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  1. It is sad that a year has passed already, my memories are still with me of such a great man, my message from last year.

    Alfonso has spent the last 20 years creating a school that has provided an environment for hundreds of students to change their lives. Kamaruka Inc. supports students with learning difficulties and administered individual learning plans to improve their academic and social skills training to improve confidence.

    This man completely changed Angelo’s and in turn my life, When leaving the South Australian System in 2017, Angelo was doing an adjusted curriculum, and this left Angelo over 3 years behind academically, (which is disgraceful, and I had no idea until Alfonso identified this).

    Alfonso welcomed Angelo with open arms, and personally supported Angelo in the 18 months at Kamaruka, with only 7 kids in the class, two teachers and if they still didn’t understand they had one on one help from a third teacher, supported homework club, martial arts, fully funded school camps each term that supported life skills, and many other amazing things which enabled Angelo to leave in 2018 completing age-appropriate school work that gave him so much more self-confidence.

    I believe Alfonso was one of God’s Angel’s walking amongst us, he helped so many boys live a fulfilled and successful life when other systems gave up on them. I am truly grateful Angelo was one of them ❤
    RIP Alfonso
    Love and always in our hearts, Tarnia & Angelo

  2. Thank you for everything Alfonso. You saved and changed my life forever. You were a mentor for me at my time at Kamaruka. I was truly devastated when i heard of the passing, so was my family. You really saved me. I will never forget the moment you called me up to collect my Green Belt after i put a lot of hard work and dedication into achieving it. Everyday you helped me with my martial arts and my daily life. You’ve created such an amazing environment at Kamaruka, it was like a 2nd family to me. I made many great memories that i will cherish forever. My condolences to the family, may you rest in peace.

  3. We remember Alfonso at Kamaruka, being so forthright and such an empathetic and inspiring leader. Watching these beautiful eulogies, we see the family man. He was many things to many people. It’s so sad that he has gone too soon. Alfonso and his visionary staff at Kamaruka helped our son and our family tremendously.

    Declan says: Alfonso and marshall arts inspired me to channel my mind into something else, so as to not get angry. I will never forget going on hikes with him for the Kamaruka camps. RIP, Sir.

  4. Dear Alfonso and family,

    Words fail me, as I type this through my puddle of tears, I am unable to get the image of his son and my old teacher Daniel, throwing his black belt down… The same one I knew he wore when he was my sensei, my principal, I remember how worn it was even back then, approx. 13 years ago.
    I have so many brilliant memories with Alfonso and Kamaruka.
    It is heartbreaking to find out he has passed away and it is even more difficult not being able to pay respects in person and see the family and perhaps even to have said a few words, I hope the reunion will still go ahead later this year, even though it will not be the same without Alfonso there, it will be a beautiful tribute to an incredible man and what he has created.
    I have a profound respect and love for Alfonso,
    Rest in Peace

  5. Our sincere condolences to the family. It was with shock and sadness that we heard the news of Alfonso’s passing. He was a good person and a great teacher and leader. He took in Liam when there were no other alternatives and changed his life, as he has done with so many other boys through Kamaruka.

    So it is with heavy heart that we say thank you for everything and may you rest in peace Alfonso.

    Lea and Liam Quinn-Jones

  6. Thank you for sharing memories of Alfonso with us, and this special service. It has been truly a shock to hear of his passing… an inspiring, energising and principled man. Alfonso made time for those boys faring worst and turned their lives around. My son Patrick still lives by the values instilled in him at the school and these have supported him through a difficult mental health journey. Alfonso was so compassionate to me personally in a stressful time, in ensuring Patrick could access the school after so many difficulties finding a welcoming environment for him. I’m forever grateful for Pat’s experience of community at Kamaruka.

    I offer my sincere condolences to Alfonso’s family, and hope that your love and memories provide comfort. Thank you for supporting Alfonso in his endeavours and for your shared contribution to the lives of our boys. My thoughts are with all at Kamaruka, and the broader community.

