Paula McGowan and husband Tom raised three children in England before migrating to Australia in 2018. Their move followed the death of their youngest son Oliver, two years before, at just 18 years of age. Paula successfully launched a parliamentary petition in England and as a direct consequence the British government announced the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism program for doctors and nurses.
Below, Paula reflects on Oliver’s legacy.
Year 4 and Year 6 students at St Columba’s Adamstown recently received a visit from their two Adopt a Knights players. Tyson Frizell and Mitch Barnett engaged in classroom activities during the literacy block and assisted teachers with running the activities.