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Applications for 2020 entry into the Aerospace Gateway Program are now open.

The Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools program was established to support the growth and development of an effective workforce for the aviation industry sector. The program currently involves sixteen Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government), of which St Patrick’s College is one.

The Aerospace Gateway Schools Direct Entry Scheme is a great opportunity for students at participating secondary schools to receive a direct entry offer into the following programs at The University of Queensland:  Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)  Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology  Bachelor of Information Technology If you are a current Year 12 student (you do not have to have Aerospace as one of your subjects) and you meet the criteria and prerequisites outlined in the Information for applicants, simply fill in the Application form and submit it to your Principal by the due date so they can fill in their part.

Applications submitted by the due date are considered by a selection panel and successful applicants are normally notified early in term four. Successful applicants are also eligible to study any of the broad range of specialisations offer by the University of Queensland in the Engineering and Information Technology faculties.

Access to these programs and our World-class facilities has limited places under this partnership scheme. T

o apply, you must:

 be currently studying in Year 12 at a participating school;

 have a strong interest in aerospace, engineering or information technology;

 read the Information for applicants;

 ensure you fill in your part of the Application form and submit it to your Principal no later than the advertised date;

 make sure you have applied for a place in your preferred program through QTAC and that it is your highest eligible preference; and  continue to study hard to make sure you get good grades in Year 12.

If you have any questions, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Valedictory Night Preparation 2019

Valedictory Night Preparation 2019

Valedictory is a memorable and rewarding evening, culminating in a night which celebrates the success of student’s final year of schooling. On this evening, students are presented with certificates and acknowledged on stage. To assist in maximising their success, we like to make students aware of the types of awards they may be rewarded. By making students aware of award criteria, helps ensure they can work towards their very best.

Date claimer Monday 11 November 2019

Time 6:00 pm

Location Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

Who Year 12 students and their family

What Presentation of certificates, key rings, awards, acknowledgement of achievements and a celebration of the students’ schooling.

St Patrick’s College Awards:

A for Effort:

• completing set tasks (class time / homework)

• shown perseverance • shown interest and attention

• ability to work with peers / teacher

• ability to work without close supervision • actively cooperative

This is awarded by teachers regarding what they observe in class. Students need to display all of these characteristics across five classes to be awarded the MARIST SISTERS AWARD.

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS’ AWARD FOR ACADEMIC MERIT- Awardees will be determined by results at the time of Verification in regards to their five best subjects (only 5 subjects can be counted): VHA, HA, SA : 5, 4, 3 points; over best five subjects. • Merit : 20, 21, 22 points.

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS’ AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE - Awardees will be determined by results at the time of Verification in regards to their five best subjects (only 5 subjects can be counted): • VHA, HA, SA : 5, 4, 3 points; over best five subjects. • Excellence : > 23 points. 

MERCY SISTERS’ SUBJECT AWARDS • Awarded to the highest achieving student in each subject

JULIE DELANEY MEMORIAL AWARD Awarded to a student studying a Vocational Education & Training Course, on the basis of:

• exit statement results

• application to set tasks

• ability to work with peers

• ability to use own initiative

• ability to work without close supervision

• conduct, manner and bearing of a standard that reflects the good name of the College

• completion of a majority of relevant learning outcomes.

ST PATRICK’S MEDAL – BISHOP BERNARD WALLACE AWARD (DUX) - Based on exit statement results and position at Verification:

• demonstrated outstanding academic results (best five subjects) • demonstrated leadership through consistent application to their studies

THE FRANCIS XAVIER FULTON MEMORIAL AWARD – staff award

• for excellence in academic, cultural and sporting endeavours in the spirit of the mission statement of the College

• Students will be nominated by staff for this award, successful nominees will then be approached by Mrs Brauer to submit a resume for staff consideration.

ANTHONY McNEILL MEMORIAL AWARD – CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD – student and staff award Criteria to be judged by:

• commitment to Christian belief and practice

• promoting partnership between students, staff and parents as expressed in the college mission statement

• A shortlist will be compiled by administration

BUCAS AWARD - student and staff award Criteria to be judged by:

• honourable representation of the College

• consistently good application in academic endeavour

• committed service to and concern for others

• commendable sense and use of initiative

• excellence in conduct and dress

• A shortlist will be compiled by administration

Timeline for Bucas and McNeill Award:

Term 3

Information about awards presented on assembly Wednesday 28 August (Week 7)

Collect a nomination form for Bucas or Anthony McNeill award in the office (near the sign in desk)

From Wednesday 28 August until Wednesday 16 October 2019

Term 4

Nominations close for Bucas, McNeill and Fulton awards 3:00pm Wednesday 16 October (Week 2)

Mrs Brauer will inform nominees of nomination and that they have to write up A4 sheet of paper that satisfies criteria. Students have to submit this by Monday 21 October 10.33am (MT) so it can be displayed in cabinets near office and on teacher noticeboard in staffroom. 12:49pm (during lunch) Friday 18 October (Week 2)

Resume displayed in cabinets Monday 21 October (Week 3)

Names of students nominated for Bucas and McNeill award displayed on assembly. Wednesday 23 October (Week 3)

Voting will take place Thursday afternoon during period 5 or 6 Thursday 24 October (Week 3)

Awards announced at Valedictory Monday 11 November (Week 6)

2019 Melbourne Cultural Tour

St Patrick’s College Cultural Ensemble, Music, Art, Drama and Film, TV and New Media students are invited to attend the 2019 Cultural tour. The proposed destination is Melbourne to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Princess Theatre, as well as to engage in Drama workshops and witness the rich culture that Melbourne has to offer.

