Catholic Regional College is celebrating 40 years of shaping young minds.
The school was established in 1978 in response to a demand from Catholic families to have Catholic secondary education in the area – prior to this students had to travel to Sunshine or Braybrook.
Catholic Regional College staff member Angela Robinson said the school has evolved significantly over the years.
“The school’s expanded year by year and evolved to reflect the changing demographic of the local community,” she said.
“When the school started it was predominately European and changed with the influx of Vietnamese migrants.
“Each new wave of migration has added to the richness of the school culture.”
To celebrate the milestone, the school held a family celebration.
Past and present students were all invited to share in an afternoon of celebration and reminiscing.
“It was an opportunity for current and past staff and students to reconnect with the school and share memories,” Ms Robinson said.
The school is established in the St Albans community and Ms Robinson expects little to change in the future.
“Expansion in buildings and refurbishments has changed the physical appearance of the school and growth in IT, technology, communication, creative arts and science has transformed the curriculum, but the heart of the school remains the same,” she said.
“Growth of the individual, trust in each other, interesting people coming from many countries around the world and coming together as a community of faith – showing respect for all.”