Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Warrane offers an excellent balance between university studies, community service, sport and social activities. In addition to the terrific facilities and excellent staff, Warrane offers an opportunity to develop and enrich your character, and helps foster a strong community spirit. The camaraderie amongst the boys is something special and helps create lasting friendships.

Liam Clifford - Coffs Harbour
(2010 - present)
Medicine


The college looks after every student to the utmost of their ability irrespective of their cultural or social background. It places a huge emphasis on academic achievement and intellectual growth while at the same time encouraging sporting, cultural & community involvement.

Callum Yates - Toowoomba
(2011 - 2013)
Medical Science


Warrane has been a fantastic place to stay and study whilst at UNSW. It provides a whole range of opportunities to residents. I couldn't have asked for a better place to have stayed and the college really developed me into someone who can be confident to go out into the workplace and be successful.

Thomas Ryan - Wagga Wagga
(2012 - present)
Social and Political Science


My advice to current residents: Make the most of your time in College. College doesn’t force you to do anything but it does offer numerous opportunities for its residents to develop themselves further and broaden their horizons – like the diploma of education, the annual workcamp and the formal dinner talks.

Angus Heath - Jerilderie
(2011 - 2013)
Commerce


I believe that College was an incredible living experience because of all the types of people you get to meet. Every year I would meet people from different cultures and with different views. Warrane really is a melting pot of knowledge. But the best thing about the guys at college was that they were compassionate and willing to help anyone out when possible. The college environment is very conducive to personal development.

Jivanka Perera - Sri Lanka
(2008 - 2013)
Engineering/Commerce


For an international student, Warrane has been the best place to stay. The college is fully catered and literally situated on campus. More importantly, at Warrane, you could make great friends from every part of the world and listen to their interesting stories and always learn from them. It is NEVER a boring place to stay because there are many college activities throughout the whole semester. Warrane is definitely the place to be.

Qi Sun - China
(2012 - 2013)
Juris Doctor


Warrane has been fantastic. It was a great decision to come to the College. It provides a pretty outstanding environment to succeed at your studies and it has been very flexible in accommodating my sporting needs. I have also found it to be a place that really helps you to grow as a person and to make friends.

Tom Rogers - Canberra
(2012 - 2013)
Arts/Education & UNSW Cricket First XI

 

Guest Testimonials


It has been a wonderful experience for me to interact with the students and staff here tonight. The enthusiasm from the students has impressed me a lot. Best wishes to all students for the studies and future endeavors.

Professor Hung Nguyen AM 2014
Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology

 


Thank you for a wonderful evening at Warrane College. My wife and I felt very welcome and we are encouraged by the family environment here. Keep up the good work of forming young men of virtue.

Dr Ryan Messmore 2014
President, Campion College

 


Wow! What a joy it has been tonight to share my journey, strategies and success with such lovely gentlemen. As an ex-Basser College student my respect and love of Warrane has definitely changed. Go well young men and make the world even better!

 Ms Jen Harwood 2014
International Business Speaker & Small Business Expert

 


Thank you for your energy, fun and zest for life. I pray that you realise your dreams and never let the turgid mantra of ‘mean’, ‘median’ or ‘mode’ drag you into mediocrity.

Dr Tim Hawkes OAM 2014
Headmaster, The Kings School

 


Thank you for the privilege of addressing a gathering of young men dedicated to the pursuit of learning and the living of Christian lives. Long may the College prosper.

The Honourable John Howard OM AC 2014
Former Prime Minister

 


Thank you very much for the opportunity to be here tonight. I really appreciated experiencing the sense of community and the genuine warmth amongst the students. Keep up the great work.

Mr Michael Perusco 2014
CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

 


A wonderful group of future leaders – our destiny is in good hands.

Professor Bruce Robinson AM 2014
Dean, Sydney Medical School

Parent Testimonials

Warrane College has turned out to be a ‘home away from home’ for our 2 sons, Matthew and Ryan.
 
When Matthew started at Warrane in 2009 he fitted into College life from day 1. When Ryan arrived 2 years later he was accepted as ‘brother and friend’ by residents and staff alike.
 
The social structure of the College has provided educational support for their studies, encouraged participation in a variety of team sports, and provided opportunities to become involved in community service – allowing them to grow in confidence, both spiritually and emotionally.
 
In short, as a direct result of their time at Warrane College both boys have emerged with a quality education, friends that will last a lifetime, and what is perhaps more important they now leave as well rounded young men.
 
Our sincere thanks to the Master, Dean and dedicated staff of Warrane College.

Allan & Christine Saxby - Artarmon
Matthew was a resident from 2009 - 2014; Ryan was a resident from 2011 - 2013