Truth in NAPLAN and being the best school for my son.

We’re Top School in NAPLAN too.

What does that actually mean when there is no such thing statistically?

It’s important to deal in facts when considering a school’s academic performance. Comparisons are important too and the conversation out in the public space needs to be based on facts not on perceptions from the dim past.

Schools grow and improve. St. Paul’s is a definite example of that.

Are we perfect? No.

Are we where we want to be? No but we are getting there quickly. The improving performance is testament to that.

There is an extraordinary commitment in the college to be the best we can be. One example comes to mind is the twenty or so staff who gave up their afternoon to be trained as a coach to voluntarily work with our young men in Year 10 to help them achieve their goals. There are many other examples of generosity that point to commitment.  

When we start talking about points of difference the list on our side is long.

If you look at the public information on the MySchool website, and I would encourage you to do so, it tells an interesting story.

When you look at the gain from Year 7-9 a very positive story emerges that places us comparable to all single sex boys’ schools in this region of all fee levels. In fact in 10/12 similar schools tables St.Paul’s has the higher similar schools comparison. Fact.

Yet what is the public story?

One interesting fact: we have the highest writing gain of all of them from a lower starting base to a higher level of gain. Fact.

We have no intention in being dishonest with our community. We want our boys to be proud. We want our parents to be proud. Our young men are at a school that is performing well and is improving constantly.

It is very difficult to access the truth about a good Catholic school in the media as there is a resistance to telling such stories. Non-government education is suffering a distinct bias against it in the media. We know why the church is facing a tough time but it would be helpful if criticism of the church and schools could be separated by the media so parents can focus on the truth about schools, not what comes from a selective and biased media.

I am very aware that the ‘talk out there’ is critical for us. I’d just ask that it be based on fact. So what are we certain of, that is based on fact? 

St. Paul’s is delivering very well for the boys who come here. If they stay Year 7-12 they grow academically, socially and spiritually and, as our HSC performance from 2017 indicated, if they go somewhere else they are less likely to achieve their potential than if they stayed at St. Paul’s.

We know that the percentage of students who achieve University entry has been rising and passed 70% which is a figure to be very proud of. The HSC results were indicative of a broad education bearing fruit for all our young men. We also know we have a good reputation among employers seeking trainees.

As a parent and educator it is a mystery to me why I would contemplate taking my son elsewhere to achieve less. Yet surprisingly this happens. Why do we allow a young person, still in the turbulent throes of adolescence to be the one who decides which school they go to yet this happens too. 

Our young men leave here at the end of Year 12 as critical thinkers, problem solvers, competent communicators, creative, adaptable, curious lifelong learners who are going to make a difference in our world. We achieve our mission. They are exposed to  their faith in the context of a school with an Edmund Rice tradition that emphasises placing others at our centre.

I’d ask you to please be open to facts not perception, reality not folklore. I would also encourage you to please challenge incorrect perceptions with the facts. We have a good story to tell that our young men and our community should be very proud of. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. The narrative needs to be different, it needs to be based on facts about all schools.

God Bless

Chris Browne

College Principal


The College on Display

This week we have been visited by the Year 3 students from our local Catholic Primary schools and  we have had our Open Evening with hundreds here to look at the college and hear about the great learning taking place.


It was a very engaging time for the 180 Year 3’s who experienced a range of activities across all subject areas- Science, Maths, English, HSIE, TAS, Visual Arts, Music and  PDHPE. They were mentored through their day by Year 8, 10 and 12 students who talked of their life in high school.  A very exciting day!

Our Open Evening was a terrific showcase of what the college is and provides for its community. Every faculty was on display, presentations were given in the hall by the College captain, Vice Captain and myself, our parents, staff and students ran a BBQ, our musicians entertained; a vibrant community atmosphere.

The feedback we received on the day spoke of a very proud and enthusiastic body of student tour guides. “Your boys are very proud of their school” was a comment many visitors made. Of course I agreed with them. We are very proud of them too!

It was a privilege to be the leader of such a special community of learning on Wednesday. It was also very humbling to see our community step up and promote our college. In particular can I thank our Parents and Friends Association who were such a great support on Open Day, not only through the BBQ but their conversations with visitors.

