Week 9, Term 2, 2020 - 19 June 2020

Message From the Principal

As this semester comes to a close, we are all now blessed with the opportunity to stop, rest, take a breath and reflect on how much our world has changed. I feel so proud to serve such a strong and loving community. I am so grateful to all of the staff who have been so patient, flexible and supportive of one another. Their genuine, deep care and concern for our students is beyond anything I have ever experienced in a school environment.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and farewell one of our amazing teachers, Ms Hannah Martens. Hannah leaves us this term to join her family on the Gold Coast. We have been so fortunate to benefit from Hannah’s expertise, humour and obvious love for our students. She will be greatly missed and we wish her all the very best for her next chapter. We also farewell Ms Lizzie Wood and Ms Courtney Zagami as they leave us to go on maternity leave until 2021. We cannot wait to meet the new additions to their family in the near future and share in their joy. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Barbara Lansbury, who has once again helped out our community. Barbara is a very experienced educator with an incredible generosity of spirit and we are grateful once again.

The completion of our stunning East Precinct Building this month will provide the opportunity for our staff and students to gather, to celebrate, to perform and to learn in a beautiful, architecturally designed space.  Sadly, COVID-19 Government restrictions have prevented us from holding the official launch that we had hoped to at this time. However, I will communicate with our community as soon as we are able to announce a date when we can officially open this magnificent building. In the meantime, I am so thankful our staff and students will be able to benefit from this state of the art facility from the beginning of Term 3.

I would also like to thank all of the parents and students who provided me with detailed feedback through the mini-survey I sent out a few weeks ago. It was certainly heart-warming to read the responses. How blessed we all are to be a part of this unique and beautiful College community.

Last week I spoke to our community to highlight the fact that as a Mercy ministry we have all accepted and embraced the responsibility of living out the Mercy values and challenging injustice and inequality in our world. Fortunately, we have the opportunity every day in our College to deepen our cultural competence. That is, to develop our ability to better listen, understand, respect, honour and value people from all cultures. I reminded everyone that each person in this community has a right to feel safe and secure, loved and valued for who they are as an individual. Racism simply has no place in our Mercy school. I also shared the wording from a great Instagram post I had seen that challenged everyone to reflect and think about whether their actions, words or thoughts put them on the side where empathy, inclusion, kindness, fairness and love are, or do they put them on the side of hate, discrimination or meanness? I challenged our students to always seek to operate from a place of kindness and love, that way we can know we are in the right place moving towards positive change. We are incredibly blessed that our community is rich in diversity and we are all able to listen, respect and learn from each other. That is community and that is love.

This week I was able to work with our Year 11 students as they progress on their leadership development journey towards 2021.  I spoke of the endless examples of leadership in our world, our nation and in our local community in a time of crisis and how kindness and holding people in a space of love is the key to positively moving forward. I also used the analogy of leadership as a gift that can only be given to you by those that follow. That leadership is not about the badge or the title, leadership is about impact, influence and inspiration. It is a hope-filled opportunity to bring joy and love to those around you, encouraging and empowering them to share their voice and share in the journey.

I used our very own 2020 Year 12 cohort as a prime example of how unexpected challenges can provide opportunities for new ways and better ways. This group has demonstrated their ability to dig deep and turn towards each other, rather than away in order to proudly lead our College in such challenging times.

May God bless you all.

Amber Hauff

College Principal



Deputy Principal

Deputy Principal

Deputy Principal

Cameran Triffett

College Buses

As we near the end of the term, I would like to remind parents/guardians and students of a few requirements for riding the College buses.

      1. All students are required to follow driver instructions at all times.
      2. The buses are at, or close to capacity most days, and this means that students are expected to store their school bags on the floor at their feet or under the seat in front of them. Students must be courteous to other riders and not place their bags on the seats at any time.
      3. It is a legal requirement that students wear seatbelts for the entire journey. If they are required to step into the aisle to allow a fellow passenger to disembark, they are required to take their seat quickly and refasten their seatbelt.

As College bus riders, students are required to respect themselves and others, including property, and communicate respectfully with each other. This will ensure that travel is safe and enjoyable for everyone.

I thank you in advance for your support. Have a restful mid-year break.


