Friends of St Patrick's College

The Mother and Son Dinner is now taking place on Tuesday 3 August at 7.00pm in the College hall.

This event is now **SOLD OUT**

Enjoy a delicious buffet meal with your son. Our speaker this year is St Pat’s Old Boy Li’i Alaimoana who will share the journey of his career in the comedy industry. There’ll be raffles, photos and a cash bar – a fun night guaranteed!

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FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College is responsible for the hospitality at the College. We support the College and its community by hosting several functions throughout the year.

The SPC Women’s Group was set up in the early 1900s to support the priests within the College, preparing food and the like. The group evolved and became the backbone of the College, being responsible for the hospitality of the College. We continue to play a vital role within the College and maintain a strong parent base.

We welcome parents, caregivers, and extended family to volunteer to help us support our College community. To volunteer, join the group, or get on our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletters, send your email address to FOSPC2018@gmail.com or join our Facebook page (FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College), or simply come along to our monthly committee meetings, which are held in the College staff room on a Monday during term time 7:30pm.

As a group we can be self-funded by operating the Second-Hand Uniform shop which is run by FOSPC volunteers. The Shop is open on the first Monday of each month during lunchtime and various Saturday mornings throughout the year.

Another branch of our group is the ‘St Pat’s Angels’. The aim of this group is to support college families and staff through illness or bereavement. We ask all families in the school to consider volunteering to be an Angel. This network offers practical help such as meals and transport to hospital appointments – whatever is needed. We have divided the school catchment area into zones, each with a coordinator. If a family in your zone needs help, the coordinator will be in touch and ask who can help. FOSPC will reimburse Angels for up to $20 to the cost for meals etc. so that money is not a barrier to helping out. Angels might only be called on once a year. We certainly hope that there are not troubling times for people. Volunteering to be an Angel is a valuable way to show that we care.

The school calendar has many regular events with which we assist. The following overview gives you an indication on the type of events we support at the College:

January: Second-Hand Uniform Shop open

  • Saturday 16 January: 10 – 12noon (by appointment)
  • Wednesday 20 January 4.30pm – 6.30pm (by appointment)

February:

  • Monday 15: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday 9: Year 9 Meet the Tutor Teacher Evening – from 5.30pm
  • Friday 12: Academic Mass, from 9.30am
  • Tuesday 23: Becoming a Patrician

March:

  • Monday 1: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open
  • Monday 29 March FOSPC Committee Meeting

April:

  • Monday 12 April: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open

May:

  • TBA Parents of Patricians – we provide refreshments before the meeting.
  • Saturday 1: 10.00am–12noon (T1 Sch hols) Uniform shop open
  • Monday 3: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open;
  • Monday10: FOSPC Committee Meeting

June:

  • Monday 14: 1.30 – 2.30pm Uniform Shop open
  • Monday 14: FOSPC Committee Meeting, 7pm

July:

  • Monday 5: 1.30 – 2.30pm Uniform Shop open.
  • Saturday 10: 10.00am–12noon (T2 Sch hols) Uniform shop open

August:

  • Monday 2: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting 
  • Tuesday 3: Mother-Son Dinner
  • Monday 30:  FOSPC Committee Meeting, 7pm

September:

  • Monday 6: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open
  • Monday 13: FOSPC Committee Meeting.
  • Sunday 12: SPC Family Morning Mass and light luncheon

October:

  • Saturday 16: 10.00–12noon (T3 sch hols) Uniform Shop open.
  • Monday 18: FOSPC AGM

November:

  • Thursday 25: Year 9 parents and caregivers (2022) Xmas BBQ.
  • Monday 22: FOSPC Xmas Committee Meeting and Dinner (TBC)

December:

  • Monday 6: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open.

 

FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College
Facebook: FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College
Email: FOSPC2018@gmail.com