Monthly Archives: February 2021

Crikey! It’s cricket… Round 2

The St Patrick’s Technical College Open Boys Cricket team went in strong for Round 2 of the state-wide knockout cricket tournament. Facing Faith Lutheran College in Tanunda, the boys began well with their pace bowlers keeping their opponents on the back foot. The game looked to be turning to #StPatsTech’s favour when Tyron McInnes-Northcott brought in his spin, knocking out five batsmen over the space of a few overs – a performance that won him the game ball.

Unfortunately, the batting collapsed quickly against the consistent bowling and strong fielding of the opposition, knocking #StPatsTech out of the tournament.

St Patricks Technical College – All out for 64
Faith Lutheran College – All out for 108

Well done to the boys for their outstanding efforts in both rounds of the tournament: Heath, Hunter, Jacko, Travis, Liam, Kane, Jack, Max, Brodie, Samuel and Tyron.

Faith-filled student awarded

Congratulations to Year 12 Construction student, Oliver Warley, who is the recipient of the John Brewer Scholarship awarded by the Knights of the Southern Cross. The $1500 scholarship will assist Oliver with his fees and education expenses during his Year 12 studies at the St Patrick’s Technical College.

Thank you to Mr John Neate, the College’s Community, Spirituality and Identity Teaching and Learning Manager, for nominating Oliver for his faith-filled commitment to his Catholic faith.

The scholarship is named in memory of the late Bro. John T Brewer, a Knights of the Southern Cross member who gave years of service to his church, community, and the Knights.

Happy Shrove Tuesday!

Happy Shrove Tuesday! More commonly known as Pancake Day, today our St Patrick’s Technical College staff practiced their culinary skills and we were very impressed.

Satisfying a sweet tooth, students and staff enjoyed scrumptious flapjacks for a gold coin donation. All money raised goes to Project Compassion, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness raising appeal showing faith love and generosity this Lent.

Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Pancakes were once popular items for Christians to give up during Lent as they were the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the 40-day Lenten fast.

Cricket win in Knockout Round 1

In what was a blockbuster match played today, the St Patrick’s Technical College Open Boys Cricket team paved the way to victory against Modbury High School in Round 1 of the state-wide knockout cricket tournament. The boys played exceptionally well and proved to be the dominant force.

Modbury High School – All out for 141 runs
St Patrick’s Technical College – 1 out for 150 runs

Having won the first round, St Patrick’s Technical College will now progress through to Round 2 of the tournament. Congratulations!

Great results for Subs in Schools comp

The Subs in Schools competition concluded the 2020 school year with some great results for St Patrick’s Technical College. Competing in both state and national competitions at St Peter’s College, our Information Technology (IT) students submerged, manoeuvred, and completed tasks with their Remote Operated Vehicles, coming away with a few top gongs! Congratulations to the Special Response Team, winning the Innovation Award, Best Sea Trial and placing 3rd overall. Special mention to Orca Inc. team placing 4th overall.

Due to COVID and several restrictions, students competing in state comps were automatically entered into the national competition. Overall, the Special Response Team finished 9th and Orca Inc. in 12th position.

Congratulations to the #StPatsTech teams on your outstanding performance and thank you to Saab Australia engineering mentors, Daniel Pace and Jared Bouchier, for your ongoing support through the P-Tech Australia (Pathways in Technology) program

As part of the P-TECH program, mentoring with key industry partners provides an education-industry collaboration and industry-supported pathways for students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Saab Australia engineers assist our students in understanding the complexities of underwater design, electronics, and mathematics. The world’s first in-class submarine design competition provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with industry and to foster their STEM learning.


Blair Boyer MP visit

It was a pleasure to host Blair Boyer MP on a recent visit to St Patrick’s Technical College. The Member for Wright saw first-hand our remarkable trade facilities while engaging with our students. Mr Boyer, Shadow Minister for Education, Training & Skills, and Veterans’ Affairs toured the facilities with Year 12 students and College Leaders, Caitlyn Watson and James Chant, as hosts and accompanied by Principal Danny Deptula.

“The conversations I had with students at St Pats really told me everything I needed to know about the School; they were overwhelmingly positive not only about the quality of the teaching but also the flexible nature of the curriculum that allows them to gain work experience and make sure they were ready for the workplace whilst simultaneously completing their SACE. “

It was an honour to showcase our unique College, boast about our student achievements, and discuss the importance of VET and skilling our young people.