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St Patrick's College, Townsville QLD
The Strand
Townsville
QLD
4810
PO Box 721, Townsville, QLD 4810
Townsville Region
07 4753 0300
An independent Catholic girls secondary college (day & boarding), educating young women in the Mercy tradition. With a contemporary future-focused education designed especially for girls, it is the number one choice for women of the future.
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An Education Designed For Girls

St Patrick's College, Townsville

Mrs Amber Hauff
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St Patrick’s College Townsville is an all girls Catholic day and boarding school. 

Educating girls matters. At St Patrick’s College Townsville, we recognise the importance of providing expert staff,  programs and facilities designed especiallyfor girls.

Our curriculum offers girls a rigourous program to challenge, to create and to innovate. We deliver this through the following:

  • A POSITIVE LEARNING CULTURE - A personalised learning focus in a fully Wi-Fi connected campus.
  • EXPERT TEACHERS -  Award-winning teachers who are experts in their fields of speciality. 
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND - Enrichment program including  STEM initiatives,  NASA space camp,  debating, opti minds, robotics and coding.
  • CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES - Visual and performing arts, STEM, academic enrichment, sport and fitness, community outreach
  • BEAUTIFUL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - Located on the Strand beach front, a sophisticated campus  with modern  facilities created to appeal to young women.
  • PASTORAL CARE - A  nurturing environment focused on every girl’s spiritual, social and emotional well-being, designed to develop strong and empowered girls.
  • COMMUNITY FOCUS - "Mercy Girls in Action" is a broad community service program helping our community while building personal resilience.
  • GLOBAL MINDEDNESS & COSMOPOLITISM - Culturally rich experience,  preparing our girls to build relationships in an integrated, international world.

St Patrick's College offers a number of extracurricular activities and opportunities for students in the areas of the arts, sport and community. The calendar below outlines the core extracurricular activities, however additional opportunities will be offered where possible throughout the term.

St Patrick’s College Townsville offers boarding to rural, remote and international students. Supported by an exceptional Pastoral Care Team, boarding students are accommodated in a caring and positive environment.

Boarding experience includes:

  • World-class facilities, including a state-of-the-art library & performing arts precinct due to open in 2020
  • Beautiful beachside location with fully air-conditioned dormitories and gym
  • Café by the Sea overlooking the ocean
  • Tutoring and study programs
  • Weekly recreational and social activities
  • Extensive extracurricular programs and a wide variety of club sports.

With a contemporary future-focused education designed especially for girls, St Patrick’s College Townsville is the number one choice for women of the future.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE to learn more about our College.

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St Patrick’s College Townsville is an all girls Catholic day and boarding school. 

With a contemporary future-focused education designed especially for girls, St Patrick’s College Townsville is the number one choice for women of the future.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE to learn more about our College.

Educating girls matters. At St Patrick’s College Townsville, we recognise the importance of providing expert staff, programs and facilities designed especiallyfor girls.

Our curriculum offers girls a rigourous program to challenge, to create and to innovate. We deliver this through the following:

A POSITIVE LEARNING CULTURE - A personalised learning focus in a fully Wi-Fi connected campus.

EXPERT TEACHERS - Award-winning teachers who are experts in their fields of speciality.

ABOVE AND BEYOND - Enrichment program including STEM initiatives, NASA space camp, debating, opti minds, robotics and coding.

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES - Visual and performing arts, STEM, academic enrichment, sport and fitness, community outreach

BEAUTIFUL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - Located on the Strand beach front, a sophisticated campus with modern facilities created to appeal to young women.

PASTORAL CARE - A nurturing environment focused on every girl’s spiritual, social and emotional well-being, designed to develop strong and empowered girls.

COMMUNITY FOCUS - "Mercy Girls in Action" is a broad community service program helping our community while building personal resilience.

GLOBAL MINDEDNESS & COSMOPOLITISM - Culturally rich experience, preparing our girls to build relationships in an integrated, international world.
World-class facilities, including a state-of-the-art library & performing arts precinct due to open in 2020

Beautiful beachside location with fully air-conditioned dormitories and gym

Café by the Sea overlooking the ocean

Tutoring and study programs

Weekly recreational and social activities

Extensive extracurricular programs and a wide variety of club sports.
St Patrick's College offers a number of extracurricular activities and opportunities for students in the areas of the arts, sport and community. The calendar below outlines the core extracurricular activities, however additional opportunities will be offered where possible throughout the term.
Inspired by the practical example of Catherine McAuley, we strive to bring God’s loving kindness in Christ to all whom we meet, and to all that we do.

COMPASSION: Those with compassion enter into another’s experience and are moved to respond. In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, they engage with the poor, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged of our world.

RESPECT: Those with respect honour the integrity and diversity of creation. They recognise the unique dignity of every human being as created in the image and likeness of God. Empowered by the Spirit they are called to be co-creators of the new creation.

