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Pastoral Care

Focussing on tomorrow’s gentleman

Cover: Riley Burden (Year 8) Photo by Frances Andrijich

Today’s boys... tomorrow’s gentlemen

Inside 6 From the Principal 4

Pastoral Care 6


Campus Ministry 10

College News 12

Staff 36


Parents 38

Palma 40

Touchstone is a magazine for the CBC Fremantle community Editor and designer Cherie Butcher Proofreading Michelle Ainsworth, Cherie Butcher and Shaun Kenny To contact Touchstone, please email


From the Principal

Welcome Welcome to another edition of Touchstone, our College publication that seeks to keep all members of the CBC Fremantle community informed about our recent progress and inspired by our vision for the future. As you read through these pages I am sure you will be impressed by the quality and diversity of the achievements and activities of our students and staff. I am equally confident that you will conclude that our College provides a vibrant, challenging and safe environment within which to learn. This provision of a caring and supportive setting is among the most important objectives of a good school. It is often categorised under the heading of Pastoral Care and this is the theme that has been selected as the focus for this issue of our magazine. At CBC Fremantle we constantly seek to provide the highest level of emotional, physical and spiritual support to all of our students and their


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families. This involves practical and moral support at times of disappointment or misfortune in addition to joining in the celebrations and triumphs of members of our community. An understanding of the critical importance of the relationship between the home and the school in the full development of the good young man is a feature of our College and is equally applicable in good and bad times. Those involved with the provision of Pastoral Care should always focus on the specific needs of each person and attempt as much as practicable to provide individualised support. In our context, this can mean assisting young people with fundamental skills like making friends or interacting cooperatively. It can similarly involve more meaningful support such as assisting our boys to accept social responsibility or develop a sense of meaning in their lives. In all cases, our Pastoral Care programme attempts to teach commitment, make the individual accountable and thereby develop resilience. Through this process it is hoped that each of our young men graduates as someone who is self-aware and capable of successfully negotiating the inevitable challenges of adult life. We are always proud of our graduates and the caring support we are able to give to each of them and their families. As a Catholic school in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice, we have a history that demands the provision of a student-centred environment. As you enjoy reading this publication I trust you will come to appreciate some of the ways in which we do this. Mr Shaun Kenny Principal

“At CBC Fremantle we constantly seek to provide the highest level of emotional, physical and spiritual support to all of our students and their families.�

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Pastoral Care

Focussing on tomorrow’s gentlemen

Photo by Frances Andrijich


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“Pastoral Care embraces more than the giving of well-prepared and stimulating lessons; it is concerned for the total wellbeing of students, and with the development of the whole person.”


Building an accepting and inclusive community in our College is best illustrated by one of the parables of Jesus Christ, the Parable of the Lost Sheep, which appears in two of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament. According to the Gospels of Matthew (18:12–14) and Luke (15:3–7), a shepherd leaves his flock of 99 in order to find the one sheep that is lost. It is the first in a trilogy of lessons about redemption that Jesus shares after he is accused of welcoming and eating with “sinners”. In this, and other similar stories, Jesus introduces the concept of ‘The Stranger’. When criticised for the company He kept, Jesus replied, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” ‘The Stranger’ may make us feel uncomfortable, but he can be the person who offers us the greatest challenge to our beliefs and the greatest chance of growth. With this message in mind, Pastoral Care at CBC Fremantle cultivates a positive and inclusive environment, and honours every boy’s individual struggles and successes as he strives for his own personal excellence. To achieve this culture of acceptance throughout the whole College community, Pastoral Care embraces more than the giving of well-prepared and stimulating lessons; it is concerned for the total wellbeing of >>

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students, and with the development of the whole person. The philosophies underpinning Pastoral Care, the active pursuit of programmes and practices aimed at promoting and supporting wellbeing and school ethos, like the powerful father-son event Share the Journey and Year 9’s watershed programme, The Rite Journey, and the climate and atmosphere in which students and staff learn and work, are complementary. While every member of the flock is of equal importance, recognising need in individual students is where the process comes back to the Parable of the Lost Sheep. Identifying students at risk, Pastoral Care supports and advocates for those boys, whilst building accountability and resilience. The focus is firmly on the finished product – the young man who walks across the stage at graduation. Along the journey, the College’s consistent and ubiquitous message articulates our shared hopes that our graduating gentleman is able to: • form attitudes and actions based on Gospel values, • understand and strive to be his best,


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• be resilient and responsible in facing challenges, • be a man for others, developing positive relationships, and • recognise and value ‘The Stranger’ in his midst.

College and parent partnership It is imperative that the self-worth of every member of the school community is valued and promoted, and the Student Management Policy at CBC Fremantle is closely linked to the Pastoral Care Policy to promote a respectful, safe and healthy environment for the whole school community. In building the foundation for effective Pastoral Care and student

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Far left: Mr Domenic Burgio talking to boys at Share the Journey before they spend a few hours with the most important man in their lives Left: The Rite Journey brings together the College with parents and their sons Right: Year 7 boys are traditionally welcomed into the CBC community by the Year 12 Guard of Honour

management, CBC Fremantle provides an environment of unconditional love and consistent and welldefined boundaries – like every boy receives from his parents. Being loved unconditionally does not mean absolution from blame, and CBC Fremantle seeks to unite with parents in providing a cohesive message in teaching our boys to be accountable for their actions. It is only through learning from their mistakes and being guided to become a better person that they can accept responsibility and build resilience, which is critical to the establishment of essential coping techniques characteristic of a wellformed young adult.

