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                                                                                               The Emmanuel College Connection
  03    Emmanuel College Alumni set to
        Amaze & Inspire says Principal   13    Snippets                                 22     caught up with the 2009 Arts Hall
                                                                                               of Fame joint winner, Chris Murphy

  04 ContinualMaster Plan Emmanuel:
               renewal at
                                         14    We are Family - Weddings,
                                               Engagements, Births                      23 From the archives
  06 Your Invitation to an Evening of
                                         16    Igniting the Fire - Br Frank O’Shea
                                                                                        24 Alumni Golf Day 2009
                                                                                               Find out how you can make a
  08 DiggingAlumnuspastLeoOur oldest
              up the    -
                     Mr Kelly            17    Br Gabe Rowbottom drops in               26 difference
  09 An ‘Open Conversation’ with
     Sonia Grundy                        18    May Races

  10 501959Reunion for the CBC Class
                                         19    We thank our major Sponsors and
                                               Supporters at Wyton Cellars

  12 St Ann’s Class of 1961 Reunion           News on Forthcoming Reunions
                                         20 and an annual ‘homecoming’

                                                           ABOUT EmmAnUEl COllEgE WArrnAmBOOl
                                                           Encouraging a sense of identity, a sense of faith and a sense of enjoyment
                                                           Emmanuel College is a Catholic, co-educational,               bound by their year level or age. F.L.Y. caters for gifted
                                                           secondary college. The College is situated on two             and talented students and for students needing
                                                           campuses in Warrnambool, located at the end of the            consolidation in specific areas.
                                                           Great Ocean Road in Victoria’s Western District. In
                                                                                                                         Students in Years 11 and 12 are offered a full range of
                                                           the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy and the Christian
                                                                                                                         options including VCE, VET, VCAL and Australian School
                                                           Brothers, Emmanuel has been educating students
                                                                                                                         Based Apprenticeships.
                                                           since 1872. Our mission is to encourage our students
                                                           to develop to their full potential and make a positive        With an enrolment of 1,064 students in 2009,
                                                           contribution to their                                                                      Emmanuel offers all of
                                                           community.                         “Our mission is to encourage our                        the curricular and extra
                                                                                                                                                      curricular choices of a large
                                                           Emmanuel College offers
                                                                                               students to develop to their full                      school, while the two-
                                                           a three-phase curriculum
                                                           program. Year 7 students             potential and make a positive                         campus structure allows
                                                                                                                                                      the College to retain its
                                                           undertake the 5 Star
                                                           Program – a common
                                                                                              contribution to their community.”                       small school atmosphere.

                                                           study program with a                                                                       Emmanuel students have
THE EMMANUEL COLLEGE CONNECTION                            broad range of subjects                                                                    consistently achieved
Our cover for this edition features Jordan Brown           and a focus on personal development.                                                       excellent academic results
and Micaela Taconelli of Year 9. Note that the                                                                           and excellent outcomes. Every student is encouraged
                                                           Years 8 to 10 students participate in the F.L.Y. (Flexible
St Ann’s and CBC logos are back!                                                                                         to achieve to their full potential. We aim to provide
                                                           Learning Years) program – a flexible program that
                                                                                                                         a school environment that encourages a sense of
                                                           matches units of study to the individual needs of
                                                                                                                         identity, a sense of faith and a sense of enjoyment.
                                                           students rather than locking students into units

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           Emmanuel College
                           amaze                 and
As we travel past the middle
point of the school year I can’t
help but reflect with great               for this reason that I will accept
pride on the achievements                 the award.”
of our students this year. I am
particularly proud of the ways            The categories this year are:
in which they have contributed            Arts & Entertainment, Science,
to the wider community in                 Service to others, Business,
so many ways - from raising               Academia and Sports.
funds for bushfire survivors to
planning a trip to India to assist        I am very proud to announce
a community there. They have              that this year’s inductees are:
truly exemplified the theme that          Michelle Ferris (Sports), Kevin
they themselves chose for our             Ryan, QC, CBE (Academia),
College in 2009 - ‘We Inspire             Brother Frank O’Shea (Service),
Involvement.’                             Dr Rosalie Boyce (Science) and
                                          Shane Howard (Arts). You can
While we celebrate the                    read more about some of these
achievements of our current               Inspiring Alumni in the pages
students, we will never forget            of this magazine. The official
the contributions made by                 induction will take place at a
our students of the past. Over            dinner at Emmanuel College on
the 137 year history of our               Thursday September 17th and
College, many thousands of                I hope that many of you will be
students have been through our            able to join us for this special
doors and there will be many              evening.
more to come in the future.                                                      Eijah Ziegeler Year 8
As a community, we are very               We hope to inspire our
proud of their ideas, passion             current and future students
and achievements. They have               by putting before them                       “Only as high as I reach can I grow.
                                          examples of Emmanuel Alumni
followed a great variety of
paths in their lives and they are         who have excelled in their                      Only as far as I seek can I go.
                                          chosen careers or have made
the people who have helped
shape our College and the                 outstanding contributions to                   Only as deep as I look can I see.
communities we live in and
                                          their community. To quote the
                                          Emmanuel College Vision and                  Only as much as I dream can I be.”
                                          Mission Statement, we as a
This year, for the first time our         College commit ourselves: “To
College community will induct             empower our students to serve
six past students of Emmanuel,            and act with compassion and
CBC and St Ann’s College as               justice as members of Church,
Emmanuel College Inspiring                local and global communities.”
Alumni. After receiving many
nominations from the readers              Framed photos of the Inspiring       On behalf of our community
of the College Connection, we             Alumni with biographical             I would like to thank the
have chosen six categories to be          information will be displayed        inductees for their involvement
represented by six alumni.                around the corridors of the          and for their role in showing our
                                          College and in the foyers of the     students that they really can
                                          administration offices.              achieve anything they put their
Inductee Br Frank O’Shea best
                                                                               minds and shoulders to. I hope
summed up the spirit of the                                                    you enjoy reading this edition of
                                          I would really encourage
Inspiring Alumni when he said                                                  the College Connection.
                                          past students and families to
that, “The ideal of awards such           nominate for future inductions
as this is to inspire, like a fire that   into the Inspiring Alumni by
ignites other fires, this generation      contacting the College or            Philip Morison
of Emmanuel boys and girls. It is         through the Alumni website.          Principal
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    building master plan
The new Science and Food Technology facilities at
the Emmanuel College Ardlie Street Campus were
completed on schedule and are already in use by
The buildings were designed by Cirillo Architects.
Cirillo are the official Emmanuel College architects.
Schools usually end up with many different buildings
of different eras and using the same architects for the
all of the new buildings and additions has enabled the
visual landscape to have a more cohesive look and style.
The new buildings complement the Learning Resource
Centre, which was also designed by Cirillo.

