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January 28, 2015

College Principal Welcome

I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all students and families to the St. Patrick’s community. To new families and students, I hope that your first days have been helpful and encouraging and I, with the rest of the College staff, look forward to working with you throughout this year.

Since the end of last year, as mentioned in the Principal’s letter forwarded to families in January, there have been some further...


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January 28, 2015

The Art and Science of Teaching at SPC

In 2014, I wrote of the College’s decision to investigate and adopt a pedagogical and curriculum framework. As such, we began the process of implementing Dr Robert Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching. This framework is not so much concerned with the content which is required to be taught, but rather the way in which this content is to be disseminated.

Last year was very much an investigation and introductory stage. This...


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January 28, 2015

A Welcome to the New School Year from the College Dean

A very warm welcome to all our families for the start of what we hope will be a safe, happy and successful year. I encourage all students to take up the many opportunities that are offered at St. Patrick’s College. Students who are involved and participate in College life become well connected to the broader community and have a greater sense of belonging. It is important that all students feel safe and accepted at St. Patrick’s College....


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