While all adult members of our community are charged with building relationships with students and their families that support the development of the boy into the gentleman of tomorrow, the College also has a Pastoral Care team that is dedicated specifically to the emotional nourishment of the boys. This team comprises the Vice Principal, four Heads of House, Year 7 Transition Coordinator, College Counsellor, and Pastoral Care Secretary. The team now resides in a purpose-built area on the ground floor of the College’s new building, designed to maximise the support of students. This group meets at least weekly, and discusses the progress of identified students at risk, as well as providing opportunities for all boys to be heard and feel included. Pastoral Care has been identified as a major strength of the College, and each member of the College community is committed to ensuring the excellence of its delivery is continually enhanced.

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“It is not just a matter of eliminating hunger, or even of reducing poverty. The struggle against destitution, though urgent and necessary, is not enough. It is a question, rather, of building a world where every man, no matter what his race, religion, or nationality, can live a fully human life, freed from servitude imposed on him by other men or by natural forces over which he has not sufficient control.� Pope Paul VI, On the Development of Peoples (Populorum Progressio), 1967, Paragraph 47

Campus Ministry We believe that God has given us all unique talents and that He challenges us to use these talents, especially in the service of others. At CBC Fremantle, we are constantly challenging the boys and ask that they give their best to all their endeavours. We ask that they make commitments to these endeavours, not simply to follow a set of rules to achieve a minimum standard, but to develop a disposition which looks to the spirit of the activity and the good that it serves. This term we put a particular challenge to the boys to support Project Compassion. We asked that they contribute 68 cents a day for the 40 days of Lent. This may sound like an unusual or arbitrary amount but it refers to the title given to our Campus Ministry programme, M68. This makes reference to a beautiful piece of scripture from the prophet Micah, chapter 6, verse 8.


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This is what the Lord asks of you: to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God. We seek to help our boys understand that justice demands that every person is given the opportunity to live a fully human life. The first step for us is to become aware of the problems that many face, then we can stand with them in an act of solidarity. Our immersion programmes are a wonderful example of this ideal. Some young people want to know what they can do, and how they can have an impact or influence. By itself, 68 cents will do little; 68 cents each day for 40 days ($27.20) can achieve a very small outcome. However, 68 cents for 40 days by 815 students can

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Ash Wednesday at CBC Fremantle

do a great deal ($22,168). They can help change the world by supporting the work of others and making a personal commitment to overcoming injustice. It is important to note that Project Compassion wasn’t a requirement to give any money; the content of their Project Compassion box was not checked and individual totals were not recorded. The students were simply given the challenge. In life we are all challenged. We are challenged to be the best father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, employer, employee etc. We are called to be in relationship with others and to display a commitment which is based on Gospel values, demonstrated through Christ’s love and sacrifice for us.

see it through to its completion. At CBC, we ask our boys for commitment – we ask that they commit to a set of shared values which we believe will make them gentlemen, and in the process help transform the world. The cost of this commitment is not great, but the outcome is immeasurable. Mr Craig Dowsett Head of Religious Education and Identity

One of the great lessons we can teach our young people relates to commitment – to make a rational decision to work for good, and to make every effort to

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Building on history

Mr Shaun Kenny shows students the balcony on the top floor of the new building


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Mrs Giancaspro in the new Pastoral Care reception


CBC Fremantle’s campus is renowned for being far larger on the inside than it appears on the outside. The addition of the new Pastoral Care and administration facility has increased the illusion considerably with three levels tucked in between the heritage listed Ellen Street administration building and the Bill Hughes Technology Centre. The new building began to be populated mid-May, with the staffroom on the top floor being the first level to be operational. The boardroom was officially in use on the following Wednesday, with 50 Principals from Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) from around the nation gathering for a successful three-day conference. The ground level has gradually been populated, with the College Pastoral Care team including the College Counsellor, Careers Counsellor, Heads of House, Vice Principal and Student Services Secretary taking up residence to be able to provide high quality holistic

care in one area for each of the young men under the protection of the College. Parent and student access to Student Services will now be via the main door on Stirling Street, with the Reception foyer on Ellen Street still being the formal College entrance for visits to the Principal, and for accounts and other school interactions. There is easy transition between the new and old administration buildings, and a lift in operation to move between the levels. The new building will be officially opened later in the year and fulfills another step in the strategic plan outlined by the active College Board to maintain and provide appropriate educational facilities.

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The Anzac legend lives on Anzac Day will never be the same again for 30 CBC Fremantle students, who travelled across the globe to visit one of Australia’s most important historical sites in Turkey during the April school holidays.


The Nek and Lone Pine, viewing the rows of graves and feeling overwhelmed with the knowledge that the markers only represented a fraction of the total number of lives lost in the conflict.

Accompanied by three staff, Mr Craig Carter, Mr Troy Foote and Mr Patrick Ryan, the boys spent two weeks exploring the Gallipoli Peninsula, acknowledging the ultimate sacrifices made by previous generations of Australians, as well as experiencing the unique city of Istanbul and visiting the ancient site of Troy.

“What can never be imagined is how those soldiers felt, seeing their best mates dying all around them, on what they thought would be the best adventure of their short lives,” Keane wrote.

