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Waterford Place Learning Resource Centre - Garden Opening

Waterford Place Learning Resource Centre - Garden Opening

Waterford Place Learning Resource Centre - Garden Opening

1st September 2023

This month, we celebrated a milestone at the College with the full completion of the Waterford Place Learning Resource Centre Gardens. Amongst the lush rainforest surrounds, we paused and reflected upon the occasion. This event marked the culmination of a journey that saw the College transform the site from its former standing to a haven of knowledge, reflection and remembrance.

Memories of the past now stand with the hopes for the future. The site transformation sees the Learning Resource Centre stand in the position of the Brothers House as a beacon of education and the future of the boys who will learn here for many years to come. The extension of the car park has paved the way for greater accessibility, and the carefully sculpted gardens at the entrance welcome all with open arms. 

Amongst the Garden are two memorials. The first is the defence memorial, unveiled by College Defence Student representative Dylan Thomson, a proud defence family member. This memorial stands tall to honour those men and women who have given their all for the freedom we cherish. The ceremony saw Federal Member Phillip Thompson, Brigadier David McCammon, Councillor Kurt Rehebin, Defence Families, and Student and College Staff plant rosemary bushes around the memorial to symbolise remembrance. 

The second is the Christian Brothers memorial, with a history spanning 112 years, the Brothers' memorial consists of 52 bricks taken from the original Brother's House that once stood in the place of the Learning Resource Centre. The memorial was unveiled by Br Jon Hansen and Br Paul Conn cfc with the planting of the Edmund Rice Rose on either side as a living symbol.

As we reflect upon this opening, please enjoy the image gallery as a visual testimony.

Turning the old into the new, the honour bestowed upon the fallen and the homage to the past are all captured within this fabulous new space. 

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Acknowledgement of Country Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country Acknowledgement of Country

The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.