10 Facts About Rostrevor College


Rostrevor College is an independent Catholic primary and secondary day and boarding school for boys, located in Woodforde, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, approximately 9 kilometres from the Adelaide city centre.

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Rostrevor College is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, the Australian Boarding Schools' Association, the Junior School Heads Association of Australia, and the Independent Schools Sport Association.

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Rostrevor College originated as an extension of Christian Brothers College, Adelaide which had, by 1922, outgrown its ability to house its boarding students on the Wakefield Street campus.

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The previous owner of Rostrevor College has been a nurseryman and as such, the original grounds incorporated extensive and well-kept gardens and orchards of oranges, lemons and stone fruits, as well as Rostrevor College House, a coach house, caretakers' residence, stables, and a large lake providing on-site water supply.

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Rostrevor College is a village near Newry, now in Northern Ireland, where Ross Thompson Reid was raised.

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Rostrevor College accumulated wealth and built a magnificent mansion which he named Rostrevor Hall.

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Main residence, Rostrevor College House, was the original accommodation provided to the boarders, the Christian Brothers, and some of the classes.

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In 1987 the Rostrevor College Board was established, with Justice Kevin Duggan as first chairman.

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Rostrevor College coat of arms, is an adaptation of the first coat of arms of the Congregation of Christian Brothers.

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Rostrevor College offers education in the nationally recognised South Australian Certificate of Education.

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