According to tour participant, Keane Bourke (Year 10) the most moving day of the pilgrimage was visiting

The group spent a few days exploring the Gallipoli area, including a boat trip down

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the coast where they could view Anzac Cove from the Aegean Sea and imagine what the Diggers were faced with 99 years ago as they landed on the beach. In the Anzac spirit, sport was not absent from the tour, with a game of basketball played with some locals in Canakkale and a couple of AFL football lessons provided to some of the local school children in Eceabat. A tradition peculiar to the Turkey Tour was also honoured, with a football

match in a caged-in pitch played between CBC staff and students. Shopping in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul was also popular with the boys, with the opportunity to purchase leather goods and carpets, as well as real or fake branded products. A performance of traditional dancing and music and a visit to Turkish, Muslim and Christian historical and cultural sites, including the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Ephesus, Basilica of St John, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Chora Church, rounded out the boys’ amazing Turkey experience.

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Mothers Day

Morning Tea for Mums The young men at CBC Fremantle sat proudly with the ladies in their lives at the Mothers’ Day Morning Tea and Liturgy early in May. Bearing a striking resemblance to the young men beside them, mothers and grandmothers were blessed by Father Tony Maher, and heard Year 12 student Adam De Gennaro pay a moving tribute to his mum, Belinda. Principal Shaun Kenny shared tales of his own mother’s love and the threat of the wooden spoon when he was a young boy, and the mums were then served morning tea by their sons. Top left: Jack Clark and his mum Michelle Top right: Riley Rees-Turner and his mum Samantha Below left: Sam McPhail with his mum Veronica Below right: Belinda De Gennaro and her three sons, Jason, Ryan and Adam


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Jordan wins national youth quest CBC Fremantle Year 12 student Jordan Green scooped the 2014 Lions Club National Youth of the Year Quest at Tamworth in May. Jordan was initially reluctant to enter the Quest but the national winner is certainly glad he stepped out of his comfort zone. “I wasn’t sure where the competition was going to lead me, but the people I have met and the experience I’ve been able to accumulate has been amazing,” Jordan said. Jordan was selected as state winner of the competition, and fellow CBC student Damon Sutton won the Best Public Speaker in WA. Jordan then flew to Tamworth in New South Wales to participate in the national competition, with outstanding success. The Quest involves a comprehensive interview of the candidate in the areas of leadership, sporting/ cultural, citizenship/community, academic and general knowledge. The student is also required to deliver a prepared speech and answer impromptu questions.

Jordan’s prepared speech spoke of the far-reaching benefits of exercise, beginning with a tale of a personal incident in Year 9 when he was asked to do two push-ups. Unable to complete the simple exercise, Jordan said he went home determined to conquer the challenge, proceeding on a fitness regime that culminated in a positive change of philosophy for the once shy teen. “I have learnt that anything is possible if you have the strong will and belief to persevere,” Jordan said. Jordan and Damon received coaching from CBC Economics teacher, Mrs Andrea Fitzpatrick, who paid particular attention to keeping the boys informed of current affairs and encouraging them to form their own opinions. Above: Jordan Green with Damon Sutton

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Canberra and Sydney tour snapshot

At the commencement of the second week of the Lenten Term holidays, students from Stage 2 and 3 Economics and Geography at CBC Fremantle participated in a week-long tour of the nation’s capital and the beautiful city of Sydney. Four days in Canberra, then Sydney for a further three, provided an excellent opportunity for students involved to gain a unique, firsthand understanding of day-to-day political, legal and economic functions on a national stage, and experience and observe some of Australia’s most iconic national establishments.

Geography teacher Joel Moss with Nick Harris and Jake Goncalves


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The Economics students participated in formal presentations by chief economists and statisticians of the Treasury, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Reserve Bank of Australia. A highlight of the tour was a visit to the Australian Mint to experience the history of Australian currency and how we integrated the new decimal dollar system and replaced the British system in 1966.

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At the Australian War Memorial

The Geography students participated in informal visits to Geoscience, where they were able to observe Australia’s only tsunami warning centre, in addition to visiting the CSIRO. Combined tour group activities included tours of Old and new Parliament House, the US Embassy, Australian War Memorial, Australian Institute of Sport and the National Art Gallery of Australia, all of which gave the students a tremendous insight into Australian identity and cultural heritage. Along with 35,000 people, including Prince William and Princess Kate, the group also participated in the Anzac Day dawn service at the Australian War Memorial. It was a moving experience that will be remembered by all of the students for a long time. Despite the significant educational component, there was no shortage of opportunities to sample the social and commercial scene on location. In Sydney, boys viewed the city from its peak atop Centrepoint Tower, and enjoyed a night trip to Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge. A twilight walking tour provided an insight into Sydney’s historical The Rocks, Circular Quay and the Opera House. The tour party was also provided with ample free time as the boys took to the streets to explore and partake

in some economic stimulation of their own in Sydney’s vast and vibrant shopping district. The boys also had the opportunity to eat at a wonderful restaurant along the waters of Darling Harbour and The Rocks. All in all, the 2014 Canberra and Sydney Tour was an unforgettable experience for all involved as students were able to apply classroom studies to society in an enjoyable and captivating environment. All boys involved returned to Perth on 28 April with an abundance of fond memories and renewed enthusiasm for the year ahead. On a parting note, all of the boys who participated wish to express their sincere gratitude for the efforts and commitment of tour leaders Mrs Andrea Fitzpatrick and Mr Joel Moss; it was only through their ongoing dedication and efforts, prior to and during the trip, that such an experience was made possible. Travis Mitchell Year 12

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Football frenzy in Melbourne Thirty-three CBC Fremantle footballers travelled east to Melbourne to indulge in their greatest passion – AFL football. The boys enjoyed seven games of football in seven days, three on the field, three at two of the most iconic AFL football stadiums in Australia, and one watching Fremantle Dockers on television from their Melbourne accommodation. CBC played well against Victorian sibling schools, St Bede’s, St Patrick’s and St Kevin’s Colleges, with a victory in the first game against St Bede’s. The boys also toured Collingwood, Carlton, North Melbourne and Essendon Football Club facilities and stood on the hallowed turf of the MCG. After watching Carlton beat West Coast by only three points on a cool night at Etihad Stadium, the group recovered at an Eagles post-game function. The highlight of the tour was undoubtedly the traditional Anzac Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon at the MCG after attending the dawn service.


