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College History

1987

  • OACC in Keilor opened in direct response to community needs for accessible quality education in the north western suburbs. View Gallery
  • Foundation principal, Mr Keith Richardson and 15 staff begin classes
  • Chair of the Board was Bishop John Stewart – (1987– 1994)
  • Family Involvement Program introduced, requiring each family to contribute 18 hours of service to the College per term

1989

  • Visual Arts Centre opened at Keilor Campus

1990

  • Penman Centre for Years 11 and 12 opened at Keilor Campus

1994

  • Bishop John Bayton appointed as Chair of the Board

1995

  • Lesley Bell appointed Principal
  • Clovis Bonner appointed Chair of the Board

1996

  • Second Campus from Prep to Year 8 opened at Taylors Lakes Campus
  • Art and Technology Centre opened at Keilor Campus

1997

  • Extension to the Penman Centre

  • Art and Technology Centre opened at Keilor Campus

1998

  • Separate Year 9 Centre, Canowindra, opened at Taylors Lakes Campus

2000

  • John Brenan appointed Principal
  • Richard Vanderloo appointed Chair of the Board

2001

  • Jim Laussen appointed Principal

2002

  • Manny Stamatopoulos appointed Chair of the Board

2003

  • Formulation of the 2020 document which provides a vision and framework for the development of OACC until 2020
  • OACC begins its association with Chibobo Orphanage, part of an underprivileged community in Zambia

2004

  • Students began classes in the Richardson Centre – the new Senior School building at Keilor

2005

  • Renovations and extensions at Canowindra

2006

  • Richardson Centre official opening
  • New Middle School opened at Taylors Lakes Campus
  • Celebration of 20th anniversary

2008

  • Sports and Performing Arts Centre opened at Keilor Campus

2010

  • New gymnasium opened at Taylors Lakes Campus

2012

2013

  • Mark Ruff appointed Chair of the Board