June 2019

From the Director of Boarding


Hello and welcome back to all, I trust everyone enjoyed the break after a busy start to 2019. Firstly, I would like to thank David Walker for filling in admirably while I went on Long Service leave during Term 1 of 2019.

Term 2 commenced with much excitement as many rushed off to train for the upcoming football season. This year we will unearth some exciting new talent across all grades, the long wait was over to pull on the red and black guernsey.

Our year 12 students enjoyed the combined activities night at PAC, starting with a nice meal and a fun night with mixed Basketball, mixed Netball and other activities throughout the night.
Early in the term our Year 8 and 9 indigenous boys participated in the McLeod Challenge at Thebarton Oval. With a few boys unavailable to play our side was topped up with Year 9 boys. All players acquitted themselves well, winning all games on the day. This winning formula earnt them the chance to play on Adelaide Oval prior to the Eagles vs Crows AFL game. Our boys went on to win the challenge defeating the boys from Seaton High. Score 8-8 to 7-5. Great result!

Above: The McLeod Challenge team on Adelaide Oval


Reconciliation week was another busy week for the boys with our Reconciliation High Tea on Monday night 27th May.  This year's Guest speaker was Documentary Filmmaker/Performer Martin Pascoe, who spoke extensively about the importance of reconciliation and how important it is particularly to our younger generation.

L-R: Sean Henderson, Frederick Campbell, Darcy McKenny, David York, Luke Homan and Hunter Elliott

His speech was appreciated by the entire audience with a quick Q & A at the end. Jerome Avlonitis and Leonard Ferreira presented Ryan Lymn (pictured below) with the non-indigenous award, while Frederick Campbell (relation of Martin, pictured together below) made a presentation to Martin. Our sister school Loreto attended the evening with our boys waiting on the girls during the evening. Special thanks to John Lochowiak for once again doing the Welcome to Country.

I would also like to take this opportunity in congratulating Cameron Taheney (pictured below) on making the U/18 State side which narrowly defeated WA at Optus Stadium recently. Cameron has also made his League debut for Norwood this year kicking 10 goals in three games. Well done Cameron. Best of luck with the remaining U/18 fixtures.


Congratulations to Christian Wills who was also selected to represent South Australia in Rugby Union (pictured above). 

Next term we will welcome two new staff members to the boarding house with Tamara Hahn and Nick Plumb joining us, both have spent time within the Rostrevor school community and have taken up the opportunity to work in Boarding. We wish them well for term 3 and beyond.

We also welcome the Bradford twins,(Thomas & Joshua) Jayden Gale, Nash Richman and Jesse Trevor all year 10 to Duggan House at the commencement of term 3. I trust everyone will have an enjoyable and relaxing break at home, look forward to you all returning on Sunday 21st July.

2019 Exeat Dates


Term 3 Term 4
09-10 August 02-03 November
30-01 August/September (Father's Day)  


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.

Uniform Shop Hours & Information


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