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Shakespeare visits CBC CBC Fremantle’s Drama department presented an entertaining interactive performance this term with the help of Black Swan Theatre Company’s educational initiative, Shakespeare Shenanigans. Stage combat fight specialists Andy Fraser and Stuart Halusz enlisted the talents of CBC Drama students Zac Hourani, Damon Sutton, Riley Faulds and Emmanuel Terzoudis-Lumsden, to act out Shakespeare’s classic killing spree in the climactic final scene of Hamlet. While preparing the students for their parts, Fraser and Halusz explained traditions and customs of the stage

during Elizabethan times, particularly focussing on the weapons and fighting props. An effective visual display of sword fighting showcased the acting skills and choreography of the duo, with flashing blades and clashing metal bringing the excitement of The Globe to the ALA. The thespian display combined with dynamic Theatre Sports workshops heralded a term’s devotion to preparing for the Drama department’s production of Lord of the Flies late this term.

Emmanuel Terzoudis-Lumsden, Zakaria Hourani, Damon Sutton and Riley Faulds with Shakespeare Shenanigans

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Stepping up for The Rite Journey


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CBC Fremantle’s The Rite Journey programme for Year 9 boys was launched for 2014 at Monument Hill at the beginning of first term. The Rite Journey opening event, symbolising the start of the young men’s journey to adulthood, was attended by family and friends and marked the third year of the watershed programme at CBC. The ceremony is a rite of passage prompting boys to look back on their childhood, provide thanks for the unconditional love and support from their parents, and join their Rite Journey teachers for a year of mentoring and guidance. During the year, the young men will be encouraged to accept challenges and take appropriate risks to develop their self-confidence, and to discuss issues and emotions that are relevant to their age. Continuing the guidance and encouraging further dialogue out of school, the boys also adopt a male mentor apart from their dad, with whom they can share their concerns and issues. The programme affirms the partnership between the family and the College that contributes to the development of good young men. Left: The Rite Journey teacher Domenic Burgio leads his group of young men and their families on the walk up Monument Hill at The Calling ceremony Above: Henry Moffitt with his dad Anthony

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Music camp CBC Fremantle bands and ensembles packed up their instruments and headed to Woodman Point Recreation Camp for three days of intensive music-making, culminating in a performance for the boys’ families. All of the students worked hard to develop their skills, focussing on playing as a group and developing their sound. This year the Old Boys’ Big Band performed on the Saturday afternoon, providing an opportunity for the students to gain first-hand knowledge from some of Fremantle’s local music legends.


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Clockwise from top left: Jarred Read (Year 7); Anthony Iannantuoni (Year 12) with Dylan Mulcahy and Joshua Koleszko (both Year 7); Dylan Clifford (Year 8) at the keyboard; Mathew Thomas, Tom Mansfield, Anthony Iannantuoni, Liam McMahon, Damon Sutton and Alec Sorgiovanni (all Year 12); Beau Ward (Year 8) and Jack Murphy (Year 9); Old Boys Matthew Ryder and Robert Head with Damon Miles (Year 10)

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A special commission Every year, CBC Fremantle commissions Special Ministers to assist parish priest Fr Tony Maher in the ministration of the Holy Eucharist to the student community at Masses and Liturgies. Chosen from the Year 12 cohort, Special Ministers have a duty to explore the mystery of the Eucharist and be generous and loving leaders in the College community. This year, seven young men were commissioned as Special Eucharistic Ministers: Kurtis Gray, Mitchell Hinton, Sam Low, Liam McMahon, Mathew Thomas, College Vice Captain Nick Menegola and College Captain Anthony Iannantuoni took on the responsibility to increase their understanding of the sacredness of the theology and ministration of Holy Communion. In doing so, each of these young men strive to be continuous faith leaders to their fellow CBC students and staff. Below: Mathew Thomas receiving his Special Eucharistic Minister commission from Fr Tony Maher at the College Opening Mass


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AIT Fremantle project Year 12 Applied Information Technology (AIT) went straight to the top for information relating to their Fremantle retail multimedia project, meeting with the City’s Mayor Brad Pettitt to discover exactly what the local shopping experience has to offer. Mr John Rear’s AIT class were engaged in producing a multimedia product aiming to promote Fremantle as a shopping destination. As part of their investigations, the students spent time with Mr Pettitt and Economic Development Coordinator Luis Puig, gaining insight into the strategy and vision behind the council’s retail restructure and activities in the CBD. The research consolidated their ideas, with interactive posters, websites and a movie being produced over the 12 week project timeline. Mr Rear said the boys learned valuable project management and research skills, as well as gaining practical software and design experience. Above: AIT students with Mayor Brad Pettitt and Luis Puig at the City of Fremantle

