Monthly Archives: August 2018

Father’s Day 2018

For two St Patrick’s Technical College brothers, working on projects together has seen them maintain a close bond with their father.

Tyson, 18, and Cameron, 16, Anderson said they love to spend time with their dad, Michael, learning new skills and building closer bonds.

Mr Anderson owns Carpet Giants at Salisbury Plains and Tyson said despite his father’s busy schedule, he always spendd quality time with the brothers.

“Dad has taught us so many things. Nearly every time we are with him he is teaching us something new,’’ Tyson, who is a Year 12 Building and Construction student, said.

“Last weekend I learnt to concrete and we are working on pulling apart quad bikes. Cameron is in the automotive program at StPatsTech, so dad is doing this so Cameron knows how to rebuild an engine.’’

Tyson said one of the best things about working on projects together with his father and brother, was they were able to talk through other issues which may be affecting their lives.

“Dad is always asking us if we are okay because he knows how difficult times can be,’’ Tyson said.

St Patrick’s Technical College principal Danny Deptula said it was important for fathers to keep the lines of communication open with their children and connecting through trade skills was a great way to build stronger bonds.

“Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and appreciate fathers. I would like to wish all the dads in our community a very happy Father’s Day,’’ Mr Deptula said.

College leaders announced

St Patrick’s Technical College today celebrated the commissioning on four new leaders.

Alicia Phay and Cameron Anderson have been elected as College Captains and Danni Lehmann and Ryan Binyon were elected Vice-Captains for 2018/19.

Leaders captains

A special liturgy led by Fr Pat Woods from the Elizabeth Parish was held to celebrate the new leaders and wish them all the best for the coming year.

Principal Danny Deptula thanked 2017/18 leaders Lachlan Osborne, Santiago Bribiesca Diaz and Declan Caldow for their contributions to the College community over the past 12 months.

Mr Deptula said Lachlan and Santiago, in particular, being campus-based students, had stepped up into the role of leader with great grace and confidence.

Leaders vice

He congratulated Alicia (IT student), Cameron (Automotive student), Ryan (Construction student) and Danni (Hair & Beauty student) for their appointments. A large number of students put their hands up to be leaders and the decision was made based on votes from staff and students as well as a formal interview with the College Leadership team.

“I look forward to working with your new leaders who take on the role of raising the profile of the College and representing the student body. We want to work with students to make St Patrick’s Technical College even better,’’ Mr Deptula said.

Following the liturgy and assembly a morning tea was held for the new leaders and their families.



Burnout gets national unearthing

St Patrick’s Technical College is rocking out to the achievement of one of its students.

Year 11 Electrotechnology student Billy Burns is one third of punk rock outfit Burnout which was today named as a finalist in this year’s Triple J Unearthed High.

Billy along with band mates Kyle and Nik formed Burnout about six years ago and are inspired by ‘all great punk rock bands’. Their single, written by Billy, is called Get Out about what to do post-school. Since writing the song, Billy started as an Electrotechnology student at St Patrick’s Technical College with the hope to get a trade behind him while he pursues his dream of being a musician.

The band plays pubs and festivals around Adelaide.Billy Burns (4)2

Billy is lead vocalist and guitarist and has been writing songs since he was 10 years old. He taught himself to play guitar at age nine using a second hand acoustic guitar and YouTube videos.

College Principal Danny Deptula congratulated Burnout on being named finalists in the national competition.

“We hope this gives the band national exposure to help them fulfil their musical dreams. The whole College community is right behind them,’’ Mr Deptula said.

In announcing the finalists, Triple J’s Music Director Nick Findlay said Burnout is ”every single punk band rolled into one”.

Winners will be announced on August 13 and will take home $5000 in prizes including professional support and advice, a recording session and management mentoring.

To listen to Burnout, Get Out follow this link to the Triple J page.