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New principal: Anthony Banks “values the importance of the faith-based education of the whole person�.

School leader aims to add vision, values and ideals PADUA College has appointed Anthony Banks as its new principal. He and wife Sacha are back living in Mornington with their four children, Aurelia, 10, Ava, 8, Raphael, 6 and Layla, 4, after two years in Mildura as principal of St Joseph’s College. Mr Bank’s says he is “thrilled and excited to be back in this beautiful part of the world�. He sees his role as “not a position of power or prestige, but as a position of privilege and service�. “I look forward to serving the wonderful Padua College Community, which has the Catholic education of our young people at the centre of all that we do on a daily basis,� he said. Originally from a farming community in the Western District, Mr Banks attended Catholic schools in Ballarat. After 25 years as a teacher, he “values the importance of the faith-based education of the whole person espoused by Catholic education�. “I intend to be respectful of following such a fine and long serving leader of the college in Christopher Houlihan, mindful of what is hap-

pening at the college this year and hopeful of the future directions of the college,� he said. “Of course, I intend to add my vision, values and ideas and am looking forward to this exciting time in our development.� This year the college will undertake a facilities masterplan of the Mornington Campus to allow for the growth in student numbers that are expected over the next two years, and will participate in the school review-improvement plan process conducted by the Catholic Education Melbourne. As part of the facilities masterplan process the college will prepare an educational brief “aimed at developing the best educational model to ensure the academic success of our students over the coming years�, Mr Banks said. “We will also build on the strategies that have been put in place at the college over the past few years to ensure that academic rigor is at the forefront of our learning and teaching.� The college has campuses at Mornington, Rosebud and Tyabb.

Students back on the bus STUDENTS and trainees left stranded when the federal government cut funding for the PenBus service are now back on the road. The state government has announced a dedicated bus service between Rosebud and Monash University’s Peninsula campus. The 12-month trial service is a funding partnership between the government, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Monash University. Route 887 will begin on 22 February in time for the start of first semester, and will follow the same route as PenBus. Six express round trips a day, Monday to Friday, will connect with Monash University’s inter-campus shuttle to

Clayton. The bus will also be available to the public, with stops at Rosebud, Safety Beach, Mt Martha, Mornington, Mt Eliza, Frankston station and Monash Peninsula Campus. The first service will leave Rosebud at 6.47am, arriving at Frankston station at 7.37am and the Monash University Peninsula campus eight minutes later. The last service leaves Monash University’s Peninsula campus at 6.18pm arriving at Rosebud at 7.18pm. For timetables and details, visit ptv.vic.gov.au, download the PTV app or call 1800 800 007.

Lining up and signing up for pier MEMBERS of the Save the Dromana Pier group made the most of the crowds at the Australia Day celebrations to get their point across. “We had a marquee close to the shore end of the pier and nearly 500 people completed the survey form then and there,� committee chairman Ray Barnard-Brown said. “We were seeking public opinion as to what people would like in a new pier when one is built after the existing pier is demolished in a few years. “All who stopped were very supportive of what we are trying to achieve: to ensure that Dromana does not find itself without a pier at some time in the near future. “The interest shown was enormous and not one person suggested that a replacement pier should not be constructed when the existing pier is demolished.�

“I think this was a staggeringly good result and will provide us with a very good idea of what people want in a new pier.� The group has about 20 members.

Runabout win KARL Licis, of Safety Beach, will be spending more time on the water after winning a Haines Hunter 495 ProFish fibreglass cuddy cabin runabout in the annual Lions Club of Rye boat raffle. The $36,500 prize included safety equipment, fish finder and registrations. Mr Licis said he could not believe he had won until all the paperwork was finalised and his prize delivered. The raffle’s 28,000 tickets were sold over a five months, raising $55,000 for community projects.

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