Once a Servite always a Servite

12 Mar 2008

By The Record

As Servite College celebrates its 50th anniversary, current principal Phillip Cox, shares his celebration of the school’s achievements and what the future holds.

Archbishop Redmond Prendiville blesses Servite College’s first students on the first day of school in 1958.

Servite College has a long tradition of commitment to the education of the youth in the northern suburbs of Perth and we opened our 50th year with two masses in February. 
The first of these events included the blessing of our student leaders and a 50th anniversary ball for year 12 students. 
Later in the month, all the community, past staff, students as well as the current community came together to thank God for the blessings of the past 50 years and to seek His blessing for the future.
Jubille celebrations will continue with a large contingent of students participating in a Servite World Pilgrimage visiting and working with the Servite Sisters and Friars in the Servite Missions in India at the end of this year.
In many ways this pilgrimage is a celebration of our 50th Anniversary and heralds a new part of the Servite journey.
50 years after the College was founded, the College Council is planning a $6 million building program to replace the two oldest buildings within the College and to further expand the facilities and available space for students.
There is certainly much to be grateful for.
As principal of Servite College, it is a personal privilege to be part of the Servite story. My feelings of pride in being part of the Servite world wide family is centered largely on the fact that our students are genuinely imbued with the Servite spirit and actively live the central charism of the Servite order of service to others.

The Former Students Association and the Servite Development Committee are planning a gala ball later in the year.  Former parents and students wishing to attend this Ball are welcome to contact the College on: 9444 6333 for further details.