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Moreton Bay Boys' College Manly West Qld

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302 Manly Road
302 Manly Road, Manly West Q 4179
Brisbane East, Brisbane South
07 3906 9444
A Pre-Prep to 12 Uniting Church School for boys on Brisbane's Eastern Bayside. IB World School.

 An International Baccalaureate World School

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Moreton Bay Boys' College Manly West Qld

Mr James Sloman
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Independent
  • Uniting Church
Pre-Prep to Year 12
Uniting Church
Please visit http://mbbc.qld.edu.au/enrolment/fees/ for more information on fees.
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Culture / Tradition
  • Faith / Religion
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Resources / Facilites
  • Robotics
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways
Japanese, Spanish
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball

MBBC is the school of choice for Brisbane families

Established in 2003, Moreton Bay Boys’ College (MBBC) is a contemporary, independent, Prep to Year 12 boys’ college and is rapidly becoming a school of choice for discerning families across Brisbane and the bayside area.

Recently ranked 11th in the Courier Mail's top 50 Schools in Queensland, MBBC offers a nurturing environment, Christian values and an academic programme based within the International Baccalaureate (IB) which encourages students to think critically, challenge and question.

A dedicated group of teachers, exceptional Co-Curricular opportunities, a comprehensive digital programme and a strong pastoral care initiative provide an outstanding student experience. The boys are also able to participate in social, cultural and academic activities with the College’s sister school, Moreton Bay College.

Moreton Bay Boys’ College approaches education as an adventure and offers enriched, engaging programmes for students in Pre-Prep to Year 12; providing tools for lifelong learning. Strong focus is given to literacy, numeracy, science and thinking skills.

The College is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School and runs the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). IB is an internationally recognised inquiry-based framework which works to develop students’ intellectual, personal and emotional skills while broadening their horizons to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.

Learning enhancement and support at Moreton Bay Boys' College caters to the different academic needs of boys. An extensive and flexible range of academic and vocational pathways is offered to Seniors (students in Years 10-12); accommodating individual boys’ interests and assisting them in achieving their full potential.

Science programmes take advantage of the 5.5 ha nature refuge on campus at the College and MBBC is a Healthy Waterways Award winner and Peter Doherty Science Award winner.
Learning spaces at Moreton Bay Boys’ College are spacious and purpose-built to meet the needs of boys. Facilities include a multi-purpose hall, IT labs, Science lab with experiment rooms, art room, design tech hub and music rooms. A brand new library is also due to be completed soon. Classrooms are equipped with computers, data projectors and interactive whiteboards and the school has a BYOD policy encouraging the students to bring their own devices.

The stunning campus features an open, leafy environment, pristine oval, basketball courts, shady play areas, a 6m x 6m rock climbing wall and a 5.5ha nature reserve including a mountain bike track. Students also have access to some of the facilities at nearby sister school Moreton Bay College including the pool, gymnasium, athletics and playing fields, and music centre.

Moreton Bay Boys’ College offers an extensive range of co-curricular options, including sport, music, cultural and community activities.

Sport – The College offers a variety of sports including cricket, touch, volleyball, sailing, basketball, soccer, tennis and mountain biking as well as adventure sports such as motocross and archery. 

Music – The College has a leading contemporary music program as well as a strong traditional offering. Private music tutoring is available as well as a range of music groups for students to join (e.g. Rock Band, Choir, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble).

Cultural and Community – Opportunities include art, drama productions, debating, chess, public speaking and Leos Club.

MBBC offers a nurturing environment, Christian values and an academic program based within the International Baccalaureate (IB) which encourages students to think critically, challenge and question. A dedicated group of excellent teachers, exceptional co-curricular opportunities, a comprehensive digital program and a strong pastoral care initiative provide an outstanding student experience. The boys are also able to participate in social, cultural and academic activities with the College’s sister school, Moreton Bay College and staff have a real passion for helping the boys realise their full potential, equipping them with the skills they need to be the captains of their futures.

Moreton Bay Boys’ College offers a supportive and caring environment upheld by Christian values. We are experts in boys' education and provide encouragement and individual attention to ensure each boy is known and valued. 

Student care programs at Moreton Bay Boys' College operate at every year level. Highly qualified staff have a genuine belief in helping boys to achieve their best, find their passion and their purpose.

Our school community incorporates the core values of Engagement, Care, Character and Teamwork.
At Moreton Bay Boys’ College we strive to be a leading internationally minded school that offers its boys an innovative, broadly based educational experience. Our philosophy is built on the foundation of Christian values and aims to develop each boy’s critical thinking; and individual abilities, equipping them with the skills necessary to be successful, productive and responsible global citizens.











Scholarship opportunities exist for boys who show exceptional potential in academia, sport, art, music or other areas of interest. Please visit http://mbbc.qld.edu.au/enrolment/scholarships/ for more information.








Moreton Bay Boys College is located on Manly Road, Manly West.  Students travel to school via private car, foot, bike and both school and council bus services.

For a full listing of bus routes and maps please see our web page http://mbbc.qld.edu.au/student-care/student-transport/

The College has arrangements for the use of dedicated student bus services.  Theses services are currently provided by Mt Gravatt Bus Service and Transdev Queensland (formerly Veolia Transport).  These companies provide a service for several schools in the area.

Students use a TransLink ‘Go Card’  for ticketing purposes. Contact the bus companies for route, bus stop and ticketing information.

