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Why choose us?

Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield delivers excellence through a focus on the individual student. Our broad curriculum extends beyond academics to social justice initiatives and sporting opportunities. We instil a sense of belonging in all boys, providing a supportive and safe environment, where students become resilient learners who achieve their personal best.

At Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield our Catholic faith, combined with an excellence in education, allows us to nurture well-rounded students. Our highly qualified teaching staff and great facilities make our College an outstanding education choice for all young men.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to the community of Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield, where we offer a quality Catholic education that supports every boy to achieve his personal best. This translates into school life that:

  • welcomes all, seeking to be the face of Christ to the other
  • holds high standards in academic work and student engagement in learning
  • has strong discipline and high expectations of student behaviour, and
  • challenges the community to put faith into action.

The College has a longstanding tradition of excellent in all areas, with a strong spiritual, academic and sporting tradition; and is extended into areas of Information Technology, Creative and Performing Arts, Debating, Public Speaking, Chess and Vocational Education.

Our parents, students and staff have significantly contributed in making Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield a special place of spirituality, learning, hospitality and welcome. We invite you to be part of our rich story.

Principal's Message

History
Our HistoryVineyards and a winery owned by the Dries Family once occupied the land that the College now stands on. At the invitation of Cardinal Gilroy, the Patrician Brothers established a Primary and Secondary School for boys in Fairfield in 1953.

The Patrician Brothers were founded by Bishop Daniel Delany in 1808 and are named after their patron, Saint Patrick. The Brothers were deeply committed to Delany’s maxim, to provide an “education for all”.

The College has grown tremendously and now caters for approximately 1150 students and continues the vision of Delany in seeking to recognise and proclaim the presence of Christ in all people and in all of creation.

Charism
The Patrician Charism is centred on the person of Jesus Christ and is characterised by a sense of welcome, recognising the person of Christ in all people and hospitality by responding to the needs of others.

Vision
Our Mission
Achieving excellence in Catholic Education within a holistic and flourishing Patrician learning community.

Mission
To evangelise through a Christ-centred education for all

Values
Faith, Respect, Integrity, Welcome and Service

Motto
Maria Duce

The Latin motto Maria Duce, means “Let Mary Lead”. It points the College community to the need to keep its eyes on one closely tied to Jesus Christ, who gives the way to success in life and the hereafter. Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield is a caring community with a family-like spirit in which the love of God and devotion to Mary will help to develop students who believe in and live the values of Christ.

College Colours
The College colours: Blue and Blue, link us to Mary, the Patroness of the Parish and of Australia, as well as to the environment in which the College is placed.

Our Parish

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Fairfield serves the local community of Fairfield through Mass, celebration of the Sacraments, community activities and opportunities for Evangelisation.

Parish Administrator: Fr Bob Bossini

Mass Times

  • Saturday Vigil: 6.00pm
  • Sunday: 7.30am (Polish), 9.00am, 10.30am, 4.30pm (Vietnamese), 6.00pm
  • Monday-Tuesday: 9.30am, 7.00pm
  • Wednesday-Friday: 9.30am

Contact Details
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church

A: 18 Vine Street, Fairfield, NSW 2165
P: (02) 9724 5997
E: admin@olrfairfield.org.au
W: olrfairfield.org.au

Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of 147 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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