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Welcome

St Patrick’s 鶹Ƶý is an energetic, lively learning community offering a wide range of activities and opportunities for students to discover their passion and explore their talents. Students are provided with the opportunity to thrive in our positive learning community with supportive, highly qualified staff, outstanding facilities and our focus on the growth of the whole person. 

We are passionate about how today’s learning shapes the people our students become in the future and provide many diverse and enriching opportunities to develop the growth of the whole person that extends beyond our successful academic and future pathways programs.  These include sports, arts, co-curricular, camps and outdoor education programs; learning enhancement opportunities; participation in our pastoral care system; and outreach programs, which are all underpinned by our Catholic faith and provide students with the opportunity to develop spiritual, social and cultural connections.

Families of other faith traditions and those who share the values as expressed in our Mission are most welcome to apply for enrolment.

I encourage you to visit St Patrick’s 鶹Ƶý and experience how our students learn the skills, knowledge and values in order to thrive in an ever-changing world. 

Mrs Liz Illingworth
Acting Principal

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

— Luke 6:31

Meet our Principal

Mrs Liz Illingworth commenced as Principal at St Patrick’s 鶹Ƶý in 2023.

Liz was educated at Marian 鶹Ƶý (1983) and St Patrick’s 鶹Ƶý from 1984-1988. She has taught in Catholic Education in Tasmania for a period of 30 years and has a passion for teaching and learning, and a desire to see that each student is nurtured and encouraged to grow and flourish to be the best version of themselves.  

Liz holds a Masters of Leadership and Theology, a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, and a Bachelor of Education (Honours).

Liz commenced her teaching career at St Patrick’s 鶹Ƶý in 1993 and worked in various positions until 2005, including House Head of Rice. Liz was also heavily involved in co-curricular activities as Person in Charge of Softball, Hockey, Athletics and Cross Country.

Previously Liz held leadership positions at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, including Year 5 and 6 Team Leader and Deputy Principal, and was Principal at St Finn Barr’s Catholic Primary School for six years. 

Outside of professional life, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband Phil and children, Cameron and Sophie (who are all Old Collegians); friends; gardening and at the beach.