Carmel College, the only Catholic co-educational secondary college in Redland City, is celebrating 25 years of providing Catholic education in the Redlands.
Growing from 80 students in 1993 to nearly 1140 students in 2017, the College welcomed guests from the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Brisbane Catholic Education and members of the past and present College community to commemorate this milestone.
Foundation Principal, Mrs Faye Conley, saw the school grow from its infancy, a vacant block on Ziegenfusz Road, until her retirement in 2006, as an established and high-regarded school. “At the time, the Redlands didn’t have a Catholic secondary school; the population was soaring,” Mrs Conley said. “The support was enormous, and while we only started off with a few buildings, we were able to do it.”College Principal, Mr Brian Eastaughffe, reflected on his immense pride in the caring community that Carmel College was.“I am most proud of the way our students contribute to the caring culture of Carmel College,” Mr Eastaughffe said. “Through upholding the College’s ‘four pillars’ of respect, resilience, diligence and positive relationships, it is clear to see the strong relationships between all students.“These bonds, and their sense of community, make Carmel College a special place to be.”