Community welcomes new Principal

Community welcomes new Principal

Mr Domenic Burgio becomes the 28th Principal of CBC Fremantle, since its foundation in 1901.

The bond of the CBC Fremantle community was highlighted on Monday evening, when more than 1,800 staff, students and their families gathered for College's Opening Mass.

The special evening celebrates the tight-knit faith community of the College, and honours more than 100 years of history that began when the Fremantle Catholic School for Boys was passed on to the Christian Brothers when they arrived in Western Australia in the year of Federation.

Flanked by two heritage buildings built by the Brothers in 1901, College Chaplain, Fr John Sebastian, led the Liturgy, urging the community to make the most of the year ahead and draw on God for love and support every step of the way.

The Mass also celebrated the commissioning of incoming Principal, Mr Domenic Burgio, who affirmed his commitment to the College and to Edmund Rice Education Australia in the presence of EREA Western Region Director and former College Principal, Mr Shaun Kenny, and Chair of the College Board, Mr Greg Bruce.

Fr Sebastian also commissioned six Special Eucharistic Ministers, who have chosen to serve their faith communities in a special way. The gentlemen completed a Diocesan course late last year and were presented with blessed crucifixes to wear as they minister Holy Communion.

A special welcome was extended to the College's most recent members, with the entire community coming together to bless new students, parents and staff as they commence their journey at CBC.

The Opening Mass strengthens the relationship between the College and its families, which is an integral part of encouraging boys to feel confident and fully supported in achieving their goals.