FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Angelorum College responds to the call from Jesus Christ to “go and make disciples of all nations”. For millennia, the Church has been living out this call. In the twenty-first century a renewed commitment to this vision is necessary, with renewed vigour that is appropriate for the times in which we live.
The College recognises that “the future of humanity passes by way of the family” (St. John Paul II), which grounds us in the past, present, and future. Although the College has only been formally established since 2017, the Spirit and catalyst for its inception, which is rooted in antiquity, yet ever new, has been moving amongst the Angelorum community for some time.
The primary aim of the College is to bring students into a deeper communion with Christ and the Catholic Church. In collaboration with families and Catholic clergy, Angelorum College provides experiences that promote the development of virtues, knowledge, and skills that will serve as a faithful foundation for students’ critical intelligence, imagination, communication, and capacity and enthusiasm for independent lifelong learning.
Informally Gathering for 7 years
Angelorum families were gathering informally since 2010.
They shared a vision to join together to support each other and their children in a faith based setting.
COLLEGE FOUNDING 2017
Over the years they realised it was necessary to formalise the governance of these meetings, and "Opus Angelorum Inc." (Latin: Work of the Angels) began. From there they further saw the great need in the community for a school which would assist families in their primary aim: the path to holiness.
There is no fruit without sacrifice, and 2015 saw the commencement of a costly and lengthy process to apply to the Queensland Non-State-Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) for formal accreditation to operate a Day and Distance Education School across Prep - Year 12.
On 26th August 2016, they obtained "Provisional Accreditation" from the NSSAB to start a school in 2017.
The months following the notice of provisional accreditation were intense with getting ready for the commencement of the 2017 school year. However, the support from the staff and community was astounding. Everywhere, the Lord's providence was apparent.
ESTABLISHING AND GROWING
Since commencing Angelorum College has grown into a community with a strong sense of mission to work as a committed team to serve the children of the school. All of their decisions are geared to providing the best environment to foster the growth in holiness of the whole community from an educational perspective, and always desiring to, "Seek first the Kingdom of God" (Matthew 6:33). In the process of growing they have been blessed with foundational staff and families who share this common vision. Families who join the College come from diverse liturgical and cultural backgrounds, including Latin rite, Ukranian Greek Catholic (Eastern rite) and Syro-Malabar (Eastern rite) Catholics. The College welcomes all those who are open to sharing in this rich spiritual heritage. As a result of committed staff and families, the religious literacy of students exceeds that found in many other settings. The College has been able to extend their curriculum to equip students with the tools that will assist them in navigating the world beyond the classroom, particularly when their own faith expression is not tolerated by others.
The governance structure has also evolved to allow for due diligence in the managment of the College into the future. Opus Angelorum Ltd was formally commenced in May 2020 with Mr Craig Robinson appointed as the first Chairman.
From the first day that the students have graced the classrooms, to now, we are continually amazed at the work that the Lord is doing here at Angelorum. The foundation staff, students and families, powered by the Blessed Sacrament in our midst (the "engine room"), are constantly astounded to witness how truly miraculous our existence and flourishing continues to be.