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Jack McMaster at the Kairos retreat


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Coen Greaney, Oliver Parish, Griffyn Waters and John Ahern

The magic of Kairos CBC Fremantle senior students celebrated the end of the 2013 academic year by attending the powerful Kairos retreat at Safety Bay. In Greek, Kairos means ‘the right time’ or ‘the Lord’s time’, and the intensive four day retreat is an opportunity for senior students to open themselves to God’s love, and in turn, the love of their family and friends. Liturgies and Retreats Coordinator, Mrs Vera Moura, explained the spirit of love and acceptance might not be an immediate occurrence. “Some students feel the value of the retreat on the first day, others do not feel it until the fourth day, and still others do not feel it until after the retreat.” Mrs Moura said. Kairos is not mandatory but the popularity of the programme testifies to it as being an extremely influential experience for the graduating young men. Details are not widely shared; all that is promised is that whoever attends will not be disappointed. “Our motto is nothing ventured, nothing gained,” Mrs Moura said. “Our advice is to just let Kairos happen.”

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Back to back Cross Country 30

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Cross Country team

Competing as one of 58 schools, CBC Fremantle has won the boys’ ACC Cross Country shield for the second year in a row. The weather was favourable for running, with autumn sunshine and cool air a stark contrast to last year’s torrential rains and wild winds. CBC’s success in the Cross Country means that the College continues to hold the Boys’ aggregate trophies in each of the three major sporting carnivals conducted by the ACC – Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. This is a remarkable achievement which is attributable to the talent and diligence of the competitors and coaches. Perhaps more importantly, it is a strong statement about the sense of pride and spirit that exists among the young men at the College. CBC’s closest rival was Mazenod followed by Sacred Heart, Corpus Christi and John XXIII Colleges.

Ben Parker

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Year 12 Coen Greaney and Mathew Thomas with the visitors


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Refugees join CBC fun As part of the Feast Day of Edmund Rice celebrations, CBC Fremantle played host to five refugees from the Edmund Rice Centre in Mirrabooka. Language proved to be no barrier to the visitors, who enjoyed the festival as much as the students. The guests particularly enjoyed ‘Dunk the Teacher’, with many of the staff diving into the freezing tank because of a well-aimed tennis ball, rousing cheers from onlookers. As an Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) school, CBC Fremantle seeks to provide an inclusive community committed to justice and solidarity, and the visiting refugees provided a wonderful opportunity for students to embrace these values. The Edmund Rice Centre in Mirrabooka aims to help migrants adjust to the community by providing life skill lessons, social activities and advocacy services. Director of the centre at Mirrabooka, Br Steve Bowman, said the visitors enjoyed the hospitality of the College community during their visit, and thanked the students and staff for their thoughtfulness. The College’s annual Edmund Rice Day festival raises funds for social justice activity around the world.

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An evening to remember

Toby Clarke, D’arcy O’Hara, Damon Sutton and Riley Naughton


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Jake Mirco, Aiden Grant, Matt Grose and Dakota Holman with their partners

Jake Leavy with his partner

Dressed to the nines, the senior students of CBC Fremantle carried themselves with aplomb on the night of nights at the College Senior Ball. After walking the red carpet and introducing their partners to Mr and Mrs Kenny, and College Captain Anthony Iannantuoni and his partner Sarah Liau, the young men were treated to mocktails in the ballroom, followed by a sit-down buffet dinner. Formal dancing was a frolic, with teacher Ms Emily Bowran calling the moves and helping the boys and their partners remember the steps from their pre-ball lessons. Rhinestones for the young ladies and slim fit suits for the young men were popular fashion choices, and the glitter and elegance sparkled under the lights in the Fremantle Esplanade Hotel’s huge ballroom as they twirled on the dance floor. The evening continued in a festive mood until midnight when the queue of colourful stretch limousines collected their sore-footed charges for the ride home.

Thomas Martens and Matthew Grose

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New staffroom opening The paint was barely dry when staff at CBC celebrated the long-awaited opening of their new staffroom. Looking comfortable and definitely at home, all staff gathered in the bright and spacious facility to launch a new phase in the history of the College.

Clockwise from top: Frank Williams, Simon Schmidberger and Lachlan Byrd; Michelle Carey and Sonya Gaffney; Fr Tony Maher with Aidan Holohan; and in the staffroom


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The room boasts a large kitchen area, various seating arrangements to accommodate small and larger groups, a scullery to assist catering for functions for the whole community and a large balcony overlooking the Cloisters and part of the port of Fremantle.


Chapel of love Twenty-five years after marrying the love of his life, CBC’s Laboratory Technician John Hortense did it all over again in the College’s newly opened Blessed Edmund Chapel. With the stained glass windows of the Chapel casting a glow over their assembled friends and family, Mr Hortense and his wife Mandy reaffirmed their marriage vows and exchanged rings blessed by Father Tony Maher. The opening of the Chapel during the couple’s silver anniversary year provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate their faith, marriage, love and commitment, as well as highlight some important birthdays in the family. Mr Hortense has been working at CBC longer than he has been married, starting at the College in 1982, the same year as Brother Patrick Kelly and music teacher Uwe Stengel. Mr and Mrs Hortense were married in St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth and have two sons, Daniel (21) and Nicolas (18).

