The school was founded in 1920 to meet the educational and spiritual needs of children in northern Australia. It aims to develop the whole person — the mind, body and spirit — within a general Christian environment to become a responsible and active member of the community.
Facilities: Five sporting fields on campus, six tennis courts, six netball courts, two basketball courts, a swimming pool, and quality dining and accommodation facilities for boarders.
Curriculum: A full range of subjects is offered, leading to tertiary entrance, apprenticeships and the workforce.
Extracurricular activities: The full range of school sports is available as well as debating, music, cattle club, horse club, and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. A sports and recreational officer organises varied after-school and weekend activities for boarders.
Welfare and personal development: The school provides support and assistance to individual students through its Christian ethos, the school counsellor and dormitory support staff.