Stannies is one of the largest boys’ boarding schools in New South Wales with more than 200 boarders mainly from the Central West, Southern and Western areas of the State. The College offers: small class sizes; a rich curriculum providing both academic and vocational subject choices; a co-operative teaching and learning program that engages students and provides significant opportunities for parents to support and encourage their sons; a curriculum that engages boys; a rich co-curricular experience across the Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Sport.

Scholarships and bursaries: Stannies offers Vincentian Bursaries for families who are unable to meet the fees, Isolated Children Scholarships for young children living in isolated areas where access to secondary school is non-existent or limited, Music and Art Scholarships and Indigenous Scholarships for Australians of Indigenous descent.

Facilities: Facilities include magnificent grounds inclusive of seven ovals, an Olympic swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, a 50-acre agricultural study centre at the base of Mt Panorama and an agriculture plot, a 1100-seat performing arts centre and an expansive indoor recreation venue, a well-resourced library, extensive private music practice rooms, a full complement of band instruments, cutting edge technology involving wide-spread use of laptops which are serviced by wireless network connections throughout the boarding and day school, as well as computer laboratories. The campus incorporates buildings classified by the National Trust. The College also has an outdoor education campus at Trunkey Creek.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Commerce, Art, Visual Arts, Music, Geography, Italian, History, Agriculture, Information Systems Technology, Design and Technology — Automotive Technology, Metal Technology, Wood Technology, Graphics Technology.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics (all levels), English (all courses), Design and Technology, Physics, Senior Science, Ancient History, Modern History, Drama, Information Processes Technology, Software Design & Development, Studies of Religion 1 & 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Visual Arts, Agriculture, Geography, Legal Studies, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education, Vocational Education & Training courses: Entertainment, Construction, Automotive, Primary Industries, Metals & Engineering. Subject to availability of places, the following TVET courses may be offered — Computing PC Skills, Introductory Nursing Studies, Aviation, Child Studies, Animal Care, Electrotechnology, Sport & Recreation, Hospitality, Automotive Studies.

Sport: Rugby union, tennis, swimming, basketball, rugby league, cricket, touch football, water polo, athletics. There are extra costs for some sports. St Stanislaus’ College is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), which provides an excellent standard of interschool competition.

Co-curricular activities: Music, debating, public speaking, Mock Trial, chess club, drama, writing groups, Young Achiever, Film Festival, concert and stage bands, Stannies Art Association, and outdoor activities such as equestrian/dressage events.
Welfare and personal development: There is a strong school spirit. Pastoral care of the boys within a caring environment is a feature of the school.

Special features: A number of special programs are offered to meet the needs of the students. Remediation in English and mathematics is available from Years 7 to 12. Study masters closely supervise the students’ evening study. Special, gifted and talented enrichment programs are offered at the College, both within and additional to the timetable. The resources of CSU Bathurst, the Bathurst Enrichment Network, The University of Western Sydney and University of New South Wales are used to provide challenging opportunities for interested students. More than 130 students are enrolled in the instrumental music program. Students take the NSW Board-determined course in Years 11 and 12. Classes are streamed and the average size is 25 in the junior school and 15 in the senior school.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: approximately 620 students.
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: please contact the school for fee information
  • Address:Brilliant Street (PO Box 97), Bathurst 2795
  • Phone:61 2 6331 4177
  • Fax:61 2 6331 4481

©2022 UMCO. All rights reserved