The Food Technology area incorporates a fully equipped
kitchen and a spacious dining room and classroom with
smart board and data projector and has been built in
addition to the existing food technology facilities.

The Science rooms have been built alongside the
two Science laboratories at the campus. The complex
includes a greatly improved work area for the teaching
staff and technicians. Having excellent facilities helps
to foster Science teaching that involves students in a
variety of stimulating activities. While the success of
a school is not measured by its facilities, an excellent
physical environment does provide better opportunity
for study. The College strives to continually update
facilities to provide the best learning environment for

Above and top: A section of the new Food Technology        Above: A new Science Laboratory at the Ardlie Street Campus.
facilities at the Ardlie Street Campus.                    Right: Matthew Bushell and Eilish Allwood of Year 8 are amongst the first to use
                                                           the new Science facility.

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                                           An Evening of...

                                                              inspire, verb : uplift the mind or spirit

               Dinner with our Inspiring Alumni
                            With special guest John Kennedy
          John Kennedy’s professional career began as a school principal. In 1950, he joined the Hawthorn Football Club as a player, later
      becoming a Premiership Coach and an inaugural inductee into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. As a coach, Kennedy had a repu-
      tation for toughness, but also for inspirational speaking. He made what is possibly one of the most famous speeches in AFL history In
      the 1975 Grand Final, his exhortation to the Hawthorn players at half time was: “Don’t think, don’t hope, do! Do something! Come off
                                 the ground and say ‘I did this, I shepherded, I played on. At least I did something.”

               Thursday September 17th at 6.30pm
                          at Emmanuel College Ardlie Street Campus
              Arts                Sport               Business               Science               Service             Academia

        Shane Howard Michelle Ferris                Lisa Gorman          Dr Rosalie Boyce Br Frank O’Shea            Dr Kevin Ryan
         Multiple ARIA-         Olympic and        Fashion Designer        Internationally         Pioneering       Academic, author,
        winning musician      Commonwealth           and Director        recognised health         secondary          QC, and CBE
         and songwriter        Games athlete          of Gorman             professional          education in
                                                      Industries                                    Tanzania
     An evening where we officially induct our Inspiring Alumni for 2009 - past students of Emmanuel College,
      CBC and St Ann’s who will serve to inspire present and future Emmanuel students to achieve their best.
               Tickets $35 (Discounted for groups of 6 or more) includes dinner, dessert and coffee.
                                Drinks are available at below bar prices. (No BYO.)
               For bookings please contact Leonie Fortuna by phone (03) 5560 0840 (School hours)
                                      or by email

                                                           Sharing Faith, Hope & Love

                             Emmanuel College Warrnambool
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                                                      We would love to have your company at an
                                                      evening that will inspire. It is time to inspire a new
                                                      generation of Emmanuel students by recognising
                                                      the efforts of those who went before them.

                                                      Michelle Ferris set her mind to becoming one
                                                      of the world’s premier cyclists and has been a
                                                      great ambassador for her country in the process.

                                                      Dr Rosalie Boyce had a chance encounter with a teacher
                                                      who encouraged her to repeat Year 12. She did and then
                                                      she went on to become an internationally recognised                  Michelle Ferris
                          Shane Howard                expert in the management and organisation of the allied
                                                      health professions.

                                                      Br Frank O’Shea chose a life of service to others. Initiating
                                                      the Edmund Ruce Camps, with Brother Tim Bilston, he
                                                      also had a vision for education in Africa and went on to
                                                      pioneer the provision of secondary education in Tanzania
                                                      and beyond.

                                                      Lisa Gorman had no formal training in design but she
                                                      knew she had a passion for fashion, talent and a great
            Kevin Rya                                 work ethic. She now heads Gorman Industries - an
                      n                               eminent fashion label that is sold around the world with a
                                                      chain of her own retail stores. Lisa led the way in planning
                                                      for a carbon neutral business.                                                   Dr Rosalie
                                                      Shane Howard is a multiple ARIA Award wining
                                                      musician and songwriter and an award winning music
                                                      producer. Shane has been described as sounding “as
                                                      though he has drunk deeply from the same fountain
                                                      that gave the world Henry Lawson, Woody Guthrie and
                                                      Bob Dylan”. A quiet but passionate rebel, he continues
                                                      to provide a local, national and international view of
                                                      Australia and Australians through his songs and stories.

             Br Frank O
                                                      Kevin Ryan - Lawyer, Academic, Author, Queen’s Counsel,
                                                      Supreme Court Judge, Commander of the British Empire,                        Lisa Gorman
                                                      diplomat and man of great faith. Kevin has been an
                                                      inspiring tireless contributor to many causes.
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                                                                Please return form to:
                        Leonie Fortuna, Reply Paid 66, Emmanuel College, PO Box 486, Warrnambool 3280 (No stamp needed)
                                                  or FAX to the attention of Leonie: (03) 5560 0889
                To be held 7pm Thursday September 17th at Emmanuel College Ardlie Street Campus Hall
                                                 All are welcome!
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                                                                                                (Discounted price $30 per ticket)
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                                                                                                be available at the bar at low cost.
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          Digging up the past
                      Emmanuel’s Development Coordinator, Jenni Parkinson, recently
                         caught up with our oldest living alumnus, Mr Leo Kelly

