CATHOLIC parents living in Brisbane’s western suburbs have a new secondary school option for their sons with the official opening of Ambrose Treacy College, Indooroopilly.
Ambrose Treacy College replaces St Joseph’s Nudgee Junior College, an independent Catholic school for boys in Years 4 to 7.
The new college offers classes for Years 4 to 12, with senior years beginning at Year 8 this year and expected to graduate in 2019.
Principal Michael Senior, who also led Nudgee Junior College, said closing the school and opening a new junior, middle and senior school was necessary to deal with statewide decision to move Year 7 from primary into secondary schooling.
“We saw that there was a need to change because otherwise the school would be in survival mode,” Mr Senior said.
“When they announced that Year 7 would go into high school, that meant that 25 per cent of our population was leaving the traditional primary area.
“So we needed to make sure that we adapted to the change.”
Mr Senior said with the opening of Ambrose Treacy College, parents would now have a secondary Catholic school option for boys.
“There is no other Catholic option for parents, for boys, in the western suburbs in high school,” he said.
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