Milestone for school

Some of the first students and staff at Thomas Carr College. (Supplied) 228430_01

This year marks a special milestone for Tarneit’s Thomas Carr College, with the school celebrating 25 years of teaching Wyndham students.

The school was established in 1997 and was named after the second Archbishop of Melbourne, Thomas Carr.

Thomas Carr College’s first classes were held on January 30, 1997.

The school opened with 72 students and nine staff members.

The college’s founding principal, Paul DÁstoli, guided the school through its first decade.

“I’m very proud to have been the foundational principal and to have played a role in developing a thriving educational institution serving the people of the west,“ he said.

This year, the school welcomed just over 1100 students.

Current principal, Craig Holmes said the school was located in an area with an ever-expanding population “that requires the excellent educational opportunities that Thomas Carr College provides, while meeting the diverse needs of our community”.

“As we grow in maturity as an established school, we look forward to building on our great facilities and educational programs,” he said.

Thomas Carr College also has a number of long-term employees, some of whom have been at the school for more than 20 years.

The college has planned several events to mark the milestone, including alumni social events, Thomas Carr Day and an Alumni Family Trivia Night with fundraising activities.