San Damiano College is a new co-educational secondary college opening at Yarrabilba in 2021.
The college will open with three classes of Year 7s and continue to expand each year until 2026 when the first cohort of Year 12 students will graduate.
The college will adopt the Franciscan charism in honour of St Francis and St Clare. Designed in keeping with the Franciscan tradition, the layout of the college buildings and grounds reflect the distinctive Italian village of Assisi.
San Damiano College is named to reflect its connection to the Franciscan tradition. San Damiano was the original name of a chapel, monastery and cross, all located in Assisi in Italy. St Francis was praying in the chapel, in front of what is now known as the San Damiano Cross, when God called him to “repair the Church” – he did so in his work to help us all live the Gospel.
Peter Edwards has been appointed Principal of San Damiano College. From the beginning of Term 2, he will be available to meet the community from the school’s temporary office near the IGA store at 16-22 Yarrabilba Drive. He is thrilled to be joining the Yarrabilba community and looks forward to welcoming families as they drop in to say hello or to seek enrolment.
Construction commenced in March 2020, and includes the first three buildings: The Hub, The Heart and The Stadium, within which all specialist and general classrooms for Stage 1 will be accommodated.