    Patrick would like to share some words:

    Mr Scibilia was my Sensei who gave me the remainder of my education considering how my years 7&8 went not so well. My time at Kamaruka was an exceptionally joyous time in my life thanks to this man. Kind of reminds me to remember what my time here on this earth should be be spent. I remember when he round house kicked me once and I broke my ribs but I didn’t want to tell anyone because I considered there were a kind of unspoken code of sparing and just all round I didn’t think it would change anything anyway. I owe this man a lot from his school and what he did very much apart from those bones and all that. At Kamaruka we did martial arts and I got a lot out of this in that specific part of my life. Going to this school is why I formed a lot of the good habits I have still to this day like how during and after these programs I found myself driven to do thousands of pushups and sit-ups. I was basically able to express my will in this period of my life and I think some others might feel a similar way. Kamaruka was a real environment probably more so than I can say for some schools I’ve been to. I guess some things were sensored and some less so but it always felt like there was a middle ground or a code. One time Mr Scibilia picked up a book I had that was about the samurai and I thought that was cool. Japan was somewhat of an influence there and then the rest is normal school stuff I guess so it’s work and play for the most part. You will be missed Mr Scibilia.- Pat

    Warm regards,
    Tania Curlis and Patrick Underwood (Kamaruka 2013-15)

  7. I was deeply saddened when I learned of Alphonse’s passing and being away for so long did not make it any easier. I felt the pain of the family’s loss during the eulogies which where watched with tears. My wife Aurora and I pass on our deepest condolences to the whole family. May he RIP.

  8. My deepest condolences to Alfonso’s family. I will always be grateful for the guidance and care he showed to my son Angus during his time at Kamaruka. His leadership and commitment to the boys who attended his school is unmatched in my experience. Without doubt his influence has helped to shape the future of many boys who would otherwise have wandered off the right path. Thank you Alfonso.

  9. We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Alfonso Scibilia. He truly made a huge difference to so many peoples lives, especially my sons life. I saw endless and steely patience made towards my son, over a period of 2.5 years that set him back on track to actually finish year 12 and then go on to University.
    Our deepest sympathy go to all his family and friends.

  10. My sincerest condolences to Alfonso’s family. I recall my first telephone conversation with Alfonso some 14 years ago. At a time of despair he listened and understood and gave me hope in helping our son. We enrolled our son at Kamaruka and Alfonso did his utmost and was always available to listen and help. His legacy will live on from all his great achievements. He truly has made a difference in this world.

  11. To Alfonso’s family, our heartfelt condolences and thank you for sharing your beautiful tribute to him today. It’s so sad, he had much still to do and enjoy in life. We are remembering some good times with you Alfonso, often around a table with good food and wine, and a lot of laughter and chats with Rick, Daniel and Rebecca. We witnessed your dream of Kamaruka become reality and it has thrived. Rest In Peace. Rosie and Tom

  12. He was an incredible man who made me who i am today,if it wasnt for him who knows were id be today he inspired me to be the best me i could be and to try my hardest to thrive in life and i had so much respect for him he will be missed greatly by all the students and staff of kamaruka passed and present but especially by his close friends and family and they would all be going through a rough time and as they would be seeing that they just lost someone close and dear to them he taught me so much about life and much more he was amazing at what he did i will always remember sparing with him and being scared because he was so amazingly good at it but now i look back and i miss it even though at the time i didnt like it i realy miss it now as i miss alot of things but i cant go back and trust me if i could i would i wpuld go back and thank him more then i did for everything he did for me because i feel as if i didnt thank him enough but life goes on and stuff happens the 2 years i knew him were rhe best 2 years of my life i mad so much progress in my behaviour and how i went about life and even though he is gone he will always have a special spot in my heart.
    R.I.P Mr Scibilia you will be dearly missed

  13. We were all in awe of Alfonso, he had such a presence. Will cherish my training days with him forever, what I would give for one more round of sparring with him. Will miss you greatly Uncle Alfonso

  14. We still remember Alfonso welcoming us when we visited Australia many years ago. Even if we only met twice, we immediately saw what a good person he was. We will never forget that wonderful lunch he invited us to, somewhere in magic Victoria surrounded by a breathtaking scenery from the top of a hill.

