Parade College marks 150 years since founders’ arrival

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Images from The unveiling of commemorative sculptures at Parade College.9 November 2018

By Andrew Kuppe, Acting Principal, Parade College, Bundoora

In 2018, Parade College marks 150 years since the arrival of the founding brothers and 50 years since the founding of the Bundoora campus. To celebrate, the college commissioned well-known artist Jenny Steiner to create a series of sculptures to be located in front of the recently completed Nash Learning Centre. Each sculpture features one of the five Christian Brothers who founded Parade College in 1871. The pieces are collectively called ‘The Winds of Providence’ and were formally unveiled in an outdoor ceremony on 25 October.

The unveiling began with an Acknowledgment of Country by Indigenous elder Uncle Trevor Gallagher and Rylie Cadd, Year 11 Parade student and 2018 Indigenous FIRE Carrier. Parade College students and staff arrived at school on the Thursday morning to find the sculptures veiled in house colours. Five Parade students played the roles of the founding brothers and after each delivered a short biography, a sculpture was unveiled by the student house captain and the staff house leaders.

The sculptures were dedicated by Br Peter Clinch, Province Leader, Christian Brothers, and Dr Wayne Tinsey, Executive Director of Edmund Rice Education Australia. The sculptures were then blessed by Bishop Terry Curtin, Auxiliary Bishop, Melbourne.

This is an extract of an article that was originally published on the Melbourne Catholic website on Monday 29 October 2018.