St Laurence’s College celebrates the past with yearlong special celebrations as the South Brisbane all-boys school reaches its 100-year milestone.

The 2015 celebrations reflect the theme of Celebrating the Past, Living the Present, Building the Future.

Events on the calendar for 2015 include the 100th Anniversary Mass, special sporting events, cocktail functions, concerts, blessings, a gala dinner, a reunion weekend for Old Boys and more.

Principal Ian McDonald

Principal Ian McDonald

St Laurence’s College Principal Ian McDonald said he was looking forward to continuing to celebrate these events with the community.

“We will continue to celebrate yearlong with merriment and reflection in gratitude of those that have carried on the College values and traditions before us,” he said.

“By hosting these events we will take our congregation on a journey to see the significant progress and instill a sense of pride and belonging to what we have created today.”

Celebratory events include a Civic Reception to be held at Parliament House this month, with select delegates in attendance.

A strong drawcard for the sporting community will be the Rugby 1st team playing at Suncorp Stadium as a precursor match to the Queensland Reds.

The Centenary Gala Dinner will be an event not-to-be-missed by both the Laurie’s community and the wider Brisbane and Australian network. The evening will provide an event at the Royal International Convention Centre on May 2, which includes live music, a three-course dinner and drinks package, raffles, auctions and professional photography, plus so much more to celebrate the 100-year milestone.

Mr McDonald will also launch the much anticipated history book in August, It’s Good for Us to Be Here – the Story of St Laurence’s College, which includes some historical content on the South Brisbane area.

St Laurence’s College began in 1915 with five Brothers teaching 270 students. Today, the school has grown exponentially with over 200 teachers and staff, almost 1800 students and increasing facilities, with the new chapel expected to be unveiled in November.

St Laurence’s College is a Catholic school for boys in Years 5 to 12 in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice.

To book tickets to attend any of the above events or for more information on the St Laurence’s College Centenary year and other events for the year, visit www.slc.qld.edu.au/centenary/events/.

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