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Established: 1986

Named for: Fr Titus Horten O.P. (1882-1936)

Colours: Cambridge Blue / Blue

Flag: The flag is composed of a horizontal red half and horizontal quarters of white and blue. It is derived from the crest of the city of Vechta.

Patron: St Martin de Porres (Feast Day: 3 November)

2020 House Captain: Cornas Ling / Deputy: Kevin Mach

2020 Head of House: Mr Corey Leditschke

2020 Home Group Teachers:

House Awards

Fr John Neill Athletics Cup (est.1987)

  • Winner: 1990, 1991
  • Runner-up: 1993, 1995

Annual Swimming Carnival (est. 1987)

  • Winner: 1989
  • Runner-up: 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2004

St Albert’s Shield for Academic Excellence (est. 1993)

  • Winner: 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Runner-up: 2004

House Spirit Shield (est. 2004)

  • Winner: 2004
  • Runner-up: –

House Captains

  • 1987 – Shane Moss, Damien Kelly (Deputy)
  • 1988 – John Slade, Simon Taylor (Deputy)
  • 1989 – Craig Olsen, Bruno Caiazza (Deputy)
  • 1990 – Nicholas Holland, Piero Caiazza (Deputy)
  • 1991 – Marco DiMario, Geoff Ryan (Deputy)
  • 1992 – Angelo Carrozza, Francisco Lacar (Deputy)
  • 1993 – John Moukachar, David Sandery (Deputy)
  • 1994 – Luke Holland
  • 1995 – Mark O’Dea, Marc Luchesi (Deputy)
  • 1996 – Freddie Lacar
  • 1997 – Michael Bojko, Heath O’Dea (Deputy)
  • 1998 – Enzo Rocca, Franco Crea (Deputy)
  • 1999 – Luca Lucchesi
  • 2000 – Anthony Vallelonga, John Tselekidis (Deputy)
  • 2001 – Peter Do, Anthony Primavera (Deputy)
  • 2002 – Michele Galeano
  • 2003 – Jacques Graziani, Anthony Graziani (Deputy)
  • 2004 – Shaun Curtis
  • 2005 – Dimitri Sarris
  • 2006 – Tom Hogan, Angus Henderson-Wilson (Deputy)
  • 2007 – Murray Jackson, Jake Blunt (Deputy)
  • 2008 – Andrew Constantinou, Cameron Holubek (Deputy)
  • 2009 – Domenic Federico
  • 2010 – Andrew Grgic, James Mesenger (Deputy)
  • 2011 –
  • 2012 –
  • 2013 –
  • 2014 –
  • 2015 –
  • 2016 –
  • 2017 –
  • 2018 –
  • 2019 – Nihaal Jummun, Daniel Harker (Deputy)
  • 2020 – Cornas Ling, Kevin Mach (Deputy)

Heads of House

  • 1987 to 1995 – Mr Steve Dabrowski
  • 1996 to 1997 – K Alderson
  • 1998 – Mr Robin Burgess
  • 1999 to 2003 – K Alderson
  • 2004 to 2005 – Mr Domenic Catalano
  • 2006 to 20xx – J Farinola
  • 20xx to 2017 – Mr Dan Winter
  • 2018 to present – Mr Corey Leditschke

Individual Awards

Magnus Medal & Nicholas Altman Prize – School Dux

  • 1990 – Cameron Patience (Humanities)
  • 1994 – Robert Kavanagh (Humanities)

Jordan of Saxony School Spirit Award

  • 1994 – Luke Holland
  • 2001 – Peter Do
  • 2002 – Simon Calleja

St Martin de Porres Service to the Community Award

  • 1991 – Christopher Wing

Frassati Sportsman Award

  • 1991 – Nicholas Holland
  • 1994 – Ben Holland
  • 1999 – Luca Lucchesi
  • 2004 – Timothy Delvins

Prefects

  • 1988 – Lino Canil, John Slade
  • 1989 – Craig Olsen, Milosz Wozniak
  • 1991 – Nicholas Holland*, Christopher Wing
  • 1992 – Francisco Lacar, John Tansing
  • 1993 – Francisco Lacar
  • 1994 – Matthew Connors, Ben Holland, Luke Holland, Rocky Zappia
  • 1995 – Marcello Caiazza, Marc Lucchesi
  • 1996 – Freddie Lacar, John Williams
  • 1997 – Michael Bojko
  • 1998 – Franco Crea, Daniel Vallelonga
  • 1999 – David Do, Nicholas Delvins, Luca Lucchesi
  • 2000 – Raymond Kropinski, Peter Lenou, Leigh Peckham, John Tselekidis
  • 2001 – John Cirilli, Peter Do*, Anthony Primavera, Marcin Grabowicz
  • 2002 – Simon Calleja*, Michele Galeano
  • 2003 – Jacques Graziani
  • 2004 – Kosta Condous, Timothy Delvins, Daniel Iachini, Daniele Galeano
  • 2005 – Samuel Oosterholt*, John Trikaliotis
  • 2006 – Peter Sitko
  • 2007 – Murray Jackson
  • 2008 – Kirby Dickinson, Cameron Holoubek
  • 2010 – James Messenger^

* denotes Head Prefect
^ denotes Deputy Head Prefect


Fr Titus Horten O.P.

Fr Titus Horten is a hero because he dared to stand up to the injustice and immorality of the Nazi regime.

It is the pride of the Dominican Order that every century can produce men who will die for the truth. One of these men was Fr Titus Horten.

Francis Horten was born on 9 August 1882, at Elberfeld in western Germany. His family was well-to-do and cultured and all the Horten children were well educated. Francis first met the Dominicans when he was sent, with his brother Timothy, to the Dominican High School in Venlo, Holland. Both brothers were later to join the Dominican Order.

His later childhood and teenage years were marked with a deep concern for the poor. Even during his years at university, while researching his PhD, Francis would often look after those who sought his help. He found jobs for them, guided them to spiritual directors, suggested good reading, listened to their troubles-all activities which took time out of a busy schedule. Francis Horten excelled in his studies and eventually got his PhD in classical languages before he entered the Dominican Order.

In 1909 Francis was received into the Order and was given the religious name of Titus. By 1915 Friar Titus was ordained a priest.

Besides teaching foreign languages at the Dominican Monastery at Vechta, Germany, Fr Titus’ other duties were to look after a printing press which he had founded in 1922. Horten was made the procurator (overseer) of the German Dominican’s mission in China. It was Titus Horten’s job to raise money so as to help these Dominicans with their work in the Orient.

In 1935 the crunch came. Hitler had only recently come into power and the Nazi culture of fear and intimidation was slowly being felt throughout the country. A part of Hitler’s master plan was the eradication of the Christian churches from Germany. Titus Horten was a victim of that plan. Due to Fr Horten’s care of the Dominicans in China the Gestapo accused him of financial dishonesty and illegally sending money overseas. The real reason for this accusation was to silence Fr Horten and some of his fellow Dominicans. The Gestapo knew that the Dominicans were particularly loud in their criticism of Hitler’s vision for Germany, especially through the press. Eventually Fr Horten and some of his fellow friars were put in prison.

Titus Horten died after days of being in solitary confinement and having been starved.