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ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE, STRATHFIELD


St Patrick’s College, Strathfield, founded in 1928 is a Catholic
independent boys school under the care of the Christian Brothers. It caters for
boys from Year 5 through to Year 12 and both the Junior and secondary campuses
are found on the same site in Strathfield.

Facilities: Well-equipped classrooms, many of which include modern
audio-visual facilities, specialist rooms equipped for the sciences, computing
in its many forms, design and technology including CAD design, technics and
industrial technology, visual arts, music classes, band and individual tuition
in instruments. There are two well-stocked libraries for each of the Junior and
Secondary schools.

The College has four on-site playing fields, a fully equipped
gymnasium with weight and fitness training facilities, a heated swimming pool,
tennis courts, cricket nets, a band room, individual music rehearsal and
tuition rooms, and a hall.

Electives Years 7 to 10: The usual core subjects are compulsory,
including Religious Education, with electives including Italian, French,
Careers Education, Design and Technology, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Commerce, Australian
History, Geography, Civic and Citizenship, Information Software Technology,
Graphic Technology, and Industrial Technology (Timber).

Electives Years 11 and 12: Core English (all courses), Mathematics
(all courses), Studies of Religion (all courses), Economics, Geography,
Business Studies, Ancient History, Modern History, Extension History, Legal
Studies, French Continuers, Italian Continuers, Biology, Physics, Chemistry,
Senior Science, Engineering Studies, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology,
Software Design and Development, Information Processes and Technology,
PD/Health/PE, Drama, Music (all courses), Visual Arts, Photography, Video and
Digital Imaging (CEC), Construction (VET), Entertainment (VET), Information
Technology (VET). All courses offered are subject to viable student
numbers. 

Extracurricular activities: All boys are required to participate in
some form of sport or extracurricular activity in each year they are enrolled
at the College. Offered are rugby union, football, cricket, basketball, tennis,
swimming, baseball, softball, cross-country, athletics, debating, public
speaking, drama, musical, Mock Trial, band, choir, Tournament of Minds and Duke
of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Welfare and personal development: Every member of staff is
responsible for and committed to the welfare and development of the boys. This
is facilitated by the pastoral care co-ordinator, the Year and home-room teams
and through the expert assistance of two fully trained, full-time counsellors
and a full-time chaplain. Leadership and self-discipline are fostered through
the Peer Support scheme and through six house captains and vice-captains,
together with the appointment of the College body of prefects who assist in
caring for the welfare of boys at a peer level.

Special features: The College meets special educational needs
through its special education department and co-ordinator, who caters for boys
in need of a small class and individual remedial tuition. The same unit
prepares work on a similar basis for the gifted and talented student.
Accelerated progression is also part of the day-to-day curriculum. Enrolment at
the College is from birth, with the normal intake in Year 5. The College has
extensive waiting lists that extend well into the future. However, places do
exist and casual vacancies do become available from time to time.

A number of Crichton scholarships are offered on the recommendation
of a parish priest or school principal for boys whose parents are unable to
choose St Patrick’s for their son’s education because of financial
difficulties. Such scholarships are awarded subject to verification of
financial information. McGlade Scholarships are offered for academic excellence
to eligible candidates based on appropriate registration and the outcome of an
examination.

Religion Catholic
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Boy
Years Year 5 - Year 12
Enrolment 1430 students
Fees: 4k - 8k
from $4,293 to $5,775 (2010). there is also a building fund to which many families contribute
Phone
02 9763******* 02 9763 1000
Fax
02 9746******* 02 9746 2294
Address Francis Street, Strathfield 2135 (PMB No 1, Strathfield)
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