The Br McCabe Bursary provides assistance to disadvantaged students. Br McCabe was an enthusiastic and positive influence on so many students, many of which were struggling with post war hardship. He was also a great role model. We would like to continue to spread a positive influence on students who may be struggling with the support of this Bursary named in Br McCabe's honour.
A young Br McCabe commenced employment as a classroom teacher in 1949. The College was quick to discover there was more than just teaching to this enthusiastic 22-year-old. “Stan” as he was affectionately known to the students, made his mark as a talented sportsman and a keen supporter of musical productions (with Gilbert and Sullivan amongst his favourites).
He was a positive influence on not only the young students he taught, but also on those who joined in many a sporting game, stage production or were residents of the Boarding House. This remarkable man was an inspiration, friend and advisor to many over the 11 years he was at St Joseph’s.
Brother McCabe is fondly remembered for his cheery disposition, encouragement and genuine concern for all in his care. He had a wonderful rapport with his students and parents alike who were often singing his praises. He continued to positively shape the lives of many young men well into adulthood.
Br McCabe maintains his connection to the College with his attendance at Old Collegian’s Association events and reunions, enjoying catching up with past students, some of whom still visit him today. In 1993 he returned to St Joseph’s to celebrate his Golden Jubilee and in 2010 his dedication to the College was acknowledged with an Ad Alta Award which recognises those who have contributed to the College in the Spirit of Edmund Rice.
Here is an opportunity for you to join us, as we recognise and honour Br Mark McCabe’s service to St Joseph’s College and his students.
The Br Dominic Mark McCabe Bursary will provide an education for disadvantaged Catholic boys who would not otherwise be in a position to attend St Joseph’s College. It will be supported by an endowment fund to exist in perpetuity and all gifts are tax deductible.
A bursary can be provided to any student who may otherwise be financially disadvantaged at St Joseph's. It can contribute towards fees, uniform, books & stationery, extra curricular activity or music lessons. It can be just one or many of these items that are supported via a bursary.
Bursary students are anonymous to their peers. This enables the student to receive the gift of belonging and enjoy all that St Joseph's can offer.