The Shining Light Awards aim to recognise the contributions made by former students, families or staff to the local and global community in order to inspire current and future students.
“Tenison Woods College and its predecessors – St Paul’s School, Tenison College, Marist Brother’s Agricultural College, Mater Christi College, St Mary’s School and St Joseph’s College – value the contributions of all community members, past and present and we think it’s important to recognise some of the standout achievements within the community,” said principal David Mezinec.
Introduced in 2016, the annual Shining Light Awards will be held in a virtual setting on October 16. The awards were cancelled last year due to the pandemic and the old scholars association, which runs the awards, decided an online format was the safest way for the 2021 ceremony to proceed.
The Shining Light recipients for 2021 are:
- Sunita Gloster (D’Souza), attended St Mary’s School, St Paul’s School, Tenison College (1974-1986). Sunita has almost 30 years’ experience in the advertising, media and marketing industry and is the founder of Gloster Advisory, and a senior advisor for Accenture Australia and UN Women Australia. Sunita advocates for the empowerment of women and the acceleration of progress against gender inequalities.
- Barrie Holmes (deceased), St Paul’s School, Marist Brother’s Agricultural College (1948-1959). Barrie had a passion for sport and was instrumental in establishing basketball as a sport at the school. He was the leading force behind the building of the Multipurpose Hall in 1988, which today is known as the Barrie Holmes Stadium. Barrie passed away in 1999 and is fondly remembered by his wife Gloria and their nine children, all of whom attended Tenison College.
- Sister Anne Foale, Mater Christi College (1963-1970). Anne is a Mercy Sister based at the Sydney Mercy Works where she assists in improving the lives of vulnerable people in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Philippines. She manages development projects and relief in those countries, as well as programs supporting Aboriginal projects across Australia.
- Rob Lucas MLC, St Mary’s School, Marist Brother’s Agricultural College (1959-1969). Rob is currently the South Australian Treasurer and is Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council. His political career began in 1982 when he was elected to the South Australian Legislative Council.
The awards event will be open to the public with an online link available on the Tenison Woods College Facebook page on Saturday October 16.Jump to next article