2024 commemorates the 40-year milestone of co-education at St Patrick’s College, following the amalgamation between Marian College and St Patrick's in 1984.

Stakeholders from both Marian College and St Patrick's engaged in a thorough process aimed at nurturing acceptance, adoption, and execution of the proposed merger.

Parents played an active role in shaping the future through their involvement in planning sessions and reviews. The proposal for co-education across all secondary classes, spanning Years 7 to 12, received overwhelming support, confirmed by an impressive 98% parent vote.

In the inaugural year of co-education, a proposal for a name change emerged. This suggestion sparked discussions among parents, staff, and students, leading to a survey offering options including ‘Marian College’, ‘St Patrick’s College’, and ‘A New Name’.

A survey consensus resulted in renaming the College as St Patrick’s College, with the new wing of the building named the Marian Wing, in honour of the heritage of Marian College.

College Open Day - Saturday 26 October 2024

On Saturday, 26 October 2024, the College will host an Open Day to celebrate 40 Years as a Co-Educational College.

The day's activities will include:

  • 9:00am Mass of Celebration
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Guided tours
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Sausage Sizzle and Cake Cutting Ceremony (12.30pm)
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Guided tours

If you'd like to join in the celebration, please RSVP below by 30 September 2024.