St Augustine's College
St Augustine's College, a leading Year 5 - Year 12 centre for excellence in boys' education on the Peninsula, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The College had its humble beginnings in 1956 when it opened under the auspices of the Augustinian Order.
Celebrations for the anniversary will include a special M_____ at 4pm on Sunday 27th October at St Kieran's, Manly Vale. Concelebrating with the Provincial of the Augustinian Order, Fr Laurence Mooney, will be Bishop David Walker, Bishop of Broken Bay, and Bishop Christopher Saunders from the Broome Diocese in Western Australia, and a former Old Boy of the College. The Mass will also feature the very successful College choir and musicians. A family bar-b-que/picnic at the College will follow the Mass. The College will be open for tours, and displays will portray the life of the College over its forty year history.
In its fortieth year, St Augustine's continues its fine tradition of quality boys' education on an expanding campus. The most recent addition is the new Primary block, the Good Counsel Wing, which opened a year ago. The Library's new Chicago Lab avails students with the opportunity to research the Internet and access a new range of information for their learning needs. During its fortieth year, the teaching staff are currently establishing an internet page for the College's World Wide Web site.
A caring pastoral climate within the College provides a rich and broad education for "tomorrow's men". Currently band, choir and debating are proving to be popular cultural pursuits. The College also prides itself on some significant sporting achievements, reaching the final round of the Waratah Shield Rugby championship in its anniversary year.
The high standard of education provided by the College has been reflected in outstanding HSC achievements in recent years. In its fortieth year the College community feels rightly proud of its wonderful educational achievements and continues to strengthen its endeavours in meeting the needs of young men in the nineties.
State or Province: WA