Celebrating our Alumni

CBC Fremantle Old Boys from the Classes of 1939 thought to 2015 gathered in the College Cloisters for a special sundowner that highlighted the remarkable and diverse accomplishments of its graduates.

The evening launched the inaugural Alumni Awards programme, acknowledging three exceptional Old Boys in their fields of endeavour in the categories of Rising Star, Community and Leadership.

The Rising Star award was presented to Christopher Atturo, who has been serving in the armed forces since his graduation from CBC in 2008. His remarkable track record includes serving in Kabul and liaising with the Afghanistan National Army to ensure government policies regarding weapons and communications were met. For his commitment and dedication to the campaign, he was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding achievement and service to the USA; a NATO medal, Australian Active Service Medal and was the Afghanistan Campaign, Supply Company and NT Junior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.

Christopher, who was recently promoted to Sergeant, is now stationed in Townsville with his wife, Chelsea. The couple are expecting their first child in just a few weeks, and his parents Henry and Myra were thrilled to receive the award on his behalf.

Todd Jarvis was the worthy recipient of the Community Award for 2016. Todd graduated from CBC in 1990 and since then has devoted his working life to assisting people with special needs. Todd and his wife Margaret showed great courage and dedication to their dream by putting their life's savings into setting up INCA Respite on a property in Lake Clifton that has changed the lives for many young people and their families.

The last award of the evening was named after the former Principal of CBC Fremantle who passed away last month on 12 February. Brother Kelly was a warm and generous leader and deeply committed to CBC Fremantle and its community. It was fitting for the Brother Patrick Kelly Award for Leadership to be presented to Shane Mancuso, who is CBC's Head of the Arts. Shane graduated CBC in 1988, and since then has devoted his career to teaching and performing music and creating opportunities for his students to achieve their best.

He provides enormous support to the community by playing at events, and also encouraging his students to participate. He is always ready to lend a helping hand and is a true gentleman of CBC.

The All Ages Reunion and Alumni Awards is scheduled to be an annual event and promises to become a highlight on the Old Boys' calendar.