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Invitation for Year 7 and 8 Fathers and Father Figures
The Fathering Project

We are very excited to be able to present for the second time, our new initiative at the College – The Fathering Project. The purpose of this group is to invite fathers, father figures and significant male role models to join together with their son/significant young person to make a stronger connection.

The research indicates that by specifically targeting fathers and male role models, “schools will see significant additional benefits for the children and for the school as a whole” and the connection between fathers and their children inevitably becomes stronger.

We were fortunate enough to run a BBQ and Basketball event last year for Year 7 fathers and their sons. This trial event was an amazing success with 120 fathers and sons turning up on the night. This year we are including Year 8 (last Year’s Year 7 group) to continue the journey and support the new Year 7 students and their fathers/carers/significant male role models. The aim is to have the whole school involved, but one step at a time.

This year’s first event will be a father son trivia night. As an added bonus on the night, Ben Duggan will be shaving off his 3 year old beard to raise money for Bounty For the Beard. You can visit the link to read his story. But the fun doesn’t stop there! We also have dinner provided (from 6.00 pm – 6:30 pm) a small presentation by John Kirkland (the Fathering Project) and some prizes on the night as well.

Event:     Trivia Night

Venue:    St Edward’s College – ERC

Date:      Thursday 9th June

Time:      6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

RSVP:    Friday 3 June – Please use the following link to rsvp

If you are intending on coming, please register before the night to become a member of the St Edward’s ‘The Fathering Project’ portal by using this QR Code.

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Marcus Missio-Spiteri

For more information on the project, please visit

We look forward to welcoming you and helping our boys to build stronger relationships and communities.