John Howard to speak at Campion Graduation


Former Prime Minister John Howard
Former Prime Minister the Hon John Howard AC.
Former Prime Minister the Hon John Howard AC will give the Occasional Address at Campion College’s Graduation on Monday 12 December.

The ceremony will begin at 10am in the College’s grounds at Old Toongabbie.

Mass will be celebrated by the Bishop of Lismore, the Most Rev Geoffrey Jarrett, before the conferral of degrees by the Chairman of the College Board, Mr Joe de Bruyn. Mr Howard’s Occasional Address will follow.

This year’s graduation is only the fourth since Campion enrolled its first students in 2006. About 30 student will receive their degrees.

Campion College is Australia’s first Liberal Arts college. Founded on the American pattern, but independent and distinctly Australian, Campion College teaches a single cross-disciplinary BA degree.

"Our goal is to educate for life, not for a particular job," College President Dr David Daintree said.

"The liberal arts pathway – an arts degree followed by professional training – takes a year or two longer on average, but we believe it’s the soundest way to begin a productive life."

All Campion students study the four core subjects – History, Literature, Philosophy and Theology – and major in one. The course of studies is integrated vertically and horizontally.

"Our students learn to see the big picture, the whole picture," Dr Daintree said.

"Good communication and thinking skills are the best foundation for anything else."

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