Posts Tagged ‘St Patrick’s College Wellington’

St Patrick’s College students become English teachers in Thailand

Monday, February 18th, 2019

During the recent summer holiday, eight students and two teachers from St Patrick’s College Wellington went on a two-week school trip to visit the Marist mission in Ranong, Thailand. The purpose of this trip was to experience what life is like for Burmese migrants, see Marist faith in action and teach English to the students attending Read more

St Patrick’s College Kilbirnie roof may have to go

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Students have returned to St Patrick’s College, Kilbirnie, after the discovery of asbestos last week. “The worry is that asbestos will still come out of the roof,” Rector, Mr Neil Swindells said. “We’ve had the Ministry of Education, the medical officer of health and WorkSafe involved, everything we’ve done has been first rate, but we Read more

St Patrick’s Wellington Old Boy at Rio Olympics

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

St Patrick’s College, Wellington old boy Quentin Rew is representing New Zealand in two Olympic events in Rio. He will complete in the 20km Walk starting at 5.30am (NZT) on Saturday August 13 and the 50km Walk starting at 11pm (NZT) on Friday August 19. The school says Rew, who attended St Pat’s from 1998-2002 Read more

Well known St Patrick’s College old boys once debated together

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Property developer and Willis Bond & Co managing director Mark McGuinness and Attorney General Chris Finlayson were once in the same debating team when they attended St Patrick’s College Wellington. “He was a terrific guy – very smart, so he carried the rest of us in the team. He was very eloquent then, as he Read more

St Pat’s Wellington student puffing about Puffer jackets

Friday, June 19th, 2015

St Patrick’s College Wellington student, Aiden Green, says the jacket rules at his school had suddenly changed this week. Although pupils were told at an assembly last Wednesday that plain black jackets without writing were acceptable, teachers stood by the gate on Tuesday morning and patrolled at lunchtime to confiscate any non-uniform jackets, he said. Read more

St Pat’s teacher remembers chicken legs Collins

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

A teacher who mentored Jerry Collins at St Patrick’s College in Wellington said he used to be called “chicken legs”. “Jerry used to get called chicken legs in his early days and once he got called that, and  named that, he used to spend most of Friday afternoons in the gym instead of in the Read more

Meet the new man at St Pat’s Town

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The Rector of St Patrick’s College Wellington was recently interviewed by local newspaper, the Dominion Post. Neal Swindells came to St Pat’s from St John’s College in Hastings where he had been the principal for 15 years. “I was brought up a Methodist Presbyterian in a strong Christian family. My wife, Anna, was from a Read more

Young Catholics reach out to Solomons

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Severe flooding in the Solomon Islands helped give extra meaning to the 6,000 young people taking part in the Caritas Challenge over the weekend. “We need to be far more grateful for all we have because they have so little and even that is being taken away from them,” said Mareko Ennor, a Year 12 student Read more

St Pat’s Wellington makes it a run to remember

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Almost 200 students from St Patrick’s College, Wellington New Zealand, pitched in to honour the memory of a former classmate at this year’s Relay for Life. Nick Linney died in August after an 11-month battle with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma. The 16-year-old Wellingtonian was an inspiration after his diagnosis, through his Read more

New Rector appointed for St Patrick’s College

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Board of Trustees of St Patrick’s College Wellington, New Zealand has appointment Mr Neal Swindells as the the school’s 24th Rector. For the past 15 years Neal has been the principal of St John’s College in Hastings, He will take up the position in January 2014 and will be welcomed formally to the College at Read more