Power to Purple

On Wednesday 17 June students were invited to wear purple to raise money for Thrones House ‘Power to Purple’ fundraiser. The event promoted awareness of domestic violence and raised more than $600 for the North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service. Thank you to all of the staff and students who donated to this event. 

Deputy Principal – Academic

Deputy Principal – Academic

Deputy Principal – Academic

Amy Byrnes




Although it only seems like a short time since students have returned to face-to-face schooling, we hope they utilise the holiday period to take some time to relax, reenergise and refocus before we begin Semester Two.


Report Cards

Due to only formative assessment being completed in Years 7 to 10 in Term 2, there will be no report cards issued this semester for these year levels.  The next report card for Years 7 to 10 students will be issued at the conclusion of Term 3, 2020.

During the holidays, Year 11 – Unit One and Year 12 – IA1 Confirmed Result report cards will be issued.  These reports will include an overview of academic achievement, behaviour and work ethic in each subject throughout these respective units.  Parents/Carers can find any subject specific feedback on individual assessment tasks via the Parent Lounge or Student Café.  If you do not receive your Report Card in the holidays, please contact the College office. 

As all year levels are not receiving report cards this term, the College will not hold a Diligence or Academic Awards Assembly in Term 3.  Our next recognition of academic achievement will be at the College Speech Night on Thursday, 22 October, 2020.


Academic Conferences

Our first Academic Conferences for the year will be held on Thursday, 23 July 2020.  Throughout these Academic Conferences, the College will continue to follow COVID-19 protocols.  More information regarding Academic Conferences will follow closer to the date including the required protocols and booking process.

All parents are always welcome to contact their teachers if they have any concerns about their daughters’ progress in any subject. 


Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 Subject Selection for 2021

In preparation for 2021 all information regarding subject selection has been emailed to students and Parents/Guardians who are progressing into Year 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2021. 

Students and Parents/Guardians are encouraged to watch the Subject Selection Presentation and complete the online subject selection process per the login details sent to students via their school email account.  All subject choices for Stage 1 of the Subject Selection Process must be submitted by Friday, 17 July 2020.  Please note, due to the online nature of the subject selection process, hard copy forms are not required.


Subject Changes, Semester 2

Any Year 9 or 10 students considering subject changes for Semester Two are encouraged to make a time to meet with myself.  Such changes may be required to complement their subject selection for 2021.

Year 8 students may also consider a language subject change for Semester Two.  Subject changes for Semester Two will close on Friday, 24 July 2020 (Week 2, Term 3).  


Year 11 and 12 – Elevate Education Sessions

Elevate Education will return to the College on Wednesday, 12 August to work with our Year 11 and 12 students.

Periods 1 and 2 – Year 12 students will participate in the ‘Finishing Line’ session.  The session is designed to reinvigorate students as they approach the end of Year 12.  Students will focus on practical strategies to manage the pressure and stress that comes with the end of Year 12, including preparing for External Assessments.

Periods 3 to 6 – Year 11 students will participate in ‘Memory Mnemonics’ and ‘Ace Your Exams’ sessions.  These sessions will focus on techniques and strategies for memorisation and recall of information.  It also focuses on ineffective study environments and the impact on memory, as well as critical exam skills and preparation for exams.


Director of Mission

Director of Mission

Director of Mission

Athena Costopoulos


An Attitude of Gratitude

This week I was inspired by the Small Blessings Community Campaign. It is amazing what a difference an attitude of gratitude can make to your outlook on life. Our students and staff are a constant source of kindness and positivity. I have been astounded by the amount of donations for St Vincent de Paul and the generosity of Ms Firth, who has made so many beautiful toiletry bags. Staff and students have taken up the challenge of knitting squares in house colours that will make beautiful, warm blankets for the Vinnies Winter Appeal. This is a great holiday activity, so keep it up!



Black Lives Matter

Challenged by Christ’s message of loving our neighbour, Community Service Prefect, Tamarra Woods, has undertaken research on the Black Lives Matter movement and the issue of racism in our country. Her presentation to the Mercy Girls In Action group was an opportunity to prompt discussions and open our eyes to the injustices faced by so many Australians.

