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Marist Education in North Queensland

Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to our College Website!


Many thanks for visiting our College’s website! You are most welcome.

St Augustine’s first opened its doors in 1930 as an all-boys Marist boarding school. It was the first Marist school opened in Queensland and continues to provide an opportunity for students to be educated at a fine Catholic, Marist school.

St Augustine’s provides boarding facilities for both boys and girls.  While our boys are educated here at the College, our girls are educated at St Monica’s College, a short drive from our Campus.  The convenience of having one Boarding facility that caters for both boys and girls has proven to be a popular option for our parents.

St Augustine’s prides itself on being a comprehensive College where students of a wide range of abilities are given opportunities to fulfil their boundless potential. We focus on providing boys with a balanced education, incorporating a range of learning, spiritual, physical and recreational experiences. Saints is renowned for its outstanding academic, cultural and sporting achievements, with links to the local and international community and, of course, rural Australia.

There is much commentary today around that school’s must be places of individually tailored learning. Students now use tools that were invented less than a decade ago and embrace new technologies quickly and easily. They demand almost instant access to information, and have such advanced skills that, at times, it is important that we remember that they are still adolescents with all the issues and awkwardness that these years can present. At St Augustine’s, we strive to provide that balance required for success.

The students are at the heart of everything we do at Saints. We are here to help the students, entrusted to us by their families, to find genuine fulfillment, happiness and security in their lives. Our support and encouragement goes well beyond graduation day. As a College community we take great joy and strength from our ongoing relationships with our ex students and their families. To be a part of the Saints family is truly a gift for life.

I invite you to browse our website to get a feel for the diversity of academic, spiritual, cultural and personal development opportunities that our College provides. We are very proud of our Marist tradition of hospitality and I extend a sincere invitation to you to come and visit us, so we may show you our College and how proud we are to be a part of this wonderful community.

My very best wishes,

Mr Matthew Brennan