The Guilford Young College community was stunned by the news that colleague, friend, teacher and Head-of-House, Mr Adam Croser, had died in his sleep on the night of Saturday 1 December. This message was put on this website: It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our colleague, friend and teacher Adam Croser … Adam was a highly dedicated and much respected teacher and leader of long standing in Catholic education, including the past 11 years at Guilford Young College. As a Head of House (initially Bosco House on the Hobart Campus and more recently, Carmel House on the Glenorchy Campus) he had a direct and positive influence on hundreds of students who passed through his care. We are greatly saddened by the loss of Adam to our school community and we ask for your prayers for Adam’s family as they, and we, mourn his loss to us. A private, family funeral was held on Tuesday 11 December. It is expected that a public memorial service will be held in January. (photo: Carmel House prayer service during Founder’s Week.)


Over the last 10 days of the college year, Adam was remembered through prayer, staff gatherings, a bush walk and by his Carmel students, in particular the Student Leaders for 2019 who were heavily involved with the inaugural Head Start Week on the Glenorchy Campus.

During Head Start Week, each House held an Assembly. The Carmel House student leaders led the assembly as had been planned with Mr Croser the week before his death. Special guests at the assembly were Mr Croser’s brother Ben from near Sydney, and another relative Janine Toms, of Hobart.

Mr Croser with Hayden Goldsmith, the winner of the Carmel House inaugural Mary Aitkenhead medal, presented in the last week of classes.


Mr Croser as Head of House with the 2018 and 2019 Student Leaders.

2018 Carmel House Year 12 students with Mr Croser after their final House Assembly.



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The 2018 Yearbook report from Carmel House2018 GYC Yearbook Carmel



Carmel House in the foyer of the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Glenorchy Campus, after the assembly for Founder’s Week. Adam Croser is third from left.


Farewell, Adam; a man who treasured every moment.