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Thursday 21 September 2017 | Fr Ross Jones SJ
Dare to Disturb
Greg Dening was an Old Boy of Xavier College in Melbourne. A Jesuit for a time, he then left, and became a noted professor of history at Melbourne University. He once wrote: "A school confronts a never-to-be-resolved contradiction. It must fulfill the expectancies of those it serves, if it is to survive. It must change those expectancies, if it is to be truly educational."

I hope you young men before me, about to graduate, can sense what Dening means in that paradox.
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Thursday 21 September 2017 | Dr Paul Hine
Graduation Week
There is a special chemistry in the air when Graduation Week arrives. It is a time to acknowledge and thank the graduates for their leadership and valued contribution to school life, most of whom walked through the gates as 10 or 12 years olds in Year 5 and 7, and now leave as men. Today is one of the highlights of the school year with House Assemblies to frontload formalities, followed by the Valete Assembly, the Graduation Mass and the Graduation Dinner.
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