“The best thing for me was being part of a community,” Mr Rowley says. “Being part of that community was vibrant, stimulating and it was a lot of fun.

Mr Rowley says the School instilled in him the values he carried through his life, and still holds true to now. “The Jesuit culture promoted caring for the underprivileged. I think that came through my life. The culture governed my behaviour,” he adds.

Mr Rowley credits the Riverview Bursary program for enabling him to live a life that exceeded his expectations. “Coming to Riverview has made my life beyond what I expected, and that was all due to the Bursary,” he says.

“I’m hoping I can contribute to somebody’s else life in a positive way, so they enjoy what I enjoyed in the community of Riverview.”