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St Patrick’s College, Townsville

Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding and Day


45 The Strand,


Telephone: 07 4753 0300

Principal: Mrs Amber Hauff

Director of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Ms Katie de Carteret
Telephone: 07 4772 1122

Number in School: 600
Number of Boarders: 120

St Patrick’s College Townsville is an independent Catholic girls secondary College, offering Years 7-12 for both day and boarding. The College is located on Townsville’s Strand beachfront, within the central business district, and offers spectacular views of the ocean. Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1878 and based on the values of their founder, Catherine McAuley, St Patrick’s College Townsville is the oldest Independent School in the region. As a Mercy College, we live out these values of compassion, respect, integrity, justice, hope and joy. We provide an affirming environment where young women are encouraged to be intelligent, confident and active. We endeavour to ensure that the students in our care can do more and be more than they thought possible. The students of St Patrick’s College Townsville dare to imagine their future. We provide opportunities is which they will be challenged, will invent and create, and where they will develop the skills necessary to be leaders and agents of change.

At St Patrick’s College Townsville, we offer 21st century teaching and learning in a beautiful environment. Our recently revitalised campus provides a striking mix of heritage and contemporary learning spaces, including a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Complex and Library.  Each year, the College runs the highly successful #STEMLIKEAPAT’SGIRL conference for innovative girls. Our campus is fully Wi-Fi connected and teachers and students use both indoor and outdoor areas for learning. We believe that students can learn anywhere in an environment where they feel comfortable and that is exactly what we are providing – spaces that are unique, contemporary and appealing to young learners.

St Patrick’s College Townsville offers an intimate school environment with a close-kit and committed teaching staff who are experts in their areas of speciality.  Our dedicated and highly experienced pastoral care team ensure our girls are well cared for in all dimensions – academically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.

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