St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe

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St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe
St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe crest.jpg
Brisbane, Queensland
Australia Australia
Coordinates 27°19′25.82″S 153°4′57.48″E / 27.3238389°S 153.0826333°E / -27.3238389; 153.0826333Coordinates: 27°19′25.82″S 153°4′57.48″E / 27.3238389°S 153.0826333°E / -27.3238389; 153.0826333
Type Private, Single-sex and Day
Motto Latin: Certa Bonum Certamen
("Fight the Good Fight")
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1952
Principal Chris Mayes[1]
Years offered Years 5–12
Enrolment 1,300
Campus Shorncliffe
Colour(s) Green and Gold         
Affiliations Associated Independent Colleges, Christian Brothers
St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe, Park Parade.jpg
Park Parade entrance

St. Patrick's College (SPC) is a private, Roman Catholic day school for boys, situated on the waterfront in Shorncliffe, north of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia.

Established by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1952, the college currently enrols approximately 1340 students across eight grades (Years 5 to 12). SPC is one of eight member schools a part of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) and also competes in the Combined Independent Colleges (CIC) in the junior school. The current school captain is Daniel Champness.


St Patrick’s is a member of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) and the Combined Independent Colleges (CIC) and participates in both associations’ sporting competitions and events. Students in Year 8–12 compete in the AIC and Years 5 – 7 in the CIC. Both sporting competitions are conducted across the entire school year and consist of a wide range of sports. The school has had great success in the field of AIC Cross Country with 5 overall Aggregate Premierships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

House system[edit]

There are nine houses at SPC: Coffey, Kennedy, Mooney, O'Rourke, Quane, Rice, Ryan, Treacy and Xavier. The most recent house championship was won by O'Rourke house in 2017. The 2018 house championship is currently underway.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable incidents[edit]

On 15 February 2010, twelve-year-old Elliot Fletcher was stabbed in the playground by a thirteen-year-old classmate before dying shortly upon arrival at hospital.[2] The two students found themselves in a quarrel in the playground of the Catholic school.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME". St. Patrick’s College. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  2. ^ St. Patricks College Press Information
  3. ^ Elliott Fletcher slain at St Patrick's College

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