The tour will take place in Term 3, from Thursday 22 August – Sunday 25 August. The proposed cost is estimated to be $1,700 per student. This includes all breakfast, workshops, hotel accommodation, airfares and performance tickets. Students will also need spending money for lunch, dinner and shopping, however this is subject to change.

We believe our students will benefit from this opportunity, to witness professional performances as well as gain insight into pursuing a career in the Arts through professional workshops. A reminder to those students who have not yet paid their ensemble fees (for Percussion, Choir, Handbells, Dance squad/Rock pop and Stage Band), you are encouraged to do so as quickly as possible. This form was handed out to students at the beginning of Term One and may have been misplaced.

 For any questions or queries on the tour, please do not hesitate to make contact by email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Confraternity Shield and QISSSN Competition

Division 1 Rugby League Grand Final

It was a very cold Wednesday night, but that didn’t stop the St Patricks College Rugby League team from putting together one of their best performances of the year. The team played well in the Grand Final, securing the Terry Hayes Shield for the third year in a row. They defeated a very committed Mackay State High School Team with a final score of 20-8.

The Mackay State High School team got off to a great start, scoring out wide early to put themselves ahead 4 – 0.  The St Pat’s boys stuck to their game plan and held onto the ball, with Toby Thorburn scoring two tries from dummy half to go into the break leading 10 – 4.

The second half started fast and furious, with St Pats scoring first. Mackay High team fired back after some poor discipline from the Pat’s boys, which cost the team field position and another four points, making the score 14 – 8.  The games was very evenly poised until once again, Toby Thorburn broke the game open with his fourth try, giving the Pats boys a 20 – 8 lead with about five minutes to go.  St Pat’s were able to hang on to win a very exciting game.  Toby Thorburn with his four try effort was named Man of the Match with Bailey Black, Jack Howard and Tait Poli also playing well.

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Netball competition

Four teams entered the Mackay and District Secondary Netball competition this year. The First VII, Netball Blue, Netball Red and Netball White teams played well throughout the season and enjoyed good games.

The St Patrick’s College Netball Red Team played very well in their grand final against North Mackay State High School. The girls were gracious in defeat with the final score being 11–19.  

 Meanwhile, the St Patrick’s College First VII defeated Mercy College in the Division A grand final. The girls had been undefeated all season, but the game was a nail biter with a final score of 26-23. Well done teams!

 Congratulations to all the girls participating in the competition this year. Thank you to the coaches for their commitment to their teams.

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Confraternity Shield and QISSN

I would like to wish both the 2019 QISSN and Confraternity Carnival teams all the best in their upcoming competitions during the first week of the school holidays.  Both teams have been preparing hard and are looking forward to a tough and fun week of competition.  Both carnivals are being held in Bundaberg, with Shalom College hosting the competitions.

Both teams are coming off wins in their last start in Mackay, so hopefully they can take their winning confidence into the carnival. Good luck to both teams and a massive thank you to all the coaching staff, parents and students for all your support leading up to these competitions.

If you are interested in following the teams, both competitions have an App that can be downloaded, that includes the draw and live score updates during the competition (QISSRL for the rugby league and QISSN for the netball).  The App is available from Apple and Android stores.

Confraternity Squad

Mackenzie Novosel                    Corey Shepherd                                Jayden Suner   
Hugh Arthur                              Isaac Thomson                                 Blake Kynaston
Tait Poli                                    Cody Kynaston                                  Toby Thorburn
Tate Brodel                               Ethan Sweet                                     Beau Hall             
Andrew Farrell                          Bailey Black                                       Jack Howard      
Ryan Morris                              Darcy McKie                                      Braydon Johns

QISSN Squad

Bridget Benson                        Madeleine Francis                    Molli Johnson   
Cara Gibson                            Kiara Sinn                               Nina Gaviglio     
Hannah Zeglio                         Paris Templeton                       Brodie-Lee Walsh            
Emma Johnstone

Good luck to all students participating! Go Patties!

 

Learning Management System (LMS)

For the duration of Unit 2, the members of the College Leadership Team will be trialling the use of the Learning Management System (LMS) with their Year 11 classes. The LMS enables assessment items and results to be uploaded directly onto Student Café and Parent Lounge.

Parents/Guardians who have students in classes taught by Mrs Agius, Mr Geoghegan, Mr Mortimer or Mrs McLeod can track assessment due dates and get immediate feedback on whether drafts and actual assignments have been submitted. Parents must log onto Parent Lounge and select the ‘Curriculum Activities Due’ from the side menu or ‘Student Details/Curriculum Activities’ from the top menu to view all assessment. Assignment task sheets, marking guides and results for the assessment are all viewable through the same location.

If the trail is successful, it will be expanded to include the entire College for 2020 and beyond. If parents or students have any questions or feedback regarding the LMS, please contact Mrs McLeod at the College.

Parent Lounge can be opened on this link: http://325spcm.rok.catholic.edu.au/parentlounge or can be accessed by going to the College website.

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