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As a Franciscan educational community, Padua College prides itself on being a place of affirmation, acceptance and hospitality.
Your son, our priority
Padua College is an independent Catholic boys school in the care of the Franciscan Friars of Kedron. With attractive surrounds and of moderate size, Padua College fosters the academic, spiritual, physical, cultural and social needs of boys from Year 5 to Year 12.
Franciscans have been educating for 800 years. In the spirit of St Francis, Padua is a gospel-centered community that strives to foster the individual growth and devleopment of it's students. Padua has become a place of affirmation and acceptance where all students are encouraged to strive to their own personal level of excellence.
All students from Years 5 to 12 are required to follow an academic program which provides them with a comprehensive and challenging education. Padua places a very strong emphasis on the value of a broad and balanced education in all major areas of learning. In the senior years, students are offered the opportunity to pursue a vocational style of education in which school-based apprenticeships can be undertaken. However, the majority of students participate in programs which prepare them for university entrance. All boys are encouraged to particpate in the co-curricular program including associated independent colleges and combined independent colleges sport, Fransiscan colleges instrumental music program, debating and drama.
Padua College is a faith community which prides itself on being a place of affirmation, acceptance and hopsitality.
for more information visit www.padua.qld.edu.au
The Learning Enrichment Centre (LEC) at the College assists students from Years 8 to 12 who require additional educational support. Learning support provision is embedded within the College infrastructure and aims to support students, their families and teachers. The centre also caters for students by way of extension curriculum support.
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Co-Curricular at the College is vast. In the sports arena we strongly recommend that students engage in the many opportunities available such as cricket, swimming, volleyball, basketball, rugby union, football, water polo, afl, tennis and hockey, just to name a few. Debating, chess, public speaking, mooting and social justice groups provide another dimension to the co-curricular activities on offer at Padua College. In addition, Padua College has a strong tradition with its comprehensive music programme.
A focus on recognising and rewarding achievement, effort and excellence ensuring all students have an equal opportunity to develop to their full potential. The aim of the Program is to assist students in looking after themselves, each other and their school. Your son is our priority.
Padua participates in the Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program (CSTP), an annual testing program for scholarships for independent schools throughout Australia. Please visit the website www.padua.qld.edu.au under Enrolments/scholarships for more details.
Padua College offers a music bursary. Please visit the website www.padua.qld.edu.au under Co-curricular/ Music for details regarding The Allan and Joan Napier Family Music Bursary.