Celebrating 25 Years | Coomera Anglican College

Celebrating 25 Years

Dr Mark Sly, Foundation Principal reflects on the past 25 years. 

By Dr Mark Sly, Foundation Principal

When Coomera Anglican College commenced in January 1997, I could not have envisaged the growth and success that would follow. That initial period in our history was very difficult; trying to establish an Anglican College in a relatively rural area, attracting enrolments when we were unknown with no reputation, convincing brave parents to send their children to a brand-new school, writing curriculum, policies and procedures, designing uniforms, appointing teachers and working with builders to complete Stage 1 buildings. We started with just 60 students, not sure how long we could survive.

In subsequent years, the College has grown and thrived, and now here we are in 2021, about to commence our 25th year with more than 1400 students. I am proud of the development of our College and the flourishing community we have become. 

Our greatest strength is our people. We have a wonderful College Council, a strong senior leadership team and extraordinary staff who are all willing to do whatever it takes to bring out the best in our students. They go above and beyond expectations every day. 

We continually challenge ourselves to be the best we can be at all times in all things. This approach encourages students to adopt a growth mindset which enables them to believe in themselves and work hard to achieve great things.
We have always had a community focus and continue to look for ways to engage with business partners in a mutually beneficial manner. This not only provides pathways for our students, but also forges important relationships between us and our community.

In 2021, we have some special events planned to celebrate our 25th year of operation. I look forward to welcoming all members of our community to celebrate this significant milestone in the life of Coomera Anglican College.