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St Augustine's College

An education in the marist tradition

Principal's Welcome

FROM PRINCIPAL MATTHEW BRENNAN

Whether you are already a good friend of Saints, a potential friend or browsing out of curiosity, welcome to our community. St Augustine’s College is an extraordinary school that has been providing educational excellence since 1930. For over 90 years St Augustine’s College has been educating boys in the Marist tradition. Known locally as Saints, we are a Catholic day and boarding school and hold the honour of being the oldest Marist school in Queensland. The College is renowned for its outstanding academic, cultural and sporting achievements with links to the local, rural and international communities.

While we remain a Years 7 to 12 boys school, our full-time and weekly boarding programs cater for boys and girls who are educated separately at St Monica’s College nearby. This is an arrangement that has proven very popular with parents.

St Augustine’s College is proud to be a comprehensive school where students of varying abilities are given opportunities to fulfil their boundless potential. We provide a balanced education, incorporating a variety of learning, spiritual, physical and recreational experiences.

Much commentary today suggests that schools must be places of individually tailored learning. Students use devices and equipment that were invented less than a decade ago and embrace new technologies demanding instant access to information. They have such advanced skills that, at times, it is important to remember that they are adolescents with all the issues and awkwardness that are part of growing up.  Here at St Augustine’s College we strive to provide the balance required for success.

The holistic education of our boys, entrusted to us by their families, is at the heart of everything we do. We are here to help them find genuine fulfilment, happiness and security in their lives. Our support and encouragement go well beyond graduation day; we receive great joy and strength from our ongoing relationships with Old Boys and those closest to them. To be a part of the Saints family is truly a gift for life.

I encourage you to explore our website, to get a feel for the diversity of academic, spiritual, cultural and personal development opportunities that we provide. We are proud of our Marist tradition of hospitality, and I invite you to visit us, so we may show you our college and what it is to be part of this wonderful St Augustine’s community.

My very best wishes,

Matthew Brennan

College Principal