St Laurence’s College is a Catholic school for boys in the Archdiocese of Brisbane and is conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice. Lauries accepts students from Years 5 to 12 from a wide area of Brisbane.
St Laurence’s College is a Catholic College for boys in the Archdiocese of Brisbane conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice. The school accepts students from Year 5 to Year 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane. The total enrolment of the school is over 1800.
Situated in South Brisbane, the College provides boys with a high standard of education and aims to promote the academic, spiritual, personal, social and physical development of each student.
Present and former students are proud of the College's friendly but purposeful climate, its strong spirit and its record of achievement.
St Laurence's College is a Catholic school for boys in the Archdiocese of Brisbane conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice. The school accepts students from Year 5 to Year 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane. The total enrolment of the school is over 1,800 boys.
St Laurence's College exists primarily to teach its students about the God who loves them and to help them grow in their knowledge and experience of God. The College attempts to have the values of the Gospel and the message of Jesus pervade all that happens.
As a College conducted in the Edmund Rice tradition, we offer a distinctive educational philosophy. This philosophy is based on a commitment to education as liberation. Blessed Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers, attempted to change the system to assist those in need, to protect the weak and to restore social justice. His challenge to us today is to act justly and to live in right relationship with God, ourselves, our neighbour and indeed with all of creation.
St Laurence's College is fortunate to have excellent buildings, grounds and facilities which are conducive to maintaining an effective learning environment.
Special features at the College include:
- Well-equipped classrooms
- Primary and Secondary Resource Centres
- Recently refurbished and extended State of the Art Industrial Technology and Design building
- The Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre (ERPAC) which provides both a 1500 seat auditorium, learning spaces, conference rooms and special event facilities
- McElligott Theatre, providing a 240 seat theatre
- The College 25 metre pool
- Brady Hall, a multiple purpose sports hall
- and much more
St Laurence's has playing fields at Runcorn, easily accessible to the Runcorn railway station. Change rooms and a function centre complement eight grass fields.
Camp Laurence, St Laurence's Outdoor Education Centre, is located on five hectares on the western bank of Lake Moogerah. A dining hall, modern kitchen, ablution block and dormitories can accommodate 120 plus students.
St Laurence’s College offers a programme of Studies from Year 5 to 12 where the vision is a holistic education for each student that centres on “liberation for life to the full” (John 10:10).
The curriculum at St Laurence’s College is dynamic and provides experiences from which students can learn.
The College is committed to providing students with the academic and personal skills to equip them for life and to allow flexibility of career path. Students are encouraged to pursue a balanced general education that while it engages them at the level of their learning readiness; also challenges them to pursue excellence through endeavour, while acting with integrity and justice.
An authentic Catholic community that celebrates and reflects Edmund Rice’s vision of Presence, Compassion and Liberation by ‘acting justly, loving tenderly and walking humbly with God’ (Micah 6:8)
A dynamic educational community for boys and young men that maximises their potential to be both active contributors to and prophetic voices within an ever changing society
An inclusive community, which continuously seeks to create and renew respectful, compassionate relationships by which all can experience what it means to be fully human.
Summoned by the call of our College motto: facere et docere: To do and to teach, St Laurence’s College strives to implement the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition so that it is the ‘lived reality’ in the community.
In this way, St Laurence’s College, through nurturing respectful, compassionate relationships aims to:
Foster Christian faith, personal worth and belonging through spiritual growth, reconciliation, compassion and generosity
Educate boys and young men holistically in spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, physical, cultural and social dimensions of life
Provide a safe and sustainable environment in which our boys and young men learn and live
Inspire all to live lives of service especially to the poor and marginalised both locally and globally.