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Celebrating Iona – The Journey Never Ends

And so it begins….

June 24 2020 /Arts and Culture

The construction of Iona’s new Gathering Space began with the ‘turning of the sod’ and blessing ceremony in June. The facility will be known as The Provence Centre, after the......

ANZAC Day Service 2014

April 26 2019 /Arts and Culture

On ANZAC Day (25 April) Australia and New Zealand remember the sacrifice made by those who died during military operations. Each year the whole College recognises ANZAC Day as a......

Giving Thanks (1994)

March 25 2019 /Early Iona

We will always be indebted to the Archbishop, the Oblates, the generations of parents and Old Boys who have contributed to the facilities and buildings that adorn our Lindum campus. ......

Building Iona Step By Step (1962)

March 14 2019 /Early Iona

It takes a sense of ownership to inspire motivation. During tough or difficult times, a community needs the greatest courage, creativity, commitment, and effort from its members, and these qualities......

Assembly 1969

March 5 2019 /Early Iona

Back in 1969, the Iona assemblies were held outdoors.  It was still an opportunity for the whole school to gather together, but was dependent on weather conditions especially the Queensland......

Commitment Mass 2009

February 19 2019 /Early Iona

Our annual Iona Commitment Mass was held this week.  To accommodate our 2000 plus community now, both Oblate Hall and IPAC are filled to capacity. These photos from the 2009......

Welcome to 2019

January 30 2019 /Early Iona

Welcome to our new students, who this week, climbed the Lindum Hill and began their Iona journey. Flashback to Day 1, 2012, and these Year 5 students are now the......

Iona Performing Arts Centre

August 1 1998 /Arts and Culture

The Iona Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) opened in 1998 in the College’s 40th anniversary year. Construction commenced in October 1997 and was completed in September 1998. The building comprised areas......

Fr K Davine Main Oval

November 30 1983 /Sports

Davine Oval used to be called Main Oval till 1983. In that year at a special celebratory send off function for Fr Davine, Main Oval was renamed Fr K. Davine......

Sport and Pool Complex

October 24 1974 /Sports

Sunday, 24 October 1974 saw the official opening of the newly-built Sports and Pool Complex at Iona College. The complex comprised an Olympic, fifty metre swimming pool as well as......

Sports Day 1961

June 30 1961 /Sports

Sport has always played a role in the life of students since Iona College opened in 1958. Cricket nets and tennis courts appear in early photographs of the grounds. Athletics,......

The First Science Laboratory

February 1 1961 /Academic

In the 1960s the school’s first Science laboratory and was located behind Long Block.  Father Henry McFall O.M.I. is pointing to the building while two teaching priests Fathers John O’Regan......

The First Building

May 1 1958 /Early Iona

Before the College opened in 1958, there was great pressure on the Catholic Education system due to postwar immigration. Archbishop Duhig promised the Oblates a gift of land and financial......

The First Day

January 28 1958 /Early Iona

That 28 January 1958 was the first day students attended Iona College. Fifty-eight boys began in Years 6 and 7 with four Oblate priests on staff including Fr Tim Long O.M.I.......

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