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College success and growth over 90-years

StC Ann Rebgetz and Robyn Lachmund

L-R: Robyn Lachmund, Principal & Licensee, Richardson & Wrench, Caboolture and Ann Rebgetz, Principal, St Columban’s College.
Photo: Bethany Robinson, Year 12 Student, St Columban’s College.

This year marks St Columban’s College, Caboolture pushing the boundaries of every student, every success for 90-years.

It is this mantra of ‘Every Student, Every Success’ that has seen this college grow to a size of more than 1,000 students – along with a vibrant teacher, parent and broader community.

The college was established in 1928 in Albion, Brisbane as a primary and secondary boys school.

In 1997 the college opened its doors in Caboolture, after relocating as a cutting edge secondary co-educational school.

Caboolture parent, Mrs Jennifer Butler said the community spirit is the reason she chose St Columban’s College for her children.

“As a parent, I chose St Columban’s for my children – first and foremost – because of its community spirit; I love where I live, and I wanted my children to be proud of where they live,” said Mrs Butler.

“Having four children with diverse needs and different learning abilities, I wanted a quality education whereby each child’s needs were met.

“With one child graduating with a Bachelor of Honours in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, another studying to be a high school teacher and one child just about to complete a school-based traineeship as an assistant nurse, I know that St Columban’s College does this well.”

Local business identity, Ms Robyn Lachmund has been a part of the college since opening in Caboolture.

“Our family has been connected to the College since it began, I was fortunate to have been asked to assist with the raising of funds to build the chapel and again when we were building the Mary McKillop Performance Centre,” said Ms Lachmund.

“In an area so diverse as Caboolture and surrounds, the inclusiveness of the college has given so many opportunities to young students of which many may not have ever thought possible.”

College Principal, Ms Ann Rebgetz is entering her tenth year as principal – and has seen over 1700 students graduate.

“We’ve had many inspirational leaders come out of the college, including some outstanding young men and women from Caboolture,” said Principal Rebgetz.

“They include Olympians, academics, professionals, surgeons, sporting legends, politicians, builders, engineers, lawyers, physiotherapists, teachers, and journalists to name just few.

“Our mantra ‘Every Student, Every Success’ continues to shine through.”

The whole community is invited to the St Columban’s College Open Day on Saturday, May 12 from 9am – for further details.

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