80 Years of Education Celebrations
2018 sees the celebration of 80 years of education on the Witton Creek Reach of the Brisbane River. From 14 – 20 October 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.
The History of the College
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.
The College is stronger today than it has ever been, and we gratefully acknowledge the wise stewardship of Mr Michael Senior, College Principal, who has been the driving force behind the realisation of the project, the College Board and all those who have gone before, whose clear strategic intent has made the best use of this magnificent campus.
Ambrose Treacy College opened its doors in 2015 and the new building program has continued through to 2018. As much as this is a celebration of all we have achieved, it is also a springboard for the future; a future that will demand ongoing vision and energy.
We do hope that you will join us for this week of celebration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ambrose Treacy College for this special occasion. To receive your invitation and stay up to date with the week’s festivities,