Brodie Holmes took out the Apex Community Award, and Lindsay Mottershead won the Power Spirit of St Patrick’s Award.
Brodie Holmes took out the Apex Community Award, and Lindsay Mottershead won the Power Spirit of St Patrick’s Award.

A successful 2010 for College

AT its commemoration night, St Patrick’s College principal Tricia Kennedy reflected on the year’s challenges, from developments in the wider educational world to more local concerns; challenges from the national curriculum and the digital revolution, to college building projects.

The year saw the addition, through the BER (Building the Education Revolution) of a Science and Language Centre, (Catherine McAuley Extension) and the Multipurpose Hall (the Matthew Horan Centre).

Acknowledging that communities thrive in aesthetically sound and well-resourced environments and the importance of a common purpose and understanding in the forming and nourishing of those communities, Ms Kennedy announced the College’s Vision for Learning statement – Fostering Talent, Providing Challenge, Pursuing Wisdom – which, she said, reflects that “We want more for our students than securing an economic and employment future – though these are important”.

In 2011 the college will begin implementation of the national curriculum in English, maths, science and history, despite a staggered approach being the norm. An individual laptop program will begin in Year 9, with teachers having worked throughout the current year upskilling, resourcing and preparing units of work.

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