Headmaster's Weekly Address


Assembly at Heyington this week was a once in five years affair. Dr Wayne Tinsey, Executive Director of EREA, presented to the College, our formal accreditation as a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition. A certificate and bound report of the School Renewal documentation were presented to the College Captain, Matthew Lynch and myself. Dr Tinsey and Deputy College Captain, Patrick Gigacz, gave addresses which challenged us to ensure our actions and behaviours as a school continue to reflect the philosophies we espouse. Patrick’s address was masterful in its structure and so very eloquent in his delivery. I also had the privilege of a few words.

Student leaders from Heyington and Glendalough then met Dr Tinsey, Mr Leahy, our Board Chair, and Mr Williams (EREA Regional Director), for morning tea. The report of the Renewal, which is conducted every five years, will be presented and explained to the College Board on Thursday evening by Mr Williams. The Renewal process was conducted last September. Ninety students, ninety staff, the College Board, Parents and Old Collegians were all involved in interviews as part of the process. I will write in more detail of its findings in Omnia at the end of term.

On Assembly and in the Daily Memo, I have called for designs for our Centenary Badge which could also be our Centenary logo and the design of a Centenary Tie, to be worn by boys, Old Collegians, staff and parents. By placing this note in this ‘high profile publication’, I am hoping to attract some more entries. The 95 year badge and regular boy tie, staff tie and Old Collegian tie images are below. Designs should be emailed to Mrs Ryan (ryanp@stkevins.vic.edu.au) by Friday 17 March 2017.


Are you interested in a musical concert featuring some of Melbourne’s, perhaps Australia’s, finest performers? At Boyd Egan Hall on Monday 6 March commencing at 7.45pm, you will have your chance. That’s right, next Monday night here at Glendalough! The Annual Music Association Soiree is the chance to enjoy the talent of our Music Staff. It is a concert of such high quality and musicality, that many past attendees have commented that it is a better night out musically than some they subscribe to each year. If your son is a musician or you simply enjoy listening to talented musicians, please join us. Details follow in the Music section of this Newsletter.

Kind regards

Stephen F Russell

St Kevin's College will develop a profound sense of respect for all
(from the Mission Statement)