I’d like to thank all involved in the Year 3 Day and Open Day. We look forward to welcoming the young men we met this week into our Catholic learning community,  that provides a Quality Catholic Education for all young men in this region.

God Bless,

Chris Browne

College Principal


A Week for Celebrating the Past and Challenging Ourselves for the Future


With profound appreciation for their talent , gratitude for the benefit such success brings the college and a sense of deep pride in the success of our HSC students of 2017. Their successes are considerable:

150th placed in NSW (improved over 100 places from 2016)
51 Band 6 Distinguished Achievers
181 Band 5 and Band 6 Results
100% increase in Band 6 on 2016
1 Top Achiever (16th place in Maths General 2)
1 All Rounder Achievers (Band 6 achieved in all subjects)
Top ATAR 97.95.

2nd place College in the Diocese of Broken Bay.

3rd placed in comprehensive Catholic boys schools in English
49th placed in state for English
100% Band 5 and Band 6 in English Ext 1, English Ext, 2, History Ext
15% students achieved an ATAR above 90
75% Visual Art students selected for Express Yourself at the Manly Art Gallery

The following awards were given by the Diocese of Broken Bay on Tuesday afternoon this week:

Award Name Surname Course Name Place or Mark
All Round Achievers Gus Reid
Academic Excellence Gus Reid 97.95
Academic Excellence Giacomo Nassif 97.65
Academic Excellence Isaiah Vumbaca 96.75
Top Achiever Matthew O’Brien Mathematics General 2 BDC 16th
First Place in Course in DBB Jarrod Adair Software Design & Development
First Place in Course in DBB Dante Cox Design and Technology
First Place in Course in DBB Marcus Crisp English (Standard) Equal 1st
First Place in Course in DBB Matthew Millett Construction Exam Equal 1st
First Place in Course in DBB Samuel Munday Info Process & Technology
First Place in Course in DBB Giacomo Nassif Mathematics Extension 1
First Place in Course. Giacomo Nassif Mathematics Extension 2
First Place in Course in DBB Matthew O’Brien Mathematics General 2 BDC
First Place in Course in DBB Gus Reid English Extension 1
First Place in Course in DBB Gus Reid Modern History Equal 1st
First Place in Course in DBB Gus Reid History Extension Equal 1st
First Place in Course in DBB Isaiah Vumbaca English (Advanced)
First Place in Course in DBB Isaiah Vumbaca History Extension Equal 1st

St. Pauls certainly was a prominent force in the Diocesan Awards.

At our High Achievers Assembly on Monday this week,  I made the following points   to Year 12 2017,their families and our staff and current students:

  • benchmarks have been set for years to come
  • they reflect on the great contribution of teachers and families
  • there is an opportunity for the young men at school now to learn much for themselves
    • they can achieve their educational goals here at St. Paul’;s –  the college delivers for its students in an environment that is best for young men to learn in. Our results prove this
    • Given that, what does my own personal excellence look like? What do I need to do to achieve it? Each one of these young men has a different HSC story. What is the story they  are going to write about their personal excellence.
    • What goals are they setting yourself to achieve?

“As we know it’s in the little daily things that we build our own excellence. As former four star General of the US army Colin Powell wrote; “ if you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters first.” Its not a new idea as we know, Aristotle the Ancient Greek philosopher who was born in 384 BC talked of excellence not as an act but a habit that we do repeatedly.”

  • How will they collaborate as a year group to achieve their goals at St. Paul’s? We don’t walk alone with our learning. They  have to walk together and support each other not just academically but through  looking after the well being of each other as well.  They walk together.

The Present

With our Opening Mass on Tuesday , Ash Wednesday service and Year 9 Grandparents Morning Tea it was an opportunity to clearly stamp our ground in the Year of Respect for 2018. At the same time in the Year of Youth in the Catholic Church as decreed by Pope Francis it is a time to reflect on our core mission as a Catholic educating community with a long tradition in the spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice.

On Tuesday at mass I talked about our theme of Respect for 2018, with appreciation to our 2018 Prefects who chose this theme:

Today I’ll focus on the third , ‘your life is not about you.’ This is at the heart of the Christian message; it is at the heart of Blessed Edmund’s call that we place others at our centre, not ourselves and it is central to our theme of Respect for 2018.