Emmanuel College Development           Christian Brother’s College in          occasions. Leo was one of two           thing he saved up for was a bike,
Coordinator, Jenni Parkinson           Canterbury Road for the rest            boys sent to the State School to        which was all he ever wanted.
recently caught up with the man        of his school years. In those           sit their Merit Certificate exam.
we believe to be our oldest living     days the school consisted of            Apparently the Brothers only sent       Socialising was limited to Church-
alumnus, Leo Kelly. Jenni said that,   four rooms with two upstairs            the boys who they thought would         run balls a few times every year.
“It was an absolute pleasure to        and two downstairs. From the            pass and when they returned back        There was the Wattle Ball and
listen to Leo recall with passion      upstairs window Leo remembers           to school they were treated to a        the Chrysanthemum Ball, both of
the early days of CBC and life in      looking down onto a big Norfolk         pie and sauce.                          which provided an opportunity
Warrnambool during that time.”         pine which used to stand near                                                   to meet people and this is how
                                       the Brothers’ house. There were        Sport was not a part of the school       Leo began courting Elise. “There
Leo is a lively 96 year old who just   school fees but in those days very     curriculum in those days but you         was no swing or square-dance or
happens to be the oldest living        few families actually paid them.       would often find Leo and the             anything like that, we used to do
past student of Emmanuel. He           Because times were really tough,       boys playing “kick to kick” on the       the waltz mainly, the pride of Erin
was born in 1912 in Melbourne          families                                                        weekends.       and the Albert’s Set”.
and moved to Warrnambool with          would often                                                     It became
his family at a young age. At that     pay their way                                                   quite           Leo and Elise were eventually
time Leo’s father was desperately      with a bag                                                      popular and     married on 10th April 1939 even
seeking work to support his family     of spuds or                                                     soon there      though the priest, Father Hussey,
and was lucky enough to land a         a basket of                                                     were four       forgot to turn up at the wedding
job at the now obsolete Woollen        eggs, in fact,                                                  teams who       and went to the Stawell Gift
Mills.                                 the Brothers                                                    got together    instead. In a mad rush one of
                                       wouldn’t                                                        regularly       the other priests, Father Davis,
When Leo was young he recalls a        have survived                                                   to play         stepped in and performed the
time when everyone in his family       without these                                                   the game.       ceremony without even knowing
except his young two-year old          donations of                                                    Cricket was     their names. “It was no big affair
brother Larry, was stricken with       food.                                                           also popular    we just went to the church
influenza during the epidemic of                                                                       and one of      then off for a feed somewhere.
the Great War. This was nothing        Leo’s family                                                    the Christian   Weddings were not celebrated
like you’ve ever seen. “It was worse   lived in                                                        Brothers,       as elaborately as they are today,
than the Swine Flu they speak of       Merrivale                                                       “Baldy”         mostly due to cost.”
today. This flu was brought here       and the only                                                    Dwyer           Elise and Leo had four children -
by soldiers returning from World       way to get to                                                   taught          Brian, Colin and Paul who all went
War I and was quite devastating.”      school was to                                                   cricket         to CBC and a daughter, Jenny,
                                                                      Above: Leo Kelly
                                       walk. Only one lucky boy in the        on the asphalt tennis courts to          who went to St Ann’s. “Jenny has
Because there was no one left at       school had a bike and Leo and his      anyone who wanted to learn after         the job of keeping me in line,
home to look after his brother,        mates would do anything to get a       mass on Sundays. He even taught          because all the boys are scattered
he was also sent to hospital while     ride on it. There was an old stable    “Stan Hallowell who was the best         around.”
the rest of the family recovered.      at the school to house the horses      batsman ever in Warrnambool”
Tragically, it was his Larry           and a couple of kids from the                                                   Living into your nineties has its
who died from influenza after          country even came to school with       School days were over for Leo            downsides including illnesses
contracting it in the hospital.        their horse and cart.                  when he turned 13 and he                 and Leo says he really misses the
                                                                              struggled to find work until he          company of his late wife Elise
Schooling for Leo began at around      Leo didn’t mind walking to school      came across a job working for a          as well as all his old friends and
age 6 which was the average age        - he did not know any different.       local dentist for 5 shillings a week,    neighbours.
back then. The first two years         Although it was a long walk he         which he took home to his family.        He still has people to talk to but,
were with the Nuns at St Josephs       was happy to play his beloved          He remembers sweeping the dirt           according to Leo, “They know
in the old bluestone hall which        marbles in the gutters along the       from the entrance every morning          nothing about the good old days.”
still exists behind the Church in      way. He liked to arrive at school      and saying hello to all the girls
Lava Street. Everyone went there       very early to enable him to do         walking past each day. Little did        When asked about the secret to
to start with until Grade Two or       any homework that he had. The          he know then that one of them            his longevity Leo responds, ”We
around 8 years of age. Leo recalls     Brothers were very strict and          would eventually become his wife.        lived a simple life, ate basic food,
there being a building between         everyone was a bit frightened                                                   never fought with each other and
the School and the Church which        of them knowing that they had          It is interesting to note that one       kept fit,” and about that fantastic
the Priests used as their bath         the leather strap hiding up their      of the Brothers came to see him          memory of his - “Most of it’s
house. It wasn’t uncommon to           shirt ready to “give it” to anyone     at work about a year after he left       there…it’s like dirt – you’ve only
see one of the five priests with a     who got out of line. He didn’t         school to make sure everything           got to dig it up”
towel slung over his shoulder on       get into trouble much because          was alright and that he was being
his way for a wash.                    he actually enjoyed learning and       treated fairly and paid properly. In
From there he went on to the           was even Dux of his class on a few     his case all was good and the first
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    An open conversation
 The College Connection writers spotted Sonia Grundy from the Class of 1990 at the Australian
          Tennis Open and were privileged to hear her recollections of life at St Ann’s

                                                                            I studied at La Trobe University    the rewards from hard work
                                                                            and graduated with a Bachelor       and training and I continue
                                                                            of Applied Science in Health        to adhere to these qualities. I
                                                                            Information Management.             have been fortunate to have
                                                                                                                experienced many successes
                                                                            My current role is as the           including a gold and silver
                                                                            Department Head of Health           medal at this year’s Australian
                                                                            Information Services at St          Surf Lifesaving championships
                                                                            Vincent’s Health, Melbourne. My     and completing the Coolangatta
                                                                            role is challenging, interesting    Gold last year - a 4 hour
                                                                            and varied. I am responsible        endurance race combing
                                                                            for the overall service my          swimming, running, board and
                                                                            department provides, including      ski paddling.
                                                                            overseeing a staff of 50, for the
                                                                            planning of future strategic        I enjoy travelling (Crete and
                                                                            direction and management of         Phoenicia were every bit as
                                                                            projects within the department.     interesting as they sounded
                                                                            Further post graduate studies       in Year 7), spending time at
                                                                            qualified me as a coding auditor    my beach house in Lorne and
                                                                            which I do in my spare time         catching up with family and
                                                                            in addition to contract and         friends. My family still lives in
                                                                            consultancy work for other          Warrnambool and my sister Kim,
                                                                            health service providers.           also a St Ann’s girl, (together
When I look back on my                My favourite memories in my                                               with her husband Steven, a CBC

schooling at St Ann’s College         early years were of running                                               boy, has four gorgeous kids who
it is with great pride and fond       along the hedges, our Year 7                  We have all                 I love visiting and spending time
memories. I attended St Ann’s         class frequently going ‘on strike,’       grown up to be                  with.
from 1985-1990 with one               (which Sr Pauline usually only
year overseas as an exchange          tolerated for 10 to15 minutes)
                                                                                successful in so                Did St Ann’s College prepare me
student in the US. Although           and our exploits in Home                 many areas - our                 well for life after school? Most
a few years have now passed,          Economics such as setting all              careers, sport                 definitely!
some of my best friends are the       the oven timers to go off one
girls I went to school with and       after the other! Whether the
                                                                              and motherhood
inevitably every time we catch        3/10 awarded for my marble               - and this in part
up we reminisce about our             cake was a direct consequence            is due, I believe,
school days.                          of my involvement in this or for
                                      turning the teacher’s oven off
                                                                               to the culture of
We have all grown up to be            during baking – I can’t be sure!         St Ann’s and the
successful in so many areas, our
                                                                               opportunities we
careers, sport and motherhood         In Years 11 and 12 our classes
and this in part is due, I believe,   were combined with the boys
                                                                             had that shaped us
to the culture of St Ann’s and        from CBC and it wasn’t unusual         in to the people we

the opportunities we had that         for the statues of Mary that                  are now.
shaped us in to the people we         were present in every class
are now.                              room to be adorned with
                                      inappropriate yet amusing             I have always had a passion for

