St Augustine’s College is a Catholic congregational school for boys in Years 5 to 12. The College has been educating boys for over 60 years, teaching the Augustinian values of ‘Truth, Love and Community’.
Located in Brookvale, on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches, we are the only independent Catholic school for boys on the peninsula. We are committed to the academic, spiritual, physical, social and emotional development of the whole student; with Jesus and St Augustine as our role model.
We believe boys need a strong sense of belonging and connectedness to a clear vision of the future – an exciting future where they can make a worthwhile, positive and active contribution to their community.
Our College community is guided by the Gospel message of salvation in the tradition of St Augustine (of Hippo), a genius whose contemplative life shed enlightenment upon the entire Catholic faith and gives great meaning and purpose for us today. We seek the development of the mind and heart and have undertaken to clarify the following core values as part of our mission – Communitas (Unity) - Veritas (Truth) - Caritas (Love).
We aim to merge true Christian values and attitudes, and a loving relationship with God and others through knowledge, understanding and experience of the Catholic faith, both as individuals and as members of the Church community. Our values are based in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, elaborated by Augustine in his life and words, and realized in the long tradition of an Augustinian education. St Augustine teaches us to know the world in which we live, to strive for eternal truth and to act as ‘witness’ to the Gospel message.
While each school within the College has its own specialised approach - as appropriate to the developmental stage of the students learning journey – St Augustine’s remains one College in the Augustinian tradition.
The Primary School is a community within the larger College community and aims to provide a nurturing yet challenging experience of schooling which is specifically suited to the developmental needs of boys in Years 5 and 6. As learning is valued and encouraged, students are provided with a wealth of opportunities to discover their talents to develop skills in their early years.
The Middle School for boys in Years 7, 8 and 9 provides an engaging time in their education. Boys are encouraged to explore and develop their own identity and purpose. This ensures a learning of respect and results in productive and affirming relationships with adults and peers.
The Senior School provides boys in Years 10, 11 and 12 a challenging and diverse learning experience. Our senior curriculum programme is specifically tailored to the individual needs and subject requirements of older students, as they negotiate their pathways through formative schooling, up to their HSC examinations and in preparation for their further tertiary education.
St Augustine’s College provides a challenging, authentic and inclusive educational environment that encourages life-long learning and leadership. We create an exciting environment for boys to learn and explore their potential.
We value educational programmes that reflect best practice in curriculum inovation and teaching and learning. We recognise our responsibility in preparing young men for the various academic and vocational pathways available in the 21st century.
The College has a strong tradition of supporting student’s at all levels of academic achievement. The strength of the school is noted in its holistic education, promoting individuals to develop at their own rate in their area of strength. Students are supported by committed highly qualified teachers who, within particular specialist areas, are experts in boys’ education. Our advanced technological infrastructure allows for successful monitoring and reporting of students’ progress throughout the College.
Sport plays an important role in the College in producing balanced and well-rounded young men who appreciate hard work, training, and commitment to a team, sportsmanship and dedication to fair play.
At St Augustine’s College our students participate in local club and inter-school competitions. They have the opportunity to compete in the ISA (Independent Schools Assn), Broken Bay Carnivals and the Polding representative fixtures, prior to NSW representation.
In the pursuit of excellence in all endeavours, the College encourages all boys to participate in sport and offers a wide variety of activities to cater for individual and team events.
In our Co-curricular pursuits we offer music, drama, art, design and technology, debating and chess, forming an integral part of College life. We provide many opportunities for our boys to pursue their interest and develop their creative talents in addition to adding to community experiences within the school.
Students can also explore and excel in the extentisive Performing Arts curriculum, offering broad range of activities within the College.
St Augustine’s College is a family in which we seek to be a community of friends.
We recognise our connection with our parent community as an integral part of the College’s makeup and value the importance of working in partnership with parents for the benefit of the boys. There are many opportunities for the parent community to be a part of our numerous activities during the College calendar year.
Parents are encouraged to join our Parent & Friends Association, Sports Club and Band Committees, along with other voluntary involvement including coaching and managing teams, working in our canteen and uniform shop and helping out at our social events.
We encourage the participation of fathers, Old Boys and past parents at these activities.
St Augustine’s College Old Boys are well known for their solidarity, integrity and community spirit, with several employed on staff.
Communication to parents is paramount at the College. Parents are well informed of student achievements and important upcoming events regarding religious, academic, sporting and social justice activities. The College newsletter ‘Tolle Lege’ is emailed weekly to the College community.