Yesterday I talked about your personal excellence and asked you a final question; how am I going to work with others to achieve that excellence. A key point is that when I focus on others, I benefit. If I’m driven to stand with the needs of others, as Jesus did , before himself then we all gain.

Respecting others is an easy thing to say and it’s an easy thing to believe that we do, but we can’t treat it like a smorgasbord. We have to value everyone above ourselves and place their needs before my own if I can truly have respect for them.

Year 10 for time immemorial studied a novel called To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The theme of respect is deeply embedded in that story. A scene that has always stayed with me is when the lawyer father Atticus Finch encourages his daughter Scout to walk in the shoes of other people to truly understand them. To truly respect someone we have to be prepared to do that no matter who they are, their colour, race, gender, appearance, level of ability, whatever. It costs you nothing but buys the earth,

You will often hear others talk about the notion that they demand Respect. Jesus and Blessed Edmund teach us that we have to show respect first for it is founded on the commandment of love another and in our dealings with other people always come with an attitude that assumes the good intent of my fellow man or woman.  It isn’t conditional. There are no exceptions.

So in 2018, our Year of Respect, let’s be role models of that. Your life is not about you, it is about others. Place others at my centre, show respect first in all instances. Let’s start as we want to continue from today onwards.’

Today we heard our values in action through our Ash Wednesday service and the launch of Project Compassion 2018. We look forward to our boys, as Blessed Edmund implored, “Give to the Poor in Handfuls.”


Let us remember our College Motto at this time also, Prima Primum- First Things First.

God Bless,

Chris Browne

College Principal

2018 Begins- Welcome, Respect, Challenge and Persistence, Pride and Placing others at our Centre.

Welcome to our new year at St. Paul’s.

This week we welcomed our new Year 7 class and a number of new students to Years 8, 9,10 and 11. Year 7 in particular have had a wonderful and exciting week of learning.

This week we also welcomed a number of new and returning staff:

  • Miss Madeleine Hogarth- English
  • Ms.Amanda Lazar- English
  • Mr Suren Krishnan- Science
  • Ms. Kate Harrison- Job Share Mathematics
  • Ms. Nicole Kanis- Job Share Mathematics – returning from leave
  • Ms. Beulah Prasad- Job Share Science – returning from leave
  • Ms. Kate Stephens- Job Share Science – returning from leave
  • Mr. Frank van Bokhoven- Business Manager and SLT

Our theme for the boys for 2018 is the Year of Respect which is drawn from our College values, ‘The Four R’s’ of:

      • Respect
        • students at St Paul’s strive in their everyday lives to enhance their ability to accept differences in each other and to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
      • Responsibility
        • as Disciples of Christ we have a responsibility to promote justice and develop skills of leadership and teamwork in our students making them accountable for one’s actions.
      • Results
        • we are committed to challenging students to achieve their potential and  maximise their well being throughout all areas of the school.
      • Reverence
        • we at St Paul’s are humble in the acknowledgement and respect of God whilst being actively engaged in our responsibility of being disciples of  Jesus.

In speaking with the boys at our first assembly I highlighted the primacy of the Gospel message to Love One Another. In simple terms they can all follow we have talked about the importance of ‘Looking After Each Other’ and all that means; that they be accepting of each other’s difference, staff and students yet always treat each other with respect. Everyone is entitled to be safe in the college, staff and students. We all have a responsibility to support that.

This ties very closely with our tradition of being a College with an Edmund Rice history. This charism implores us to stand with the needy in our world, as Jesus did. He walked with the sinner, fed the hungry, clothed the poor, healed the sick. As Edmund used to say, “Give to the Poor in Handfuls”. To do that we need to place the needs of other people at our centre, not ourselves. Our selfishness can blind us to the needs of others.

I asked the boys to consider what is their own Personal Excellence, not someone else’s but their’s. In doing this I posed questions to them that they needed to set goals, what did they need to be able to achieve such goals, consider how they were going to sustain the effort to achieve them and how they could persist. I encouraged to challenge themselves. In the light of increasing improvement in school results we are challenging all boys to step up and improve their own personal excellence.

In doing that we are developing programs to challenge the more able students as well as students across the board. e.g. Year 10 students will be invited to participated in a challenge program under development to lift the bar in preparation for the HSC. Further the college is expanding it’s well being programs to support the boys in their learning as well as programs such as Duke of Edinburgh which is about individual challenge, variety of activity, duration, support and team work and recognition, taking the boys out of their comfort zone and developing them in ways a classroom experience is unable to.

