Connect With Us
Home / News / First School to be Recognised for Excellence in Two Categories

First School to be Recognised for Excellence in Two Categories

St Columban’s College, Caboolture is the first school to be recognised in two award categories in the history of the Australian Training Awards.

Principal Ann Rebgetz and RTO Manager, Sherryl Gregory
at the Australian Training Awards in Canberra.

Not only is this unprecedented, it has been achieved by a secondary college in regional Caboolture, which continues to outperform national averages in education.

St Columban’s College, Caboolture Principal, Ann Rebgetz pointed out the achievement at the recent awards evening held in Canberra.

“And amazing, because we’ve been a national finalist in over seven years, but to get to two award categories and no other school has ever done it,” Principal Ann Rebgetz said in the video above.

“We’re a mainstream secondary college, and what we have achieved and what we are showing is exemplary, and we are so proud of that, and we thank our community and commend our staff, parents and families and our industry partners.

“They are our brothers and sisters to our community.

“We are in hand-in-hand partnership with them, and that’s what makes it happen.”

Assistant Principal – Senior Phase Learning and Pathways, Kate Ruddy
and Trade Training Centre Manager
and Design & Living Technologies Leader, Amanda Schimke
at the Australian Training Awards in Canberra.

This led Alan Waldron from Hutchinson Builders to reflect on the relationship the large building company has with the college.

“The idea of our partnership is a very important one, because not every school is as smart as St Columban’s, and actually knows it’s a great idea to get in partnership with an industry body like ourselves,” Alan Waldron from Hutchinson Builders said.

Ms Rebgetz also talked about the importance of both an academic and vocational approach in education that work together.

“Because, it’s that academic and vocational together that equips our students to really be successful in the 21st century,” Ms Rebgetz concluded.

The two categories the college was recognised in at the Australian Training Awards were School Pathways to VET and Small Training Provider. To find out more about how St Columban’s College, Caboolture works towards Every Student Every Success – visit

Leave a Reply