    Abbracci dall’ Italia

  15. RIP Alfonso. Your contribution to the community through Kamaruka changed the lives of many boys and their families and left a long-lasting impact which was uniquely valuable and will be irreplaceable. It was my great privilege and pleasure to have known and worked with you for many years. I have very fine memories of our times together which will remain in my heart and I am grateful for all you did for my son Ben. I am so sad and sorry that we did not meet again this year. My deep condolences to your family.

    Jenni Rice

  16. I am so grateful to have known Alfonso and so privileged to have worked with him at Kamaruka. He was an amazing man who had such a positive impact on so many people.
    It is because of him that I have a place in such a meaningful community and I will be forever thankful to him.

  17. Thank You Alfonso for providing an accepting space for our boy to feel he has value to others and to himself

    You will be greatly missed by all

    Deepest sympathies to all your family

  18. What a lovely service for a genuinely lovely man. Alfonso was a true inspiration and I feel so proud to have worked for him and been a part of Kamaruka. It will never be the same without him and my thoughts are with all of his family at this devastating time.He will be truly missed.

  19. Alfonso changed the lives of many. It was an absolute pleasure to work with such an amazing, well respected man. He gave me my start in the education industry and it’s something I’ll never forget. He will truely be missed by everyone who knew him.

    Sending my deepest condolences to his family at such a difficult time.

    RIP ALF! Kamaruka will always shine because of you!

    Janelle x

  20. Alfonso was an amazing teacher, principal and mentor. He was the heart and soul of Kamaruka. Words can’t express how much he will be missed. I’m forever grateful I had the chance to know such an incredible man.

  21. We met Alfonso 10 years ago when Liam enrolled in Kamaruka. Liam really valued his time at Kamaruka and I have been honoured to serve the vision of Alfonso as a member of the Committee for all of the last 10 years. We sometimes spoke of what would happen in the event of something like this happening but never imagined it would actually occur. I am still as committed as ever to Alf’s vision and will continue to support Rick, Natalia, Tom and the rest of the community to continue with Alfonso’s vision.
    Alfonso’s drive vision and commitment to assisting these boys to grow into fine young men is evidenced with my son.
    Thanks Alf. You will be sorely missed.

  22. At Kamaruka we have all been shocked and grieved by Alf’s sudden departure. It is rare to meet someone so passionate and committed to a worthy cause like Kamaruka. I will be forever grateful for his work for these kids. We will continue the work with more than a bit of trepidation: his are pretty big boots to fill!
    My heart is with all Alf’s family. I am praying for you all, and that you will find comfort in knowing that he is most certainly with the Lord Jesus. I truly believe this.

    1. My deepest condolences to the family.
      With such difficult times, I’m greatful I could still somehow be included in such a speical service. Thank you.
      I am deeply saddened, a wonderful man to all that crossed his path, leaving us too soon. I am greatful I had the privilege of knowing Alf. Rest easy. All my love

  23. Dear Maria
    Your EMCC family are thinking of you Today we are sending love and support to you at this sad time. We are thankful for all Alfonso did with you to make our garden so beautiful.
    We send our condolences to the whole family.
    Rest In Peace.

  24. My Condolences to the family. I’m very sad and heartbroken of the loss of such a Remarkable, Humble, and Intelligent man. Not only was he an excellent Mentor, Teacher, and Principal, but he also showed Compassion, Patience, and understanding. Alfonso was an absolute savior and a blessing to my son. Thank you for opening the door to my son and for all the help, advice, and guidance you’ve given him. God Bless you and may you rest in peace.