We discussed the need to develop the skills of persistence / grit, skills our young men often lack; to persist through challenge to success and improved learning. In 2017 we talked much about a ‘Growth Mindset‘ which at it’s heart is about how we talk to ourselves, about self belief.

Grit 2

Our pride as young men of St. Paul’s is something we are making a priority of . We need ongoing parental support as we are also stepping up on how we make the boys accountable for their appearance. At all times our young men should be presenting themselves well in therms of dress but also as young people by their behaviour, that others recognise in them a sense of pride in their college.

In closing welcome to all, in particular our new students to 2018. I can be contacted quite easily if you need to via email

We look forward to a wonderful year of learning at St. Paul’s in 2018.

God Bless,

Chris Browne

College Principal.


An Outstanding HSC for the St. Paul’s Class of 2017

What an outstanding set of statistics for our graduating class of 2017 and their dedicated teachers!

150th placed in NSW (improved over 100 places from 2016)
51 Band 6 Distinguished Achievers- 100% increase in Band 6 on 2016
181 Band 5 and Band 6 Results

1 All Rounder Achiever (Band 6 achieved in all subjects)- Congratulations to Gus Reid
Top ATAR 97.95- Gus Reid

1 Top Achiever (16th place in Maths General 2)- (Congratulations to Matthew O’Brien)

3rd placed in comprehensive Catholic boys schools in English
49th placed in state for English
100% Band 5 and Band 6 in English Ext 1, English Ext, 2, History Ext

15% students achieved an ATAR above 90
75% Visual Art students selected for Express Yourself at the Manly Art Gallery

HSC 2017

ACYF- Spreading the Joy of the Gospel to Youth in 2017.

This week has seen our Year Nine and Eleven students attending the Australian Catholic Youth Festival at the Olympic precinct at Homebush. Both groups have found themselves very engaged by the messages of the conference which have been designed to engage our young people about their faith.

As someone who accompanied Year 9 I found them to be a group who did themselves and the college proud as did Year 11. In fact I’d go as far as to say that they stood out, not only for their red shirts but how well mannered they were and how willing they were to engage in an environment that was, as they admitted , quite different to what they normally experience, yet were prepared to go with it and gain from it what they could.

Their world view could safely be generalised as limited given the life they lead and where they come from. It was clear that many never travel so far within Sydney yet many admitted to having been overseas or to other parts of the country, such as the snow. There was a real sense of odyssey about the experience. One lad was heard to ask quite seriously, his teacher as they passed through Mosman, “Is this struggle street?” Even over the Spit Bridge seemed to be quite a trip for him.

With this in mind we as a staff were very proud of them. As I’ve noted before sometimes we underplay our young people, lower our expectations of them. The St. Paul’s boys were very impressive.

A great learning for our young men was to come into contact with so many students from other Catholic schools; they too do RE, they too go to school masses, etc. Further was to be able to see the breadth of church mission activities represented with stalls in the arena.

A clear message in these times is that it is OK to be Catholic in our world, to have faith, to believe in Jesus and to be able to admit that.

Bishop Peter Comensoli’s homily discusses such themes . 

Congratulations to our young men. They really have shown how impressive they can be this week.

God Bless,

Chris Browne

College Principal

This is not what we do

This past week has seen the college focus on some critical but key messages that stem from the value of Respect, one of our four college values.

In our assemblies we have discussed the whole issue of  violence towards others. It is a complex and multi faceted issue. The White Ribbon symbol is a powerful one and the wearing of it is a reminder to our boys of the need to always treat each other with respect. However we have also tried to widen the focus so that they understand that violence towards anyone is not appropriate.

It is inconsistent with the message of Jesus “to love one another”, is inconsistent with the tradition of Edmund Rice and further and just as importantly it is has no place in the behaviour of the young men we seek to grow to manhood from this college.

There is a tendency for teenage males to not see this as relevant to them as it seems to be an adult phenomenon. However some, hopefully a small percentage,  can attest to the reality of violence as they may experience it at home. For other is a screen experience- movie or video game.

