We are thrilled to be the only school in Australia named after the Reverend Thomas Hassall and to this day remain very connected to members of the Hassall Family who are now scattered throughout Australia and the world. Each year, the Hassall Family present a very prestigious perpetual award to the most outstanding all-rounder senior student of the College and we often have representatives of the family attend significant events and milestones in College life.
In 2015, the College named their newly opened learning centre after Thomas’ wife, Anne Marsden, daughter of another famous early settler, chaplain, missionary and farmer, Reverend Samuel Marsden.
Thomas had a passion for teaching and learning, a warm heart for people and a deep love for the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a staunch advocate of the connection between education and Christianity and therefore an inspirational namesake for the College.