He was joined by Elizabeth parish priest Fr Pat Woods as he led students and staff in a whole-of-school liturgy and blessed the new College values.
After a tour of the college and a chat to students in workshops, the Archbishop enjoyed some St Patrick’s Day specialties prepared by hospitality students.
Opened in January 2007 as the Australian Technical College – Northern Adelaide, in partnership with the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide and the Northern Adelaide Industry Consoritum, the college was established by the Australian Government to address identified skills needs and youth unemployment in northern Adelaide.
In july 2009 the college’s governance and ownership passed to the SA Commission for Catholic Schools on behalf of the Adelaide Archdiocese.
As part of Catholic Education SA, the college assumed its current identity as St Patrick’s Technical College at the start of 2010.Jump to next article