“With the help and assistance of Mary the Mother of God and Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice may the students of Nudgee College continue to mould and shape our society for the better.”
Archbishop John Bathersby
Archbishop of Brisbane 1996–2012
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Retreat Program

Nudgee College gentlemen have the opportunity each year to participate in a retreat program. Each retreat is part of Nudgee College life and is compulsory to attend. Students attend these retreats in their class/house groups and spend one to two days a year in reflection, prayer, contemplation and friendship.

The Year 5 Signum Fidei Retreat introduces students to what it means to be a Sign of Faith within the Nudgee College community.

The Year 6 Spirituality Retreat invites students to listen to the call of God and the call of Jesus by exploring their spirituality.

The Year 7 and 8 Galilee Day allows students to reflect upon the journey of Jesus, and answering the call to be a disciple.

The Year 9 Emmaus Retreat allows students to reflect upon the reading in Luke’s gospel where the disciples met Jesus on the road to Emmaus. The program focuses on understanding ways of recognising God in the people and events of life.

The Year 10 Immersion program provides students with the opportunity to learn about local or global issues through working with local communities or travelling to the Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal, Buru or the Daley River.

The Year 11 Leadership Day focuses on leadership, and the leadership of Jesus in preparation for students’ final year at Nudgee College.

The Year 12 Kairos Retreat focuses on Jesus in the personal life of our Year 12 students and how they might be a Sign of Faith when they leave the College and enter the next phase of their lives.

Social Justice Programs

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me."
Matthew 25:40

Charities and Appeals at Nudgee College (external link)

The service, solidarity and advocacy programs of Nudgee College are integral to the College’s identity as a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition. Our programs aim to be more than charitable good words; a deeper level of understanding is found in the move from charity to service. Students, staff and parents are all warmly invited to take part in the following programs:

  • Scrabble and Chat, Year 7 students
  • Zillmere Jabiru Kids, Years 8 to 10 students
  • Mulbeam Madness, Years 8 to 10 students
  • Big Brekky, Years 11 and 12 students
  • Big BBQ, Years 10 to 12 students
  • Street Swags, Years 5 to 12 students

Nudgee College promotes the importance of advocacy through the student Signum Fidei Justice League (external link) .

The College community works closely with community agencies and often responds to specific needs that arise in the wider community. Some of the community groups, businesses and not-for-profit organisations Nudgee College connects with are: