Welcome to the community of Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield, where we offer a quality Catholic education that supports every boy to achieve his personal best. Hospitality, welcome, education for all and outreach to the marginalised, are our four pillars; this translates into school life that:
welcomes all, seeking to be the face of Christ to the other
holds high standards in academic work and student engagement in learning
has strong discipline and high expectations of student behaviour
challenges the community to put faith into action, and
sanctifies life by utilising our God-given gifts and talents.
The college has flourished for over half a century with a strong spiritual, academic and sporting tradition. We have an impressive list of notable ex-students who have excelled in public, sporting and private life.
Our academic and sporting success has sealed our strong reputation, and has been extended into areas of Information Technology, Creative and Performing Arts, Debating, Public Speaking, Chess and Vocational Education.
My hope for you is that this website will sew another thread into a tapestry that has already been tightly woven by the Patrician Brothers. Our parents, students and staff have significantly contributed in making Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield a special place of spirituality, learning, hospitality and welcome. We invite you to be part of our rich story.
History Established in 1953, Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield has a rich history in providing excellence in Catholic boys’ education. The college continues the vision of the Brothers’ founder, Bishop Daniel Delany, seeking to recognise and proclaim the presence of Christ in all people and in all of creation.
Vision Patrician Brothers’ Catholic College is a welcoming culturally diverse Catholic school community of staff, students and parents working collaboratively through supportive structures and an inclusive curriculum which aspires:
To foster and enhance a sincere commitment to the values of the Gospel and the Patrician charism and belief statement
To nurture a sense of welcoming and belonging within a safe, compassionate environment
To provide excellence in curricular and co-curricular education for all
To create and celebrate a vibrant and authentic contemporary, Catholic professional learning community
To educate holistically ensuring the wellbeing of all students spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially and intellectually.
Mission In order to fulfil our vision we will challenge and foster in our students:
a commitment to their Catholic faith and Patrician charism through prayer and action
an active concern, care and responsibility for themselves, their families, the wider community, the environment and global issues
the skills necessary to make them competent, responsible and active participants in the global community
excellence in academic and practical skills, appropriate to their ages and abilities, developing their gifts and talents whilst enhancing their capacity for lifelong learning
an understanding and ongoing appreciation of the creative and performing arts and literature
a healthy, sustainable lifestyle through the promotion of physical activities, good nutrition and lifestyle education courses
the knowledge and discernment to responsibly embrace technology.
Maria Duce The Latin motto Maria Duce, means “Let Mary Lead” or “Mary is the Way”. It points the College community to the need to keep its eyes on one closely tied to Jesus Christ, who gives the way to success in life and the hereafter.
Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield is a caring community with a family-like spirit in which the love of God and devotion to Mary will help to develop students who believe in and live the values of Christ.
The college colours – Blue and Blue – link us to Mary, the Patroness of the Parish and to Australia, to the environment in which the college is placed.