The Better Prepared The Stronger
At Canterbury College, we guide the leaders of tomorrow.
From Kindergarten to Year 12, we build a feeling of community, instil a sense of belonging and guide our students to foster independence and seek their own path.
College staff are committed to providing a respectful, supportive and co-operative learning environment for students.
Our students receive a well-rounded education, both within and outside the classroom.
Our vision is to inspire people to achieve their personal, social and educational goals by providing the best affordable education in an environment that nurtures and promotes self-awareness and growth based on strong Christian values.
Do you dream of a school which provides quality education, appreciates the individual needs of your children, has good values, is based on a strong Christian ethos and above all, will work in partnership with you to obtain the best possible outcomes? We will help you achieve your dream by providing an environment where children are given the best possible chance of developing and excelling. Not only in the early years but for the rest of their lives. We share your dream of providing your children with the best opportunities to excel at their own standard and of fostering in them a love of learning so that they aim to achieve their full potential in everything they set out to do.
Set amongst more than 30 hectares of beautiful bushland, landscaped grounds and sporting fields, Canterbury College offers a serene, modern, and spacious environment where students feel a real connection with the grounds and take pride in their surroundings.
Our state-of-the-art facilities and contemporary buildings provide students with the best possible environment to support their every endeavour.
A TIME FOR REFLECTION
Canterbury College is surrounded by three sporting ovals incorporating six fields and housing a range of athletics facilities.
The Canterbury Events Centre (CEC) seats around 2000 people and is one of the largest events venues on Brisbane's south side. It includes a stage large enough for a full orchestra, acoustic walls and ceiling, full theatre curtaining and state-of-the-art sound and lighting.
The Arts Centre includes specialty classrooms, a 220-seat tiered auditorium with professional sound and lighting equipment, a music laboratory, 14 sound-proof studio rooms, visual art rooms and a professional-standard dancefloor.
A PLACE TO LEARN
There are two large and well-resourced libraries on the Canterbury College campus.
The Industrial Food and Technology precinct contains equipment to support the study of food and technology subjects and that provide students with hands-on experience.
The Science precinct is exceptionally resourced with classrooms, seven laboratories and a chemical room. Students conduct fascinating experiments with industry-standard equipment.
EXTRA CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES
Whether our students are blossoming athletes, artists, performers or astronomers – we offer them a chance to pursue their interests.
Sporting life is active and varied, and we have a comprehensive sporting program from Prep to Year 12.
Our Arts Academy immerses students in extension and enrichment programs in all art genres.
We have a huge and diverse range of extra-curricular clubs, including:
At Canterbury College, we feel community is important – both within the College and throughout the local area.
We offer our students age-appropriate activities and programs to get involved in the community and to make a difference locally, nationally and internationally. Our current partners include:
The School of St Jude (Tanzania)
Animal Welfare League
Guide Dogs Australia
Fair Trade Australia
A WORD FROM THE HEAD OF COLLEGE
Canterbury College offers students a holistic learning experience.
The experiences they have at the College shape the people our students will become and we want to ensure we give them the best schooling possible.
Staff at Canterbury College share the same dream most parents do – students being fulfilled, reaching their potential, and being happy as part of a supportive and engaging community.
Our Junior School provides stimulating learning in a supportive and disciplined environment. Through Middle School, when students are becoming young adults and going through a period of transition, we provide a nurturing environment so students have a sense of belonging and a firm base from which to grow.
In Senior School, we focus individually on each student and their own future pathway, addressing their needs and ensuring they reach the end of Year 12 feeling happy about what they have done and where they are going.
Mrs Donna Anderson, Head of College
BE PART OF OUR CANTERBURY COMMUNITY
Visit us on our Open Days to find out why you should chose Canterbury College.
What can we offer your child? What’s it like to be part of our community? How do we demonstrate our College Values in day-to-day life? At our Open Days, you can find the answers to the questions that are important to you. We invite you to come and immerse yourself in the Canterbury College experience during our Open Days, meet our staff, tour the grounds and find out what sets us apart. Canterbury College will host two more Open Days in 2014. • Wednesday 30 July 0900-12 noon • Wednesday 1 October 0900-12 noon. We will also hold an Open Day in Term 1 of 2015.
Register to attend our Open Days: