Welcome to Mount St Patrick College!
Mount St Patrick is a co-educational Secondary College operating within the system administered by the Catholic Education Office. It was opened in 1926 by the Presentation Sisters and was administered and staffed by them until 1989. It derives its name from St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, whose feast day is celebrated by both the College and local communities.
Mt St Patrick aims at providing for the total development of its pupils, spiritually, intellectually, physically, morally, socially, emotionally and culturally and through a sound education based on Christian, and especially Catholic, principles in an atmosphere that is itself a production of the application of these principles. The College serves the Catholic Parishes of Mullumbimby and Murwillumbah.
Mount St Patrick owes many of its traditions to the Presentation Sisters, Priests and the local community of past generations.
To ensure the continuity of these traditions the College aims to:
Wollumbin, the geographical centre of the Tweed Valley, is a symbol of hope, challenge, endeavour and achievement. The Cross is a sign of hope and redemption, and is the central symbol of our College badge. These symbols provide the rationale for the College motto, and the impetus behind the mission of Mount St Patrick College:
IN HOC SIGNO SPES MEA
In this sign is my hope
We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Bundjalung country on which we gather today. We walk alongside the elders past, present and emerging. We extend our acknowledgement to any and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people here today. The land we live, work, breathe, eat and sleep, always was and always will be Aboriginal land. May we walk alongside the custodians of this country as we seek voice, treaty and truth.