                                      accessories - cigarettes, flowers     sport, which was fostered over
    St Ann’s gave                     and necklaces were popular.           the years at St Ann’s under the
                                      Nor was it uncommon for some          guidance of some excellent
 me my first taste of                 the students in the adjourning        PE teachers. I have fantastic
teamwork, discipline                  Maths class to sneak out the          memories of competing for Red
  and the rewards                     window and run for freedom            House and at the Interschool
                                      during the class.                     Carnivals. Athletics was my
from hard work and                                                          preferred sport in secondary

      training.                       Pranks aside, St Ann’s also           school before I swapped to             Above: St Ann’s Alumna,
                                      gave me opportunities in              surf lifesaving in which I still       Lea Watson (McLaren Class of ‘74)
                                      my education and sporting             compete.                               was also seen at the Australian
                                      interests that have enabled                                                  Open. Lea is the owner of
                                      me to achieve success in both         St Ann’s gave me my first taste        Warrnambool clothing stores
                                      areas. After completing Year 12,      of teamwork, discipline and            Mix, Mixture and Pitstop

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50 year Reunion for the Class of ‘59
The CBC Class of 1959 held its 50 year reunion on the weekend of March 28th and 29th. The event was organised through the College with
Brian Callaghan, Bill Bourke and Stan Carroll. A dinner was held at the Lady Bay function room on the Saturday night followed by a BBQ
lunch and a tour of the school grounds on Sunday. At the dinner, Br Frank Chappell made a speech about CBC in the fifties. Some excerpts
are below.

“At the start of the 50’s CBC was an              Completely frustrated, Brother Carroll            Matriculation class, introduced lay teachers
impoverished school. The Brothers had             resigned in May and Brother Boylan was            and great success in both football and
worked there for almost 50 years. Men like        appointed. Almost as though the Monsignor         athletics.
Brothers Dwyer, Caine and Hughes had              was waiting for a Carroll-free environment,
become legends through their dedication.          the digging of the foundations began in           “May I salute you all as the foundation
Fifty years from its foundation, the facilities   July... According to press reports the building   stones of many successes that were to follow
of the school were trumpeting neglect and         was to be a jewel in the crown of the Church...   down the years. You were an integral part
its very existence was at risk. There were only   The Monsignor’s vison was magnanimous             of the CBC resurrection...Those who came
240 boys enrolled.                                and the new school was on the way...              after you owe you so much...I shall finish by
                                                                                                    acknowledging the great debt that the CBC
The District Inspector, Mr Walker had        By 1954 the 22 boys who presented for                  of the fifties owed to two great Irishmen -
condemned the buildings as unsatisfactory    Intermediate achieved very good results.               Monsignor Galligan and Brother Boylan. if
and the previous year free bus travel had    The College annalist was rapturous about               one of them had been missing, the story
been refused to CBC’s country boys by the    the performance: “a fine class”, “more than            of Catholic Education in Warrnambool
Education Department.                        average ability,” “keen students”. I met a             might have come to an early termination.
                                             number of these young men in person in                 However, in addition to those two sons of
CBC was a mans’ world. There were no         1957, including Stan Carroll, Richard Turner,          Saint Patrick, we must not forget that the
women teachers, no Mother’s Club, no Ladies Barry Ryan, Ray Ryan, Terry Carman, Pat                 young men from 1954 to 1959 also played
Auxillary. In other schools women were the   Garner and Keith Maloney.”                             an essential part in that happy outcome.
backbone and driving spirit. They got things                                                        Congratulations.”
done. The Parish would not let any such
structures exist at CBC - the fear was that  Frank then went on to speak about how
Parish unity would become fragmented.        the school went ahead in leaps and bounds
However the turning point came in 1953.      with increased enrolments, the addition of a

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Above: Stan Carroll                                                                                          Above: Br Trevor Gibbons
Below: The McNeil brothers, Frank, Noel & Neville                       Below: Jim Dwyer                     Below: Ray Mugavin

Below: Robert Smith & David Atkinson                Below:Barry Smith & Noel Greene

                                                                                                             Below: David Atkinson & Frank O’Connor

Below: Robert Smith & David Atkinson                Below: Denis Everard, Leo Moloney, Ron Pickett & Barry

                                                                                                             Below: Barry Murphy & Frank Kearns

Below: Organiser, Brian Callaghan (Right)           Below: Keith Maloney

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                   St Ann’s Class of ‘63 reunion
 While the 50 Year reunion was taking place at the Canterbury Road Campus on March 28th, the women from St Ann’s Class of 1963 (those
 who did or would have Matriculated in 1963) were getting together at the Ardlie Street Campus. The weekend started with an afternoon tea
 at the Regal Cafe followed by dinner that night at the same venue.

 On Sunday Emmanuel staff members made themselves available to take tours of the school and help with a BBQ lunch. The ladies were
 amazed with the size of the school and especially with the facilities in Science and Music and the new Learning Resource Centre. The tour of
 the St Ann’s Convent Complex, which houses the main administration office, Year 7 rooms, Photography and a Drama Room was a highlight
 - the girls were never allowed into the Convent during their school days.

 The former classmates travelled far and wide to be at the reunion, coming from Queensland, Mildura, Melbourne and Geelong. They have
 kept in contact and get together regularly at five year intervals. Those who live locally will get together every 3 to 4 months for lunch. One of
 the alumni recognised a familiar face from her golf club in Melbourne, saying “You’re the lady that makes my sandwiches!” The reply came,
 “Yes - that’s me - I run the catering there.” They had not recognized each other.

Above: Some of the Class of ‘63 pictured in the staff lounge at the St Ann’s Convent Complex
(Back Row) Patricia King, Maureen O’Flaherty, Betty Ross, Jenny Kelly, Helen Goddard, Val Thwaites and Maree Gleeson
(Front Row) Dorothy Gleeson, Jose Farrar, Margaret Flemming, Betty Goodman, Roslyn Patterson, Liz Lindsay and Marion Bugge

Above: Maureen Gleeson, Jose Farrar & Maree Gleeson
Below: Dinner at the Regal Cafe

                                                                Above: Roslyn Patterson                             Above: Mary Cameron, Veronica
                                                                                                                    Broderick & Maureen O’Flaherty

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St Ann’s Alumna Mary (Parkinson) Pendergast (above) addressed
Emmanuel’s Year 10 girls at a recent Personal Development Day held at
the Lady Bay Function Centre. The theme was happy, healthy women
and a number of local women accepted the invitation to speak with the     Grace Morrish, pictured above, left (Class of 2008) is living in France in
girls about their life and their advice to young women over a healthy     the small city of Fabrezan. This is between the cities of Carcassonne
brunch. Mary is the Principal of Warrnambool College.                     and Narbonne, in the province of Aude. Grace is working as an ‘au pair’
                                                                          or assistant to a family with four young children. Using the experience
                                                                          to immerse herself in the French language, Grace has also been able to
                                                                          do some sightseeing. Grace reported to Madam Edge that everyone is
                                                                          extremely friendly as soon as she explains that she is Australian and not

Another guest at the Happy, Healthy Women Day was Val Bertrand
(pictured below with Elira DeGrandi and Ailsa Cameron of Year 10). Val
is fondly remembered by many St Ann’s girls as a past teacher.

