’s and Macbeth’s greed ……. Souls that cannot find rest in an orphanage and voices in your head……. If you are up to face this… don’t miss the Year 12 Drama Production!! SPC Year 12 Drama Production in conjunction with St John Fisher College Date: Wednesday and Thursday 8 and 9 August 2012 Where: Waterford building, St Patrick’s College Time: 7 pm Entry: $5-00 Adults and $3-00 students

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College News SCHOOL ACCOUNTS Term 3 school accounts were posted to all families on Monday 9 July. Due to an emailing problem over the holidays fee accounts were not able to be sent via email. The Term 3 account was due and payable on the 16 July 2012 unless alternative payment arrangements have been put in place. Please note any extra charges that appear on this account will need to be paid as soon as possible. You will note that there has been a charge added to your Term 3 account for the 60th Anniversary school photograph for $40.00. A letter explaining this charge has been included with your fees from Dr Michael Carroll. If you have not received a Term 3 account or have any queries regarding your account pleas contact Judy Kelly on 3631 9019.


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Sport Support Group

Our monthly meeting of volunteer devoted parents for August will take place on Monday 6th August at 6.00 pm in the Morven Board Room. All parents and friends are welcome, especially those with sons heavily involved in the College and Representative teams programs. This especially includes Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field parents in preparation for the

Greetings St Patrick’s College Sport Supporters! It’s on again! The annual St Patrick’s College Trivia Night!

New Theme THE OLYMPICS Return to Venue The Callan Centre Date 15th September 2012 New Quiz Master Big Brendan Ryan New Games We will surprise you New Questions Now that would be telling New Prizes To date we have already received generous prize donations, including: 2011 Wallaby Jersey, signed by 2011 Wallabies (framed); Jumbuck BBQ – 6 Burner with cover, wok burner and gas bottle; Bar Fridge; Esky We are Seeking as many other prizes as we can muster. So, please if you can help out with any prizes or you know of any one that would like to assist with any prizes - no matter how small - please let us know. All donations and sponsors will be acknowledged on the night. New Helpers If you can assist prior, or on the night, please contact Noelene Jones. Raffle Tickets Could you sell some raffle tickets prior to the event. We are also looking for trivia night sponsors. Secure your position on the scoreboard. Please consider one of the sponsorship levels that would suit you or suggest to somebody you know. Sponsorship Opportunities are:

Sponsorship Options PLATINUM x 1 - $750 Business Promotion on all Advertising and at Event Free Entry for 10 persons $100 drinks voucher 2 tickets in major raffle

GOLD x 2 - $500 each Business Promotion on all advertising and at Event Free Entry For 5 persons $50 drinks voucher 1 ticket in major raffle

SILVER x 3 - $300 each Business Promotion at Event Free Entry For 4 persons 1 ticket in major raffle

BRONZE x 4 - $250 each Business Promotion at Event Free Entry For 2 persons 1 ticket in major raffle

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Community Notices HALF SEASON CRICKET SIGN ON Sunday 12 August 2012 Curlew Park 11 am – 3 pm including free sausage sizzle

LOST PROPERTY Please check your sons jumpers for the name K Baines If found please return to the Student Office.

FOUND The Student Office has several mobile phones that have not been claimed. If your son has lost his phone please ask him to check at the Student Office.

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Rosters The Paddies Van is Proudly Sponsored by:

ROSTER FOR UPCOMING SERVICE PROGRAMS Tuesday Morn BBQ Decker Park, Sandgate 7.25 am-9.00 am

Thursday Morning BBQ Humpybong School 7. 30 am-9.00 am

Thursday Evening Street Van Brisbane City 5.00 pm-8.45 pm

Saturday Night BBQ Sandgate Lagoon, Sandgate 5.45 pm-8.30 pm

Thursday,9 August

Thursday, 9 August

Saturday, 4 August

Lliam Stone, Johannes Hoehensteiger, Rowan Flaherty, Jacob Johannessen, Alroy Barra

Harrison Royley, Samuel Ricks,

Tuesday, 7 August Alec Morris, Jayden Carson, Hartley Wright, Sam HenderMatt Franklin, Nathaniel Batson, Tyran son, Nat Herrmann, Mitch Holland, Travis Browning Giles Hanley

Adam Edgar, Josh Sutton

Please Note: If you cannot fulfil your commitment to take part in these service programs, please advise Mrs Righetti ASAP.






Evelin Liddel, Joanne Casey, Joanne Johns



Lorraine Durigan, Leanne Basile, Alison Broughan, Mary McHugh



Sarah Cronk, Michelle Smith, Cheryl Jahnke, Laura O’Dea



Janelle Mulherin, Debbie Birthisel, Jeana Scott, Sandra Appleby-Lake



Jacquie Baldock, Liz Dittberner, Andrea Massey



Sue Fuhrmeister, Victoria Sutton

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Date Claimers

Weeks 5 & 6

WEEK FIVE August 06 AIC AFL Semi Finals August 07 Theatresports State Final August 08 Year 12 Drama rehearsal day and evening performance Year 10 Immunisation August 09 Year 12 Drama - Evening Performance August 10 CIC Basketball Round 3 (A) August 11 CIC Track & Field Meet CIC Tennis Round 3 (A) AIC Basketball/Tennis Trials

WEEK SIX August 13 Year 12 QCS Practice Day/ Year 11 Physics Excursion/ Year 6 Zoo Excursion/ AIC AFL Final August 14 Year 12 QCS Practice day/ Year 5&6 maths Comp August 15 RNA Show day August 16 Year 10 Careers Expo Period 3&4/ August 17 Interhouse Athletics August 18 College Tennis Championships

20 | St Patrick’s College Calling 

Calling - Issue 23 -(02 August 2012)  

This Saturday night the College’s past, present and future celebrates its 60 years with our Gala Dinner.