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St Laurence's College, South Brisbane QLD

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St Laurence's College, South Brisbane
82 Stephens Road
SOUTH BRISBANE
Queensland
4101
St Laurence's College is an all boys Catholic school centrally located in South Brisbane. With a rich and proud history of academic, sporting, and cultural excellence, the school has grown to now educate over 1,900 boys from Years 5 to 12.
82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Brisbane Central & East
07 3010 1111
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A Catholic School for Boys in the Edmund Rice Tradition.

St Laurence's College, South Brisbane QLD

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Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country Running, Debating, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Welcome to St Laurence's College

St Laurence's College is an all boys Catholic school centrally located in South Brisbane. With a rich and proud history of academic, sporting, and cultural excellence, the school has grown to now educate over 1,900 boys.

In the Archdiocese of Brisbane and conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice, St Laurence's College accepts students from Year 5 to 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane.

Summoned by the call of their motto: facere et docere: To do and to teach, St Laurence's College South Brisbane strives to implement the Charter for Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition to ensure it is the "lived reality" in the inclusive community.

St Laurence’s College has a proud tradition of educating young men, since 1915. Our College was established to educate young men to make a difference in the lives of others.

Boys attending the College from Years 5–12 come from across the metropolitan area representing a rich mix of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including international students. Boys from religious traditions outside the Catholic faith add richness to the culture of the College. The current enrolment is approximately 1900 students, lead by a team of 200 teachers and support staff.


The vibrant, Catholic culture within St Laurence’s College contributes to the development of young men, providing an authentic Catholic education in partnership with staff, parents, families and the wider community. This authentic Catholic education aims to promote spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, physical, cultural and social aspects of life through the provision of a wide variety of faith experiences and academic, cultural, sporting and service opportunities.

St Laurence’s College has excellent buildings, grounds and facilities which are conducive to promoting an effective learning environment.

Special features include: well-equipped classrooms, science and computer laboratories, library and resource centre, specialist rooms for music, television, graphics, design and technology. These facilities are complemented by a modern Performing Arts Centre, Chapel, rooftop field and newly opened STEM building and indoor Sports Centre.

The College’s playing fields are located at Runcorn, adjacent to the railway station. Eight fields are enhanced by new change rooms and a function centre.

St Laurence’s outdoor education centre, Camp Laurence, is located on five hectares on the western bank of Lake Moogerah.
St Laurence’s College offers a broad program of both subject offerings and enrichment experiences to cater for the learning needs of all students.

Each student is challenged to attain their personal level of Academic Excellence and their performance is tracked as the journey through the College.

The College is committed to providing students with an appropriate academic pathway that provides them with a set of skills foundational to future success. Within each sub-school: Primary (Years 5-6), Middle (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12), specialist staff are empowered to deliver tailored learning experiences to ensure each student can grow to his full potential. Please visit our website to learn more.

Our students are encouraged to embrace all activities as an opportunity to expand their experiences, further develop existing skills and find new pathways for their Lauries Journey. Involvement in all aspects of school life increases each student’s sense of belonging, expands friendship groups, benefits curriculum performance and student behaviour, and leads to higher levels of motivation and engagement.

Sport
Lauries has a proud history of advancing the sporting opportunities of our students and remains strongly committed to health and physical wellbeing throughout each student’s journey. Our facilities and dedicated staff contribute to achieving each boy's full potential. 

St Laurence’s College enjoys a proud record of sporting achievement. Participation in sporting activities, especially team games, is an integral part of the life the College.

Students have a chance of selection in the school’s representative teams, which play in the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) competition. Teams are represented in:

  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • AFL
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Chess
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Rugby League.
  • Other sporting opportunities are offered through the Metropolitan East Region Sports program and other local club competitions.

Music
The College has an extensive and internationally recognised music program which works together with curriculum music to develop skilled and confident musicians.

Students can participate in the instrumental tuition program during the school day and join orchestras, bands, ensembles and choirs which practise outside school hours. Ensembles perform with groups including the University of Queensland Orchestra and the Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra. Students also enjoy performances with other school groups, as well as in both national and international festivals. Music ensembles periodically tour interstate and overseas. The College is proud of its reputation in this area and encourages all students to be involved in the music program.

Culture and Community
The College allows the boys to experience growth through sport, music and cultural pursuits.

Examples of cultural and community activities offered include:

  • Debating
  • Public speaking
  • Chess
  • Emerging Service Cadets
  • Art Club
  • Musicals
  • Drama performances
  • The Urban Farm

The welfare of the boys is paramount at St Laurence's College. We encourage boys to engage in their studies with purpose and confidence, which promotes their full human growth. The school has high expectations of student behaviour in all situations, expectations that aim to promote a high degree of self-discipline as well as enhancing self-confidence, self-esteem and good habits for later life.

Pastoral Care is the responsibility of the Heads of School, Heads of Year and teaching staff. Our staff take a special interest in each boy’s academic and general progress and are there to praise and record any particular success or achievement. 

The St Laurence’s College Vision is to be an authentic, dynamic, relational Catholic educational community.

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.
St Laurence’s College, through nurturing respectful and 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 St Laurence’s College boys and young men learn and live.
- Inspire all to live lives of service, especially to the poor and marginalised, both locally and globally.

The College Campus is centrally located in Brisbane and has an abundance of public transport (train & bus) very close by.

Get to St Laurence's College by Rail – Southbank Train Station (formerly Vulture Street Train Station)

Get to St Laurence's College by Bus – Mater Hospital Bus Station & various bus stops around the College

On behalf of our school community, I welcome you to the St Laurence’s College Private School's Guide page.

A St Laurence’s College education is characterised by excellence, inclusive practices, social justice and our focus on others. I am proud to be a part of this unique community.

As a Catholic school for boys in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, we have been operating since 1915.

With a total enrolment of over 1,900 boys, and with many international students, we accept students from Year 5 to Year 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane.

As a College conducted in the Edmund Rice tradition, we proudly offer a distinctive educational philosophy, that is based on a commitment to education as liberation.

Our staff are enthusiastic, highly dedicated and committed to the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of our students through life long learning. They come with a wide range of experience, skills and expertise and a deep commitment to provide students with quality relationships and positive learning experiences. We look forward to working closely with our students and parents/caregivers.

Please feel free to explore our website and contact the school for further information.

I invite you to join us on a tour of the facilities during our Open Day on Thursday 28 February 2019, so that you can experience our warm and engaging environment first hand.

Chris Leadbetter
College Principal

Exploring our campus is the best way to see the learning environments which create an experience that is unique to St Laurence's College. We look forward to meeting you.

Our next Open Day
We'll open our doors to the extended community for our Open Day in February 2020. More details will be available at the end of 2019.

 

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