Vol. 7, Ed.17 11th July 2020 

From the Principal


One of the great parts of my role is being seen by Old Virgilians as a custodian of the spirit, traditions and standards of the College. These have been forged over 107 years by students who through their words and deeds have achieved great things in our community and in so doing have established the College as a highly visible, and respected part of the Hobart landscape. 

This is a great honour and privilege for the College. However it comes with great responsibility and accountability - both to the community and to the generations of Old Virgilians who have set these standards. Our accountability is heightened by our distinctive blue uniform and the expectations of the community. I am always delighted to receive calls and emails from the public complimenting our boys for good behaviour and selfless acts of service. Our boys wear our uniform particularly well and this is regularly noted to me in conversations with Old Virgilians. Unfortunately such affirmations are occasionally offset by members of the public who rightly want to hold our boys to the high standards set by past and current generations of students. 

Therefore can I please once again remind students and parents of our expectations in regards to students travelling to and from the College. Students should take the most direct route to and from school. If students need to visit the city, Eastland or other public areas on their way home, then written parental permission should be indicated in the student diary. Staff will be in these areas from time to time and will ask students to show this permission. 

Thank you for your support in this matter.


Vale Br Jack Higgins 

A Memorial Mass for Br Jack Higgins who died on June 1 and was buried in Melbourne last week, will be held at St Therese’s Church, Hopkins St, Moonah, tonight, Thursday June 14 at 7.00pm.
All who knew him are most welcome and encouraged to attend. 


In the spirit of Blessed Edmund,

Damian Messer

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