1431 Sturt Street Ballarat, Victoria, 3350
Phone:   +61 3 53 311688

St Patrick's College


St Patrick’s College is a Catholic secondary school for boys located in Ballarat, Victoria. The College was founded in 1893 by the Christian Brothers under the patronage of the Bishop of Ballarat, Dr James Moore. The College caters for both day and boarding students, The College is located on Sturt Street Ballarat and is part of a recognised education precinct with its close proximity to Ballarat Clarendon College, Loreto College and Ballarat High School. The aim of the College is to support parents in educating their sons within the Catholic tradition and the spirit of Edmund Rice.

St Patrick's College maintains an inclusive enrolment policy, is generally considered a low fee school and offers a broad range of curricular and co-curricular options to cater for boys with a range of needs. This is highlighted by the wide range of options taken up by graduates ranging from tertiary studies to traineeships and apprenticeships.

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Launch of our Great Man video

31 Jan

Launch of our Great Man video author: Paul Nolan

As St Patrick’s College celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018, we felt it was a crucial time to revisit and redefine our mission to “raise fine boys to the status of great men”. We asked ourselves, what is a great man? How do we define greatness? To answer these challenging questions the College embarked upon a deep, 12-month community consult

Celebrating our 2017 results

23 Jan

Celebrating our 2017 results author: Stephen Hill

2017 Victorian Certificate of Education results The month of December is a significant one for all Year 12 students across the state. Not only does it mark the official end of secondary school for these students, it is also the time when they receive details of their academic performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education. All members of t

Headmaster's End of Year Message

14 Dec

Headmaster's End of Year Message author: John Crowley

As the 2017 school year draws to a close I write to confirm some important information for your consideration.   Staffing   This year we farewell a number of staff members, many of whom are retiring, who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the College over many years. I particularly wish to acknowledge Mr Juri Kaczkowski who has

Headmaster's reflection at EREA apology

31 May

Headmaster's reflection at EREA apology author: John Crowley

Headmaster John Crowley delivered the following speech in Canberra on Thursday, June 1, 2017 as the College's governing body, Edmund Rice Education Australia, delivered a formal apology to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. This reflection represents another significant step in the College's journey towards reconciliation with victims and

War history comes alive online

14 Sep

War history comes alive online author:

History has come alive online at St Patrick's College! For the first time ever, biographies of each and every Old Boy to have fought in World War I have been published in full on the College website. This fantastic historical achievement is the result of two years' work by College archivist Catriona Banks. Simply click on the names of each Old B