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Year 7 Parent Wine and Cheese Evening

Parent Auxiliary Report The start of a new year saw the Parent Council change its name to the Parent Auxiliary. An auxiliary’s role is to provide additional help and support; the CBC PA offers valuable assistance at the College throughout the year at various whole community and student events.

inception five years ago. There were 190 participants, the majority being Year 7 boys, their fathers, granddads, uncles or significant male role models taking part in the Walk and Talk and sharing in a special few hours together.

In 2014, our first event was the Year 7 Wine and Cheese Evening which is always well supported, this year being no exception. It is a great way for all the new and not so new parents of Year 7 boys to meet in an informal way and share in a few laughs.

It was also a pleasure to see one of the men involved in the initiation of ‘STJ’, Rob Leicester, and his son Jake, take part in this event again, especially since Jake finished his schooling some four years ago.

The annual Open Day again showcased the quality of the College, students and teachers. Many sausages were cooked throughout the afternoon and the feedback from the prospective parents about the young men taking the College tours was fantastic. This year a petting zoo kept some of the smaller children and not so small ones very entertained. This year the Parent Auxiliary was thrilled at the response at our largest Share the Journey event held since its


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I would personally like to thank all the members on the Parent Auxiliary and helpers for a wonderful start to the year, and look forward to many other great events coming up throughout 2014. Mr Tim Allan President Parent Auxiliary


Board Report

CBC Fremantle is a proud member of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). All 47 EREA schools participate in a School Renewal every five years, a process by which the College is helped to critically reflect on its nature as a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition, and to identify ways for continuous improvement. School Renewal is not a process of inspection or checking adherence to curriculum or legislative requirements. These areas are monitored through school registration processes managed by other bodies. School Renewal focuses on authenticity to catholicity and charism. CBC Fremantle has recently undergone a School Renewal process. The Renewal team comprised a member of the EREA executive, an EREA school Principal and a representative of the Catholic Education Office. All sectors of the College community are interviewed by the Renewal team, with the final

report highlighting the strong sense of community and the importance placed on relationships at CBC Fremantle. Pastoral Care was highlighted, as was the pride felt in the College by staff, students and parents. They heard of a confidence in the leadership of our College and a commitment to being an authentic Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition through our social justice activities and our prayer and liturgical life. The Renewal team also felt the focus on helping all boys at the College achieve their best as CBC Fremantle helps and guides their transition from boys to gentlemen. The team suggested steps to continue to be the best we can be. We were advised to always strive to ensure that CBC Fremantle is an inclusive community, and that our vision and mission statements be revisited to ensure their freshness remains. There were other specific recommendations relating to learning and teaching, our ministry work and supporting the faith development of students that will help us in our next planning cycle. The College Board is encouraged by the very positive feedback received about the College and appreciative of the suggestions on how we can continue to improve. Mr Rob Leicester Chair CBC Fremantle Board

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CBC Old Boys’ Association

Palma From the President The past 12 months have highlighted what a privilege it is to be an Old Boy of CBC Fremantle. The growth of our College and the successes of its students continues to confirm the solid reputation of a school that has been part of the Fremantle community since the Federation years. Our committee is often asked what the benefits are of being a fee-paying member of the Old Boys’ Association. If you are a past student, you are automatically an Old Boy, and no fee is going to change that. However, by paying your subscription, you are helping to maintain a tradition of service and altruism that is the very foundation of our school’s values. The major beneficiary of Old Boys’ fees is a boy who otherwise would not be able to attend the College and gain excellent opportunities and a good start towards a successful education. The annual Jim McGowan Bursary is granted to a student who remains anonymous. The candidate is totally at the discretion of the Principal, and the only criterion is that he is in need of financial aid to continue his education at our fine school. The Old Boys also provide assistance and support with various school projects, including restoration work


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and collection of memorabilia and artefacts of archival value. A school that is almost as old as Fremantle town has a responsibility to preserve its unique heritage value, which extends way beyond our famous landmarks. Then there is the backbone of any Old Boys’ union – the friendship and fellowship of mates who shared so much of your life during your school years. Whether you loved coming to school, or endured it, keeping in touch with your old friends reminds you of how you were as a youth. To preserve this great tradition, this year the Old Boys’ Association has plans to host reunions for the Classes of 1994 and 2004, as well as continuing the popular Over 60s Morning Tea. To become a fee-paying member of your Old Boys’ Association, visit the College website and select the link under Community. There are photos from our 2013 events and information to keep you up-to-date with the reunions. Mr George Ayres (‘50) President Old Boys’ Association

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Back to CBC 10 and 20 Year Reunions

The Old Boys’ Association invites the Classes of 1994 and 2004 to return to CBC Fremantle for a reunion sundowner.


Class of 1994 20 Year Reunion Friday 12 September

Class of 2004 10 Year Reunion Saturday 13 September

All reunions are from 6pm to 8pm at CBC Fremantle. Join in on a College Tour from 5.30pm, followed by drinks and cocktail food at 6pm in the Arts Learning Area. The evening is compliments of your OBA but RSVP is essential for catering purposes. Please contact or telephone 9430 2001 for further information, or visit to secure your ticket back to CBC.