  25. This was a beautiful celebration of Alfonso’s life. Daniel and our family will be forever grateful to Alfonso and to Kamaruka for everything he and his school have done for us. He was truly our saving Grace at a time when we needed it most. May his memories continue to warm your hearts for years to come. May he Rest in Peace. The Orso family

  26. Whilst its been some time since seeing Uncle Alf I am feeling a great sense of grief and sympathy for the whole Scibilia family, especially his immediate family Daniel, Ricky and Rebecca. My condolences prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. Uncle Alf was a good man who I have the utmost respect for. May you rest in peace Uncle Alf.

  27. I found Alfonso’s unwavering commitment to staying true to the reasons why he started Kamaruka to be truly inspirational. His belief that these boys could make positive changes given the right support and environment has turned many lives around and supported many families including my own. Our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and the Kamaruka community. We will miss you Alfonso.

    Rochelle Holstein and Liam Wines

  28. We are deeply saddened by Alfonso’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and the Kamaruka community. I found Alfonso’s unwaivering commitment to staying true to the reason why he started Kamaruka to be truly inspirational. His belief that positive change was possible for these boys and the environment that he created to enable this to happen has had a huge positive impact on many boys and their families including my own. Thank you Alfonso. You will be greatly missed.

    Rochelle Holstein and Liam Wines

  29. The room lit up whenever Alfonso entered, such was his zest and enthusiasm for life and those with whom he shared it.
    Our sincere condolences to Alf’s extended family and school community.
    Catherine and Victor

  30. Loss is sometimes hard to fathom but nothing will take away your memories. Condolences to Family and friends of Alfonso and in particular to Rick, Daniel, Rebecca, Jo and Silvana. xx

  31. My deepest condolences to family and friends of Alfonso scibilia,
    Mr scibilia and Daniel, were huge parts of my life helping me to become the man I am today.
    I am so thankful for the hard work and love mr scibilia put into that school.
    I am proud to have been apart of his life and he of mine.
    So happy to have made A life long friend ( Andy Brewis) And glad we were able to watch the service together 15 years on.

    My sincere condolences Angus Mochrie

  32. Our deepest condolences to the family
    We will miss you Alf for all you have taught Cathy n i your martial arts skills. You were truly patient with us and we thank you to give us your time and commitment. Rest In Peace and your legacy will continue.
    Victor n Cathy.

  33. Alfonso created a wonderful school environment and improved the well being of many people.
    A very touching and beautiful send off for a much loved and kind man . My heartfelt condolences to Rick, Daniel, Rebecca, Mariola, Natalia and Mario.

  34. I owe a lot to Mr Scibilia, for what he has done for me, and the Legacy that is Kamaruka.


  35. My deepest condolences to Mr Scibilia’s family.
    Mr Scibilia was a mentor and the best teacher I ever had. I am happy to say I stand a better man today thanks to him. The lessons he taught me I will always remember. His passion for learning and teaching has helped a lot and he will be sadly missed.

  36. So saddened to hear of the sudden passing of such a great man. Alfonso was a true inspiration to everyone around him. He selflessly dedicated his life to making the lives others better. We were blessed to have him in our lives for the time that we did. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this tragic time.

  37. Deepest condolences to all the family on your very sad loss. Rest in peace.
    Cathy Scibilia

  38. Thank you for enabling us to participate is this beautiful tribute. Rick, Daniel and Rebecca, you did your Dad proud with your gentle, respectful and heartfelt words. May you draw strength from the special memories you hold in your hearts, the lessons he gave you and the laughter you shared together. Know that he is always with you. Sending you and your families heartfelt condolences. Much love, Uncle John and Marisa Micelotta x

  39. Thank you Alfonso for all the work you did for boys with ADHD, our family is truly grateful. May you rest in peace. To your closest our love and deepest condolences for your loss

  40. A very touching and beautiful send off for a much loved, kind and strong gentleman . My heartfelt condolences to Rick, Daniel, Rebecca, Mariola, Natalia and Mario.

  41. Thank Alfonso for all the work you have done for boys with ADHD, our family is truly grateful. May you rest in peace. To your closest we send our deepest condolences.

  42. Alfonso,
    Your guidance in our son’s life will reach far into the future. Your passion for giving him boundaries and having expectations of him to become a young man with morals has been such a blessing to us and that is your legacy for all the boys who have passed through Kamaruka. Since our son began at Kamaruka I have wondered how on earth I would ever say thank you in a sufficient enough way to express our gratitude to you for the investment of care, education and pure heart you led your team with to have such an amazing space and place of belonging for our son. I will continue to search for the fullness of thanks and pray that our son and others before him live their best lives because of the influence you have had in their hearts and minds.

  43. Alfonso ,
    You were more than just a Martial Arts teacher to me ,
    You were a true man everything I wish I can be ,
    Someone that I had a deep respect for and looked up too .
    We have all lost a true friend and mentor .
    God Bless you Alfonso and thanking for being a big part of my life .
    Rest In Peace my Friend . You will be missed

  44. Dear family of Alfonso

    Thank you all for making it possible for us to be part of the beautiful service for Alfonso

    We loved hearing your beautiful memories and seeing Alfonso’s very rich life in pictures and words.

    We send out love and condolence and will hold you all in our hearts as you all negotiate a life without the physical presence of your beloved Alfonso

    Our family benefited from his vision, generosity, hard work, groundedness, vitality, care and leadership

    We send our gratitude

    Mark, Liz, Kieran (Kamaruka 2016 to 2019) and Liam Bradford

  45. We will always be grateful that we came upon the pathway crafted by “Sir”. Long may his legacy endure.
    We send our deepest condolences to the family and thank them for sharing the service and allowing us to learn a little about the man behind the educator.
    Best wishes for the staff and the wider school community in carrying on his invaluable work.
    The Geddes-Robinson family – Torren, Lachlan, Toby, Kay, Maggie, Neil.

  46. What a beautiful service for Alfonso. Thank you Alfonso for what you have done for the kids and the families by creating this school. You have helped Jason and I with our son, David during his time with your care, love and empathy. It is a great loss and sadness and I still cannot believe that you have left us to be with God. My prayers and thoughts are with the Scibilia’s family. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him always.

  47. I only knew Alfonso for a relatively short time, but perhaps that makes his impact on me more noteworthy. Alf was passionate about helping those who others wouldn’t or couldn’t. His death has deeply saddened me; it has also reaffirmed my belief that we can all share the principle of helping others,
    and that this is the best way to continue Alf’s legacy. We can pay our respects, day to day with small acts of kindness, we can teach, guide and counsel, we can all just try to be better to each other. Through Kamaruka, Alfonso did just that: giving boys the chance to build their self esteem, their confidence, their character. He made them feel safe, loved, and gave them a place where they belonged. I feel privileged that I have the opportunity to try to carry these qualities forwards as a teacher at Kamaruka. In doing so Alfonso will live on. He will never be forgotten. Thank you, from all of us.

  48. A tour of Alfonso’s garden was always a treat and we greatly treasure the plants that he and Mariola shared with us. An amazing man: I wonder if anyone that met him wasn’t changed in some way by his passion and generosity. May your legacy be everlasting.

  49. Our family was very sad to hear about Alfonso, he was a great principle who made a huge difference to his pupils and their families, including ours. Our son, Ben, thrived in Kamaruka in a way he couldn’t have in any other school. The school camps and martial arts program were fantastic. Alfonso and the whole school community has a special place in our hearts. Our condolences

    Margaret, Keith, Ben and Lucy Rhodes.

  50. What a wonderful tribute from the family for Alf. He was on the staff at St.Joes North Fitzroy…and certainly had the passion for teaching and mentoring the boys. This was in his early days…late 1970s into the 80s. Much respected. As the college motto said..”he grew in wisdom, age and grace.” May his gentle and happy soul rest in peace.

  51. What a wonderful tribute from the family for Alf. He was on the staff at St.Joes North Fitzroy…and certainly had the passion for teaching and mentoring the boys. This was in his early days…late 1970s into the 80s. Much respected. As the college motto said..”he grew in wisdom, age and grace.” May his gentle and happy soul rest in peace.