We have tried to make it relevant by taking it back to where it begins. Yes the example they see is relevant whether it be in the home or on a screen. Yet individually they engage in it every day and don’t realise it.

In this I refer to how they speak to each other. Their language, the aggression with which they communicate, any physicality they engage in such as pushing, shoving or even punching, it is all in some way violence and could be sowing the seeds for normalising  it over time. There is a link between such behaviour and what they do as adults . We talked about this ad  and it’s key messages.

FR. Richard Leonard sj, the Jesuit commentator on media and film talks of swearing as a form of violence. When one considers the aggression we may inject into such invective, the viciousness of our meaning I think he has a valid point.

However as the above ad sponsored by  Commonwealth funding notes we normalise such behaviour. We tolerate abusive verbal behaviour. We verbally mock friends or children and excuse it as ‘banter’, or as we often hear the boys say, “its just a joke sir”. Well, no it isnt!

That puts some responsibility on us as the adults who want to be good role models in their lives to be very mindful of just what our sons learn from us without us even realising it. We perpetuate it generationally, unconsciously and unintentionally. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening.

In the same way an unhindered screen diet of violence and pornography so readily available to our sons requires us to be supervising them and not leaving them to it. How many hours are they online at home? Do you know what they are watching? Do you monitor their screen history? Would  a parent night on such a subject be worthwhile in 2018? Would enough people come to justify the cost of an expert speaker?

I also tried to get the boys to think about the need to not be hypocrites. What I mean by that is that there is a hypocrisy at play when we stand up hand on heart and pledge our support for non violence, to be against violence towards women or anyone else for that matter, wear a white ribbon, take part in a walk yet before or after have acted violently in some way verbally or physically. Wecan’t be part time Christians.

Our Year 11’s were privileged to sit through a presentation from Gus Worland on Manhood which really challenged themselves to look at masculinity in a new way. He challenged them also on some of the notions discussed above.

“For millennia, we’ve associated ‘masculine’ with ‘strong’. Now, we must also start celebrating men for the strength involved in opening up and unlearning destructive ideas that have become culturally ingrained.”

His point that it takes some courage to be a counter cultural male is a very valid one. I have challenged the boys to start thinking about a code that challenges any violent behaviour, any bullying, any ill treatment of students or staff as we are often on the receiving end also both verbally and in writing. I have suggested to our Prefects that we might frame it under the heading of,  ” This is not what we do here”.

I’d welcome your thoughts and would encourage you to take the opportunity to talk about this subject with your son.

God Bless

Chris Browne

College Principal


The Challenges of Modern Parenting

“My son doesn’t need a 44 year old friend, he needs a 44 year old parent”. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.

“We are living in an epidemic of child centred parenting and it isn’t serving our young people well.” Paul Dillon- Drug and Alcohol educator.

More and more we are seeing a shift in how our young people are being parented. More and more the school needs our young men to have parents who take a keen interest in their learning but also do the things parents have always done in the home starting with supporting the school in its work with their son.

Parenting requires we make our sons accountable for their actions. We have a responsibility of course  teach them right from wrong and make them accountable when they are in the wrong.

For a school, an alarm bell comes when a parent says to us “my child wouldn’t do that”. As I commented to our parents at our Year 6-7 information evening that more often we are finding parents are very supportive of rules and standards until their son falls short of them. Can I ask please that rather than focus on the school as the issue, focus on our sons and why they aren’t meeting the standards we want them to meet.

One parent once commented that we weren’t flexible enough for her son.

My reflection on that was  to encourage them to reflect on a workplace standard. Would an employer excuse non compliance with directions as an example? I asked my son who is a third year apprentice how he’d go if he refused directions or didn’t comply with requirements. He was very clear; “Dad I’d be looking for a job”. Often being inflexible is required of good parenting.

In conversation with a social worker this morning she indicated we seem to have been in party mode on the northern beaches since October. This was noted as most unusual. Do we know where our sons are of a night time. If they go out do we know who they are with. Do we set deadlines for when to be home? She noted and we have anecdotal evidence to support this that more and more 13, 14 and 15 year old young people are out til very late with access to substances and alcohol unsupervised.

Such information is passed on to encourage us all to be very aware of what’s around and that our sons could be engaging in risky behaviour when we have trusted them to behave differently.

