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Our History
1940-49  ::  1950-59  ::  1960-69  :: 1970-79  :: 1980-89 :: 1990-94

1980. A foundry was set up in the Baths area by Br. T. O'Shannassy and Mr. Dennis Keenan with the generous assistance of many Ballarat people and firms. A school trip to Canberra was organised by Mrs. M. Odgers, Mr. P. Commons, Mr. L. Mclean and Br. G. Lindeman during the August holidays. Thirty-nine students took the opportunity to visit such attractions as the War Museum, The Mint, Government House, and the Indonesian Embassy.

1981. The Annual Staff/Student Basketball Match was held with the staff again winning comfortably. On September 11, Justin Woodford, an Old Boy of the school, was ordained into the priesthood. He is the first and only Old Boy from St. Paul's to become a priest to this date.

1982. Mr. L. Bressan and Mr. L. McLean organised a school trip to Central Australia during the September holidays. Highlights of the tour including a screening of "An American Werewolf In London," and push starting the bus in the middle of outback Australia.

1983. A Building Development Committee was formed to develop a sound proposal for the expansion or renovation of the school's facilities. The committee comprised of Mr. Brian Perkins, Mr. Michael Brodrick, Mr. Don McMahon, Mr. Pat Collier, Mr. John Gibcus, Bro. Terry O'Shannassy, Mr. Harry Gibcus and Mr.
Michael Dunne.

1984. More than 40 Brothers from Victoria', South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Bathurst Island joined the Cooke family and St. Paul's Technical School Community at the funeral of Bro. W. S. Cooke, our founding Principal. The Advisory Interim School Board was formed and met for the first time on the 27th September.

1985. Brother Hennessy informed the school community that 21 boys had enrolled in the inaugural Year 11 class. The Year 11 class attended Parliamentary sessions in Canberra with some helpful advice from Mr. John Mildren, M.P. Br. Terry O'Shannassy was informed that he was being transferred to St. Joseph's South Melbourne. He was farewelled with a Mass and supper at Dunnstown.

1986. This year saw the instigation of the Christian Brothers' School Development Program. The program was officially opened at a forum in O'Collins' Hall. Another major event was the Nostalgia Weekend which gave many past and present staff, students, parents and friends one last chance to look over the school and reminisce about past times.

1987. This year was dominated by one event! On July 15th, St. Paul's Technical School officially moved to Victoria Street. The move was the culmination of many years of hard work by countless people.



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