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    • Senior History Students Visit Vietnam
      • July 2013: During the July holidays eighteen senior History students, led by Mr Columbus and Mr Tinney visited Vietnam. Over 12 days the group traveled from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north. Hoi An, Danang and Hue were visited in between. It was a busy itinerary with highlights including the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, the Viet Cong tunnels at Cu Chi, the night market in the old town of Hoi An, the Cham temples at My Son, the tragic site of the My Lai Massacre around Son My, the boat trip up the perfume river in Hue, the cyclo tour around the citadel in Hue, and Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum in Hanoi. Perhaps the biggest highlight though was the amazing food and friendly and open people of Vietnam.

    • 2013 Traditional vs Town
      • Wednesday 10 July 2013: In a close encounter, St Patrick's College Silverstream won the annual Traditional Sports Exchange against its brother school, St Patrick's College Town, by 6 points to 5. The Exchange is played across a range of sports: rugby, football, basketball, badminton, hockey, water polo and road race. The First XV match, broadcast live on Sky Sport, was an opportunity to complete the Premier 1 competition undefeated and in first place; they did not disappoint with a 34-5 win. Stream's First XI Football team came up against a more fancied Town side but three goals in the first half were enough to give Stream a 3-0 win. The upset of the day came in the Road Race where, across three age grades, Stream won by a single point, the first win in six years. Another upset came in the badminton where Stream won 5-1. Both First XI and 2nd XI Hockey teams did well, winning 8-0 and 13-0 respectively. In the basketball Stream stayed close in a well-run first half but Town stepped up in the second half to eventually win 108-55. While down at Naenae Pool a close game resulted in a 5-4 win to Town in the water polo. A hectic but enthralling day's sport.

    • Stream Hosts O'Shea Shield in 2013
      • Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May 2013: St Patrick's College Silverstream were hosts this year for the O'Shea Shield, the annual religious competition held amongst the 17 Catholic colleges in central New Zealand (the south of the North Island and the top of the South Island). After two days of intense competition, Wellington schools St Catherine's College and St Patrick's College Town were joint winners, closely followed in joint second place by St Patrick's College Silverstream and Sacred Heart New Plymouth. The teams are: Bishop Viard College (Porirua); Chanel College (Masterton); Cullinane College (Wanganui); Francis Douglas Memorial College (New Plymouth); Garin College (Nelson); Hato Paora College (Feilding);  Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt); Sacred Heart College (New Plymouth); Sacred Heart College (Napier); St Bernard's College (Lower Hutt); St Catherine's College (Wellington); St John's College (Hastings);  Hato Hohepa / St Joseph's Maori Girls' College (Napier); St Mary's Collegiate (Wellington); St Patrick's College (Silverstream); St Patrick's College (Wellington);  St Peter's College (Palmerston North)

    • First XV Wins at Westpac Stadium
      • Friday 17 May 2013: St Patrick's College Silverstream ran out onto the turf at Westpac Stadium for the first time in ten years as they met Gisborne Boys' High School as the curtain-raiser to the Super 15 Hurricanes-Chiefs clash. A drizzly night did not dampen Stream's appearance as they went on to win 21-13. Stream were out of the blocks early with two tries within the first five minutes, a result of a charge down and a challenging high ball deep into Gisborne's 22. Gisborne came back strongly to draw level at 13-all at half-time. More rain and an increasingly slippery ball led to many turn-overs and knock-ons. A well-executed try and a penalty increased Stream's lead and stout defence held back a stromg rally by Gisborne in the last ten minutes. A well-deserved win to Stream at a great venue.

    • Easter Liturgy 2013
      • Thursday 28 March 2013: On Holy Thursday, prior to the commencement of the Easter Tridiuum, the College gathered together to celebrate Palm Sunday, commemorate the Last Supper, recall the events culminating in the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and find the hope Christians now have in the risen Lord. The young men portrayed these significant days with reverence and humility, conveying the significance that the life, death and resurrection has in all our lives.The liturgy included a poignant rendering of the Hallelujah Chorus at the time of the Crucifixion and ended with the joyful sound of "O Happy Day!" as the Easter candle was lit, signifying Christ's light for the world.

    • 2013 Athletics Finals
      • Tuesday 12 February 2013: After a full day of athletics on Friday, today was a chance for the top performers in each event (and age group) to make their mark.  The Finals also counted towards House points as Chanel House attempted to maintain their lead from Friday. In the end, they pulled away convincingly to win the Athletics House competition with 1772 points followed by Patrick House (1458), Marist (1309), and Trinity (1085). The team for the Old Boys' Cup will be announced on Thursday.

    • 2013 Board of Trustees Elections
      • Many of you may have met our current Board of Trustee members at various events and meetings over the past three years. The term for this Board ends in May 2013. We encourage parents, caregivers and the wider community to seriously consider standing for the next election in 2013. Nominations close Thursday 16 May 2013. It is vital for St Patrick’s College Silverstream that the best is provided for our students. By being a Board member you can ensure the best possible education for all students and help oversee the development of the school environment and help to maintain what we already have. By becoming a Board of Trustees member you can and will play a significant role in governing our school. Please take the time to ask current Board members about the responsibility. If you would like to speak to a Board member directly please contact our Board Secretary, Mrs Dawn Clark.  You can also speak to our Board secretary or our Rector, Mr Gerard Tully, about this opportunity. You are also welcome to come along to any of our Board meetings to find out what we do. The next Board of Trustees meeting is held in February. Be sure to think about this.  We need you! Dennis BoyleChairman BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION DATESCall for nominations by        Thursday 2 May 2013Nominations Close            Thursday 16 May 2013Voting Papers sent by            Tuesday 21 May 2013ELECTION DAY                Thursday 30 May 2013Count Votes                Wednesday 5 June 2013Board takes office            Thursday 6 June 2013 Returning Officer: Dawn Clarkclarkd@stream.school.nzTelephone 04 527 1354  

    • Fathers' Friday 2012
      • Friday 7 December 2012: Every alternate year, fathers of our junior students are invited to share a "school day" with their sons. Always a popular event, this year there were over 130 "fathers" - a father, an uncle, an older brother, a grandfather, or a significant male in their lives. Starting the day with Ranks and a liturgy, and ending with a rousing haka, fathers and sons had a host of exciting activities provided by the Technology, Science, Mathematics, and Religious Studies faculties.

    • Neville Shield 2012
      • Tuesday 5 December 2012: This year Stream was looking to retain the Neville Shield, the annual junior athletics competition against Town. Held in windy, overcast conditions Stream made the most of the early events to take a strong lead. Towards the end of the meet, Town made a strong challenge but Stream's 4x100 Relay win in the Year 10 grade sealed the victory for Stream with a  137-114 scoreline, reflecting a strong team performance across all events.

    • 2012 Year 10 Retreat
      • Thursday 22 November 2012:   The Year 10 Retreat took place on Thursday and Friday, 22 and 23 November. The theme was Choices....what choices are you going to make which will affect the rest of your life? The students rotated through six widely different modules and presentation styles. These were aimed at helping them discover things about themselves, and the world out there, that will impact on their lives. In the end, it is up to these young men to make their own decisions about the choices they make, but this Retreat was aimed at providing them with the skills to make informed decisions.

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