Mt Gravatt Bus Services

Web: www.mtgcoach.com.au

Email: info@mtgcoach.com.au

Telephone: 07 3841 3722

Transdev Queensland (previously known as Veolia Bus Services)

Please click here for information on Transdev buses that service Moreton Bay Boys College

Email: qld.admin@transdev.com.au

Telephone: 07 3248 6100

Via Google reviews

We have three boys at MBBC. They all seem very happy. The curriculum seems challenging and diverse. One of my boys wrote his teacher a lovely letter within months of starting at MBBC and having transferred from somewhere else, thanking her profusely for “teaching me how to write…!” A school is successful when it aims for excellence in teaching and learning, when it provides for a diversity of interests, and when it keeps faith with its parents and students. So far, MBBC seems to tick all the boxes. Chris July, 2013

” BEST BOYS SCHOOL. My son is in love with this school, he is so happy each day knowing he is going to school he enjoys. The teachers are great and the community involvement is outstanding. We went to the Trivia Night and met so many other wonderful teachers and families. Thank you. Tiffany March 2012

BRISBANE’S BEST school for boys. Mr Wood and his amazing staff are doing great things for boys education. Thank you. 2012.

“An excellent Brisbane boys school. Great subjects for the boys, lots of sports, and extra co-curricular activities; means my boys are always active, busy and learning.”  Emma, Feb 2012

“THE BEST boys school in Brisbane!!! Great facilities, great teachers and excellent parent support. I would recommend this school to all parents looking to give their son the best chance to succeed in such a competitive world. Such a wonderful range of subjects boys can choose from and real life initiatives being introduced to re-engage students in learning. I LOVE IT!!!”  Elsa, Jan 2012

” A very good school for boys, great teachers and support. Everything you could ask for, I would highly recommend it to parents looking to give their boys a great head start. ”  Jan 2012

“Outstanding school, great parent support, wonderful teachers and my sons are so happy. Thank you.”  S. Wills, Jan 2012

“The best school for boys! Such a supportive bunch of teachers and staff. Thank you, it is a joy knowing my children want to go to school each day. Keep up the good work. Jenny, January 2012

” Love it!! ”  Anna, Jan 2012

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Welcome to Moreton Bay Boys’ College.

As a proud father of two boys, one attending Moreton Bay Boys’ College and one a graduate of Moreton Bay Boys’ College, I have shared the same concerns that all parents have for their children regarding their education and giving them the very best start in life. 

We all want our children to grow into strong and compassionate young adults, prepared for the world and an unknown future. It has been essential for me, that as my sons become men, they ask challenging questions, are taught to think critically, develop research skills proven to help them in higher education and are encouraged to be active in their communities to take their learning beyond academic study. I make no mistake when I say that MBBC has been the absolute best place for them to be.

At MBBC our students are encouraged to extend themselves intellectually and to strive to achieve-whether this is in the classroom, the playing field or the stage. For your son to grow into a man capable of dealing with life’s challenges he needs a school experience that allows him to become as our motto suggests, a life adventurer; and life achiever!

Moreton Bay Boys’ College has a strong philosophy of educating the whole person - body, mind, heart and spirit. A vibrant and caring Pastoral programme underpins the focus on academic excellence. This is coupled with a rich Co-Curricular programme to engage your son across Visual and Performing Arts, Cultural activities and a wide range of Sports.

Boys need a learning environment that gives both the boundaries and the freedom to explore and experiment, to take risks, to debate and challenge! Moreton Bay Boys’ College provides this, and our outstanding teaching staff strive to ensure that your son will achieve his personal best, embrace opportunities to develop as a leader, to volunteer, to develop the courage to overcome and to act with integrity. As a single-sex College, your son is free to be himself and to build strong and resilient self-esteem. Like our sister school, Moreton Bay College, Moreton Bay Boys’ College has a strong tradition in single-sex education. We are also a young and dynamic school, embracing innovation and change. This creates an exciting learning environment for your son to thrive.

Our academic programme is based within the International Baccalaureate (IB) which aims to do more than other standard curricula. MBBC is the only school in the bayside authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate PYP and MYP programmes. The IB encourages students to think critically, to challenge and to question. The IB programme is an internationally recognised framework, which works hand in hand with the Australian Curriculum. It will encourage your son to consider both local and international environments in order to prepare for a world where he will increasingly be working globally and be working alongside colleagues from across the globe. It is evident that the world of work is changing, and we are compelled to prepare him for this.

Choosing a school can be one of the most challenging and difficult decisions a parent can make. While this can seem overwhelming, it is worth remembering it is an investment in your son’s future. I believe you can sense the energy of a great school and it is only by visiting that you can get a feeling for the values and culture of MBBC. I would encourage you as a parent to look for the school that best suits the needs and interests of your son. Moreton Bay Boys’ College has an abundance of opportunities for your son to explore and to discover.

For your son to shine he will need a College that cares for him; that knows him. To thrive, he will need to be safe and free from harm and bullying. To excel, he will need kind, patient and intelligent guidance from teachers who are experts in the way boys learn. For him to shine, he needs to have strong and firm boundaries where he feels respected. This is the foundation of the Moreton Bay Boys’ College experience. I invite you and your family to become a part of this exceptional place.

Keep shining.

Mr James Sloman
Executive Principal






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