San Damiano College will offer affordable, high-quality education within a framework of Catholic values and individual care for every student.
The college will form part of a 32 hectare educational and sporting precinct as part of the master-planned design of Yarrabilba.
The school will open with Year 7 and continue to expand each year until the first Year 12 students graduate in 2026.
San Damiano College will offer both academic and vocational pathways and is also entering community partnerships with Griffith University and vocational education providers to allow it to offer a broad-based curriculum that addresses local needs.
The college will adopt the Franciscan charism which will influence the functional and aesthetic design of the grounds and buildings.
Reflecting its connection to the Franciscan tradition, the Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, has approved the college name to be San Damiano College.
San Damiano was the original name of a chapel, monastery and cross, all located in Assisi in Italy. St Francis was praying in the chapel, in front of what is now known as the San Damiano Cross, when God called him to repair the Church.
Saint Clare founded her order of religious sisters in the adjacent San Damiano monastery which is why the Yarrabilba Catholic Primary School is named in her honour.
Mr Peter Edwards has been appointed principal of San Damiano College. He is thrilled to be joining this community as its leader and is looking forward to commencing work from the temporary office, near the IGA store 16-22 Yarrabilba Dr, in the near future.
Peter is transferring from his successful post as the deputy principal at Carmel College, Thornlands.
The building and development process will commence immediately, and tenders will be sought for works to commence in early 2020.
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243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park Q 4102 Australia
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