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1 Eucalypt (Vic. & Tas.): world’s
tallest hardwood. (8,3)
10 No score.
11 Eucalypt (central Vic. & up East
Coast): very rough dark bark; street
14 Semitic deity; printers’measure.
16 Australian tertiary educational
19 Eucalypt (south coast WA):
frequently seen in cultivation; aka
‘bushy yate’. (8,3)
22 Tree; timber.
23 Postgraduate degree (init.);
24 Europe; European (abbr.).
28 Eucalypt (southern East Coast
ranges): akin to 1 across but with
fibrous bark. (5,6)
31 Expression of pain or sorrow (L).
32 Yes vote.
33 Eucalypt (central coast WA):
1 Eucalypt (around Kalgoorlie): aka
2 Be in debt.
3 Reverse; dismantle.
4 Blue Mountains locale between
Lithgow and Bathurst.
6 Pen point.
7 Interjection of sorrow or regret;
often translates 31 across!
15 Primitive primate.
16 Unit of electrical current (abbr.).
17 Card game; one (it.).
20 NSW locale north of Gosford.
21 Eucalypt with lignotuber root
24 Spanish river.
25 American Franciscan; prolific
writer on spiritual matters.
27 Nail; fastener; personal name.
29 Adult education organisation
30 Sense organ.
Crossword No. 162
Solution page 22
The Bishop Murphy Society has been established to
honour the generosity of those individuals who have
pledged a bequest for any of the good works of the
Adelaide Archdiocese. The Society is a way we can
recognise you now for your contribution to our future.
The Society is named in honour of Bishop Francis
Murphy, the first Catholic Bishop of Adelaide
(1844-1858). When Bishop Murphy began his work in
Adelaide he did not have a church, school or
presbytery and there was only one priest to assist him.
The Bishop set about improving the situation by
tirelessly raising funds to build schools and churches.
In December 1857 his last report to Rome summed up
his work: ‘Twelve churches and six chapels have been
built in the diocese and two others are being built as
well as a magnificent cathedral.’
For more information about the Bishop Murphy Society,
please phone or email Jane Juniper, bequest manager
8210 8223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishop Murphy Society
God loves a
2 Corinthians 9:7
Michelle Rawady’s distinguished life as an
educator and educational leader began in
1988 at Peterborough High School where
she had great affinity for country students
and families, having been born and raised
herself in Kapunda, South Australia.
Her time at Peterborough was followed
by significant contributions to the school
communities of St Aloysius College across
seven years, Xavier College for 11 years,
two years working with Catholic Education
SA and time at Mount Carmel College
during 2011 before her appointment as
deputy principal from 2013.
Michelle’s willingness to challenge herself
and go outside of her comfort zone to take
on new opportunities was evident in the
experiences that she actively sought and
undertook during these major times of
employment within these schools. These
included work at the Adelaide Language
Centre, in the Pembroke Boarding House,
at Sacred Heart College Senior School,
acting deputy principal roles at Caritas
College and Mary MacKillop College, and
12 months at the Law Society of South
What is common in all this diversity
of experience and service is her
professionalism and commitment to the
people within these communities.
While there is no denying the intelligent,
articulate educator Michelle was, her great
interest in people and the relationships she
successfully built with them were at the
core of her work.
It was evident in her great delight in
working with students who were struggling
or lacking in motivation; her capacity in
curriculum and assessment saw her strive
always to find ways for these students to
Students at the margins were always
a priority and she developed a close
connection with the Josephite charism
of her work at Caritas, Mount Carmel
and Mary MacKillop. This was just one
example of how central Michelle’s faith
commitment was to her work, and how
evident it was, as she lived it out daily.
Her interest in the people whom she
believed she was there to serve was also
evident in her desire to support staff in
their development and growth. Michelle’s
vibrancy and energy as an educator and
leader enthused and inspired students and
As a Catholic Education consultant to
new teachers in 2009 and 2010, she
demonstrated her belief in the importance
of these teachers, whom she knew
were our future, and was passionate
about ensuring they were supported
appropriately. As with so much of
Michelle’s professional life, this was built
upon strong personal relationships, with
both the new teachers themselves and the
leaders in their schools.
This work was just one example of the
high standards she demanded of herself
and of others, inspiring achievement and
always striving to raise the bar.
Her methodical approach, outstanding
organisational skills and amazing work
ethic, coupled with the capacity to
innovate and find new ways to improve
what we do in our work for students and
families, created an educational leader to
be reckoned with.
Michelle possessed the capacity to bring
people to the table and to be able to cut
to the chase in order to get to the heart of
any issue. She also had the all-important
characteristic of being a keen and active
listener, and someone who was always
willing to engage in debate about what
was the best way forward, insisting
always that student wellbeing and student
learning should be at the heart of any
decision that was undertaken.
Michelle will be sadly missed by Catholic
education, the schools in which she
served, and the lives she touched within
those school communities.
Inspiring educator and leader
Born June 20, 1965
Died February 16, 2015
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