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Vale Dr Roland Bovell

Remembered as an intelligent boy with a shock of red hair, Dr Roland Bovell (1944) was born in Fremantle during the Great Depression and went on from humble beginnings to play a significant role in education in Western Australia. Dr Bovell graduated from CBC Fremantle in 1944 aged 15, two years earlier than his peers, and his future in education was sealed when he was rejected by the School of Dentistry as being too young. Dr Bovell gained a certificate in education from Claremont Teachers’ College and travelled to all corners of the state to teach. From 1952 to 1956 he taught at Perth Modern School and pioneered the teaching of Chemistry to girls, who previously had only been able to study Biology in the Sciences. In 1959 Dr Bovell received his Bachelor of Science and DipEd from UWA and in 1962 he was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship, moving his young family to New York to complete a Doctorate of Education at Columbia University. Dr Bovell returned to Australia as Superintendent of Science Education in WA. He was involved in the first significant change in education in the state with the


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introduction of the Achievement Certificate to replace the Junior exams at the end of Third Year (Year 10). He sat on the Board at CBC Fremantle (1996 to 2004), and WA Academy of Performing Arts, and was on the Bicton Uniting Church Parish Council and the selection committee for Churchill Fellowships. He was appointed as a fellow of the Australian College of Education and was also Director of the Board of Secondary Education. In 1979 Dr Bovell was the Dean of Administration at WA College of Advanced Education, now Edith Cowan University, retiring in 1989. Tens of thousands of Western Australians were educated by Dr Bovell’s work and have benefited from his passion for education. In retirement, Dr Bovell continued to be enthusiastic with his endeavours, spending time helping his children, catching up with old friends and making new, cooking his legendary roasts, travelling and tinkering with technology.


Dr Bovell had three children by his first marriage to Rona Smith, and three more children with his second wife, Lillias MacGregor. His unique connection with CBC Fremantle covers five generations. His grandfather was a student at Fremantle Catholic Boys School in what is now Blessed Edmund Chapel; and his father, Bob, two of his sons, Alastair (‘94) and Stewart (‘99), and two grandsons, James (‘00) and Ben Mulvey (‘03) attended the College. Dr Bovell is survived by his six children, Cheryl, Robert, Roland, Alastair, Eliza and Stewart; eight grandchildren, Kate, James, Ben, Emily, Kate, Amy, Andrew and Joshua; and three great-grandchildren, Mikah, Georgia and Harry. Thank you to Dr Bovell’s daughter Eliza Westcott and Br Alan Wedd for their assistance with this tribute.

Dr Roland Bovell 1929 – 2013 At his granddaughter Emily’s wedding (left) and in his CBC uniform circa 1940 (right)

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From CBC to Harvard

Ben Anandappa (front) tutoring Calogero Martelli in the CBC Library. Pictured with Academic Excellence Programme Coordinator, Mr Andre Leicester and Head of Science, Mrs Jennifer Lawlor, who encouraged Ben’s academic pursuits.


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Dux of CBC Fremantle 2013, Ben Anandappa, achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 99.85, placing him in the top 40 students in Western Australia and inviting scholarship proposals from some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Ben received offers in his chosen field of Chemistry from Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Imperial College London and Cambridge University. After much deliberation, the talented academic chose to accept the offer from Harvard University and commences his studies in August 2014. Out of 35,000 applicants each year, only 1,600 students are offered a place at Harvard, with few Australians numbering among them. With his sister about to graduate with a biomedical degree from Columbia University, Ben is no stranger

to the long-distance implications for a student living on the other side of the planet from home. The Anandappa family remains close, with daily phone calls and continuing support from their father, Romello, encouraging the siblings to pursue their academic dreams. Ben, who was featured in the Winter 2013 edition of Touchstone for attending the International Chemistry Olympiad in Moscow where he won bronze, hopes to become a Professor of Chemistry. His dream is to pass on his passion for learning after being inspired by the support he has received from his CBC teachers and the Murdoch University After School Programme.

Old Boys’ Association Annual Award Ben Anandappa was the recipient of the inaugural Old Boys’ Association Annual Award for achieving the highest ATAR at CBC Fremantle in 2013. Ben is pictured here with Committee member Terry Iannello at the morning tea following the award assembly.

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James Foley

Oliver Goss


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Isaac Towne


What are they up to now?

James Foley (1999)

Oliver Goss (2011)

James sharpened his pencil and his skills drawing cartoons for his primary, secondary and tertiary schools’ publications, and is now an award-winning children’s author and illustrator. His books include The Amity Kids Adventures (2013), In The Lion (2012) and The Last Viking (2011), which won the 2012 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite Award, the 2012 WA Young Readers’ Hoffman Award, and a 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Junior Judges Award.

Oliver has been attending the University of Tennessee since January 2013 on a golf scholarship, and has been busy juggling the demands of study with a successful golf schedule.

James has also consulted and volunteered with community groups and non-government organisations, working with children with special needs, assisting Indigenous artists and teaching students in the country. He has a new book coming out in September.

Isaac Towne (2009) After graduating from CBC, Isaac began a Bachelor of Science at UWA, majoring in Zoology and Psychology. After two years, he began work at ARC Murdoch, a centre that aids in research for human conditions and illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, dementia, cerebral palsy, and many others. In 2014 Isaac returned to university to finish his degree and is also a member of the Australian Defence Force with the Army Reserves. Isaac’s role is driving and he is seriously considering joining the Army full-time after completing his studies.

As a result of being the runner-up at the US Amateur last year, Oliver was invited to play in the 2014 US Masters in Augusta last April, winning the Silver Cup for Low Amateur. More recently, Oliver has been competing in two important collegiate golf competitions, the SEC Championship (Southeastern Conference Championship) and NCAA Regionals (National Collegiate Athletic Association). All the competitions throughout the year culminated in these prestigious championships. In June Oliver is competing as an amateur at the US Open held in North Carolina. Oliver returned to Perth for Christmas in 2013 and caught up with family and many of his friends from CBC.

