Friends of St Patrick's College

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 the 3rd Monday of the month (during term time) at 7:45 pm.

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 Thursday 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 (male or female) 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 during selected days in the holidays.


February:
• Monday 3: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting
• Tuesday 4: Year 9 Meet the Tutor Teacher Evening – from 5.30pm.
• Friday 7: Academic Mass, from 9.30am.


March:
• Monday 2: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting.


April:
• Monday 6 April: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting (FOCUS: Mother and Son Dinner Planning schedule. Arrange sub committees).
• Saturday 25 April: 10.00am–12noon (T1 Sch hols) Uniform shop open.


May:
• Parents of Patricians – we provide refreshments before the meeting.
• Monday 4: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting (FINALISING: Mother and Son Dinner final details. Progress report from sub committees).


June:
• Sunday 7 June: St Patrick’s College Open Day 2020.
• Monday 8 June: 1.30 – 2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting (FINALISING: Mother and Son Dinner final details. Progress report from sub committees. Date moved – due to Queens birthday).
• Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18: SPC Parent Teacher Interviews/Meetings.


July:
• Sunday 5: 10.00am–12noon (T2 sch hols) Uniform Shop open.
• Monday 20: FOSPC Committee Meeting (FINALISING: Mother and Son Dinner final details. Progress report from sub committees. Date moved – due to Term 2 holidays).


August:
• Monday 3: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting (FINALISING: Mother and Son Dinner final details. Debrief report from sub committees).
• Thursday 20: SPC Mother and Son Dinner 2019.


September:
• Monday 7: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC Committee Meeting.
• Sunday 13: SPC Family Morning Mass and light luncheon.
• Saturday 26: 10.00–12noon (T3 sch hols) Uniform Shop open.


October:
• Monday 12: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open; FOSPC AGM (Date moved – due to Term 3 holidays).


November:
• Monday 2: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open.
• Thursday 19: Year 9 parents and caregivers (2020) Xmas BBQ.
• Monday 23: FOSPC Xmas Committee Meeting and Dinner (TBC).


December:
• Monday 7: 1.30–2.30pm Uniform Shop open.
• Saturday 12: 10.00am– 12noon Uniform Shop open

 

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