Category: 150

Rosebank Celebrates another Milestone in its Sesquicentenary Year

Rosebank Celebrates another Milestone in its Sesquicentenary Year   On Friday 1 September, Rosebank College officially blessed and opened Downside Hall, the newest facility on its campus.   Downside Hall includes a new staff and administration block, along with 11 classrooms, a formal entry into the College and direct connection with the rest of the school. The Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney, presided over the blessing, while The Hon Craig Laundy MP and Dom Leo Maidlow Davis, the Prior Administrator at Downside Abbey in England, opened the building. The building’s name acknowledges the College’s ties with Downside Abbey in England which was established in 1814....

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150th Gala Dinner

150th Gala Dinner On Saturday 29 July over 800 members of the past, current and future Rosebank family came together to celebrate our 150th birthday.  It was a night of friendship and tremendous good cheer, alumni bridging many decades, extraordinary entertainment, great memories, sound and light, larger than life images, glamour, singing and wonderful dancing, excellent musicianship, great food, excellent venue, generous and dedicated staff, talented and skilful students and finally a good night had by all. Here is what some of our guests said about the night: “I am, today, reflecting with gratitude. The Rosebank years hold warm memories. Despite passage of years, the friendships formed at that time lay firm foundations. I was so pleased to have shared the 150 years Dinner with friends and other familiar faces from our years. Before the evening I did worry that I would not recognise or remember anyone but the more important thing was to acknowledge the shared experience of time spent together in our formative high school years.  It was a worthwhile thing for us to come together and publicly mark this milestone.  No doubt life has delivered us a mixed bag of experience but if we have the strength, the health and capacity to come together,  that itself is cause for celebration and thanksgiving. To the student performers and musicians – well done and thank you for sharing...

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Celebrating Benedict Day

Celebrating Benedict Day Sydney’s CBD was awash in navy and gold as 1,300 students and staff from Rosebank College will descend into St Mary’s Cathedral on 16 June to celebrate Benedict Day (Founders Day).   Following Mass, the group gathered on the Cathedral forecourt for what was the largest school group photo taken in that location. A walk to the Domain saw the group enjoy a picnic lunch before they board ferries to be transported back to school travelling up the Parramatta River to Five Dock as the early settlers had done 150 years...

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Open Day 2017

Open Day 2017 Open Day 2017  was a day full of joy, excellent weather, care and thoughtfulness and great hospitality. A highlight was the Sesquicentenary Exhibition of the College’s history. Carefully curated and presented by our archive team, the Exhibition bought to life our history book “Sursum Corda Lift Up Your Hearts”. The book was also launched on Open Day, much to the delight of the...

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Sesquicentenary Gala Dinner

Sesquicentenary Gala Dinner Jellybean Jam – Sydney’s Best Corporate Party band set to perform at the Rosebank College Sesquicentenary Gala Dinner. Saturday 29th July. 6:30 pm. The International Convention Centre Sydney- Grand Ballroom. Book your Tickets...

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