1983 – 2023

This year is a significant period in the College’s history as we celebrate 40 years of Christian higher education. We are proud of all the alumni who have come through our doors, and of our staff and students who make the College an inclusive community. We are looking forward to celebrating with everyone who has helped to shape the College over its four decades.

In the last 40 years, we are proud to have

289+

Business graduates

800+

CAPA
graduates

764+

Counselling graduates

793+

Education graduates

9+

Social Work graduates

A Rich History

Roadmap Timeline | Excelsia College

40th anniversary with commemorative art

‘Within the artwork you can see these significant places which form the circles and pathways representing family, communities and education.’

– Debra Beale

Excelsia College was thrilled to commission Sydney-based First Nations artist Debra Beale to paint an artwork that embodies Excelsia College’s journey across its 40-year history.

The anniversary artwork is titled Spiritual Places which Debra says represents significant places. ‘Within the artwork you can see these significant places which form the circles and pathways representing family, communities and education. The circle gives a sense of “connectiveness” which holds strength and support for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal peoples to thrive and become great leaders.’   

 

Debra’s artwork also speaks of morals and beliefs and how these can be transformed into our daily lives. It speaks of education, learning new skills and applying important values. 

Mr Peter McKeon | CEO/Managing Director | Board of Directors | Excelsia College

Mr Peter McKeon

Excelsia College CEO

‘Through our motto “participare lumen”, Excelsia College students light the way as they explore new intellectual horizons. From our beginnings as Wesley Institute, to moving to Macquarie Park in 2015 and expanding to five schools, we have had over 5,000 graduates go on to positively impact the world.’

Mr Phillip Cave AM | Chairman | Board of Directors | Excelsia College

Mr Phillip Cave AM

Excelsia College Chairman

‘This year is a significant period in the College’s history as we celebrate 40 years. Thank you for making Excelsia a very special, unique and wonderful place to be. We are proud of all the alumni who have come through our doors, and of our staff and students who make the College what it is.’

40TH Anniversary Celebrations

‘I think it’s fantastic it’s been this many years, I loved the smaller College environment and getting to know everyone better. I hope Excelsia College keeps growing in the future!’

Karen Anson

Master of Music alumnus

Karen Anson – How growing confidence in her musical abilities led to a winning tune!

‘Forty years is a huge milestone and I only see great things happening on top of all that the College has already achieved. Go Excelsia!’

Esther Williams

Bachelor of Dramatic Art alumnus

Excelsia College News | Esther Williams’ future is looking sky high!

‘My memories of Excelsia College are of a time of immense enjoyment, connection and learning - it was honestly one of the best phases of my life, studying a Bachelor of Music there! I'm so pleased to see the College go from strength to strength and look forward to hearing about Excelsia's 80th Anniversary in the future!’

Willem New

Bachelor of Music alumnus

‘40 years is a wonderful achievement and it is inspiring to see how much the College has grown over the years. In successfully integrating faith with a supportive learning environment, Excelsia College is pushing boundaries and forging the paths for the next generation. The College has made a positive impact on thousands of graduates, including myself, in helping to achieve goals and I look forward to seeing where Excelsia College takes education in the future.’

Tracey Deal

Master of Teaching (Secondary) alumnus

Tracey deal | Excelsia College Alumni