July 20, 2012
The Board of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) have endorsed an application to extend the educational provision of Nudgee Junior College in Indooroopilly, Queensland, to include a Catholic education for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition from Years 8-12 (subject to the requirements of the EREA Board and statutory, diocesan and funding approvals).
This exciting endorsement comes after eighteen months of considerable research and discernment by EREA and the Principal and Board of Nudgee Junior College, in relation to the College’s future in light of the State Government’s decision to include Year 7 as part of secondary education from the start of the 2015 school year. Nudgee Junior College is currently a Year 4-7 Catholic boys’ Primary School.
The extension is timely as the latest demographic data confirms that there is unmet demand for places in Catholic secondary schools in the south western corridor of Brisbane.
Dr Wayne Tinsey, Executive Director of EREA, says: “Apart from being a significant moment in the history of EREA and Nudgee Junior College, the decision also marks the culmination of many months of hard work and planning by many people and I warmly congratulate all involved for their dedication and professionalism, especially the College Principal, Mr Michael Senior.”
EREA will establish a Project Management team (which will include members of the College Leadership Team and Board) to progress the matter.