  52. Alfonso was a great teacher, and an even better man. While I didn’t realise how much he had done for me, until years afterwards, i wouldn’t be where I am today without him. I’m sure that many of his students feel this same way, and that’s just a testament to the work he was doing, and the many lives he had changed for the better. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.

  53. he taught me life wasn’t fair. he always pushed me to be a better person. through out my time at kamaruka I have always been looked after and cared for. I cherish the time I had with mr Scibilia. I send my prayers and thoughts to family and freinds .

  54. I’m honoured to have been part of Alfonso’s life and learned so much from him. He will be greatly missed and I am sad I won’t get to share another laugh and coffee with him.

  55. Thank you Alfonso for all the work you did for boys with ADHD, our family is truly grateful. May you rest in peace. To your loved ones, our deepest condolences for you loss.

  56. He is great man through the creation of his school kamaruka he changed the lives of many like myself for the better he gave us a chance to make somthing of ourselves in a system that for the most part let us down
    May his teachings and his leagacy live on Forever

  57. Our deepest sympathy to Mariola and all the Scibilia family. A life taken too soon.
    Rest In Peace. Laraine and Robert

  58. A sad and moving tribute to Alfonso and his life. You guys did him proud. Thank you for enabling us all to participate in his funeral service. Lots of lovely memories and reminders of the best life has to offer – Alf had a fullfilling and wonderful life and he paid back to family and in the service of others. Also reminded that ours was one of the gardens he contributed to. The Colosimo/Spencer clan are with you and share in your sadness. Lots of love. Rosa & Will

    1. This service was a beautiful and fitting tribute to a remarkable man. You all spoke so beautifully and your words perfectly captured the intense sense of loss we are all feeling. RIP Uncle Alfonso xx

  59. Fond memories of a friend of many years . A beautiful service . Ricky and Daniel spoke with love and respect . Well done . Condolences to all family members with love from Spencer, Jane, Paddy, Oliver and Rupert and their families .

  60. Thank you Alfonso for your vision and compassion expressed through your school. A place where our son found acceptance and support that he needed in a time of crisis. Our deepest condolences to his family. He was a great man.

  61. On behalf of Embark Tax Services and all our staff we would like to pass on our condolences to all the family of Alfonso.

  62. So many years and not enough. You will be remembered by so many, Alf.
    My love to you all Silvana, Rick, Daniel, Rebecca, Jo and beautiful grandchildren

  63. What a beautiful service for a man who has had such an impact on so many lives. I am so grateful for his belief in me and his daily encouragement. He will be missed by many.

  64. Sending condolences to the family and friends of Alfonso at this difficult time. Also thinking of the Kamaruka community. Alfonso was an inspirational leader and educator and has left an amazing legacy. From your friends at Berengarra School.

  65. Our deepest condolences to the every member of the Scibilia family for the departure of Alfonso. May his strength and love live with you forever and help you overcome the sadness of his loss.

    Thank you for broadcasting this significant event and letting us be there with you today inspite of the current limitations.

  66. My deepest sympathy to Alfonso’s family, friends and to the Kamaruka school community. As a fellow principal, Alfonso was a caring and thoughtful colleague, valued for his dedication and professional expertise. I valued the coffees we shared and the support that was given. He was a visionary, determined to improve the lives of many through education. He will be greatly missed.

  67. A blessed time this morning as we prayed and remembered Alfonso. Tears streaming down my face as life is so fragile and I’m blessed to have known Alfonso and have worked alongside him as his Principal Consultant for 6 years. I will find it very sad and difficult driving and walking past our favourite coffee and sweets places where we had many in depth discussions about education, starting up educational facilities, Government policies and ‘making a difference ’ to students.
    May Alfonso rest in God’s light and may God give his strength to your beautiful family that you loved and adored – family was very important to both of us.
    Rest In Peace dear Alfonso, ‘until we meet again’!

  68. Sending all our love. Rest In Peace Alf – you will be missed. May your legacy live on through your school and your beautiful family. Jason, Rachele, Xavier and Luca.

