770+ apprenticeship commencements since 2007


St Pat's Tech in my view is UNRIVALLED in their level of curriculum choices and style of education for Years 11 and 12. And not only that, I do not know where to begin to describe the level of dedication, attention to detail, and genuine interest and concern for student well-being displayed by all staff members that I've had dealings with.

Mum, June 2014

My son is a successful graduate and has never looked back since then, working at ASC.

Mum, October 2014

We are very proud and pleased to be part of the St Patrick's team and look forward to giving young men and women more opportunities in the future.

Steven Prisk, Master Plumbers Association SA (Feb '15)

The school is fantastic! My son has become a completely different person since starting at St Pat's - he enjoys coming to school every day. I have recommended the school to many friends and acquaintances.

Mum, June 2014

St Patrick's really is a great environment for young boys to develop into young men. We would like to thank all the staff at St Patrick's who taught our two sons over the past few years.

Mum & Dad, November 2013

St Pat's gives our young men and women a great alternative to mainstream schooling. We welcome the opportunity to be involved. You can count on our continued support!

Jim Rouse, Totally Workwear (Nov '13)

I would like to sincerely thank all the staff for assisting my daughter in her time at St Patrick's. I believe that both my children have been successful in obtaining their careers because of the excellent schooling the College has provided.

Mum, July 2012

Thanks for all the hard work you put into our son's schooling! He is settling nicely into work at ASC. He has been at TAFE for the past few weeks and nailing all the exams - getting distinction and passes - which reflects on all your teachers' persistence!

Mum & Dad, March 2012

I would like to extend my gratitude to St Pat's Tech for helping my son gain the confidence to push forward with this path. As parents we can only do so much and the young men only listen to us so much! The professionalism, enthusiasm and support of the personnel at the school has made a positive impact so thank you and the team at St Pat's!

Mum, March 2011

We’ve had two boys go through St Pat's and it has been a positive experience for both of them. They’re both now working as apprentice carpenters. We moved from our existing school because both of our boys were very certain that they wanted a trade career and we were quite happy that they could finish their schooling and focus on trade subjects. They were both happy to do subjects that they could see had an obvious relevance to what they wanted to do for a living. They didn't want to do poetry or things they could see were going to be irrelevant. From a parents' point of view, that swayed us. Our boys could finish school and get their SACE while concentrating on what they needed for their professional life. My advice to parents: if your kids are focussed on a particular trade then the College is the way to go. It’s not an easy way out of school – you need to apply yourself and commit but the kids that work hard will get an apprenticeship and a real head-start.

Mum & Dad, 2010

St Patrick's gets the balance of education right. Kids that come here work hard if they know the things they’re studying will greatly help them.

Mum, 2010

At St Patrick’s, the teachers have a different approach - they’re more personal and one on one. They treat our son like they’re in the workplace. I’d recommend St Patrick's to anybody. If you’re a parent and your kids are struggling to work out what they want to do, you should send your kids to the College. At his old school, he was losing focus and just not interested in the work because he’s not a heads-in-the-books kind of kid. He is treated more like an adult and so he’s happier than he’s ever been. He’s got an apprenticeship in plumbing and he’s also going to finish Year 12, which is an amazing achievement for him and I’ve kept him in school, which is an amazing achievement for me!

Dad, 2010