This week Pastoral Care groups were encouraged to reflect on the Refugee Week theme, Celebrating the Year of Welcome. We remember our Mercy values of hospitality and compassion and welcome those in need.



God, no one is stranger to you

And no one is ever far from your loving care.

In your kindness watch over migrants, refugees and asylum seekers,

Those separated from their loved ones,

Those who are lost

And those who have been exiled from their homes.

Bring them safely to the place where they long to be,

And help us always to show your kindness to strangers

And those in need.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,

Who too was a refugee and migrant

Who travelled to another land

Searching for a home.


Source: Nouwen Network

Director of Boarding

Director of Boarding

Director of Boarding

Megan Christie


Term Two has been a challenging time for our boarding community.  In Week 6 we were so excited to see many of our day students return for face-to-face classes back on campus. Unfortunately, many of our boarding students were not able to return to school. Our Papua New Guinea girls could not enter Australia and our girls from remote locations in Queensland had restrictions in place to protect the safety of their communities.

St Patrick’s College boarders continued to learn from home for the second half of Term Two. I am immensely proud of these students, especially those who worked independently and diligently to complete their school work online or their paper-based learning packs. I also want to acknowledge the mentoring work done by our wonderful boarding supervisors, Miss Amanda, Miss Alex, Miss Amos, Miss Susan and Miss Erin during this term. Our girls are so lucky to have such caring and compassionate women in the their lives. To our girls still at home, we want to let you know that school has not been the same without you and we have missed you greatly.


Since welcoming some of our boarders back, we have had to be creative with our weekend activities to adhere to the Queensland Health social distancing restrictions.  Outdoor activities were permitted, so for the last few weeks of term our boarders have gotten a lot of fresh air! New day trip locations have included Balgal Beach and Alligator Creek.  Fishing at the Strand has also been popular.  We hosted our first Paint Party. The boarders displayed their creative talents painting one of the world’s most beautiful sea creatures, the marine turtle, a timely theme with World Ocean Day on Monday 8 June, 2020.

With three of our staff about to head off on maternity leave the girls held a baby shower in the Boarding House, enjoying cupcakes and games. Ms Woods, Ms Towers and Ms Zagami were also presented with tie-dyed baby clothes made by students at the Boarding House. 

I am pleased to inform our families that the College will reopen for all boarding students to return for the start of Term 3. As previously advised, there are very specific requirements for boarding facilities set down by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) about risk management for boarding schools that we must adhere to. The College has carried out a detailed risk assessment and planning to manage the transmission and risk posed by COVID-19 using good hygiene and physical distancing practices.

As per the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) Statement Risk Management for  Re-opening Boarding Schools, the decision for a Boarder to return to the Boarding House should be a shared decision that involves the parents/guardians of the boarder, with a clear understanding of the current situation and the College’s proposed Risk & Outbreak Management Plan.

An email is being sent to boarding families with the Boarding COVID-19 Risk & Outbreak Management Plan attached and St Patrick’s College Townsville Boarding House COVID-19 Operations & Parent Agreement attached.Families will be required to please sign and acknowledge these documents to enable the return of your daughter to our facility, under these conditions from Term 3.

We have also been asked by the Townsville Public Health Unit to strongly recommend to our families that they vaccinate their daughters against Influenza prior to returning to the Boarding House.Please don’t hesitate to contact the College if you have any questions about this time of COVID-19. 

Take care and be well.


College Chaplain News

College Chaplain News

College Chaplain

Harriett Veukiso



St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

The Mercy Girls in Action have been working hard to support the St Vincent de Paul Winter appeal. Over the past six weeks the College came together and donated toiletry items for those in need. All pastoral care groups did a fantastic job in donating many items. A big thank you to Tracey Firth who hand made toiletry bags. The items will be packed by the Mercy Girls in Action and donated to St Vincent de Paul this week.

Lunchtime Knitting

Tamarra Woods and Erin Chin introduced a new social justice project to ensure members could learn a new skill and help out this winter season. The new initiative for the Vinnies Winter Appeal included the girls knitting squares to sew into large house blankets. We were overwhelmed with the amount of generosity and enthusiasm girls brought to the sessions. Many did not know how to knit and it was wonderful to see students and Mrs Costopoulos teaching others. The skill of learning to knit has brought our community together and developed our patience. The house blankets are slowly coming together and we encourage the students to continue knitting the squares over the holiday break. A big congratulations to all the Mercy Girls in Action this term and the consistent hard work throughout they have shown to help people in need.

