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Iona College community in mourning for couple killed in tragic accident

IONA College is grieving for one of its own after a couple was tragically killed crossing a road in Alexandra Hills, east of Brisbane, on Tuesday. Matthew Field, 37, and Katherine Leadbetter, who were expecting their first child, were hit and killed by a car when they were crossing an intersection at the corner of Vienna and Finucane roads on ... Read More »

Former Iona College rector called to lead Wagga Wagga diocese

Bisho Mark Edwards new leader of Wagga Wagga

WAGGA Wagga Catholics have ended their four-year wait for a Bishop after Pope Francis appointed Indonesian-born “global citizen” Bishop Mark Edwards as its new shepherd. The Melbourne auxiliary bishop, who was rector of Iona College between 2010 and 2014, will become the sixth Bishop of Wagga Wagga diocese. The rural NSW diocese, located three hours from Canberra, has been without ... Read More »

Prayers and tributes flow for former Iona student who died after shark attack

TRIBUTES are flowing for former Iona College student who died after a shark attack on the southern Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Parks and Wildlife ranger Zach Robba, aged 23 was flown to Gladstone Hospital with life threatening injuries, but died. Mr Robba was part of a group of rangers undertaking research and essential maintenance on North West Island. “This was ... Read More »

Former Iona College rector Fr Peter Daly dies in Perth

THE first Old Boy rector of Brisbane’s Iona College, Fr Peter Daly will be remembered as a man of giving who made a significant and lasting contribution to Oblate education. “His legacy does not just lie in these changes but in the wisdom he demonstrated, and his compassion and understanding of humanity,” Iona College rector Fr Michael Twigg said.    ... Read More »

Iona crowned national volleyball champions

Iona volleyball team

BRISBANE’S Iona College will be out to defend its national title in 2018, after its under-17 volleyball team claimed victory at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup in Melbourne in December. Wynnum’s Jefferson Morrow, an Australian Youth representative, led the Iona team and was named under-17 most valuable player at the tournament, the largest in the southern hemisphere with more than ... Read More »

Iona College’s first student returns for 60th anniversary celebrations

Fr Bill Ousley

BILL Ousley was the first young student to step through the gates of Iona College 60 years ago. He was schooled by priests of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) from Year 6 to graduation, and it was their inspiration that led him to become a priest himself. “Because they were a community. I always noticed that,” Fr Ousley ... Read More »

Brisbane Lions player Tom Bell gives inspiring speech at his old school

Tom Bell

BRISBANE Lions footballer Tom Bell returned to his old school, Iona College, to deliver a stirring message to young athletes. Be determined, be committed and don’t let knockbacks stop you, he told Iona boys preparing for AIC cross-country championships. And Bell should know.  He held a dream of playing AFL football but was knocked back three times from the rookie ... Read More »

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