INTEGRITY: Those with integrity are honest and trustworthy. They attend to their own journey into self-knowledge and right living, and they ensure that processes are just and decisions are made in light of the common good.

JUSTICE: Justice is concerned with right relationships. Those who live justly promote right relationships with God, self, neighbour and creation. They work to ensure the welfare of all especially those in need.

HOPE: Those with hope live the resurrection story trusting the transforming power of God, so they persevere through difficulties, act with integrity and serve with joy. They respond to challenges with optimism, searching for the will power and strength from God to live out the Gospel values in their daily lives.

JOY: Those with joy are filled with the spirit, engaging in laughter and happiness in their interactions. They take great delight in spreading God’s love, and strive to live life to the full.
St Patrick’s College is a beacon of hope fostering ambition and compassion to create a better world.
St Patrick’s College Townsville is a Catholic independent educational community in the Mercy tradition. Our Mission is to promote fullness of life and nurture excellence in learning for all young women in a joyful environment.

College Bus Service

We are pleased to offer three bus routes, Monday-Friday, as per schedules available on our COLLEGE WEBSITE

To use this service, please complete and return the CONFIRMATION OF BUS USE form to Student Reception.

Bus tickets can be purchased from Student Reception.

Intelligent. Confident. Active. 

I am delighted to welcome you to St Patrick’s College Townsville, an independent Catholic girls’ secondary college, established by the Sisters of Mercy on the values of their founder, Catherine McAuley. As a Mercy community, we strive to live out the values of compassion, respect, integrity, justice, hope and joy in all that we do.

The College enjoys a strong reputation as a school of choice for young women of the North, with an expert teaching team, an outstanding pastoral care system and an innovative, inclusive and positive learning culture designed especially for girls, encouraging them to be creative, collaborative and reflective.

 

We offer an intimate environment with a stunning waterfront location, where our girls are supported to have the courage of their convictions to do more and be more than they ever thought possible; and in doing so, leave our College as confident, hopeful, purposeful young women, leaders and agents of change who demonstrate ambition and compassion.

 

Our state of the art facilities, overlooking the ocean and set amongst lush tropical gardens, allow our young women to explore the many academic, cultural and sporting opportunities available to them.

Generations of extraordinary women have been educated at St Patrick's College Townsville both as day students and as boarders since the late 1800s. They are justly proud of their alma mater and remain strongly connected to the College through various networking events and activities, offering unique opportunities to inspire and mentor our current students.

 

To experience our unique and beautiful learning community, please feel free to contact us at any time to arrange a personalised tour of our campus and facilities, or come along to our twilight open evening held each year in March.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our College community.

 

Amber Hauff
PRINCIPAL

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College Master Plan - Stage I East Precinct

JANUARY 2020 UPDATE

Building for the Future – Honouring the Past

History is in the making at St Patrick’s College Townsville, as strong enrolment growth has driven the construction of a contemporary performing arts, library and learning precinct.

In February 2018, the Sisters of Mercy officially transferred their Strand site to the College, with full approval for the redevelopment of the land to cater for the growth of the school. “We are committed to building for the future while honouring our past” said College Principal, Ms Amber Hauff. “As a Mercy community, we strive to live out the values of our founder Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy in all that we do. To have been given custodianship of this site from the Sisters is an enormous honour. We wholeheartedly embrace their vision for the College in continuing to build a futures-focused education designed especially for girls, whilst paying homage to our traditions that continue to remain a central focus in all that we do.”

The new building has been uniquely designed to incorporate the roof lines of significant and memorable buildings formerly on the site. An architectural filigree veil will shroud the façade of the completed structure resembling Irish lace, and embossed with three symbols – the shamrock, the Mercy rose and the Mercy cross - paying homage to the Irish Sisters of Mercy who established the College. 

Featuring an 800 seat performing arts auditorium, a state-of-the art library and nine classrooms to cater for dance, drama, music and hospitality, the East Precinct is now well underway and on track with construction expected to be completed by mid-2020. The additional classrooms and contemporary facilities will continue to support the College’s strong growth and focus on the creative and performing arts over the past few years.

St Patrick’s College Townsville looks forward to the continuing support of the local community throughout this exciting project. We are making every effort to provide regular progress updates via our College Facebook page and website news. A time-lapse camera installed on the site will capture every stage of this historic project.

“We are enormously excited to share our vision of the College with Townsville.” Said Ms Hauff. “The end result will be a stunning, architecturally designed space for our community to learn, grow and flourish together”.

ARCHITECTS:  m3architecture

CONSULTING HERITAGE ARCHITECT: Ivan McDonald Architects

TOWN PLANNING: Brazier Motti

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Lat27

QUANTITY SURVEYORS: Rider Levett Bucknall

LAND SURVEYORS: Rowlands Surveys

CIVIL & STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS: Aecom

 
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