                                                                          Paul Fortuna and his brother Dominic went to the Beijing Olympic Games.
                                                                          Paul and Dominic’s Mum (Kate) recently retired from Emmanuel College after
                                                                          25 years of service and the College welcomed Leonie Fortuna, who
                                                                          commenced working at Emmanuel as student Services Secretary at the
                                                                          Ardlie Street Campus.

Alumna Sister Natalie Houlihan joined the Loreto Sisters in 2000 and      All news for the College Connection is gratefully received. If you have news
has spent time teaching in England and Perth and living in a Loreto       items or ideas please contact us. All contributors will go into a draw to win
community in South Africa. Natalie is now working in East Timor as        vouchers from the ABC Shop , which can be redeemed at ABC Shops around
a mentor for young teachers. Natalie is pictured above with Bishop        Australia.
Connors just before her departure. (Photo courtesty Catholic Diocese of

                                                                                                                           College Connection    13
     Wedding                                                                       we are
Sarah Walsh (Class of 2000) married Jeremy O’Donnell on
November 21st 2008 at St Joseph’s Church in Warrnambool.
The ceremony was followed by a reception at Saltra Brasserie
in Port Fairy with many family and friends staying for the
weekend in Port Fairy. Sarah is the daughter of Gary and Diane
Walsh and Jeremy is the son of Paul and Karen O’Donnell.
Sarah and Jeremy are living in Warrnambool

Above: Amongst the wedding party at Sarah and Jeremy O’Donnell’s wedding are Heath Thompson, Katie Van Rooy, Kate Gleeson
Below left: The bride and groom Below right: Matthew Walsh (current Year 12 student), Sarah and Michael Walsh (Class of 1998)

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     Engagements & Births
                                                                    Chris Millard was married to Rachael Har-
                                                                    man on April 4th at St Joseph’s Church.

                                                                    Clare Hughson was married to Russell
                                                                    Green on April 18th at St Joseph’s Church.

                                                                    Rebecca Ketelaars was married to Nathan
                                                                    Stebbins on March 21 at Douglas on the
                                                                    River in Port Fairy.

The engagement of Patrice Kelly (Class of ‘97) and Hamish
Dinwoodie featured in the last edition of the Emmanuel College      Joel Goodman (Class of ‘88) will marry
Connection. they were marries on february 6th in Warrnambool’s      Juliette Dowell in
Botanical Gardens.                                                  Port Douglas on September 12th.

Rebecca Meade and James Burns had a baby girl, Payton Louise on
March 26. A sister for Stephanie.

Jim Maglaras and Rebecca (Ryan) had a baby son, Arlo Jackie on
March 18th. A brother for Lily and Eliza.

Kurt Haberfield and Kate McCosh welcomed a baby boy, Ryley Jack
on April 29th.

Chelsea (Freeman) and Jason Square announced the arrival of Angus
Elliot in Kalgoorlie on April 17th.

Eliza (Quinlan) and Pete Ward wlecomed their second son Jacob
Isaac on April 17. Brother for Pete.

Shaun Haberfield and Mandy (Garwood) welcomed their first child
Ruby Cate in Hobart on April 13.

Rebecca (Tuck) and Damien Sell (Both Class of ‘89) welcomed baby
Paddy on May 23rd.
                                                                    We were privileged to have Sean Murphy and Heidi Gass (above) as
Paul Houlihan and Sonia McDonald welcomed their second child        our musicians in the Emmanuel Alumni Marquee on May Race Day.
Sinead on December 29, 2008. Sinead is a sister for Finn.
                                                                    The couple had recently announced their engagement.

                                                                    joshua parkinson
                                                                                       &            rebecca mills
                                                                      Josh Parkinson and Rebecca Mills (left) are both from the
                                                                      Class of 2001 - they were even in the same Home Room Group
                                                                      (12CS). Now they have announced their engagement and will
                                                                      be married on New Years Eve.

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                     Igniting the Fire
   CBC alumnus, Br Frank O’Shea is an initiator of the Edmund Rice Camps and a pioneer of
  secondary education in Africa. Here Frank talks about the journey that led him to becoming
                       an inductee into Emmanuel’s Inspiring Alumni.
I arrived at CBC in September 1962, after our     It would not have been the first time that I           Inspiring Alumni award from his old school.
family moved from Purnim to Allansford.           had been presented with this invitation. On            Fortunately word constraints here, don’t
It was all a bit of a haze, but I recall being    the contrary, I had been subjected to lots             allow me try to make full sense of these past
clearly out of my depth, or was it ‘all at sea’   of recruiting campaigns during my years at             forty years, but to say it has been a faith
in my new big school. It was a big transition     CBC. I got on my motorbike and rode into               driven and spirit-filled journey.
for this ten year old, whose only experience
of school was one room, one teacher and                                                                  The little boy who grew up in a large
about fifty students.                                                                                    farming family, never felt very entitled to
                                                                                                         much for his own self, and real meaning in
I gave it my best shot but came up short,                                                                life was found in making a contribution to
failing all tests and was told to repeat grade                                                           your neighbour and helping create a better
four the following year. Ms Murphy kindly                                                                world. And the word world is a loaded
led me along and during my repeat year, I                                                                one for me now as I reflect on how living
did a bit better. The room was in the main                                                               the words of Cardinal Newman’s hymn
block along Canterbury road and Brother                                                                  (1801- 1890)….” (Lord) lead thou me on, I do
Williams was the Principal. School held little                                                           not ask to see the distant scene; one step
interest for me, and any fond memories are                                                               enough for me.”
clearly attached to the extra activities, such
as the cross-country runs beyond Russell’s                                                               Now sees me living in my third foreign
Creek, the athletic sports or the annual                                                                 culture and learning my third foreign
fundraising concert at the Warrnambool                                                                   language. The one-step enough and not the
Town Hall.                                                                                               distant scene approach, enabled me to do a
                                                                                                         Diploma of Teaching, then teach in Australia
Anyway, life went on and I got out of my                                                                 for five years, before returning to University
                                                  Above: Frank at CBC
grey short trousers, the year of dollars and                                                             and completing a BSC in Human Movement
cents and began Form One in the ‘White            the school to meet the visiting Brother                in the early 1980s. It was at this time and
House’. I remember there were two Form            Postulator. He admired my bike and we                  while living at Parade College, Bundoora
One classes as the numbers were swelled by        talked briefly and then he promised to send            that I teamed up with another Brother and
the addition of country kids from as far away     me a clothing list and a starting date in              conducted one camp for disadvantaged kids
as Yambuk and Naringal. Fond memories of          January 1972.                                          and then another and another and the now
secondary school include playing cricket for
Nestlé’s cricket club, and defeating CBC in       Recently while travelling by bus from
the Under 16 grand final, playing football for    Kampala Uganda to Nairobi in Kenya, I
CBC gold and a brief moment of glory as a         read the book, ‘A boy in Striped Pyjamas’
jockey in a play at the Town Hall.                as a distraction from all that happens on
                                                  a thirteen hour bus ride in Africa. The last
 By 1969 I was in Form Four and achieving         three chapters really engaged me, and I
very little academically. My heart was            began planning in my head, a weekend
more in farming and things beyond school.         workshop that I have to do with our new
Something not so foreign to many boys             members in the brotherhood in Nairobi,
in a time where it was common to leave            later in the year. I will call it, “The Spirituality
school at fourteen years of age and walk          Of Innocence” and open the week end by
straight into a job. Qualifying for my Leaving    recalling how this nine year old, who in
year (Form 5) in 1970, was an issue and it        complete innocence crosses under the
was hinted that I would be better off doing       wire of the concentration camp to be with
something else. My parents took the hint          his friend. However being inside for a few
and I found my self at Sunbury Agriculture        minutes suddenly became a life-ending
College, hoping to do the Agriculture             situation, as he was swallowed up in a crowd
program available there. However, after           being herded into a gas chamber. As I am
arriving I was told I would have to do Form       writing this, I am very aware of the power of
Four again and going backwards at school          this image and I think that what happened
had little appeal. I joined the Leaving class     in the book was indeed my story. On that
and managed a basic pass, and duly left           night in 1971, I too had crawled under my
school to fulfil my ambitions in farming.         wire with all the innocence of a boy.

