Director of Students

Director of Students

Maria Franettovich



A warm welcome back to Semester 2.  It has been delightful to see more of our College community return together. 

Many of our students are enjoying our glorious winter and are appreciating the warmth of the sun during breaks, but as we all know the North Queensland sun is harsh, therefore it is vital that your daughters are wearing their hats.  It has always been an expectation “that at St Pat’s we wear our hats”. Students not wearing hats are being asked to sit in a designated shady area. 

I would like to ask parents/guardians to check that the uniform worn by their daughter meets the Uniform Policy detailed on page 101 of the Student Diary or as stated on the College website.  Each student is expected to maintain high standards of personal appearance and I encourage parents/guardians to ensure that the uniform is being worn each day in accordance with College expectations. 

There seems to be some confusion with regards to sports uniform that I would like to clarify.  All students wear sports uniform to school on a Friday.  On Monday to Thursday, sports uniform is only worn to or from school if your daughter has a practical Physical Education lesson in the first two lessons in the morning or the last two lessons in the afternoon and catches a bus. Otherwise she is expected to change into her sports uniform during the break before her practical lesson and change back into her academic uniform in the break after her lesson.  Sports uniforms should never be worn on a Wednesday to assembly.

You would have received notification that our Interhouse Athletics Carnival has been cancelled.   Next Thursday, 6 August, students will have normal timetabled lessons in period one to three and activities to foster connections within their year level and House for the remainder of the day. Students will be required to wear the House colours on this day in accordance with the dress code guidelines for Free Dress Days on page 101 of the Student Diary.