St Patrick's College, Wellington


125 years Celebrated 4-6th June 2010

During Queen’s Birthday weekend St Pat’s became home once again to hundreds of visiting Old Boys celebrating 125 years of education at this College.

It was heartening for the organising committee and all the numerous volunteers to see so many smiling faces, proudly wearing their lanyards and merino blue & white striped scarves, swapping stories, catching up on news, watching the sport fixtures and poring over the displays.

The Friday night ‘Blues Brothers Bash’ and Saturday’s Jubilee Dinner was highly successful. The Jubilee Dinner saw 850 dining at the TSB Arena and were entertained with Old Boys MC Tim Gordon (1968-72), Denis Clifford (1965-69), Alex Fala (1992-96) and Fr Craig Larkin (1956-60) all speaking with passion, conviction, humour and, as always with our Patricians, great humour.

On Sunday the rain finally arrived which didn’t seem to matter for the 900 who attended the Jubilee Mass. Concelebrated by over 30 Marists the Mass was the final ‘official’ function of the weekend and it was most fitting that the celebrations concluded with this.

Links to speeches, images and memorabilia:


Alex Fala Speech

Craig Larkin Speech


Jubilee Review