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Downlands College is a Catholic coeducational day and boarding school for students from Years 8 to 12. Owned and conducted by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Downlands was opened in 1931 as a boarding school for boys with a total enrolment of 68. Today it accommodates over 400 day and 260 residential students from all parts of Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and beyond.
Downlands motto is Fortes in Fide - Strong in Faith. Our faith is based on a belief in and a commitment to a loving God. We value truth, learning and respect for the individual as essential features of the education process.
Situated in a superb location in the regional city of Toowoomba at the centre of a prosperous rural community, Downlands provides students with access to a full range of facilities often found only in large cities, yet the College is in a peaceful setting of beautiful avenues, parks and gardens.
Boarding students at Downlands travel vast distances to attend our College - from Darwin in the Northern Territory through to Armidale in the south and the many towns and cities in between, from Brisbane to Kowanyama, Thargomindah and Longreach. Our many day students either live in our lovely city or travel in from Allora to the South, Crows Nest and beyond in the North, Rosewood in the East and West to near Dalby. Some of these students use casual boarding from time to time to reduce the amount of travel each day and to take advantage of supervised study at night.
Downlands College is Queensland's only Independent, Catholic Co-educational Boarding School with a capacity of 290 male and female boarding school students.
Traditionally the bulk of our students come from the isolated rural communities of Western Queensland and Northern New South Wales, with many others from South East Queensland, the Northern Territory and Overseas.
The Girls' Residential facilities are made up of two modern houses of 62 beds each. All rooms have a maximum of four girls, each with their own desk and wardrobe. There are three Boys' boarding houses similarly configured.
The family is our model for residential care. All of our boarding houses are staffed by full-time committed professional House Parents and House Assistants.
The two girls' dormitories each have students from years 8 to 12. One boys' dormitory specialises in the care of our Year 8 and 9 boys while the other two cater for the needs of our Year 10 to 12 boys.
If you and your family are experiencing difficulty juggling all your commitments you may find casual boarding beneficial from time to time. At Downlands College we offer casual overnight boarding which includes overnight stay, meals, organised study routines, secure computer network access and opportunity to participate in various sporting and cultural pursuits.
Downlands College, Toowoomba QLD