St Joseph’s Nudgee College, located in Brisbane’s north-eastern suburbs, is one of Queensland’s largest boarding schools with 300 boys ranging from Years 6 to 12 living on campus. Set on a magnificent 136-hectare campus, just 15 kilometres north-east of Brisbane city, Nudgee College combines technologically advanced classrooms, a cattle yard, vineyard and first class sporting facilities with a vocational education program and a wide variety of extracurricular activities, to provide boarders and day students with an educational experience to meet their needs. The College’s holistic approach to education ensures the opportunities offered to, and the principles instilled in, a student during their time at Nudgee College helps to set him up for when he leaves.

Facilities: Golf course, 12 tennis courts, six basketball courts (indoor and outdoor), 12 football, rugby and cricket ovals, 20 practice cricket nets, 50-metre Olympic pool and 25-metre pool, Olympic-standard athletics track, technology centre, modern, technologically advanced classrooms, recording studio, recently refurbished drama, hospitality and science buildings.

Electives Years 8 and 9: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Health and Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology (Computers), Curriculum Extension, Curriculum Support, Student Formation, Graphics, Design Technology, Business Studies, Japanese, Music, Drama, Art.

Electives Years 10 to 12: English, Chinese/Korean, Japanese, Modern History, Geography, Economics, Legal Studies, Mathematics A, B and C, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Marine Studies, Agricultural Science, Accounting, Business Organisation and Management, Hospitality Studies, Graphics, Technology Studies, Art, Study of Religion, Drama, Music, Visual Art, Philosophy and Reason, Curriculum Support, Student Formation, Information Processing and Technology, Health and Physical Education. Vocational courses in Construction, Engineering, Hospitality, Business and Rural Operations.

Sport: AFL, basketball, cricket, cross-country, football, golf, rowing, rugby league, rugby union, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball. Leisure — AV crew, chess, clay target, debating, oratory, small-bore rifle, squash, table tennis, wave riders, weights.

Welfare and personal development: Three counsellors on staff, nine pastoral House Deans, Dean of Students, Director of Boarding, four Heads of Boarding Houses, Student Equity Department, Head of Indigenous Education.

Special features: 136-hectare College campus.

Famous ex-students: Air Vice-Marshal Sir Neville McNamara, Richard Mills (composer/conductor), Archbishop of Brisbane John Bathersby, Elton Flatley (former Australian rugby union Vice Captain), Rocky Elsom (current Australian rugby union Captain), Jason Akermanis (Western Bulldogs), Jamie Charman (Brisbane Lions), Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm/Qld Reds), Nathan Hauritz (Australian cricket), Brendan Nash (West Indies cricket), Brenton Rickard (swimming world record holder), Pete Murray (singer/songwriter) and Dr Harry Windsor (performed the first heart transplant).

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1450 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 8k - 12k tuition years 5 to 7 $9,664, years 8 to 12 $11,368. boarding years 6 and 7 $13,828, years 8 to 12 $17,044.
  • Address:PO Box 130, Virginia 4014
  • Phone:07 3865 0555
  • Fax:07 3865 0500
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school

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