Headmaster David McFadden and the Aquinas College Foundation welcomed past Captains Jeremy Burke (’17) and Tim Bodlovich (’18) back to the College for the commissioning of the Peer Scholarship Program plaques for the Classes of 2017 and 2018 on Friday 3rd May. 

Following in the inaugural footsteps of the Class of 2017, it is now College tradition for each leaving class to contribute the life-changing gift of a two-year half-scholarship for a boy as their parting gift to the College. Students are asked to consider a contribution of $50 in their final year at the College, with a further contribution of $50 per year for the first two years out of school – that’s around one dollar per week for three years.

With the completion of renovations to the Heritage Room last term, the plaques commemorating the gifts from the Classes of 2017 and 2018 now take pride of place on its north-facing wall, with plenty of space for future contributions.

Speaking at the ceremony, David McFadden thanked the boys for their support of the Peer Scholarship Program, a program that exemplifies the mission of our Founder Edmund Rice – making a difference in the lives of boys from challenging financial positions.

Contributions to the Class of 2019 Scholarship Gift can be made by visiting the Online Store and selecting “Peer Year Scholarships” from the drop down menu, or by contacting Louise Symonds at foundation@aquinas.wa.edu.au