There are terms applied to parenting that cause varying types of concern with schools- the Helicopter, The Lawnmower, The Under-parent, The Outsourcer and the Tiger. Worth a look up. I’m sure there’s plenty of commentary out there on parenting just as there is on schooling.

There are general principles of parenting that we all need to stay with as they serve our sons well. A sense that the young man is in charge doesn’t  lay the foundations for a good working relationship with any school, this one included and doesn’t set them up for a realistic appreciation of how the world really works. It may be easier but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best approach.

This quote from Theodore Roosevelt I find quite compelling;

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”

Thank you for your ongoing support of your sons at St Paul. Our capacity to work in partnership is critical. We are a human organisation, always striving to do better. Parenting is like that too.

God Bless,

Chris Browne

College Principal



A Culture of Continuing School Improvement

As a College we are committed, as we want from the young men in our care, to be a school that is always seeking to be the best it can be. Inactivity in this space leads to decline. That is not our plan!

It is important to look at improvement as a healthy thing. For St. Paul’s to continue to be the high performing college that it is, one has to always be looking ahead and planning for changes that improve what we do and are about.

Over the next few months as we head towards our school review next June we are conducting a research project to deeply asses the learning culture of the college and plan with best and emerging innovative practice in mind. As the great data scientist and management consultant W. Edwards Deming said, “If you don’t have data, you just another person with an opinion.”

In order to do that we are going to conduct a range of focus group interviews of students and staff, data analysis of all assessment information. We’re also going to do a full review of well being support in the college including structures to ensure we have the best structures and programs in place to support a proactive approach to well being. Hopefully we will be able to engage Professor Lea Waters from the university of Melbourne to support our work in well being along with Dr Debra Talbot from Sydney University and Dr Philip Pettit from Australian Catholic University and CEO Canberra and Goulburn who are working with us on learning culture.

All of this will feed into our School Improvement Plan for the years 2018-20. We look forward to engaging all of our community in it’s development.  It encompasses aspects of the ACER National School Improvement Tool. NSIT

The young men in our care will be the beneficiaries of a rigorous process of analysis and planning to ensure we maintain a focus on continuing improvement, that we don’t stand still, that we are providing the best we can in all facets of college life.

God Bless.

Chris Browne

College Principal.







It’s just not cricket any more but our young men prove otherwise

I’ve been reflecting as one does as one get’s older I suppose, on the changing mores of behaviour and,  in particular,  how our own boys have shown a heartening capacity to be counter cultural which we are called to be as Christians. Our world seems to be mitigating against such conduct but our young men truly show how Christian they can be

As a relatively young teacher I became involved in schoolboy cricket as an administrator, selector, manager, delegate etc. in the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges, group which I eventually had the privilege to be state President of.  The purpose was to assist in getting young men in Catholic schools into CCC teams and then represent NSW Schoolboys. I have been on the state body, NSW Schools Cricket Association since 1992 and to be able to function in that environment required what might be an ‘old school’ approach.

One had to be very civil in one’s dealings with one’s colleagues from other school sectors, one learnt to speak through the chair etc. It placed a discipline on me to work within a certain way of conducting one’s self that actually was transformative of how I conducted myself. I’ve been in hundreds of meetings of varying types over the years but this committee was the strictest. It teaches a behaviour framework one does not lose. One knows to,almost like putting on a certain suit, flick a switch in a certain context to behave a certain way. It changes your values or at best cements what is already there in you.  It was a very valuable schooling for a young teacher who just wanted his students to be able to play for NSW.

School is for many of our students like that though much deeper. When I listen to how our senior students reacted to Kathy Endacott from Catholic Mission and her presentation on Uganda, their fund raising for Catholic Mission and even earlier efforts for Caritas and Sydney Children’s Hospital,   it is very clear to me that deeply ingrained in our boys are feelings of compassion and a desire to reach out and make a difference, actions at the heart of the Christian message.

I was quite taken with the questions Greg Miller, Principal of St. Luke’s College Marsden Park, posed to his students; What problem would God like you to solve? What challenge would Jesus like you to confront? Great questions for our young men to grapple with. We can see from the great charitable work they do they have the capacity to answer such questions. Our world needs our young men to engage with difficult social issues as our founder Edmund did some two hundred years ago.

Edmund would indeed be proud today!

God Bless,

Chris Browne

College Principal