The Chair's Welcome
Marco Testa, Chair
High School Teacher
BA, Macq. (2014)
MTeach/Grad Cert. RE, ACU (2017)
JD, Macq. (2020-)
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the official website of Italian Colleges Australia Ltd (ICA). Our organisation is a registered charity advancing education with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.
ICA is committed to establishing an Italian college in Sydney's South West, to be known as Emiliani Italian College, by 2023 and to achieve this milestone we urge you to support our project in any way you can.
The mission we endeavour is the creation of a unique type of Kindergarten to Year 12 Independent College that delivers a comprehensive English-Italian primary and secondary education, guiding students through the richness of culture, family values, traditions and the Roman Catholic faith.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact with any of the Board Members or myself to discuss further your contribution to the College at .
Board of Directors
Film, Television and Events Producer
Rev. Fr. Christopher de Sousa CRS
Religious of the Order of the Clerics of Somasca
Assistant Priest, St Joseph's Parish, Moorebank
Hospitality and Trade Consultant
Master of Marketing and Tourism Management, Italy (2006)
Master of Music Studies, Opera.
The University of Sydney (2012)
Artistic Director of Western Sydney Opera
Italian Colleges Australia Ltd is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee established on 15 August 2020 by 18 members, including retired principals, school teachers, local community representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals.
The members agree to pursuing the charitable purpose of erecting, constructing and/or operating one or more not-for-profit independent K-12 College (The College), and/or other educational establishment, which:
in its mission, embodies the promotion of the Italian language, culture, heritage, family values and traditions, the Roman Catholic faith and the way of life of the Italian migrant community in Australia, through the educational advancement of students;
is founded on the highest academic and moral standards, obtained through excellence in pedagogical, cultural, moral, social and religious instruction, bilingualism, philosophy and theology, worship, prayer, music and choir, classical languages, sciences, the arts and architecture, sport and general discipline;
recognises parents as the primary and principal educators of their children and considers essential to its mission the service of permanent formation to families, to support them in their educating role;
The entire text of the Constitution of Italian Colleges Australia Ltd is publicly available here.
Italian Colleges Australia Ltd is a charity advancing education registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.