Principal’s Message

Patterson River SC 141For 50 years we have provided young people with diverse experiences in a caring learning community. The passion of our staff in providing students with the opportunities to chase their dreams is what sets us apart.  Set on beautiful large grounds, Patterson River is adjacent to the Kananook Creek and Seaford Wetlands and within walking distance to the beach along with a range of local sporting fields. The College has numerous partnerships with local community groups, seeing itself as an important hub of the local community.

Patterson River prides itself on recruiting high performing staff who match the values of the school: Persistence, Excellence, Community & Respect; along with providing staff with excellent ongoing professional development and training. In recent times, the College has seen these efforts reap rewards through significant improvement in VCE results. In addition, the school consistently achieves strong Student Attitudes to School Survey results and NAPLAN 7-9 growth.

We offer students a diverse range of co-curricular activities in modern facilities such as our new Performing Arts Centre, STEM Lab and Stadium. In addition Patterson River has just completed construction on a new Senior School Centre.

It is difficult to describe the full array of opportunities and brilliance of our College, therefore I encourage you to take the time to meet in person. Tours are held each Thursday at 9.45am (bookings essential). Alternatively you can speak to the office to organise a personalised tour.

I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Mr Daniel Dew

College Principal