In 1971 I worked on two farms in the area         Now in 2009, as I write these reflections,
and as a part time plumber, but the best          in the Western Equatoria State of Sudan, I
hopes for this career were turned on their        am aware of the power that can flow from
head, when one night in October Brother           innocence and its ally - simple trust. The
Ward rang me and asked, if I wanted to be a       little boy who wanted only to be a farmer in           Above: Frankofficaites at a school graduation ceremony
Christian Brother.                                Allansford has now being nominated for an
16   College Connection
internationally practised Edmund Rice Camps were born.                     step away from the fast disappearing farm near Warrnambool, and
Another moment of innocence in 1983 enabled me say yes to living           agreed to a request to be Headmaster of a small secondary school in
and working in Tonga in the South Pacific for ten years. There the         Arusha Tanzania.
reformed dairy farmer, taught tropical agriculture and became
                                                                           Over the next thirteen years, the school evolved into a state of
                                                                           the art school (for Tanzania anyway) offering quality, practical and
                                                                           academic education to the poor of that area in Tanzania. When I
                                                                           left it in January 2008, there were over 1,200 students boarding and
                                                                           studying a wide range of things there. It was a great outlet for my
                                                                           passion for a better world (that word again) especially for the poor
                                                                           and down and out and this saw me focusing on girl’s education.

                                                                           We established a varied and relevant curriculum, used innovative
                                                                           technology that focused on sustainability and good use of
                                                                           resources. This work received some international recognition in
                                                                           2007 when a British Television company made a documentary on
                                                                           the school.
                                                                           However my real passion was in humanizing what was really a brutal
                                                                           and often very discriminating education system that prided itself on
                                                                           high standards at the expense of huge failure rates.

                                                                           The smile on the faces of kids alive and thriving in a tolerant and
                                                                           relational multi–faith community was that which sustained me in
                                                                           the long haul of being an educational innovator in a place like Africa.
                                                                           This ground breaking work put me in touch (distance learning ) with
                                                                           the academic world again and in 2008, I graduated with a Masters in
                                                                           Education leadership from the Australian Catholic University.

                                                                           St. John’s Gospel says: “I (Jesus) have come that they may have life,
                                                                           and have it to the full “ and the privilege of putting flesh on these
                                                                           words in Tanzania was for me about just being a brother to them.
                                                                           As the night ebbs away and my lamp dims, I realise I have journeyed
                                                                           through the ‘four R’s’ on the Emmanuel Alumni Website.
                                                                           My reflections have led me to realise the extent of the no (n) sense
                                                                           journey it has been and I conclude by gratefully recalling that it
                                                                           was at CBC, where those early tentative steps were taken, and I
Above: Frank at a school graduation ceremony in Tanzania
                                                                           remember that the ideal of awards such as this is to inspire, (like a
proficient at vanilla and yam cultivation among many other things.         fire that ignites other fires) this generation of innocent Emmanuel
In 1993, I studied for a year in Ireland and then took yet another         boys and girls. It is for this reason that I accept the award.

 Br Gabe enjoying retirement                                               also coached CBC football, winning the premiership and especially
                                                                           remembers Pat Kavanagh and Shane Manley being on the team.

      in Warrnambool                                                       Also teaching Religious Education, Gabe involved all the Year 8 stu-
                                                                           dents in the revegetation of Tower Hill. Returning for a second stint
                                      Brother Gabriel Rowbottom            in 1988, Gabe set up the Materials Design classrooms and stayed
                                      is back in Warrnambool and           until amalgamation in 1991. He is now enjoying his retirement in
                                      dropped in to the College            Warrnambool, especially gardening and catching up with friends.
                                      recently to have a look around.
                                      Gabe was born in Ballarat in
                                      1937 and grew up in Cape Clear.
                                      At his one teacher school he was
                                      taught by his older sister and his
                                      class of 25 students included 20
                                      Catholics, 18 of whom were his
                                      cousins. After completing the
                                      equivalent of Year 8 during the
                                      war years, Gabe moved to Mel-
                                      bourne and went to St Josephs
                                      Tech in South Melbourne.
                                      In the middle of Year 10 dur-
                                      ing a school retreat, Gabe
                                      made the decision to join the
                                      Christian Brothers, joining in
                                    1954. After studying at Christian
Brothers Teachers College in Box Hill, which operated from 1957 to
1974, Gabe taught at St Monica’s in Moonee Ponds. There were 78
students in the all boy class. During the 60’s Gabe spent four years in      Above: Sr Aileen Moloney and Sr Leonie Glennen were St Ann’s students
Western Australia at the Christian Brothers Agricultural School in the       in the 40’s. Both Sisters became primary scool teachers. Sr Aileen later
Northern Wheat belt, 460kms from Perth and 140kms from Gerald-               lived at St Ann’s as part of the community and Sr Leonie stayed at the
ton. Gabe performed a non-teaching role on 42,000 acres of mostly            Convent on holidays. They are pictured seated on the Convent staircase
wheat and wool.                                                              that leads up to the Year 7 classrooms on a recent visit to the College.
In 1973 Gabe came to CBC, teaching junior secondary Science. He
                                                                                                                          College Connection    17
     may races
     Our second Annual Emmanuel
     Alumni May Race Day Marquee
     was a sold out event. A
     waiting list had to be set up
     and unfotunately some were
     disappointed. One hundred
     past students of all ages turned
     out for a great day with music
     provided by alumnus Sean
     Murphy and his fiance Heidi

     For 2010 we have booked a
     double sized marquee and
     many who attended this year
     have already booked their
     tickets. You are most welcome
     to contact Jenni Parkinson at
     the College and reserve yours
     now. The cost includes entry to
     the races, entry to the marquee,
     a racebook , hot and cold food
     throughout the day and all beer,
     wine and soft drinks - a great
     value for money package.

