St Patrick's College Strathfield

Principal’s Welcome

ý College, Strathfield was founded in 1928 by the Christian Brothers. We are a Catholic, comprehensive boys’ school in the Edmund Rice Tradition for students in Years 5 to 12.

It is with great pride that we celebrate being part of theSt Patrick’sDZ𲵱ٰٳھdzܲԾٲ.St Patrick’sCollege is a Catholic School educating in theEdmund Ricetradition. The College exists to providean excellentlearning centre forYear 5to Year 12boys.

Our prime focus is to promote the safety and wellbeing of young men under our care. We take our responsibilities for child safeguarding extremely seriously and therefore we commit to ensuring that our College has appropriate policies and practices to make it a place that is both safe and inclusive. Central to this, is student voice and agency. Our College’s child safeguarding programs are regularly updated and checked for compliance with regulatory requirements.

We are not just a College with boys in it; we are a College that specifically caters for the learning, spiritual,physicaland wellbeing needs of boys.

We strive to animate our delivery of learning, teaching and wellbeing, as one which is innovative and creative, underpinned by contemporary and relevant pedagogy.

Our College motto, LuceatLuxVestra which meansLet Your Light Shine,perfectlydescribeswhat we want each one of our students to do in his time here.We want the young men of St Patrick’s to usetheir gifts andto have their uniquetalents shine.

WithBlessed Edmund Riceas our model in faith, we encourage students to grow into the fullness of their humanity in an educational environment where they feel welcomed,accepted,and valued.We aspire that each member of our community is faithful to the four touchstones:LiberatingEducation,Gospel Spirituality,Inclusive CommunityandJustice and Solidarity.As aCatholicschool in the Edmund RiceTradition, known as the Edmund RiceEducation Australia(EREA)network of schools, St Patrick’s College is one of54 schools,1 Early Childhood Centre and 34 Associated schoolsacross Australia.

EREA schools are part of an international network of schools in over 20 countries called Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders.

We are proud that weare part of a global community that provides support and opportunity to our students and teachers.We welcome you toSt Patrick’s College ٰٳھand encourage all students,teachers,and visitors to embrace ourvisionofpreparing faithful and inclusive men for a dynamic world! Through this website, you get to know more about why we have a proud reputation for beingA Beacon for Boys’ Education.

Dr Vittoria Lavorato