TUTOR STORIES

 Xavier Crest  “For plenty of students at Xavier College, the Friday Night School program has developed into a weekly ritual. Every Friday afternoon that I’ve passed by the school chapel while at the Senior School, I’ve been struck by the sheer multitude of students who, after surviving an entire week of their own schooling, are willing to lend what usually amounts to be their entire evening to tutoring other children….” – Tom Ferretto, Xavier College   Read more …
 Xavier Crest “My experience of Friday Night School has been an overwhelmingly enjoyable one from my earliest days of attendance. While I’m sure this cliché is thrown around quite a bit, the program genuinely is immensely rewarding – both for the tutees and tutors …” – Patrick Dooley, Xavier College   Read more … 
 LoretoCrest
“Friday Night School is one of the highlights of our week. We first started going in the middle of Year 10. One of the things that really struck us was the immaculate layout of the hall itself, and the dedication of the staff that organise it every Friday. Since that time, we have enjoyed meeting new people and finding out their stories. …” – Madeleine Quirk and Andrea Pandazopoulos Year 12, Loreto Mandeville Hall   Read more … 
 Gennazzano “Having been a tutor at Friday Night School for three years, I have encountered many blessings, challenges and endless inspiration. Whilst, primarily my role at FNS has been tutor primary school children in Literacy and Numeracy, I have discovered that my Friday nights have been enriched by the bonds I have formed with many of the children …” – Caitlin, Genazzano FCJ College   Read more … 
 Xavier Crest “I was introduced to the Friday Night School program back in 2009 as a year 8 student. A few of my friends and I went and enjoyed the experience so we decided to come back the next week. The small pleasure we felt each time we came became a habit and one that I endeavour to continue to do …” – Dom, Xavier College   Read more … 
LoretoCrest “I started going to Friday Night School as soon as I could, having been interested in it ever since I’d heard some past students speak about their experiences in year 8. Over the 3 years I’ve been volunteering at FNS I’ve looked after and worked with kids as young as a few months old, all the way up to adults who just need someone to read to. ….” – Stephanie Kunnel, Loreto Mandeville Hall   Read more …
 Xavier Crest “I’ve been tutoring at Friday Night School for five years now. I’m proud to say that, not only have I watched the kids grow up in that time, but I’ve grown up myself, and I’ve learned many valuable life lessons through the unparalleled joy of teaching others ….” – Tom, Xavier College   Read more …
 LoretoCrest “I began volunteering at FNS during my second term of Year 10. During previous years, I’d heard older girls who’d volunteered at FNS talking about it and I found their whole experience of it enthralling. I was fascinated by the opportunity that was open to us to assist others, help them to learn and understand coursework that I had enjoyed learning in previous years ….” – Nese Gezer, Loreto Mandeville Hall   Read more …