St Pat’s College does not want to wash its hands of Losi Filipo

The Rector of St Patrick’s College Silverstream, Gerard Tully, has spoken out over the furore surrounding former student and aspiring rugby player Losi Filipo.

Tully made it clear that the school “absolutely opposes violence” and hoped “all who have been affected by the violent incident of October last year – particularly the victims and their families – will recover from their trauma and be able to confidently enjoy life again.”

However Tully said, “We do not wash our hands of him, but stand beside him as he seeks to address the harm done and rebuild his life on his journey to become a ‘compassionate, just and successful citizen’ of New Zealand.” 

“As a Catholic and Marist school, and in this Year of Mercy, we remain passionately committed to the Gospels and values/virtues/gifts that flow from them, such as honesty, forgiveness, hope and redemption.” Continue reading


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