The Nudgee College Foundation is committed to involving all key stakeholders of the school in building the future. The Foundation is led by its Board of Directors, Mr Gary Mark (Chairman), Mr Peter Fullagar, Mr Daniel O’Reilly and Mr Scott McEwan. The Board of the Nudgee College Foundation acts as trustee for the following funds:
Nudgee College Building Fund - to develop and provide funds for the structural alteration and improvement to existing buildings and the provision for new buildings.
John Elliott (Jack) Ross Bursary Fund - provides fee relief to new students entering Years 7 to 11 only, who wish to benefit from a Nudgee College education and can demonstrate achievement in academic, cultural or vocational excellence or for reasons of equity.
Spirit of achievement
The Foundation is proud of its achievements and recognises the generosity of the College community as it embarks on the next stage of its exciting journey. Recently completed projects include:
- Ed's Shed - Building Fund pledge $200,000 and Minor Capital campaign - $100,000
- Nudgee College Museum (including the Rugby Room) - Completed March 2012 - Building Fund contribution $200,000
- Chris D'Arcy Memorial Rotunda - Completed April 2011 - Building Fund contribution $25,000
- Tierney Auditorium - Completed June 2010 - Building Fund contribution $1.3m
- Purton Science Centre - Completed June 2010 - Building Fund contribution $2.2m
Educating our future
Over the years many Nudgee College Old Boys and families have benefited through the generosity of the Christian Brothers by receiving financial support to attend Nudgee College. That same spirit of generosity has been maintained at Nudgee College through the Jack Ross Bursary program which proudly endeavours to provide boys the opportunity to achieve their potential through the diversity of a Nudgee College education.
The Jack Ross Bursary is an initiative of the Nudgee College Old Boys Association (NCOBA) and is named after John (Jack) Elliott Ross, a highly respected College student, teacher, coach and secretary of the Old Boys Association with connections to the College from 1908 to 1972.
Who can apply and how?
The Jack Ross Bursary is open to new students entering Years 7 to 11 only, who wish to benefit from a Nudgee College education and can demonstrate reasons of equity. Applications to the Jack Ross Bursary require a submission of detailed Curriculum Vitae and are assessed on individual merit. Applicants should view the Jack Ross Bursary Fund brochure for more information on how to apply, what should be provided, how long a bursary lasts and what is expected of a bursary recipient before contacting the Enrolments Registrar on 07 3865 0545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a bursary application pack.
As a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice Tradition, St Joseph’s Nudgee College has a proud record in terms of its alignment with the Touchstone titled Justice and Spirituality. As a College, “we are committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and the Earth itself.”
More recently, since 2005, staff and students have been involved in service and solidarity programs with Brisbane’s homeless. Twice a week, fifty-two weeks of the year, we cook a meal from our Big Brekky van for patrons in need. We began the support of the Street Swags Program in 2005, and in 2008, partnered with Swags Australia. In this time we have rolled, wrapped, stored and deployed in excess of 22,000 ‘street swags’. This has provided warmth and comfort to the homeless in major cities around Australia and beyond.
The awareness of the existence and effectiveness of these programs has led to greater demand. Until recently, we had an unused building, (since renovated) in which we were able to store all of our stock, including rolled swags and pallets. This location saw a number of memorable occasions in which staff and students rolled 500 swags in response to a call for support for people affected by natural disasters.
The demand still exists, but the renovated “temporary home” has a new life as a theatre. This means that there is multi handling of the stock as it is processed into swags. What is desperately needed is a new shed to ensure the sustainability and growth of these and other programs. Ed’s Shed, so called in honour of Blessed Edmund Rice, will provide a dedicated venue as the hub of our community outreach activities which include Big Brekky, Big Barbie, Street Swags as well as a number of other Social Justice Programs.
Your support of our ‘Pave the way to Ed’s Shed’ campaign will help us to complete this project, thus contributing to the sustainability of our activities, and the impact they have in forming our young men as we “seek to provide opportunities allowing our young men to realise their role in supporting those at the margins.”
Thank you for supporting this critical endeavour.
Bequest Program: Benefactors may be interested in leaving a gift of money, property or other items from their estate in their will to benefit future generations the gift of a Nudgee College education. We would be happy to assist you to provide the necessary wording for your bequest.
To make a donation to the Nudgee College Foundation please complete and return the pledge form below. For more information about any of the projects or appeals please contact:
Ms Tara Shipperley
Director, Development and Communications
P: 07 3865 0550