  69. Thank you Alfonso for believing in our boys. Luca has been at Kamaruka for less than a year but has made so many gains in academics, respect for himself and others, and belief that he is capable of so many things. From the moment I met with you to learn about your school, I knew how passionate and dedicated you were about differences, fairness and enhancing self esteem and opportunities and we are very grateful to you and you will be sadly missed.
    Our thoughts are with your family and those at Kamaruka.
    God bless.
    The Grafs (Luca – Red Room)

  70. Alfonso was a most remarkable, creative and passionate leader and teacher, who gave hope and opportunity for our son , when others had given up on him. We are so sorry and saddened to hear of his passing, but so very grateful for everything he did for our son and family…. many fond memories of Alfonso and Kamamaruka.
    Sending our love and sincere condolences ..

  71. My commiserations and thoughts are with the family of Alfonso in this sad time. May he rest in peace forever and those loved family and friends will remember him with fondness, love and fantastic memories.

  72. He made me learn that life is not fair and it mostly hates you. and to trust people who you love and to get know people well and you can be friends with everyone like people who also a dick to you, you can be friends with them but if they keep doing it just leave them alone

  73. The Charlesworth family want to say a big thank you to Al fonso in Heaven for all his hard work, care and love for the kids at Kamaruka. Ben especially wants to thank him as he was part of a transformation in Ben … Thank you to all the teachers as well. Ben loved going to school, being with his friend Henry and others and absolutely appreciated, respected and valued Al fonso very much. A great man who will be missed by all who knew him. Thank you to all who will keep his vision and dream going for present and future kids at Kamaruka.
    Rest in God’s Peace.
    Love from Judy & Murray, Annie and Ben

  74. Thanks to Alfonso, our grandson Lachy Schmidt had an opportunity to succeed at school free a very rocky start. We are eternally grateful to this wonderful man. Margaret and Victor Kay and Lachlan Schmidt and Sarah Kay

  75. Alfonso has left an amazing legacy in all the boys that went through Kammaruka. He was always approachable and gave his all for the school and the boys. He will be sorely missed

  76. I will always think of him as Sir as that is how Zach always referred to him His commitment to enabling boys with challenging behaviour to an education and a positive future was inspirational. He will be sadly missed

  77. We extend our prayers and condolences to you Mario and Connie and to the whole Scibilia Family. Love Frank and Filomena Sassone

  78. What an amazing man, I am so glad to have found a mentor like him. The changes he was able to inspire in everyones lives were amazing, and nothing short of heroic. May your legacy live strong and you rest peacefully.

  79. I am shocked to hear that news. I worked with him many years ago and he was such a strong, vital man. Rest in peace – Alfonso.

  80. Alfonso was a great man with even better motives, he has helped out a lot of people like me and I am grateful for what he has done. the impact he has had on this world unbelievable I will always remember him and will be grateful if I become half the man he was.

    1. Alfonso has created a wonderful school and enhanced and changed the lives of many people for the better. He will be greatly missed. Sending love and warmth to the whole family through this most challenging time.

    2. We only new Alfonso for a short time but his love and enthusiasm for life always shone through and especially the love of his school and students. Condolences to all of his family. Rest In Peace Alfonso.
      Diane and Edward

  81. Alfonso He was a great mental I went to the school and He Taught me a lot of things about Martial arts and all-round up he was a great principal will miss him

  82. Alfonso was a great teacher, I learnt alot from him while at his school, many good life lessons that have shaped who I am

