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The Maristian November 2011
The Maristian November 2011
Paul Bonato (2002)
Paul is a geologist and has moved to
WA. He is hoping to get to the
ten-year reunion in 2012. His contact
details are firstname.lastname@example.org
John Weber (1980)
John is with Minter Ellison in Sydney
and can be contacted at
George De Wolfe (Teacher
George, Father of David (1989) and
Paul (1987) contacted the Maristian
to advise that he and his wife Trish
have retired to Wollongong. He is
anxious to maintain contact with the
College and particularly called to
check up on the health of his
teaching contemporary Barry
Cronan. George’s contact details are
Greg Coleman (2005)
Greg graduated from the University
of Wollongong earlier this year with
Bachelor of Engineering
(Mechatronics). Since 2006 he has
lived in Wollongong and is now
employed by JOY Mining Machinery,
a global company with a base in the
Illawarra which develops and
manufactures custom mining
Of the 180 who attended on July 29 at the Canberra
Southern Cross club, 133 were ex-students with at least
one representative from each graduating year since
1975. The luncheon raised over $12 000 for the Br Mark
May Bursary Fund. The fellowship was strong and many
adjourned to the club’s other facilities to continue
We thank keynote speaker Chris Uhlmann for his
insightful presentation on the political environment
existing at the time. We thank too the boys from the
Years 11/12 Hospitality class for their professional job in
setting up the room for the function and then waiting
on the tables.
Seated (L-R) Robert Pragt, Tony Leach, Chris Hately, John Sirr, Michael Zeitlhofer Standing (L-R) Antony Stinziani, Craig Betts, Glenn Dougall, Mick Nolan
Matthew Cuthbert (2008)
Matt won a number of prizes
including ACT Apprentice of the Year
2011 and will represent the Territory in
Brisbane in November for the title
Australian Apprentice of the Year. He is
seen here receiving his awards from
David Paul, President of the Viking
Group and Chris Peters, Executive
Director of the ACT Chamber of
Michael Briguglio (2009)
Michael received the ACT Trainee of
the Year award at the 2011 ACT
Training Excellence Awards (below).
Michael now goes on to represent the
ACT at the Australian Training
Excellence Awards in Brisbane on
Friday, 25 November 2011.
David Clarke (architect)
David is principal of David Clarke Architects in Barton, ACT.
His company designed the new multi-purpose learning
centre in the junior school and he was delighted that his
design for the Marcellin Hall was accepted. Through his
many friendships with members of the 1978 Marist
graduating class, he sees himself as an honorary member of that group. David is
married to Maree Livermore, who was involved as performer and choreographer in
a number of Marist musical productions when her mother Joan was Head of the
Performing Arts Department in the 1980s. David’s son Noah attended Marist 2007-
Kevin grew up in Canberra and completed the last four
years of school at St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill. After
graduating in Civil Engineering he went into the
construction industry, working in various areas of NSW and
New Zealand. His father Len built the first two stages of Marist College.
Kevin returned to Canberra in 1989; his three sons Michael, Daniel and Christopher
graduated from Marist in 2000, 2001 and 2003 respectively. All three are engineers;
Michael works in Brisbane, Daniel in Wagga and Christopher in Cobar.
Marcellin Hall - Meet the Team
Welcome to this latest upgrade of The Maristian. It is a matter of wonder to your artistically-challenged editors
that so much more can be fitted in by judicious use of space and more stylish layout. These changes as well as a
more efficient production plan are the work of Nicole Nijskens, the College PR Officer who works closely with the
Because it is replacing the fortnightly newsletter, you will be able to read more about events happening at the
College. As you will understand, there is no shortage of material which we can use and indeed we realise that the
problem will be what to leave out rather than what to put in.
We do however wish to maintain our interest for the Old Boys and appeal to you to contact us with your stories.
Tell us what you are doing, tell us about births and marriages and engagements, about travel and success,
sickness and struggle; we will be discreet and we will send copy to the person involved for his final approval. We
try to keep a record of deaths of members of the Marist Family, but realise that we will inevitably miss out some.
We have set aside a directory to receive all such messages and we appeal to you to use it.
Send to email@example.com
From the Editor
“It is a great thing in honour of a great man” - former parent
Br Mark May
(L-R) Gary MacKenzie, Paul Albiez, Bernard McCauley, Michael Holyland, Daniel Arcus
(L-R) Matthew Hill, Nathan Bullock, Tim Fox, John O’Kane
Mark devoted his life to the education of young people. Always the gifted teacher and
administrator, his gentle, enthusiastic and inspiring influence was felt by Brothers, lay
teachers, parents, students and ex-students for over 50 years.
Frank O’Shea’s book Keeping Faith records the central role that Mark played in the
foundation and early years of the College. In his retirement, he returned to Canberra where
he was a much-loved presence. Closely involved in the annual enrolment process, he was
concerned about the increasing cost of providing a Marist education for boys
in Canberra. In keeping with the thinking of St Marcellin he insisted that a
Marist education ought to be open to boys of all socio-economic
backgrounds and would often be eard to insist, “Marist is not an elite
What more fitting legacy of Br Mark than a fund with the objective of
providing half bursaries to financially disadvantaged boys.
We seek the support of Old Boys and other friends of
Marist so that we can help boys, who otherwise could
not afford it, to receive a Marist education.
No gift is too small.
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