Ipswich School

Ipswich School2023-08-31T15:05:31+10:00

The Australian Industry Trade College was proud to open its fifth school in Ipswich in January 2020. During this inaugural year the school experienced incredible growth, resulting in further expansion. This expansion provides the additional learning spaces and larger breakout areas required for our rapidly growing cohort of young people.

The single-storey school is conveniently located at 17 Lowry Street, North Ipswich, 900m from the local train station, and within walking distance to the Riverlink Shopping Centre.

Free street parking is available on Lowry Street for visitors, a drop off zone is located within the carpark off Lowry Street and there are several bus routes servicing the area.

Strength and fitness activities are completed in a nearby gym, also located on Lowry Street.

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 Meet our Principal – Carla McCarthy

Carla is an energetic and relational leader who has recently relocated from Auckland, New Zealand where she worked for Department of Corrections, Auckland, as Regional Practice Manager Education and Training. 

Carla is an experienced senior leader with a strong skillset that covers a variety of sectors, specialising in education and Vocational Education and Training (VET). 

She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a Bachelor (Honours) in Criminology. Carla has worked extensively at Blackburn and Manchester Colleges. 

With almost 20 years of operational and strategic management experience in education, Carla utilises meticulous planning, monitoring and reporting to achieve the best outcomes for young people. During the interview process, Carla expressed from her experience the transformative power of vocational education and mentoring programs to the individual learner, various industry partners and the community.

As an educational leader, she has led initiatives to create engaging and practical learning experiences for students, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen fields. This passion will prove valuable when Carla works closely with all stakeholders of the Ipswich community. 

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