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College features in ex-PM’s visit to WAPosted in General School News on Wednesday, 10 May, 2017

Former Prime Minister,Tony Abbott, met with Year 12 Prefects at Mandurah Catholic College whilst touring the Peel region last week.

The student leadership group and College Executive quizzed Mr Abbott on a diverse range of topics, including education funding, Donald Trump and his infamous budgie smugglers. When asked if his well-publicised choice of swimming attire would make an appearance during his WA tour, he replied with a smile that they “already had”.

The Federal Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, who was accompanying Mr Abbott on his whirlwind tour to Mandurah, later spoke to the students about accepting failure in the quest for success, and the necessity for hard work and determination in order to achieve one’s goals.

The story of Mr Abbott’s visit to the College appeared in the State press as well as leading national newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian.

Pictured clockwise, from top: Mr Hastie and Mr Abbott with student leaders; Executive Director of Catholic Education WA, Dr Tim McDonald, Mr Abbott and College principal, Mr Chris Wallace; standing room only in the College Boardroom for Mr Abbott’s visit.