Call for nominations

The Br Francois Service Medal is presented to a former student of the College who has demonstrated that he continues to keep the faith through service to others.

The Medal is named after one of the earliest Brothers, Br Francois (Gabriel Rivat), who joined the Little Brothers of Mary at the time of St Marcellin and became the first Superior-General of the order. Br Francois was chosen by St Marcellin and his fellow Brothers to lead this new congregation. He was instrumental in developing a Marist Spirituality, one characterised by being Christocentric, affective and mystical. Br Francois was known to be a joyful person who demonstrated his love and care for others, especially through his service to the Brothers and to the sick. 

The person receiving this Medal will be an Old Boy of this College who:

  • has been out of school for a minimum of three years and not more than 15 years, and 
  • is a person with a demonstrated track record of service to others and has made an exceptional contribution to meeting the needs of the vulnerable. 

Please note: people who have been nominated in past years will be considered for the 2022 Medal.


To nominate a person for this Medal, please email Peter Hawes and provide:

  • the person’s full name and year of graduation
  • a brief statement about the service he has been engaged in. You may like to use the following: type/ nature of service - level of commitment, type of involvement, and duration (ie number of years and frequency).

The College Mission team will review the nominations and make a recommendation to the College Headmaster. It is anticipated that the recipient of the 2022 medal will be presented at the Champagnat Day Mass on Friday 3 June.

Please note: The closing date for nominations has been extended until Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Peter Hawes
Assistant Head of School - Mission and Identity