St Patrick's College has seen a lot of changes in 100 years.
From a small school on York Street to educating over 1,500 students in 2019, St Patrick's is now gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary August 16-18 with a weekend of activities.
Events will kick off on Friday, August 16 with walking tours discussing St Patrick's College's history and future plans.
Principal Tony Daley said the weekend would be an ideal opportunity for the community to learn more about St Patrick's College, while recognising its past and contribution of its past collegians.
"We'd like to welcome everyone to the events, from past students to those who would like to learn more about our school, this is a wonderful opportunity to come along," Mr Daley said.
"The school has changed so much in 100 years; from its beginnings as an all boys school to its move to Prospect, it's a fascinating journey," he said.
"We're a rich tapestry, we're looking to celebrate our history and wonderful past collegians while looking towards the future."
One of the standout events from the weekend will be the gala dinner, held at Albert Hall Saturday August 17, which promises plenty of nostalgia for old collegians.
"The dinner promises to to be a great evening - I can't wait to get together with all the old collegians and talk about how much the school's changed," Mr Daley said.
The evening will be MCed by old collegian and deputy mayor Danny Gibson and will include performances by the St Patrick's College string quartet and drumline group.
Sunday will see 10.30am mass at the Church of the Apostles followed by a sausage sizzle and open classrooms at the original St Patrick's College, now Sacred Heart school.
"Everyone is welcome. Our students and school are in celebratory mode and it's a great time to come and see what we're all about," Mr Daley said.
And while St Patrick's College is celebrating its past it is also embracing its future, where a foundation of holistic education is key.
"You can expect a school that is faithful, that teaches students resilience, to take risks and to flourish. We also encourage our students to develop their whole selves, and we believe in a holistic approach to education," Mr Daley said.
Providing opportunities for students to explore their creativity, interests and abilities is a cornerstone of St Patrick's College's approach to education.
"We're forward looking, we're at the forefront of technology, but we'll always value a face-to-face approach to education."
For further information about the celebrations visit stpatricks.tas.edu.au.