September 2019

From the Director of Boarding


This term was particularly busy with many new students arriving to commence their schooling here at Rostrevor. A strong contingent from the Eyre Peninsula region is pleasing to see, I'm sure they will enjoy every minute. We welcome Joshua and Thomas Bradford, Thomas Laas, Jesse Trevor, Jayden Gale and Nash Richman from the Riverland region. In addition, Darshan McLean, Denzel Smith and Alex Jost have joined us from the day school. We wish all boys a successful transition into boarding life.

On the staffing front we welcome Tamara Hahn, Nick Plumb and Brodie Clement to our team. Both Tamara and Nick work as ESO's within the College, while Brodie is currently involved with some coaching of our junior boys Basketball. We appreciate their expertise and presence around our boys.

Our football fixture is now behind us for season 2019. A huge thank you to all boys who participated throughout the term. Our 10A's played a great brand of football at Intercol against  Sacred Heart College, however just missed out going down narrowly in the last few minutes. Other games throughout the day also found the opposition too strong. Results can hopefully be turned around next year on our own turf. On our Rugby front we must congratulate Christian Wills for his representation in the U-18 State side. His games were played in Canberra. Awesome stuff Christian.

Thank you to the students, staff and parents for participating in our most recent Boarding Review. This opportunity to explore possibilities and improve our facility is much appreciated. May our combined ideas and wishes be met throughout this process.

This term our spare time still seems to centre around football, however some activities have struggled to get off the ground due to lack of numbers or at times inclement weather, however our boys thoroughly enjoyed the Bowling Challenge organised by PAC, with Harold Marranya starring for Rostrevor. The Indigenous boys attended the Bounce facility for an hour with other Colleges, then enjoyed some locally made pizzas for tea. Our Year 12's found the Escape Rooms rather challenging, particularly the Bermuda Triangle test. Pulling their heads together but arguably lead by Lachlan Read, one team successfully solved the mystery, escaping in 43 minutes. The others toiled for the entire 60 minutes but failed to pass, however they were fully immersed in the whole adventure. Many thanks to Mr. Walker for organising the event. On returning Ross Pezos and his Pop cooked up a lamb on the spit as an end of year was delicious, boys spoke highly of the meal. Well done Ross.

Above: Mr Ross Pezos and his Pop cook the lamb

Above: Cooper Llewelyn with Principal Brian Schumacher

Our Head Boarder for 2020 will be Cooper Llewelyn with his Deputy to be Mackenzie Best. I'm sure both will provide quality leadership within our College community. We wish them well in their new roles. Cooper and Mackenzie have the ability to mix freely and confidently with both new and current boarders. I'm sure everyone will appreciate and benefit from their guidance next year. Congratulations to Mackenzie on his selection in the SA U-17's State Cricket Team. This is an amazing opportunity for Mackenzie and we wish him all the best at the up-coming carnival in Mackay Qld.  As the boys would say, well done Macca.

Matt Panos '08 was Guest Speaker at our most recent Footy High Tea, Matt is an old collegian and currently plays for Norwood in the SANFL. Matt shared some fantastic stories of his times here at Rostrevor and as a league player for Norwood. Matt was also drafted to the Western Bulldogs, however did not play any games, choosing to return to SA.

Above: Boarding Footy Feast High Tea with Matthew Panos '08

Above: Year 12 Boarders with Matthew Panos '08

The most exciting time is approaching for our own Cameron Taheny, his constant quality performances over several years is about to come to fruition with the AFL combine attracting young stars from all corners of the country. Melbourne will be flooded with talented boys lining up to strut their stuff in front of all AFL scouts. Cameron played a significant role in the Reserves Grand Final for Norwood kicking 4 goals. We wish Cameron good luck and hope that one day we see him on the big stage. 

In closing, I hope everyone has an enjoyable and refreshing break over the holidays, wishing our Year 12's all the best with their final term of studies. Work hard and I'm sure you will be rewarded for your efforts.

Best Wishes

Eugene Evans
Director of Boarding

2019 Exeat Dates


Term 4
02-03 November


Exeat Weekends

Note that dinner is served by 5:45pm on the evening of return after an exeat.  Please ensure that your son/s return time is filled out as accurately as possible on the leave form in order for our catering department to provide accordingly.

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Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 30 January to Friday 12 April 2019
Term 2: Tuesday 30 April to Friday 28 June 2019
Term 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September 2019
Term 4:  Monday 14 October to Friday 06 December 2019

A Catholic Boys' Day and Boarding College in the Edmund Rice Tradition - Reception to Year 12.
Glen Stuart Road, Woodforde
+61 8 8364 8200