18   College Connection
The Emmanuel College community thanked the major
sponsors and suppoprters of educational programs and
events for 2008 at a function Wyton Cellars.

                                                                            Above: Tim McNally and Gerard Tobin

Above: SW TAFE CEO Joe Piper and Emmanuel Principal
Philip Morison
                                                      Above: Gary Francis                Above: Emmanuel Businesss Manager Alan Aulsebrook and
                                                                                         Miles Coverdale of Westvic Workforce

                                                      Above Right : Miles Coverdale of Westvic Workforce, David Mathison of DM Truck Centre and Emmanuel
                                                      Applied Learning Coordinator Carmel Dalton Below: Jamie Tait, Felicity Melican & Eddie Northeast

Above:Sue Lee & Marg McNally
Below: Maree Reeves and Jenni Parkinson

                                                                                                                              College Connection     19
                   The first weekend every                                                                              October...
                                                  keep it free!
                      Emmanuel’s Development Officer, Jenni Parkinson
                      reports that the first weekend in October will be the
                      Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend. Emmanuel Alumni
                      encourages class groups to hold reunions at least every
                      ten years. Usually a small group of 3 or 4 people from
                      each year level work closely with Jenni in the planning
                      of these events.

                      The benefits of planning reunions on the same weekend
                      each year include enabling all to book leave, travel and
                      accomodation well in advance knowing that the date
                      is already set. Emmanuel staff members know when to
                      volunteer to make themselves available and the school
                      will be open to allow all guests to have a look around and
                      to use the facilities for their get togethers.                                             Jenni Parkinson
                      If you would like your class to have a reunion, please get
                      in touch with Jenni and find out how you can help get
                      the reunion up and running.

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        20     College Connection
Forthcoming Reunions
20 Year Reunion
The Class of 1989 (Including those who left prior to but would
have finished Year 12 in that year).
October 3rd 2009 at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery
                                                                  30 Year Reunion
                                                                  Are you from the Class of 1979? (Including those who left prior to
Narelle (Smith) Hill email:
                                                                  but would have finished Year 12 in that year).
Brendan Gleeson email:
                                                                  You are due for a reunion. If you are interested in being involved
Jenni Parkinson
                                                                  please contact:
Development Officer at Emmanuel College
                                                                  Jenni Parkinson
                                                                  Development Officer at Emmanuel College
(03) 5560 0845 (School Hours) or Mobile: 0448 818 667
                                                                  (03) 5560 0845 (School Hours) or Mobile: 0448 818 667

10 Year Reunion
The Class of 1999 (including those who left prior to but would
have finished Year 12 in that year).
November 14th 2009
at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery at 7pm
Emma Thompson
Mobile: 0419 339 813
Jenni Parkinson
Development Officer at Emmanuel College
(03) 5560 0845 (School Hours) or Mobile: 0448 818 667

Reunion for
those turning 50
The Class of 1976 is holding a reunion to celebrate turning 50.
Saturday 27th December, 2009 from 12 noon to 6pm at
The Loft, Liebig Street, Warrnambool.

Contact Anna Mugavin on (03)5562 2633
Jenni Parkinson
Development Officer at Emmanuel College
(03) 5560 0845 (School Hours) or Mobile: 0448 818 667

                                                                                                             College Connection   21
                                                                 Art Hall of Fame
                                                                 winner 2008
                                                                 We catch up with Chris Murphy of the
                                                                 Class of ‘08 as Emmanuel celebrates
                                                                 its ‘Year of the Arts’ in 2009

Chris Murphy of the Class of 2008              Spatial Practices.                                get to know people. I am staying with my

was joint winner of the Emmanuel                                                                 Uncle at the moment.
                                               (The Victorian College of the Arts is a
College Art Hall of Fame Award
                                               faculty of the University of Melbourne,           The       workload
for 2008. The Arts Hall of Fame
                                               and has the reputation of being Australia’s       has been pretty
Award was initiated in 1999 as an
                                               premier visual and performing arts training       hectic    and they
innovative way to highlight the
                                               institution. It is located next to the National   started    throwing
artistic talent of the students at
                                               Gallery of Victoria)                              assignments      our
the College.
                                                                                                 way straight away,
                                               Update: Was this your first choice of
Ron Quick, as the Education Officer at the                                                       but I am managing
Warrnambool Art Gallery, chose the work                                                          it ok. I feel that

entitled ‘Spine’ as a worthy winner and                                                          Emmanuel College
                                               Chris: Yes, it was. I received an early offer
commented on the way that the work                                                               prepared me well
                                               after an interview and folio presentation.
delves into our perennial search to learn                                                        for tertiary study.

more about ourselves.        “Chris’s work     Update: Did you receive much help from

provides so many rewards in a time when        the school as far as career choices and

we appear to need creative responses to        course options were concerned?

a world obsessed with modern greed.
                                               Chris: Yes, definitely - and not just from
The artist uses simple materials, such as
                                               the Careers teacher. My Art teacher,
clay pigment, ink and pencils. It reminds
                                               Trudy Sharrock was also really helpful
us of prehistoric cave paintings. Chris asks
                                               in tracking down appropriate course
us to look at ourselves, with a spiritual
                                               information and it was Trudy who highly
reverence, innocent curiosity and a desire
                                               recommended VCA. Actually, I would say
to learn more about ourselves.” Chris
                                               Trudy was an inspirational teacher and
was awarded a cash prize and the work
                                               she really encouraged me every step of
will be hung in a prominent position at
                                               the way.
Emmanuel College.

