St Paul's College, Ballarat

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St Paul's College
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113–115 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat (1948–1986)
200 Victoria Street, Ballarat East (1987–1994)

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Coordinates37°33′33″S 143°51′29″E / 37.559051°S 143.858032°E / -37.559051; 143.858032Coordinates: 37°33′33″S 143°51′29″E / 37.559051°S 143.858032°E / -37.559051; 143.85803237°33′31″S 143°53′14″E / 37.558719°S 143.887130°E / -37.558719; 143.887130
TypeIndependent, single-sex, day school
MottoLatin: Labor Nobilitat
(Work Ennobles)
DenominationRoman Catholic, Christian Brothers
Patron saint(s)St Paul
FounderBishop James O'Connor
Years offered7–10
Colour(s)Gold, navy, light blue
Feeder toSt Martin's in the Pines

St Paul's College, formerly St Paul's Technical College and St Paul's Technical School, was a Catholic boys school in Ballarat.[1]


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In 1948, the Bishop of Ballarat, James O'Collins established St Paul's Technical College, inviting the Christian Brothers to continue their work for boys through the provision of technical education.

In 1960, Alice Fanning bequeathed property in Mt Clear to the Sisters of Mercy. In 1967 the land was developed for a senior school for girls from Sacred Heart College, named St Martin's in the Pines. The school became co-educational in 1988, with many boys in the senior years of St Paul's attending St Martin's in the Pines.[2][3]

In 1987, the school moved from Lydiard Street's Ludbrook House to the former Ballarat Orphanage on Victoria Street.

In 1995, the College amalgamated with Sacred Heart College and St Martin's in the Pines to form Damascus College Ballarat.[1]

Student abuse scandals[edit]

In 2014 St Paul's was named on Ballarat's child sexual abuse survivors’ group submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, along with other Christian Brothers Schools St Patrick's College, St Joseph's College and Emmanuel College. Also named were De La Salle College and Geelong Grammar School.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


Period Name
1948–1959 W S Cooke[8]
1960–1963 K P Kent[9]
1964–1965 W T Miller[9]
1966–1969 D S Herrick[9]
1970 J F Cunneen (to August)[9]
1970–1972 D E Zoch[9]
1973–1976 Bernard John Scott[10]
1977–1982 F D McGuane[9]
1983–1990 Francis Thomas Hennessy[11]
1991–1992 John P O’Halloran[12]
1993–1994 Laurie F Goodison[12]


  1. ^ a b "About Us – History". Retrieved 19 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia – News Centre". Retrieved 19 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Timeline". Retrieved 19 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. ^ a b c d e f [1] Damascus College, The Road, Autumn 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2015
  6. ^ [2] Damascus College, The Road, Summer 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2013
  7. ^ Retrieved 30 June 2015
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  9. ^ a b c d e f John P O'Halloran Archivist Christian Brothers
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