Welcome to the 2016 school year at St Patrick’s Technical College – our tenth year of operations. The year ahead promises to be one of our most successful.
Our Year 11 and new Year 12 students began this week and there has been a smooth start for all. The students have undergone an induction and orientation program, with a mixture of training courses, employer and other information sessions.
We look forward to Monday for the start of the Academic year, with TAFE and College classes getting under way, and when all students will be together for the first time this year.
There was a very successful Year 12 Information Night held last Tuesday with guest speaker, Mr Ivan Neville, from the Department of Employment. This was an insightful session with useful information around employment trends and ways to maximise the chances of gaining an apprenticeship.
Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of forty days of Lent. This period leading up to Easter is preceded by Shrove Tuesday. There will be a whole school liturgy on Wednesday morning with Elizabeth Parish Priest, Fr Pat Woods, to mark the beginning of this important time in our preparation for Easter.
I wish all members of our community all the very best for the year ahead and look forward to working with you.