St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe QLD







Established: 1952

Principal: Chris Mayes

Address: 60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe 4017


Key Information


96 Teaching

82 Non Teaching


$8,444 (Year 12)

QCE Subjects





VET Available

Flagship Programs

Academic Excellence, Arts Program, Co-curricular Program, Enrichment and Accelerator Programs, Environment and Sustainability,

About our school

As a committed and diverse teaching and learning faculty, St Patrick’s College offers a liberating education that will foster the skills needed for the future. We will encourage our young men to be communicators, critical thinkers, creative and collaborative.

We will also offer him a sense of justice and solidarity and encourage him to look beyond himself and consider how he can make a difference to those in his community and those on the margins of society.

Whether his interests lie in the arts, academics, sport, community service, science, music or metalwork our comprehensive curriculum will help him find his passion.

No achievement, big or small, goes unnoticed. We will offer him a solid pathway to his future. Along the way he will build connections that he will carry with him throughout his life and will always be welcomed back into the community he called his home in his formative years. It is the combination of place, people and opportunity that moulds our young men into Men of Faith, Learning, Humility and Action.

Principal's Message

As a community we strive to build ‘Men of Action’ at St Patrick’s College. Everything we do is designed to support our young men as they strive to be Men of Faith, Men of Learning and Men of Humility. Our philosophy is drawn from our Catholic and Edmund Rice traditions of aiming to transform our students’ minds and hearts to build a more just, tolerant, and inclusive community by educating for liberation and possibility. At St Patrick’s we understand every young man learns differently, that’s why we offer a holistic approach to the education of our young men. Our broad and enriching educational opportunities, combined with our comprehensive co-curricular program, help our students uncover where their passion lies. Whether he plans to undertake tertiary studies or head directly into the workforce, our programs allow each student to work towards achieving his individual goals. He will be taught to be a critical thinker and problem-solver. We will actively encourage him to be a communicator, a collaborator, an innovator and to be globally aware.

Quick Facts

  • 25 award-winning instrumental and vocal performance ensembles
  • Member of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) sporting competition
  • Chess, Debating, Theatresports, Art Club, Film Club, Dance Crew and Musicals
  • Immersion Programs to India, Timor Leste, Noonkanbah and Cherbourg
  • Paddy’s Van Ministry Program in the local community
  • Senior learning precinct with state-of-the-art collaboration spaces
  • One-to-one laptop program
  • 11 sports offered across Years 5-12
  • Formation program across all Year levels, including the Rite Journey Program for Year 9 students
  • Big Brother-Little Brother pastoral program

More from the school

Upcoming Dates

Tue May

St Patrick’s College Shorncliffe, QLD – College Open Day 28 May 2024

May 28, 2024 - 3:00 pm


  • 1500 seat auditorium
  • On campus sporting oval
  • Curlew Park Sporting Ovals
  • State of the Art Senior Precinct
  • Café
  • Art and Music Rooms
  • Recording Studios

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 5 523 478 509 502 513
Year 7 553 519 547 546 584
Year 9 604 564 589 589 614

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from:

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 5 510 469 500 499 506
Year 7 562 539 552 543 573
Year 9 607 566 583 596 614

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from:

Campus Locations

Main Campus

60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe, 4017

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