Can you guess what college this is? Keep reading to find out..
Formerly a seminary, the 23 hectare college property was purchased by the Marist Brothers in 1939.
The college opened its doors in January 1940, with Brother Ignatius O’Connor as Principal.
During World War II the Army took over the property and the school was temporarily re-located to Eagle Heights.
The one building that remains from the seminary days is the iconic white “Tower” block, a prominent landmark in the Ashgrove area.
There has been a continuous program of building at the college for most of its life – one of the few schools to boast its own swimming pool when it opened in 1940.
Throughout its history, the college has had a proud tradition as a boarding school, welcoming students from remote and regional areas of Queensland, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific region and parts of South-East Asia.
The emphasis on boarding reflects the priorities of the founder of Marist Education, St Marcellin Champagnat, who established schools to serve the needs of those denied an education.
After the careful and generous stewardship of 15 Marist Brothers as Headmasters since 1940, history has again been made with the appointment in 2009 of the first lay Head of School, Mr Peter McLoughlin.
The college educates 1666 boys, 159 of whom are boarders and it has a proud academic and sporting tradition.
Answer: Marist College, Ashgrove
You can view the video which honours the college’s rich history here.