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|Saint Augustine's College, Cairns|
251 Draper Street, Paramatta Park
|Type||Independent day and boarding|
(Take up and read)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;|
|Established||1930; 89 years ago|
|Principal||Darin Burge FMS|
|Colour(s)||Cerise and blue|
Saint Augustine's College, known locally as "Saints", is a Catholic boys' high school in Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Saints houses boarders both from its own students and girls from Saint Monica's High School, also in Cairns.
During World War II, air raids on Australian towns by Japan and the fear of an invasion by the Japanese led to evacuations from northern Australian towns. In March 1942, the boarders (being most of the students) were evacuated to the guest house at Lake Barrine.
Saint Augustine's offers a co-ed boarding catering for students from grades 7 to 12. The boarding community includes many students from the Far North Queensland region, along with many country students from outback Queensland and the Northern Territory. A significant number of students also board from as far away as Papua New Guinea, Gove and other islands off the coast of Australia.
The college is a member of the Cairns Interschool Senior Sport Association (CISSA) which sees a number of local schools compete in a number of different sports each Wednesday. CISSA runs during the first semester of the school year. Saint Augustine's has also been very successful in holding the Overall Boys' TCN Swimming Champion trophy for 40 years.
The school won all competitions in the 2014 Cairns Schoolboys Rugby Union competition.
Saint Augustine's has four houses. They are as follows:
- Heavey (yellow)
- Phealan (green)
- Walter (red)
- Reginald (blue)
These houses compete against each other in many activities, including annual athletics and swimming carnivals, public speaking, and a competition on Champagnat Day. These events build up to a House Cup which is awarded at the end of each year.
Former houses include:
- Ambrose (black)
- Gildas (white)
- Performing arts hall (McLaughin Theatre)
- Multi-purpose hall (Lennon Hall)
- Swimming pool
- Basketball courts
- Cricket nets
- INTAD centre
- Music rooms
- Seminar rooms
- Computer rooms
- Science Labs
- Tennis courts
- Home Economics rooms
- Media & technology
- Boarding facilities
- Medical centre
- Marist Brothers residence
The college hosted the Australian Marist Schools Association Basketball Carnival in April 2008.
The college takes part in the annual AMSA Marist Cricket Carnival, and hosted the carnival in 2016.
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- Brad Beven – triathlete
- Jack Bowes – Australian rules football player for the Gold Coast Suns
- Frank Farina – soccer player for the Socceroos
- Jacob Heron – Australian rules football player for the Gold Coast Suns
- Nathan Jawai – basketball player with the Cairns Taipans, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, FC Barcelona Bàsquet, Perth Wildcats, and Levallois Metropolitans
- Rod Jensen – rugby league player for the Adelaide Rams, Canberra Raiders, North Queensland Cowboys, and Huddersfield Giants
- Jimmy Maher – cricket player for Australia
- Sam Michael – Australian rules football player for the Brisbane Lions and Essendon Bombers
- Nate Myles – rugby league player for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Sydney Roosters, Gold Coast Titans, Manly Sea Eagles, and Melbourne Storm
- Frank Reys – jockey; 1973 Melbourne Cup winner
- James Segeyaro – rugby league player for North Queensland Cowboys, Penrith Panthers, Leeds Rhinos, and Cronulla Sharks
- Karl Stefanovic – television personality
- Peter Yagmoor – Australian rules football player for the Collingwood Magpies
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