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

About our school

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. We will also offer him a world of opportunities to grow beyond the classroom, including social justice immersions, outdoor expeditions and cultural programs or participation in advocacy projects. Our experienced and passionate educators will provide him with a rigorous and stimulating academic environment and encourage him to be an independent learner. Our entire staff take the responsibility of caring for every young man very seriously, with a comprehensive pastoral care system designed to ensure that every individual is valued and nurtured.

Quick Facts

  • In 2022 we will celebrate 70 years of educating young men.
  • 20 award winning instrumental and vocal performance ensembles.
  • Member of the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) independent school competition.
  • Chess, Debating, Theatresports, Art Club, Film Club, Dance Crew and College Musicals.
  • Community service with Paddy’s Van justice program.
  • 2020 – 2030 Masterplan building underway, new facilities open in 2022.
  • One-to-one laptop program across all year levels.
  • 11 sports offered.
  • Alumni Association provides opportunities to current and former students.
  • Big Brother – Little Brother pastoral program.

More from the school

Upcoming Dates

Mon Aug

St Patrick’s College Shorncliffe, QLD – College Tours

August 29, 2022 - 11:00 pm

Tue Oct

St Patrick’s College Shorncliffe, QLD – College Tours

October 18, 2022 - 11:00 pm

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 5 520 464 497 493 512
Year 7 565 518 556 552 583
Year 9 588 537 583 582 616

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


University enrolled: 55%
TAFE/VET enrolled 11%
Employment 25%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

60 Park Parade, Shorncliffe, 4017

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