80 Years of Education Celebrations
2018 sees the celebration of 80 years of education on the Witton Creek Reach of the Brisbane River. This land was part of the traditional lands of the Turrbal, Jagera and Ugarapul Peoples. On 10 July 1938, a long cherished dream of the Christian Brothers was realised with the opening of Nudgee Junior College and thus began the first 76 years of education on this site. In 2015, the Education scene in Queensland underwent a most significant change with Year 7 students becoming part of secondary with the establishment of Middle Schooling. When this was first announced some years prior, plans were implemented to change NJC from a year 4-7 primary school to a Year 4-12 Secondary College.
The name given, after much consultation, to the new college was Ambrose Treacy College after Brother Ambrose Treacy who ventured from Ireland as the leader of the very first group of Christian Brothers to come to Australia. Br Ambrose Patrick Treacy was a remarkable man who personally realised the creation of nearly 30 schools across Australia and New Zealand around the 1900’s and the new College bears his name. Mr Michael Senior, College Principal, has been the driving force behind the realisation of the project. Ambrose Treacy College opened its doors in 2015 and the new building program has continued through to 2018.
From 14 – 20 October 2018, we will reflect on the history and celebrate the future of the college with daily events culminating in the Annual Jazz by the River spectacular and a Fireworks extravaganza. Please mark these dates in your calendar and watch our website for further details of the week’s events.
Year 11 Social