MCE appointed new Principal, Silvana Rossetti

Dear Old Boys,

We are pleased to advise the engagement of a new Principal Ms Silvana Rossetti starting in Term 1 2021.

This marks a major milestone as the first female Principal to lead the college.

Here is an extract from the official announcement from Sydney Catholic Schools:

Silvana is currently the Assistant Principal, Teaching and Learning at Catherine McAuley, Westmead. Silvana has strong leadership experience working as Assistant Principal at both Domremy College, Five Dock and Bethlehem College Ashfield. In her years of leadership Silvana has demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the school community, a passion for a strong learning agenda and commitment to an effective partnership with the leadership team and school staff. Over her career she has had experience teaching and leading in all contexts; girls, boys and in coeducational settings. The enthusiasm she brings to the role is reflective of her dedication to pursue excellence in the leadership of teaching and learning.

Silvana is a gifted educator and a committed, faith-filled leader. She is excited to be moving into the principal role at Marist College Eastwood to continue the great work of the College as a thriving Catholic community in the Marist tradition. Silvana looks forward to working with the College leadership team to shape confident, independent young men of faith who are creative and collaborative thinkers.

This is an energising time for the students, staff and community of Marist College Eastwood and we congratulate Silvana on this significant appointment.

We would like to welcome Silvana Rossetti and look forward to working alongside her to further the relationship between the College and Old Boys.

Appointment of Anthony Boys as School Principal

Marist Eastwood Old Boys is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Boys as School Principal.  Anthony commenced in the position in January 2018 and has already demonstrated great enthusiasm and determination to promote the ongoing development of the School.  He has also provided particular support for the Old Boys Association.

Anthony attended MCE from 1986 to 1991 and is the first Eastwood Old Boy to become School Principal, which is a major achievement in itself.  Significantly his father, John Boys who chaired our Old Boys Association for many years, is also a former student graduating in 1955.

Among several educational qualifications, he holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Australian Catholic University.  He comes to Eastwood after six years as Assistant Principal at Marist College Kogarah. The following is an extract from an endorsement on his Linkedin profile:

“(Anthony is) a gifted educator, strategic thinker…highly organised and efficient administrator.”

We welcome Anthony to Marist College Eastwood and look forward to working with him.

The Spirit of Social Justice

The spirit of social justice and giving people a fair go lies at the heart of the Old Boys Association in the continuing tradition of Champagnant. Your Association established a bursary fund for that purpose.

The purpose of the fund is to assist parents who fall into an economically disadvantaged situation for a range of reasons, which can occur in any society.

No one should be denied a good education.


We do not know the names of the boys who have benefited. Recipients are selected by the principal who knows where the greatest need exists.

Any donations you can make have an enormous impact on the lives of the recipients at a formative time of their life.

100% of your donations are applied directly to where the greatest need exists. The benefits are permanent and will endure long after the donation is made.

Donations over $2 to the Association fund are 100% tax deductible.

So with the end of the tax year approaching it is a perfect time to make a donation to the bursary fund, small or large. Thank you to those who have already donated. Donations can be made at any time of the year via the old boys website.