In 2013, ACU’s Canberra Campus will celebrate its golden jubilee - 50 years in higher education.
Born during a time of phenomenal hope and vision for Australia, the Signadou Teachers College was officially opened on March 24,1963, by Prime Minister Robert Menzies.
Campus Dean, Associate Professor Patrick McArdle, said Signadou College pioneered innovations in teaching and learning - preparing professionals for the ACT region and more
“The intervening years have seen the change from a college educating only religious women preparing to become teachers, to the welcoming of lay people also seeking to become educators, to now being part of the fastest growing university in Australia – with programs in health sciences, social welfare, education and theology
To register your interest in any of these events below please visit our website www.acu.edu.au/signadou50 and register online.
Friday, 22 March 2013
2:30pm Transformation and Empowerment symposium
with speakers Fr Frank Brennan SJ and Sr Margaret Mary Brown OP (Foundation Principal). Refreshments will be served prior to the Symposium.
6:30pm Gala Evening at Old Parliament House
Drinks and canapes comence at 6:30pm, followed by book launch TO LEARN - TO TEACH Signadou 1963-2013, and dinner at 7:00pm with host and occasional speaker General Peter Cosgrove AC MC, Chancellor of ACU.
Ticket Purchases and furthe details contact (02) 6209 1317
Venue: Old Parliament House
Saturday, 23 March 2013
9:30am Graduation Mass
Venue: St Christopher's Cathedral, Franklin Street, Manuka ACT
2:00pm ACU 2013 Graduation Ceremony
By Invitation Only
Venue: Parliament House Canberra
4:00pm Return to Signadou
Gathering for the early Sisters, staff and students of Signadou
Sunday, 24 March 2013
11:00am - 3:30pm Signadou 50th Anniversary Day
Signadou open with displays, memorabillia and visits to Rosary School. Light refreshements available throughout the day.
11:00am 50th Anniversary Mass
Venue: Signadou Chapel
Tell us your story
If you’ve been involved with the Canberra Campus over the past 50 years – whether as a student, staff member, or in some other way – we’d love to hear from you. Please give us a call or send us an email, and let us know your Signadou story. Phone: (02) 6209 1317 Email: Signadou50@acu.edu.au