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27 sets of twins ready for the 2023 school year at Southern Cross Catholic College Redcliffe (Moreton Bay area).
There could be something in the water at Southern Cross Catholic College Redcliffe, with 27 sets of twins enrolled across the Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) school’s four campuses.
The record-breaking enrolment sees 18 sets of twins set to start school on Tuesday 24 January at their three primary campuses (Kippa Ring, Woody Point, Scarborough), and nine sets of twins starting at the school’s secondary Scarborough campus.
While the 2023 school year kicks off on Tuesday – students will gather on Monday 23 January for a special photo together as the twins in Prep, Year 1, 2, 4, 5, & 9, 10, 11, 12 gear up for their first day back to school.
Southern Cross Catholic College Principal Christopher Campbell said, “this would have to be the most set of twins BCE has ever seen enrolled at any one school.”
“I even had my colleagues do a second check of the numbers because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing” he said.
“The most we’ve ever had is three or four sets.
“It seems like it has been a double baby boom across this region.
“Even more interesting, two of sets of twins starting at our primary campus have the same surname - but aren’t related.
“God works in mysterious ways, and our school community feels extremely blessed to have this many sets of twins enrolled across our College campuses this year.”
The sets of super siblings are 54 of the 1626 students ready to start school next week across Southern Cross Catholic Colleges’ campuses.
Newport mother Alana Robertson said she has four children starting at Southern Cross College this year – one set of twins in Prep, and her second set of twins in Year 2.
“My two youngest are so excited to start Prep, they’ve been asking for homework, and I’ve had to invent some for them,” she said.
“They’ve also been asking when they are going to be able to read, as if it’s magic, and on your first day you wake up and can read!”
Their story has grabbed the attention of the wider community, featuring on Channel 7 News Brisbane, an article and photos by the Moreton Daily, and Principal Christopher Campbell was interviewed by ABC Radio. Listen to the interview below:
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