Careers & VET News

Careers & VET News

Head of Faculty – Careers & VET

Catherine Rentoule


Information for Year 12 Students

Year 12 students are encouraged to begin researching university courses, accommodation and scholarship opportunities for 2021. A ‘How-to session’ for applying to QTAC and registering for your ATAR account will be conducted during Term 3 to assist you further with your preparation.

It was lovely to see James Cook University acknowledging the hard work and aspirations of five of our Year 12 students. Thank you to Claudia for presenting the students with a wonderful gift. St Patrick’s College Townsville is proud to be in partnership with JCU, and we are especially excited about our exclusive ongoing ‘credit upon entry’ for all students completing our Marine Science program.

Information for Year 10 Students

Year 10 students should visit the Year 10 QTAC guide online to ensure they are selecting senior subjects that meet perquisite requirements for future university studies. Further information is available on the College’s Career website.

2021 Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship Program

The Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship Program is for Australian citizens who are passionate about digital technology. You don’t need a degree or any prior study for the program. You just need to be interested in digital technologies and solving problems.

If you are looking for a career change or finishing year 12, this program is for you. If you enjoy pulling apart or building PCs, setting up home networks, building apps, finding trends in data or simply problem solving and making things simple, then you should consider applying.

Government agencies have many different digital and technical roles. These roles support the core functions of each agency and are always changing.

Past apprentices have worked in the following areas:

  • cyber security
  • user research
  • programming
  • interactive media
  • software engineering
  • big data
  • networking
  • systems analysis and design
  • web development
  • data analytics
  • systems testing
  • infrastructure support
  • networking
  • help desk
  • applications development


Eligibility Applicants must be Australian citizens, and must have completed Year 12 (or equivalent, for example any Cert III or higher) or be able to complete it by January 2021.

Please click here to visit the Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship Program and complete an application form. 

HPE & Sport

HPE & Sport

Head of Faculty – Health & Physical Education & Sport

Ben Williams 


Northern Region – Virtual Cross Country

With the usual Interschool Cross Country competition unable to go ahead in its usual format, the Northern Region Cross Country trials took place this year in a virtual setting. Students were asked to record their time using a fitness tracking device or mobile phone and submit their result via a screenshot. Congratulations to Harper Weekers, Brooke Davis-Goodall, Sarah Bourke and Ella Bensch who participated in the event, completing running tracks around their home neighbourhoods. All girls completed their run with outstanding times with Brooke also receiving first place for her age division. 

ABOVE: (From Left to Right) Harper Weekers, Sarah Bourke, Ella Bensch  and Brooke Davis-Goodall.

LEFT: Congratulations to Brooke Davis-Goodall who took out first place in her age division for the Northern Region Virtual Cross Country. 





Year 9 Choi Kwang Do

Our Year 9 Fitness students have been learning everything from controlled breathing, to blocking and strength positions as part of their unit exploring self defense through martial arts this term.  Master John VonHoff of the Academy of Choi Kwang Do, has been running workshop from our College campus featuring demonstrations and practical lessons. Year 9 student Emma Watts, who has been studying Choi Kwang Do as an extracurricular activity with Master VonHoff for more than four years and holds a Black-Belt, also assisted with some of the demonstrations. Sharing her skills with her classmates, Emma said she loved Choi Kwang Do because it was a great way to make friends and build her confidence.

Year 7 Athletics Challenge

Due to some of the restrictions this term, we shifted our programming for Year 7 to Athletics. The girls have been learning running techniques and practicing fitness and relay events over the last few weeks. A particular highlight was the Year 7 Athletics Challenge – an activity circuit which involved a mix of athletics and fitness stations including the Illinois agility run, standing long jump, speed jump, vertical jump, 10m sprints, javelin throw and bean bag toss (shot put station). Students competed in teams of three, earning points across all seven stations. The girls were very encouraging of one another and all worked well in their teems to cheer each other along. Congratulations to the winning team – Maddy O’Neille, Sienna Miller and Isabella Hinds. 

