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a Catholic Boarding and Day Co-ed College for
Students are cared for through mentoring and pastoral care
programs and valued throughout their school lives.
The school has a vibrant Student Representative Council
that organises fundraising and fosters links to various groups
in the community.
Shared decision-making is a focus in the school and an
enthusiastic and committed group of student leaders works
alongside staff and parents to develop and implement
shared school goals.
Mark Tredinnick -- Writer in Residence at Oxley College
"I love writing, I always have. I always will."
Oxley College Year 8 boy
"Writing is the way people can save their
short term feelings."
Oxley College Year 11 girl
" I love the rush that comes when that final piece of the plot
you have been building falls into place and you understand
exactly how everything comes together".
Oxley College Year 10 boy
"I feel as though in writing, I am my best, most intelligent self."
Oxley College Year 8 girl
"To be honest, all I like is making my own worlds, nothing else"
Oxley College Year 9 girl
Many students at Oxley College love to write. Oxley
College harnessed this passion and invited Mark Tredinnick
to spend a week at the school. Mark is an award-winning
essayist, poet and writer recently shortlisted for the 2010
Prime Minister's Literary Awards in non-fiction. He runs
workshops for adults from his Cow Shed studio in the
Southern Highlands, but this is the first time he has been a
Writer in Residence at a school.
After a day exploring different perspectives -- from the
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