Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

The following were the Prayers of Intercession prayed by our community at the Foundation Liturgy.

This 88mm x 134mm colour photograph was taken in 1958, and shows the first two students enrolled at Iona College, Simon Turner on the left, and John Ousley on the right.

This colour photograph, taken in 1958, shows the first two students enrolled at Iona College, Simon Turner and John Ousley.

 

 

Iona’s Foundation 1950s: Fr William Ousley OMI

The foundation of Iona College was characterised by a strong sense of vision and resolve. Not afraid of hard work and fully committed to the establishment of a new Catholic school, the Oblate Fathers and many committed others were grateful for the gift of the land and the prospect of a new Oblate contribution to the Church and Catholic education in Queensland.

We pray that our appreciation of Church and our resolve to share in her mission may continue to stay strong in our Oblate tradition. Lord hear us.

 

 

 

 

 

Iona College 1960s: Mr Gary Coghill

The 1960s at Iona College were characterised by the hard work of the founders. Joined together in faith, mission and a sense of purpose: parents, families, friends and others worked alongside the Oblates through numerous working bees, projects, community activities and fundraisers to develop the Iona dream.

We pray that our faith and community spirit today may reflect that of our early founders in our efforts to serve our community within the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Lord hear us.

Year 12 in 1967

Year 12 in 1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iona College 1970s: Mrs Kay Voltz

The 1970s at Iona College were characterised by capital growth and development with the building and opening of significant resource structures such as the swimming pool, the chapel and the library, to name a few. These features enabled Iona to develop its competitive edge as a contemporary Catholic college in Queensland.

We pray that Iona College may continue to offer high quality Catholic education to those who seek it. Lord hear us.

Mrs Kay Voltz in 1975

Mrs Kay Voltz in 1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iona College 1980s: Mr Brian Townsend

The 1980s at Iona College saw the expansion of sport and other co-curricular offerings for students and were characterised significantly by an increase in the pride and competitive endeavour within our community, enabling our students more opportunities to compete and showcase Iona within southeast Queensland.

We pray that our competitive endeavours may always be characterised by respect for others and the pursuit of excellence. Lord hear us.

Brian Townsend with debating students 1985

Brian Townsend with debating students 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iona College 1990s: Mrs Joan Pease

With the building and opening of the Iona Performing Arts Centre and significant investment into the music, drama and art curriculum areas, the 1990s at Iona College were characterised by the expansion of our cultural dimension, enabling broader learning and performing opportunities for our students.

We pray that our engagement in all activities may benefit all those involved and in so doing, give glory to God. Lord hear us.

Iona Performing Arts Centre under construction 1998

Iona Performing Arts Centre under construction 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iona College 2000s: Mr Brian Robbins

Through the significant work of Mrs Sandra Hazel and others, many initiatives including the broadening of retreats, the institution of the daily college prayer and a focus on the quality of the college Religious Education program, to name a few, saw the 2000s at Iona College characterised by a deepening of the spiritual dimension of the college.

We pray for all of those who have gone before us; and that our Oblate spirit of faith and mission may strengthen us in our relationship with God. Lord hear us.

Junior School students attending mass in the college chapel in 2003

Junior School students attending mass in the college chapel in 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iona College 2010s: Mr Mark Robba

This recent time at Iona College has been characterised by a strengthening of the academic dimension of the school and a broadening of our understanding and opportunities for ‘mission’ and a deepening of our appreciation of who and what constitutes the Iona community.

We pray that our engagement in all dimensions of Iona College may enrich the lives of people and reflect the goodness of God. Lord hear us.

Fr Lewy with students in the chapel 2017

Fr Lewy with students in the chapel 2017