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Santa Teresa                                                                             UNITY
                THANK YOU                                       Territory. Students recalled times when Br. Dan had
                                                                been caring, strong or respectful - all features of
             and FAREWELL                                       our school's behaviour mantra. Br. Dan was presented
                                                                with a  beautifully framed  hand  painted  cross  and  a
                                                                house-made card.

        Br. Daniel Hollamby

                                                                                  Santa Teresa Cross
                                                                Finally, he received a special blessing from our Parish
                                                                Priest, Father Prakash.

                             Br. Dan 1980
              t the  end  of  2017,  Brother  Daniel  Hollamby,
              FMS, AM, concluded his principalship of Ltyentye
         AApurte  Catholic School,  Santa  Teresa,  where
         he  has  ministered  since  the  tragic  passing  of  Greg
         Crowe in November 2012. Br. Daniel (Br. Dan) made
         a significant impact on the school during his five year
         tenure, which was highlighted by his deputy, Justin, in
         a special assembly on 29th November.
         Daniel  was  born  in  Maryborough,  Queensland,  and                Fr. Prakash bestows a Blessing
         spent  most  of  his school  years  at  Marist  College,
         Ashgrove, in Brisbane. At Ashgrove, he came to know    In 2018 – 2019, Br. Dan has been seconded from the
         and love God and developed a great appreciation for    Marist Brothers’ Province of Australia to work in the
         the Marist brothers who taught him. So much so that    area of Leadership and Pastoral Care at the Catholic
         in  March  1970,  Daniel  was  received  into  the  Marist   Education Office Darwin. We wish him every success
         Novitiate, a decision which was to change the rest of   and happiness in his new ministry.
         his life.
         Marist Brothers commit to living a simple life – like
         Jesus  and  Mary.  This  begins  by  taking  three  vows:
         chastity,  poverty  and  obedience  -  signified  by  three
         knots in the black cord around their white habits.
         In  1980,  Brother  Daniel  commenced  what  was  to
         become a long and distinguished career as a school
         principal.  This point  was  emphasised  in  assembly;
         the school was honouring not just its principal of five
         years  but  a  man  who  had    been  a  principal for  37
         years!  Br.  Dan’s  career  began  at  Marcellin  Primary,
         Enoggera and progressed to Marish College, Ashgrove
         (primary);  Benedict Junior  College, Lidcombe;  St.
         Ignatius  School,  Bourke;  St.  Thomas  More  School,
         Sunshine  Beach;  St.  Joseph’s Primary, Murgon  and
         finally Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School, Santa Teresa.
         In  2016,  Br.  Dan  was  recognised  in  the  Queen’s
         Birthday  Honours  with the  Order  of  Australia  -  for   Thank you, Br Dan, for your
         his  significant  contribution  to  primary  education,
         particularly in Indigenous communities.                contribution to our school and
         At the assembly, students and staff delighted in seeing
         photos  of  Daniel in  his youth.    Happily he  was  not   community.    God Bless
         too embarrassed. Guest speakers included Sister Liz
         Wiemers - Parish Assistant) and Bernadette Morris -                         Justin Colley  -  Deputy Principal
         Principal Consultant with Catholic Education Northern
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