Friday 13 July 2018

From the Director of Boarding

Eugene Evans 
Director of Boarding 

Our first semester is well and truly behind us, and our new students are now fully entrenched into the boarding lifestyle. It has been a huge step for many and a credit to all boys for the way they have supported each other throughout this journey. Some have taken a little more time than others to settle, however, now that the rules and guidelines are a little clearer, we should find the going a touch easier. Having an extra week at home will certainly be appreciated by all.

Term two is always a busy term with football fixtures taking over, hence the spirit of the whole community is lifted each weekend, as some are playing in the red and black for the very first time while others are building on the great traditions already established and thriving within our walls. Rostrevor is again producing some wonderful talent with Jacob Kennerley, Cameron Taheny and Benjamin Jarvis all training with State squads within the SANFL. Their efforts over the last few months have been exceptional; all boys have been excellent in their approach to games and training hence the interest from AFL scouts. Congratulations to Harry Petty who made his AFL debut on Sunday 1st July against St Kilda, unfortunately for Harry the Demons went down by 2 pts.

During this term, we also celebrated our National Reconciliation Week, with our Indigenous students attending several functions throughout the week. Here at Rostrevor, we recognise this important occasion with a special High Tea in our Pavilion. This year our special guest was Bill Wilson. Bill is the Senior Programs Officer for the Department of Industry and Skills. Having been a past Principal of Tauondi College, Bill was able to share many experiences with our audience. An acknowledgement to Country was performed by RSL veteran Bill Denny. Bill also touched on the significant contributions made by our indigenous soldiers throughout the last century. A special invite was extended to our "sister" Loreto boarders; this was a first for the Duggan House boarders and a fantastic initiative by our Year 12 leaders. Ben Homan received our Reconciliation Award from Kaya Scott for 2018. This award is presented to a non-indigenous student, recognising support and assistance to our indigenous boarders.

Throughout the term, some activities have failed to get off the ground due to lack of numbers or last-minute decisions causing some excursions to be cancelled, however, our Year 11 & 12 students had a great time at the Senior Social hosted by Walford College. During the upcoming term, we are looking at providing each year group with an excursion option, with Ten Pin Bowling, Movies, Golf and Lawn Bowls being suggested as possible events.

We hope the Year 12s went well in their exams last week and that everyone is now comfortably relaxing at home and enjoying some free time with family. For those families on the Eyre Peninsula, we look forward to catching up with as many as possible at the up-coming Field days in Cleve. This year we welcome student representatives Hank Burton and Cameron Taheny who will be assisting on our display during this time.

Enjoy the mid-year break, keep safe, look forward to your return for Semester 2.

God Bless.

Eugene Evans 
Director of Boarding

Important Dates


Boarders Return Sunday 22 July
Year 10 Dancing with Loreto Commencing Monday, 30 July 
Boarders' Exeat  August 11 & 12
Cleve Field Days August 14 - 16
Boarders' Exeat September 1 & 2
Prefects' Camp September 9 - 11


Exeat Weekend


Parents Please Note: We would appreciate students being returned by 6pm on the Sunday after an exeat, as our kitchen is supplying dinner for your son. Please ensure your leave form is filled out with a return time for our catering requirements.


Uniform Shop Hours & Information


Rostrevor College Kiosk

The Rostrevor Kiosk is running again in 2018.  Located on the upstairs level of the Pavilion get your Saturday morning Coffee, Cake or Hot Pastry to help you through the Cold Winter Mornings.  Open from 8.30am

Term Dates

Term 1: Tuesday 30 January to Friday 13 April
Term 2: Tuesday 1 May to Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September
Term 4:  Monday 15 October to Wednesday 5 December

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