Welcome to Patrick House
Inspired by our patron, Patrick House encourages every student to develop an intrinsic and determined desire to learn and to share their gifts generously to improve the lives of others.
(387- 461/3 AD)
Saint Patrick of Ireland is perhaps one of the world’s best known saints. His early life was not one of particular privilege (though born into a wealthy family, he was kidnapped by pirates at age fourteen and sold into slavery), nor was it marked by goodliness. Despite this he was instrumental in bringing Christianity to pagan Ireland; working tirelessly to develop churches and schools.
He often used shamrocks to explain the miracle of the Holy Trinity and it is for this reason the symbol is closely associated with his ministry.
Saint Patrick spread Christianity throughout Ireland for forty years. During this time, he worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died at Saul, where he had built his first church, on March 17, the year of his death is disputed as either 461 or 463.
The role of the Learning Mentor
Our Learning Mentors are pivotal to the pastoral care program at St. Joseph’s college; supporting and guiding students on their intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual journey. They liaise with teachers, support staff and parents to enhance communication and ensure optimal outcomes for our students.
Our Learning Mentors for 2019 are:
- LM1 Wynstan Gilbert
- LM2 Renae Fraser
- LM3 Kristen Watson
- LM4 Rhys Leslie
- LM5 Isabella Reid
- LM6 Caitlin Bilogrevic
- LM7 Matthew Scott
Our Student Leaders
House Captains -Kieran Hogan, Olivia Fraser
Vice Captains -Hugh Byrne, Tayla Wagner
Junior Captains -Matilda Fulton, Mary Green
Beacon Leader -Tilly Cole
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