St Laurence’s College is a Catholic School for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition located in Brisbane's Southbank precinct. Established in 1915 the College currently has 1880 students in Years 5 -12.
Rich in history and tradition,the College offers a dynamic educational community for boys and young men that maximizes their potential to become active contributors in an ever-changing society.
In the Senior School, as students study for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), pathways are diverse. Students are encouraged to select a studies pathway that is suited to their interests, abilities or eligibility needs.
The Senior School offers:
• More flexible choice of study options
• An ‘OP’ pathway
• A ‘Vocational Education’ pathway
• Opportunities to study university level subjects
• Opportunities to be sponsored by industries in ‘cadet’
• Opportunities to study at TAFE
• Work placement opportunities
• School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
The compulsory elements of the senior curriculum are:
• Religious and Ethics (SAS) or Study of Religion
• English or English Communication (SAS)
• Mathematics A, B or Pre-Vocational Mathematics (SAS)
St Laurence’s College enjoys a proud record of sporting achievement with participation in sporting activities, especially team games, an integral part of the life the College.
Sport is part of the physical education program - students have a chance of selection in the school’s representative teams, which play in the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) and the Combined Independent Colleges (CIC) competitions. Teams are represented in Rugby, Soccer, Cricket, Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Tennis and Track Field.
St Laurence’s College has an extensive music program which students can join including the instrumental tuition program during the school day and bands, ensembles and choirs that practice outside school hours.
Over 750 students participate in the Music Program each year.The College is proud of its reputation in this area and encourages all students to be involved in the music program.
Students at St Laurence’s College are encouraged to become involved in many other activities offered by the school. Debating, oratory, musical and drama productions, community service groups and student committees are all part of the array of opportunities open to students.
'The Lauries Journey' is the backbone of St Laurence's College's pastoral program.
'The Lauries Journey' seeks to ensure that every boy feels
known and valued for being the person that he is. It seeks to equip him with the knowledge, skills and qualities to develop his character, deepen his faith, widen his friendships and strengthen his self-belief in his own potential. It is within the context of a meaningful relationship between student and teacher that true learning takes place.
As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition,
it expresses the care and respect for the dignity of each
individual within the community. It is the journey that each boy will take in this College which will see him grow from a young boy into a young man. It is not a journey that they will take alone, but one that will have the comforting support of their parents, friends and teachers.
St Laurence’s College has a long proud tradition of Old Boys who see themselves as still on 'The Lauries Journey' because of the significance of the relationships they experienced at school.
St Laurence’s College is fortunate to have excellent buildings, grounds and facilities which are conducive to promoting an effective learning environment.
Special features include: well-equipped classrooms, science and computer laboratories, primary and secondary libraries and resource centres, specialist rooms for music, art, drama, graphics, film and television and technology.
These facilities are complimented by a state of the art Sports Centre and STEM Building, Chapel, playing field and an 1500 seat auditorium on the South Brisbane campus.
St Laurence’s playing fields are located at Runcorn adjacent to the railway station. Eight fields are enhanced by change rooms and a function centre.
St Laurence’s outdoor education centre is located on 5 hectares on the western bank of Lake Moogerah, accommodating up to 180 students.