Catholic Character

Our Catholic Faith

We believe in the person of Jesus Christ.

We believe in his teachings, as found in the Gospels.

We believe in the inherent dignity of each human person, and their limitless possibilities, further developed by Christ’s Grace and Mary’s Inspiration.

We seek to live out the gospel daily in the way of Mary (the Marist Way).

Our students have identified the following virtues/values as ways of being Catholic and Marist at St Patrick’s College, Silverstream.


  • Our Faith

    Faith is a part of our everyday life and students are encouraged to live out their faith through the sacraments, prayer and service to the community. This is supported by the Religious Education programme which every boy in the college participates in. Learn more about our virtues and values here.

  • History

    The College takes its name from Saint Patrick, the inspirational saint of Ireland, whose feast day we celebrate on 17th March. Over 160 Old Boys have become Priests and Religious including seven who have been consecrated as Bishops. Learn more about our school's extensive history.

  • Society of Mary

    Mary was a discerning woman, a woman of courage and active faith. Her life, like those of Marists, was marked by spontaneity and joy, and lived out, actively involved in the broader community. At St Patrick’s Silverstream we endeavour to live our faith every day as Mary did.