  83. Poznaliśmy Alfonso dzięki naszej Przyjaciółce Marioli, która była Jego żoną. Mieliśmy szczęście spędzić niezapomniane chwile razem, w zeszłym roku, podczas Ich wizyty w Polsce. Cieszyliśmy się, że Alfonso polubił Polskę, a my zyskaliśmy Przyjaciela. Razem z mężem czekaliśmy na ponowne spotkanie w tym roku, mieliśmy plany, jak ugościć naszych Przyjaciół z dalekiej Australii w naszym domu w Gdyni i pokazać Alfonso piękne miejsca w naszym regionie. Niestety covid-19 uniemożliwił przylot naszych Przyjaciół do Polski. Cały czas izolacji społecznej, spowodowanej koronawirusem, byliśmy w kontakcie. Dzień po dniu widziałam jak piękniał Ich magiczny ogród, wiedziałam jak Alfonso oddanie pracuje, mimo zamknięcia szkoły, ale widziałam też, jak byli szczęśliwi w domu, ogrodzie, na spacerach. A później dotarła do nas ta niespodziewana, najsmutniejsza, nieodwołalna wiadomość. Żegnamy Ciebie drogi Alfonso, dziękujemy za Twoją przyjaźń, ja osobiście za wsparcie w moim życiowym dramacie, za to, że byłeś cudownym mężem dla naszej Przyjaciółki. Po stokroć dziękujemy, że mieliśmy zaszczyt poznać tak dobrego człowieka i mieć Go za Przyjaciela. Jesteśmy z Tobą nasza kochana Mariolko.

  84. Alfonso was a true pioneer of the education industry. He created a school that catered to the needs of students that had been lost in the system. Allowing them a chance to experience success, boost their low self-esteem and learn Martial Arts from a master in the field.
    He was more than a principal, he poured his heart and soul into Kamaruka and looked after the well being of both staff and students. I have been fortunate enough to work under Alf for nearly 9 years. I look forward to keeping his memory alive by continuing his legacy.
    Kamaruka is more than a school to me, it is a family.

  85. It is with deep sadness to hear about the passing of Alfonso, he will be sadly miss by all that knew him. Brileigh has fund memories of him joining in with the Martial arts program he was very encouraging and supportive.
    We’re Sending you love and comfort during this difficult time.
    From the Stockdale family

  86. Alfonso was a truly unique person, who went above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of numerous boys. He walked to his own beat and embodied his beliefs and passions. Kamaruka is testament to his dedication and convictions. He changed our sons life through Kamaruka. A school where he felt safe and valued. In doing this, he also changed our lives. Our gratitude is endless. His passing has deeply saddened us. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, work colleagues, Students present and past. The Antipas Family

  87. Alfonso was a truly unique person, who went above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of numerous boys. He walked to his own beat and embodied his beliefs and passions. Kamaruka is testament to his dedication and convictions. He changed our sons life through Kamaruka. A school where he felt safe and valued. In doing this, he also changed our lives. Our gratitude is endless. His passing has deeply saddened us. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, work colleagues, Students present and past. The Antipas Family

  88. Alfonso has cast such a long shadow in this world, for students and parents alike, that despite his passing the shadow of his life will remain.
    My gratitude, Alfonso, for your school, for your legacy, for what you have done for all those boys who have passed through your door. And especially for what you have done for my son and me.
    Thank you.

    1. RIP Alfonso. My deepest condolences to Alfonso’s family, close ftiends and Kamaruka School Staff and Students, past and present. Thank you on behalf of my son and I.
      Josh Weinstein & Kylie Stratford

  89. Shocked to read of this news over in Perth . My son Louis Law attended Kammaruka 2014/15 . Alfonso is as a passionate man in his martial arts and his school which is a fabulous achievement and breakthrough in teaching “lost children” Rest In Peace your memory will last xx Louise law , Louis law and Alice law

    1. Mr Scibila was the most amazing man i have ever met he did so much for so many people and changed many lives including mine he was my principal for the last 2 years and if it wasn’t for him i dont know were i would be today he made me believe in myself and taught me so much that i need to know, i will never forget the man who made me who i am today if it wasnt for him i wouldnt be who i am today he may be gone but he wont be forgotten and will always have a special spot in my heart R.I.P sir

    2. Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you. RIP Mr Scibilia. We only meet once and you were kind and welcoming when we come and visited the school. My son would not be at school this year if you were not so supportive and caring. Thank you again

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