Running Club

The results are in! The Winners of the Online Running Club are Year 9 students Sarah Bourke and Grace Burbidge. Both Sarah and Grace consistently submitted their #ACTIVELikeAPatsGirl moments, completing an activity nearly every day. The girls participated in a wide variety of activities including walking their dogs, running and completing an enormous variety of ‘at home’ circuits. Year 7 student Ella Chandler was also awarded an ‘Encouragement Award’ for her consistent positive support of other students. Well done ladies and thank you to all of the students who participated in the Running Club Online. 


The Arts

The Arts

Head of Department – Visual Arts & Exhibitions 

Harriet Geater-Johnson


Art Challenge – Winners Announced

The final at home art challenge was a great success, thank you to all who entered. The winners are Amelia Betcher (Year 7), Jac Wigley (Year 11) who used clever make up in her entry and Erin Chin (Year 12) – brilliant work girls!

Year 7 & 8 Visual Arts

The Year 7 and 8 Visual Art Club finally got to finish and glaze their ceramic animals inspired by Aldo Londi. The girls explored form, pattern and colour with some excellent results. Stay tuned for news about Term 3 Visual Art Club that will become an after school club.


Head of Department – Music & Performance

Johnathon Goulter


It has been an eventful term to say the least but I am thrilled with the level of effort I have seen from students across all year levels. Although the music team have embraced the learning curve of catering for online lessons we have enjoyed welcoming students back into the music classroom and hearing them make music in person. Ensembles too have been working very hard since they have come returned to ‘face to face’ learning, and I have seen great progress in all ensembles. As we wrap up this term we look forward to moving to the new East Precinct next term and using all of our new facilities to teach and make music there.



Science & Technology

Science & Technology

Head of Faculty – Science & Technology

Chris Pacey

CSIRO Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy – PULSE@Parks

On Wednesday June 3, Year 9 students Patience Hampton-Tungutalum and Jorja Triffett participated in the PULSE@Parks seminar through the CSIRO’s Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy.

The half day workshop had an Astronomy focus, exploring pulsars – celestial objects, thought to be rapidly rotating neutron stars. Patience and Jorja had the opportunity to remotely operate a 64m Parkes radio telescope to observe pulsars and analyse the data they collected to learn more about Astrological anomalies.  

ABOVE: The CSIRO Parks Radio Telescope

During the session they also had the opportunity to discuss astronomy and science careers with astronomers and educators alike. When asked about the experience both participants agreed that it was interesting, but very involved. “While I don’t think I will pursue a career in astronomy, it was a good experience to learn more about pulsars from experts in the field,” Patience said. Jorja found the whole experience very engaging “It was really fun being able to ‘remotely’ operate the Parks telescope”.



Head of Faculty – English

Amy Plumridge


O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? 

This term our Year 10 students have been reading William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Students have been engaging with the play through a variety of ways including reading, getting into costume, and creating masks to attend the Capulet’s Masquerade which feature specific character’s traits such as fiery Tybalt!

Year 12 English – Macbeth

Year 12 students have been preparing for their reenactment of Act 3, Scene 4, where Macbeth hallucinates the ghost of Banquo. 

Library News

Library News

Library Assistant

Marie Jerome


Empty shelves are generally not something to celebrate in a library, however, this week we are celebrating as the emptiness signifies our transition into the new library space. It will be exciting to open the doors and see the delight on the faces of students and staff when they are welcomed into our new space for the first time. Might I say, it is rather beautiful!

New spaces call for new books, I was lucky enough to procure a copy of a cult Japanese classic from Mary Who last weekend. I can’t wait to hear your reviews.

Book of the Week

In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the café’s time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer’s, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know.

But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the café, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold

Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s beautiful, moving story explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?

Books – in whatever shape, size or form – are a great way to unwind, to learn new things, discover new stories, and feel all kinds of emotions. I hope your holidays are filled with quiet moments of reading, basking in the winter sun. I look forward to sharing all things new and shiny with you on our return.



