Welcome

We are an energetic, lively learning community offering a wide range of activities and opportunities for each person to discover their passion and explore their talents. We believe that students thrive in our positive learning community with supportive, highly qualified staff, outstanding facilities and with our focus on the growth of the whole person. 

We are first and foremost a Catholic college with emphasis on spiritual growth and social justice. Families of other faith traditions and those who share the values as expressed in our Mission, are most welcome to apply for enrolment. 

I encourage you to visit the College and experience how our students learn the skills, knowledge and values in order to thrive in a changing world. 

Mr Tony Daley
Principal

Teaching is a beautiful job, as it allows you to see the growth day by day of young people entrusted to your care.

— Pope Francis

Meet our Principal

Mr Tony Daley commenced as Principal of St Patrick's College in January 2017 and comes to the College from Southport in Queensland.

Tony attended Brisbane's Iona College from 1975 to 1982.

He has now been in education for a period of over thirty years with twenty of those years being in positions of added responsibilities and senior administrative appointments. In his career, Tony has performed the following roles in a number of schools: Head of Middle School, Dean of Students P-12, Acting Head of Campus P-12 and Director of International Baccalaureate. His previous position was the Head of Curriculum at St Hilda’s School, Southport. Tony holds a Masters of Education from the Australian Catholic University which focused on leadership, management, curriculum and technological pedagogy. Tony also has a Science degree from Griffith University, a Diploma in Teaching from QUT and has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Theology through Charles Sturt University. On a personal note, Tony is married to Tina and has three children who are completing or have completed their tertiary education at Queensland universities. He was a member of the Wynnum Parish before his move to Launceston to take up the Principalship. His interests outside of education include spending quality time with his family, and watching, playing and coaching sport.