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St Patrick’s College Middle School program

The St Patrick’s College Middle School aims to be a significant and positive experience in the life of the Year 9 boys in our care. We acknowledge the special needs of adolescents and strive to provide opportunities for each student to become an independent and active learner through rich and innovative curriculum, a curriculum that awakens and stimulates the intelligence.

We aim to maintain and enhance student enthusiasm for learning by means of an open and user-friendly curriculum. We foster the concept of a mental and physical new start and encourage student involvement whenever possible.

The Middle School Pastoral Care Program picks up the key tenets of the journey from boyhood to manhood. The ‘Rite Journey’ program engages the senses, acknowledges the challenges inherent in the adolescent years and provides an ideal platform to support boys in making their transition to senior school. The highly acclaimed program is relational, practical and provides students with experiences compatible with the challenges of adolescence whilst fostering our boys’ life-long learning skills.

In 2018, the Director of the Middle School is Mr Michael Busscher.

2019 Year 9 Subject Selection

2019 Year 9 Student Information Booklet
2019 Year Student Presentation
2019 Year 9 Subject Selection Guide



Middle School Report - June 13, 2019

13 Jun

Middle School Report - June 13, 2019 author: Michael Busscher

The Middle School Examinations have all been concluded this week. Next week our boys will undertake the Ballarat Community Health led SSMART ASSK Program. The purpose of this experience is to reduce the risk of alcohol and other drug harm to young people and the broader community of Ballarat. Aim: Increase knowledge of risk Reduce risk o

Middle School Report - May 30, 2019

29 May

Middle School Report - May 30, 2019 author: Michael Busscher

This week is an ideal opportunity to remind all of our boys about their responsible use of ICT. All of our boys have been reminded that it is necessary for them to become familiar with the Responsible ICT Usage and ICT Device Protocol documents that are located in app4 under the INFO tab as it is their responsibility to ensure that they are comply

Middle School Report - May 16, 2019

15 May

Middle School Report - May 16, 2019 author: Michael Busscher

A huge thank you to all of the parents who attended our Middle School Parent Information Night in preparation for their son embarking on the Melbourne Experience in Week Two of next term. It was a wonderful evening to get together and bridge any concerns parents had about this very different learning experience that their son is going to undertake

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

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

1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi

9 Aug

1st XVIII match report - 2015 Herald Sun Shield Fi author: Xavier Carey

2015 Herald Sun Shield Grand Final St Patrick’s College 10.12 (72) d Essendon Keilor College 6.7 (43) Goal Kickers: Jackson Carrick 2, Jacob Wheelahan 2, Jacob Hopper 1, Hamish Coulton 1, Daniel Rioli 1, Leigh Spiteri 1, Tanner Blackney-Noter 1, Bailey Veale Best Players: Joel Cowan, Ben Hurley, Jacob Hopper, Ben Simpson, Ben Lusby, Hasker Dawbo