A Year to Celebrate

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the St Patrick's Christian Brothers' College, with all members of the College community helping us celebrate the occasion through a number of events during the year.

Friday 16 August 2019
College Tours - St Patrick's College

The walking tour of the College gave St Patrick's College community members the chance to reflect on the school’s history, from the York Street campus to the Prospect campus. They saw the College in action and heard about our future plans.

Heritage Football Match - St Patrick's College v St Virgil's College
Friday 16 August 2019

100 Year Anniversary Dinner - Albert Hall
Saturday 17 August

The St Patrick's College 100 Year Anniversary Dinner was the marquee event of our centenary celebrations.  The evening was a celebration for all Old Collegians, current and past parents, current and past staff, and friends of St Patrick's College.

The Albert Hall was awash with colour as friends of St Patrick's College made their way into the building to the beautiful sounds of the St Patrick's College String Quartet and a display of old uniforms.  Everyone was in great spirits as stories of former years were shared and friends re-acquainted themselves.

The gala celebration was MC’d by Old Collegian and Deputy Mayor Danny Gibson and included guest appearances by past Principal Br Bill Wilding and Old Collegian Sam Clear along with current Principal Mr Tony Daley and College Captains Sasha Massey and Liam Hollingsworth. Prior to the speeches, the gathering was captivated by the Drumline Group. 

The formal part of the evening closed with the cutting of the anniversary cake by past principals Br Bill Wilding, Br Brian Brandon, Mr Ed Riley (Marian College), Mr Simon Cobiac and current principal Mr Tony Daley.

Live music followed and was performed by cover band 1-4-U (with current staff member Leigh Ratcliffe and Old Collegian Brooke Ratcliffe members of the band).

Sunday Mass - The Church of the Apostles
Remembering Little St Pat's - Sacred Heart School
Sunday 18 August

On Sunday morning we gave thanks for all the blessings over the last 100 years in a beautiful ceremony lead by Fr Mark Freeman.  Following Mass, the original Little St Pat's opened its doors and everyone was welcome to walk through the classrooms, to reminisce and enjoy the live music performed by the St Patrick's College band.