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Commissioning Mass for Rostrevor head


A personal and deep engagement with students and their families, and an education of the “head, heart and hands” are among the aspirations held by Rostrevor College’s newly-commissioned principal Brian Schumacher.

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Whether assisting families transitioning to secondary school under the Year 7 Ready initiative or sharpening the college’s focus on schooling relevant to the jobs of the future, Mr Schumacher said inclusivity was vital.

Mr Schumacher was officially welcomed to his new role in front of the college’s 750 students at a Commissioning Mass conducted by Father Charles Lukati on April 6. Special guests included Edmund Rice Education Australia executive director Dr Wayne Tinsey, Catholic Education SA director Dr Neil McGoran, Brother Barry Donaghue of the Christian Brothers Oceania Province and Rostrevor Board chair Dr Vin Thomas.

Mr Schumacher, who was previously principal at Cabra Dominican College, joins Rostrevor at a significant time as it celebrates its 95th year in 2018. One of the major celebrations is a cocktail event being held at the Adelaide Town Hall on May 26.

Mr Schumacher said he hoped this would be a large “reunion” of students past and present, their families and other supporters of the college.

“This event is about bringing the entire Rostrevor community together and celebrating what has been achieved by the school over its life and articulating our vision for the future as we approach our centenary,” he said.



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