Founded in 1952, Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown, caters for
boys from Years 7 to 12. The college is set in pleasant surroundings close to
public transport and has a history of strong involvement in and support of the
local community. The college continues to be a centre of excellence, providing
meaningful opportunities for our students to realise and develop their talents
Facilities: Multi-functional hall, performing arts centre and music
rooms, science labs, computer labs, large research and resource centre fitted
with the latest technology, computers, modern air-conditioned classrooms which
also have the latest technology and with a wireless system allowing improved
access by laptop computers. Performing, visual and industrial arts subjects are
well catered for.
Electives: The curriculum caters for a variety of educational needs
and includes French and Italian programs, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and
Computing Studies. The school’s special services department caters for gifted
and talented, special education and ESL students. VET Courses are also
available in Hospitality and Business Services.
Sport: Sporting facilities include three playing fields, basketball
and tennis courts and cricket nets. The college also has the use of many nearby
recreational and sporting facilities. It provides representative opportunities
for a wide range of sports. In previous years, the college has won state titles
in soccer, the Turner Cup and the Berg Shield for cricket, and has won many titles
in the NSW rugby league competition in a number of age groups. In 2007 the
college was the MCS Champion in rugby league and runners-up in the prestigious
Arrive Alive competion.
Extracurricular activities: These include choir, public speaking,
chess, debating and music. Boys are encouraged to learn a musical instrument.
All students experience a well-supervised, challenging outdoor
education program and the demanding Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is offered
to those who are interested. All Year 9 students are trained to Bronze
Medallion level in rescue and resuscitation. The school also has an ongoing
relationship with Bilgola Surf Life-Saving Club
Welfare and personal development: Patrician Brothers creates a happy
and caring environment in which each student is valued and is taught to strive
for excellence. Staff members strive to provide a comprehensive education by
stressing Gospel values and using the principles of Restorative Justice.