Rowing will recommence in Term 3 please follow the instructions below to register with the Townsville and JCU Rowing Club

Registration/Renewal Instructions

  1. Please go to our website, townsvillejcurowing.com.au, and under the ‘Become a Member’ tab, you will be able to ‘Renew’ your membership as per previous seasons. Please note, the appropriate fee to select is – ‘A School Quarter 3 Junior Competitive’. Please ensure you do not create a new member profile, as this will create additional work for our volunteers to fix. If you have rowed in Queensland before, the system will pull your profile up using the lookup fields (name & DOB). If you have any issues, please contact our registrar for assistance.
  2. If you were a school member in Q1 and are now planning to continue rowing into Q3, we will begin issuing membership upgrade invoices for Q3 in the near future. If you do not plan to continue rowing, please inform us by email so we may cancel your invoice. Please note, this invoice once raised will start sending you reminder emails that it is due for payment. These invoices will be due no later than June 30, so that your membership will be current on the 1st of July.
  3. If you were a masters or open member in Q1 and are now planning to continue rowing into Q3, we will begin issuing membership upgrade invoices for Q3 in the near future. If you do not plan to continue rowing, please inform us by email so we may cancel your invoice. Please note, this invoice once raised will start sending you reminder emails that it is due for payment. These invoices will be due no later than June 30, so that your membership will be current on the 1st of July.
  4. Please go to our website, townsvillejcurowing.com.au, and under the ‘Become a Member’ tab, you will be able to ‘Renew’ your membership as per previous seasons. Please note, the appropriate fee to select is – ‘A School Quarter 3 Junior Competitive’. Please ensure you do not create a new member profile, as this will create additional work for our volunteers to fix. If you have rowed in Queensland before, the system will pull your profile up using the lookup fields (name & DOB).  If you have any issues, please contact our registrar for assistance.
  5. We will begin sending you a membership upgrade invoice for Q3. Please note, this must be paid before you can get back on the water, as it includes your Rowing Qld insurance levy. Tara & Cooper will be in touch shortly about finishing your learn to row program so you can start rowing with the club.

Please direct any questions via email  to Tracy Klaassen  (rowing@IPC.qld.edu.au) 


College Notices

College Notices

Important flu facts from Queensland Health

  1. Flu is a serious illness for everyone, but particularly for children.
  2. Flu strains change each year, so you and your children need to be vaccinated every year.
  3. Flu spreads easily between people, particularly children.
  • If you (or your child) are unwell, stay home and seek medical advice.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and running water.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw the tissue in the bin and wash your hands.

Having an annual flu vaccination this year can:

  • Reduce the severity and spread of flu
  • Prevent you getting flu on top of other respiratory infections that may be circulating
  • Relieve pressure on our health system

Free vaccine is available for those individuals at greatest risk of severe flu. They are:

  • all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • persons 65 years of age or older
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6 months and older
  • individuals aged 6 months and older with medical conditions which increase their risk of severe influenza and its complications.

All other Queenslanders can purchase the vaccine from their doctor or immunisation provider.

Visit your doctor or other childhood immunisation provider to arrange vaccinations.


ACARA Websites – Feedback Wanted

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is embarking on an organisation-wide project to redesign its website portfolio, which has a combined audience of over five million visitors a year. The aim of this project is to make sure you can easily access information on ACARA’s work and improve your website experience.

To make sure their new websites are designed around you, they need to gather your insights on the usability and opportunities for improvement of their websites, and would appreciate if you took the time to complete some surveys on their various websites:

Your time and feedback through these surveys is greatly appreciated.


History in Action Project

St Patrick’s College Townsville has had a long and rich history since its establishment in 1878.

In 2020 we find ourselves once again making history as we respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite you to join our History in Action Project, documenting the historically significant times we are living through. 

The College will be collecting and compiling the personal experiences of students, staff, parents and friends in relation to this global health crisis that has changed the way we live, work and learn.

You can contribute by electronically submitting:

  • Journals
  • Blog posts
  • Personal stories
  • Poems
  • Photographs
  • Videos
  • Interviews
  • Paintings and other artworks

As Intelligent, Confident and Active women of the future we must honour the past as custodians of our College history. Together, we can help to write the next chapter!

Please email all submissions to history@stpatscollege.qld.edu.au

For further information, contact our Communications and Marketing Manager, Jane Perkins on (07) 4753 0300 or via the above email address.