Established in 1902 and founded on Christian traditions, Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) is a dynamic community committed to developing gentlemen of honour, dignity and scholarship. BBC provides a caring, comprehensive educational environment.

Facilities: Set on 12 hectares, six kilometres from the Brisbane city centre, the college has a chapel, multi-purpose hall, resource centre (containing the library and computer facilities linking students to the Internet), large indoor sports complex for basketball and volleyball, state-of-the-art gymnastics hall, well-equipped science, computer and language laboratories, creative arts rooms, manual arts/technology studies facilities, extensive playing fields, tennis courts, heated swimming pool, tuckshop, bookshop and uniform shop. The college also has a rowing shed on the Brisbane River and sailing facilities at Manly. Modern boarding facilities contain study/bedrooms for senior students and cubicles for Year 11 students and below, dining, laundry and recreational areas, and a fully equipped health centre offering 24-hour care by trained nursing staff.

Electives Years 7 and 8: Art, Chinese, Christian Education, Dance, Drama, English, French, Geography, Graphics, Health/PE, History, Japanese, Manual Arts, Mathematics, Music, Information Technology (Robotics in Year 7 and Multimedia in Year 8), Science.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Core subjects include Christian Education, English, Geography and History, PD/Health/PE, Study of Society and Environment (SOSE), Mathematics or Advanced Mathematics and Science. Electives include Technology Studies (Graphics, General Shop, Robotics, Multimedia), Creative Arts (Drama, Dance, Art), Languages (French, Chinese, Japanese).

Electives Years 11 and 12: Core subjects include English or English Communication, Mathematics A or Mathematics B or Trade and Business Mathematics, and Life and Belief Skills. Electives include Accounting, Ancient History, Biology, Biology Extension, Chemistry, Chemistry Extension, Chinese, Drama, Economics, English Communication, Earth Science, Film, Television and New Media, French, Geography, Graphics, Information Technology Systems, Information Processing Technology, Information and Communications Technology, Japanese, Legal Studies, Mathematics C, Modern History, Music, Music Extension (Performance), Philosophy and Reason, Physical Education, Physical Recreation, Physics, Physics Extension, Technology Studies, Visual Art. Non-OP subjects offered are Industrial Technology Studies and Pre-Vocational Mathematics. The Enterprise Education Program provides a flexible course of study for boys applying for TAFE studies, apprenticeships, traineeships or employment after leaving school.

Sport: BBC is a GPS school competing in basketball, chess, cricket, cross-country, debating, gymnastics, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball as well as Australian Rules and water polo.

Extracurricular activities: An extensive program exists incorporating numerous musical groups, pipe band, theatre production and workshops, and an annual school musical. Participation in the film-making, mathematics, science, robotics, photography and runners’ clubs is available, with students able to engage in the following service activities — Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Interact and Interschool Christian Fellowship and Amnesty International.

Welfare and personal development: A well-structured pastoral care system staffed by teachers, chaplains and school counsellors provides for the wellbeing of both day boys and boarders. Students join a tutor group and one of nine school houses made up of members from all Years. House groups meet weekly with the senior housemaster, middle school housemaster and tutors and attend regular chapel services. The boarding house has two house parents who care for the younger boarders and a number of resident boarding masters. All students have access to the health centre. Students participate in comm-unity service programs. Careers guidance is provided.

Special features: Scholarships for both academic and all-round excellence are offered.

Famous ex-students: Rear Admiral Galfrey Gatacre DSC DSO, Sir Arthur Palmer KCMG VDO, Professor Hugh Dunn (Australian ambassador), Kieren Perkins, Haimish Karrasch, Arthur Edmund de Norbury Rogers OAM, John Cox, Stuart Gregory, Roger Gould, John Roe, Steve Wilson, David Moffat, Ian Stenlake, Darren Middleton, David Watson, Hon Justice Ian V Gzell, Dr Ian Leslie, Don O’Rorke, Scott Hutchinson.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1500 students, including 142 boarders
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: Yes
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: please contact the college for fee information. scholarships and bursaries are available.
  • Address:Kensington Terrace, Toowong 4066
  • Phone:07 3309 3500
  • Fax:07 3371 2679
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Basketball, cricket, chess, cross country, debating, football, gymnastics, robotics, rowing, rugby, sailing, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

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