The action-packed itinerary takes the boys to Parliament House, The Australian War Memorial, The
Australian Institute of Sport and the Questacon National Science and Technology Centre. In my opinion,
it is an unmissable part of an Australian primary education; one that is filled with interesting learning
activities that complement what the boys have been studying in class.
of the College Chapel
While many contemporary students will readily identify the legacy
of Brother Ignatius Mackey (Headmaster 1933-1938) with the Mackey building, only a few will have read
the plaque on our Chapel that records it as a gift to the College from Brother Mackey. As we celebrate
the 80th Anniversary of the opening of the Chapel (4 June 1939), the following excerpt from Brother Bourke's
book, 'The Rostrevor Story, 1923-1983' reveals much about the generosity of Brother Mackey and the
importance of the Chapel in our daily lives.
The crowning achievement of Ignatius Leonard
Mackey's reign was made possible through his own generosity. His father had died and left in his
Will a sum of £5,000 to his son, who then requested permission from his Order to devote this legacy
to the replacement of the Old Chapel which had done fine service for 15 years, but had always been regarded
as a temporary House of God until something more substantial could be provided.
honour of being the first Old Scholar to be married in the new Chapel belongs to the popular Yorketown
identity of other days, Joseph Honner Snr. Joe and Ivy Limb were married on 20 June 1939, just two
weeks after the blessing and opening of the Chapel. Since that day Rostrevor has been very happy
to welcome back for their weddings hundreds of old scholars for the important event in their lives which
in a way puts a finishing touch to their education.
Best wishes for the week ahead.