|St Patrick's College|
The tower is the all that remains of the main building
|Type||Independent, day school|
|Motto||Motto: Semper et Ubique Fidelis (Always and Everywhere Faithful)|
|Colour(s)||Navy blue and white|
St Patrick's College was an independent Catholic school in Melbourne, Victoria from 1854 until 1968. It was the second independent school and the first Catholic secondary school in Victoria founded with a government grant of £2,500.In 1865, following financial difficulties, it was transferred to the care of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The school became immediately important to the intellectual and spiritual life of the Catholic community of Victoria and remained so for its existence.
The school was shut down at the end of 1968 in order to provide space for a new Catholic diocesan chancery.After significant public opposition the buildings were demolished in 1970. Over 5000 students attended the school between its foundation and closure. The St Patrick's Old Collegians' Association continues to exist.
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