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At the beginning of the year, the Class of 2013 continued the tradition of the Year 13 breakfast. Their plans for at least the next 12 months are listed below.

Back to the future


Abreu Andre

Not known

Deller Christian

Civil Engineering at TAFE

Allen Krystan

Not known

Dixon Benjamin

Cyber Forensics, Information Security & Networking at Murdoch University

Anandappa Ben

Chemistry at Harvard University

Dwyer Jack

Gap year

Armstrong Willis

Gap year

Fernandes Jason

Not known

Arnott Timothy

Sound Production & Design at WAAPA

Fernandes Kayden

Not known

Barrett Joshua

Bachelor of Science at Curtin University

Fletcher Jeremy

Bachelor of Arts at Notre Dame

Bennett Joel

Journalism at Curtin University

Fogliani Lorenzo

Bachelor of Arts at Notre Dame

Bramwell Harrison

Not known

Fosdick Daniel

Gap year and travelling – plans to study in 2015

Caniglia Max

Media Studies at TAFE

Foster Jamie

Health Science at Notre Dame

Carmody Harrison

Marine Conservation and Biology at UWA

French Matthew

Studying Geophysics & Applied Geology

Collova Anthony

Criminology at Murdoch University

Gillam Dare-Louvain

Not known

Cooper Benjamin

Studying Biochemistry

Gleeson Nathan

Not known

Danagher Sean

Not known

Godsall Thomas

Engineering Science at UWA

Dart Matthew

Exercise Sports Rehabilitation Science at Curtin University

Golding Bill

Carpentry Apprenticeship

Davies Shae

Bachelor of Science at Notre Dame

Gooderson Nathan

Environmental Science at Curtin University

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Gordon Zane

Bachelor of Surveying at Curtin University

Leone Rafael

Bachelor of Psychology at Curtin University

Gordon Nicholas

Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University

Liddelow Aidan

Chemical Engineering & Extractive Metallurgy at Curtin University

Grant Rohan

Science at UWA

Lomma Nicholas

Accounting & Finance at Curtin University

Hayes John

Business Management & Chemical Engineering at UWA

Mariano Robert

Interactive Media & Games Development at Central TAFE

Herbert Jacob

Not known

Martella Thomas

Bachelor of Arts at UWA

Holman Madison

Not known

McDonald Douglas

Bachelor of Science at Curtin University

Hupfer Darius

Not known

McMaster Jack

Commerce at Notre Dame

Ipapo Reynald

Legal Studies at Murdoch University

Mignacca Carl

Human Resources Management at Murdoch University

Kohlen Oliver

Primary Education at Notre Dame

Miller Kale

Physics & Engineering at UWA

Lagesse Damian

Not known

Minervini Matthew

Graphic Design at Curtin University

Landro Brendan

Not known

Monaco Alessandro

Studying Pharmacy

Landro Justin

Not known

Morris Jacob

Not known

Lane Jacob

Working then travelling

Mudie Samuel

Not known

Lanzara Fortunato

Studying Computer Science

Mugnes Julian

Studying Psychology

Lawrence Samuel

Not known

Noonan Conor

Studying Engineering

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O’Connor Óran

Mechanical Engineering at UWA

Sinnott Declan

Studying Arts & Commerce

O’Neill Jonathon

Studying Bachelor of Applied Science

Skinner Alex

Studying Health Science

Palmer Mitchell

Not known

Skinner Shane

Studying Commerce

Papadopoulos Dillon

Studying Finance & Marketing

Skinner Casey

Not known

Parker Keenan

Working part-time

Smith Simon

Engineering Science & Management at UWA

Picken Brett

Working at Qube Logistics: Import Operations

Spencer Alexander

Not known

Pirozzi Adam

Studying Commerce and working part-time

Studniczky Benjamin

Studying Commerce

Pita Joel

Studying Engineering

Sunter Jack

Studying Engineering Science

Plunkett Kai

Studying at Bachelor of Science

Sutton Jai

Not known

Prendergast Luke

Studying Engineering

Talero Solorza Mauricio

Studying Biomedical Science

Quattrini Mark

Working Plumbing & Gas Fitting

Thompson Luke


Rayner James

Double major in Sport Management & Business at Griffith University QLD

Tolman Riley

Not known

Read Connor

Studying Auto Electrical

Wall Jed

Not known

Ricciardo Alexander

Studying Health Sciences

Wells Joe

Studying Journalism

Russell Cooper

Studying Criminology

White Thomas

Studying Surveying

Ryan Luke

Working as a Butcher

Wieland Kane

Not known

Sheridan Benjamin


Wigham Fraser

Carpentry apprenticeship

Simich Nathan

Not known

Zoiti Michael

Studying Construction Management

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Old Boys welcome Class of 2013 The CBC Fremantle Old Boys’ committee was on hand to welcome new members to the Association at the Year 13 breakfast held in February. The recent graduates who elected to pay the Association dues were presented with a certificate and thanked for their past and future support of the College. The newest recruits join more than 5,500 existing CBC Fremantle alumni, with the oldest member graduating from the College in 1937. Above: New Old Boys with members of the committee George Ayres (‘50), Kevin O’Brien (‘49), John Parker (‘48), Terry Iannello (‘59) and Des Baccini (‘53)

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