                                               Update: How have you found the                                                                               Arts Calendar 2009
Update: What are you doing this year?                                                                                                                      Emmanuel College Warrnambool
                                               transition to tertiary education so far?
                                                                                                                             Sharing, Faith, Hope & Love

                                                                                                                          Top: A sculpture by Chris Murphy
Chris: I got into the Victorian College of                                                                                Middle: ‘Spine’ - 2008 Hall of Fame joint winner
                                               Chris: Well, I didn’t know anybody but
                                                                                                                          Bottom: The College has produced an Arts
the Arts and I am studying Bachelor of
                                               everyone else is in the same boat and the                                  Calendar for 2009 as part of our Year of the Arts
Fine Arts and majoring in Sculpture and
                                               class sizes are small, so it’s been easy to

22   College Connection
                                                                                      From the

                                               from the archives
Do you know any names for the photo above? (The only name on the back is Elizabeth Conheady) Do you know the occasion of the photo
below? (“Miss Wingert and cheer squad” is written on the back) If so, Jenni Parkinson would love to hear from you. Jenni has recently
taken over the role of Emmanuel College Archivist and will be having regular morning teas where you can sit down for a chat, have a look
through old photos in the collection and help to add some names and dates. Past students of all decades will be made most welcome.
Donations of photos and memorabilia of all descriptions are also welcome. All you have to do is give Jenni a call.


                                                                                                         Wherever you are in the world, no
                                                                                                         matter how far away from home you
                                                                                                         are - you can always find out what’s
                                                                                                         going on with Emmanuel Alumni.

                                                                                                         News, events, reunions,
                                                                                                         competitions, photos and the College
                                                                                                         Connection online.

                                                                                                                         College Connection     23
                                                                                          GOLF DAY
                                                                                 REGISTRATION FORM

      Warrnambool Golf Course Sunday Nov 8th
      10.30am Registration
                                                                                                 All enquiries to Jenni Parkinson
      11.30am Shotgun Start
                                                                                                 Phone: 0448 818 667
      4.00pm BBQ and prize presentations                                                         email:

      Entry Fee $50 per player - Includes game of golf, BBQ and prize presentations

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                                                              ENTRY FORM
     Please return form to: Jenni Parkinson, Reply Paid 66, Emmanuel College, PO Box 486, Warrnambool 3280 (No stamp needed)
                                                        or FAX to the attention of Jenni: (03) 5560 0889

      Name ______________________________
                                                                                             Single entry $50
      Have you played golf before?__________
                                                                                             Team entry (4 players) $200
      If so, what is your handicap? __________
      Are you a member of a golf club? ______
      If so, which club _____________________
      Address ____________________________                              TEAM ENTRIES (4 players)

      ____________________________________                              Team Name __________________________

      ____________________________________                              Player 1 Name ________________________Handicap ____

      Post code ____________                                            Player 2 Name ________________________Handicap ____

      Phone______________________________                               Player 3 Name ________________________Handicap ____

      Email_______________________________                              Player 4 Name ________________________Handicap ____

           PAYMENT DETAILS                                                             Credit Card Payment Details
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                                                                    The second annual Emmanuel           We will be playing Ambrose
                                                                    Alumni Golf Day will be held on     - the friendliest game - with
                                                                    Sunday November 9th, 2009 at        novelty holes and great prizes.
                                                                    the picturesque Warrnambool         You don’t need to have played
                                                                    Golf Course. Mark the date in       golf before. $50 includes golf,
                                                                    your diary and get your team        BBQ and prize presentations.
                                                                    together early. Everyone is
                                                                    welcome.                            You are welcome to enter as
                                                                                                        an individual or as a team and
                                                                    The aim is to have a relaxed and    enjoy a good chance for a pre-
                                                                    fun golf experience, providing      Christmas get together.
                                                                    a great opportunity to catch up
                                                                    with old friends.

                                                                        2nd Annual
                                                                        Alumni & Friends
                                                                        Golf Day

Awards for
students past and

Federal Member for Wannon, Mr David Hawker visited Emmanuel
College recently to present Year 10 student Sarah Lazarro with an
Australian Government Local Sporting Champion Award. Along with     Alumnus Darren Smith (Pictured above with wife Kerry, also a past
recognition, the award also gives table tennis champion Sarah a     student, both Class of ‘87) was recently recognised for service and
$500 grant to help with travel costs.                               committment to Rotary from the Rotary Club of East Warrnambool.
                                                                    Darren was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship. This award is
Sarah is already a very successful athlete, having won eight gold   named in memory of the founder as an expression of appreciation for
medals at her first international competition, the 2007 Arafura     those who have contributed to the Foundation’s humanitarian and
Games in Darwin and she also represented Australia at the           educational programs. Darren received a pin, medallion and
Paralympic Games in Beijing.                                        certificate that identies him as an advocate of the Foundation’s goals
                                                                    of world peace and understanding.
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   Make a difference...
                                                                                   make a bequest
Choosing to make a gift to          General Bequests:
Emmanuel College beyond             Usually sums of money or a
your lifetime through a             percentage of an estate.
Bequest is a simple and
effective way of paying             Residual Bequests:
tribute to the values of the        The remainder of your estate
                                    after specific bequests,
It will serve as a lasting          debts, taxes and other ex-
memorial to young people            penses have been paid.
and the future of the Catholic
community in Warrnambool.           A bequest does not need to
                                    be a large sum of money. In
Giving this way costs nothing       fact, every gift makes a
now, but it may give you a          difference. Ask your solicitor
great deal of satisfaction          how you can include a
knowing that your gift will
                                    bequest in your will. If you
endure well into the future.
                                    are considering leaving a
There are three major types         Bequest
of bequests:                        to Emmanuel College, please
                                    complete this form and
Specific Bequests:                  return it to the Development
These are defined personal          Office.
assets such as books, shares,       This is not a legal document,
cars and other items given          but an indication of your
to a particular organisation.       intentions at this time.                                                                              2009 College Captains:
                                                                                                                                              Gemma Gray and
                                                                                                                                                    James Grant

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                                                               Please return form to:
                   Jenni Parkinson, Reply Paid 66, Emmanuel College, PO Box 486, Warrnambool 3280
                                                 (No stamp needed if posted in Australia)

                                                                                       I would like to be contacted personally to discuss the
                                                                                       possibility of including Emmanuel College as a
       Please note...                                                                  beneficiary in my will.
       It is strongly recommended that you seek
       qualified legal advice when making a Will                                       I intend to make a bequest to
       or changing an existing Will.                                                   Emmanuel College.

                                                                                       I wish to advise that I have
                                                                                       included Emmanuel College as a beneficiary in my will.

                                                                                       I would prefer no public
   Name______________________________________                                          acknowledgement of my bequest.

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                           Emmanuel College Warrnambool

A             lma Mater
             Nourishing Source
             Bountiful Origin
                                                                                Jean Christie
                                                                       Director of Marketing
                                                                      Phone: (03) 5560 0888
                                                                       Mobile: 0417 552 935

             We will carry on the dream                                     Jenni Parkinson
                                                                        Development Officer
             ‘Til we come home                                        Phone: (03) 5560 0845
                                                                       Mobile: 0448 818 667
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