Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Four Key Areas Focus of College Dedicated to Quality Catholic Education; St Augustine's Defined by Its Community

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Four Key Areas Focus of College Dedicated to Quality Catholic Education; St Augustine's Defined by Its Community

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ST AUGUSTINE'S College, located at Augustine Heights in the Greater Springfield area, offers a community dedicated to the provision of high quality, inclusive Catholic education.

In their day-to-day work with children and young people and their families, they focus around four key areas of college life:

Catholic ethos and college life

Community partnerships and services

Curriculum

Organisation and administration.

Principal Leon Capra said the school was a contemporary Catholic, co-educational college for students spanning Prep to Year 12.

aIn addition we have a long day care centre for children aged six months to four years, operated by Centacare on our campus,a he said.

aWe started in January 2003 with 176 students and in 2011 will have around 1240 students from Pa12.

aOur College takes its name from St Augustine of Hippo, bishop and Doctor of the church, whose service of his North African diocese was spent amidst the political and social ferment of the late Roman Empire.a

St Augustine's College was established and is administered by Brisbane Catholic Education [BCE], the educational arm of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

As part of the learning community of all involved in diocesan Catholic schools a a community currently comprising 136 schools a St Augustine's has access to the very significant services provided by Brisbane Catholic Education.

aWe have also been welcomed into the worldwide network of Augustinian schools with a sister-school relationship being established in our foundation year with St Mary's College in Nagasaki in western Japan,a Mr Capra said. …

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