142 Academic Excellence awards 
in recognition of our student academic achievements

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Students bring new Middle School Precinct to life

Not merely growing up.

But growing values, purpose and a sense of belonging.

Igniting the spark of ambition.

Laying the foundations for future success.

Exploring new ideas. Expounding proven principles.

Leaders in middle schooling.

Building to one moment.

New Middle School Precinct.

Our Approach

What is BBC?

A GPS school for boys in Prep to Year 12. 

Redefining the boundaries in boys' education

Where young men forge their own path.

At Brisbane Boys’ College, we assist boys to become the thought-leaders of tomorrow; to be the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and businessmen.

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Success starts early. Why wait?

It starts with music every day.

As one of only a few schools in Brisbane to offer the Music Every Day program as part of the standard curriculum, BBC's Junior School sees our youngest learners in Prep, Years 1, 2 and 3 partake in music lessons on a daily basis. 

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Junior School

Prep to Year 6

Success starts early. Why wait? Explore how our specialised Junior School program creates a solid foundation for future learning.

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Middle School

Years 7 to 9

Give your son a flying start. Learn about our comprehensive Middle School curriculum and brand new Precinct for adolescent boys.

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Senior School

Years 10 to 12

Discover how we provide a setting for boys to develop into independent, resilient, problem solving young men, where they are able to pursue their pathways of choice.

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It takes a village

More than simply a school, Brisbane Boys' College is an extension of the home environment.

At BBC we are there as your child evolves from boyhood to manhood, developing important life skills such as decision making, social acceptance, lateral thinking, relationship building and an overall strong foundation on which to enter adulthood.

Our Pastoral Care program instils self-esteem, encourages leadership qualities, builds confidence and emphasises the importance of friendship; standing each boy in good stead for life’s journey.

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Broadening horizons

We provide over 30 co-curricular choices to help cultivate the important life skills needed - from joining the debating team to taking the stage to raising charitable funds and, of course, playing their favourite sport.

Our program focuses on providing benefit to the boys by adding value to their lives and encouraging them to develop integrity, ingenuity and creative spirit by being involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities.

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New generation, new tools

At Brisbane Boys’ College there is always a Next Generation – this is never truer than for technology.

Today, more than ever, we need to move our thinking beyond traditional literacy to a more dynamic set of 21st-century fluencies, skills that are needed to live and succeed in this rapidly changing society. These skills are not just about technological prowess; they’re not about hardware but more about headware!

We promote 21st century fluencies and encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and innovation. Staying ahead of the curve is vital, that’s why we advocate 1-1 learning using Tablet PCs. This keeps us in-step with the ever evolving world of technology, transforming students of today into the skilled professionals, successful businessmen and leaders of tomorrow.

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Boarding at BBC

BBC moves beyond education to total care.

House parents can never replace mum and dad, but at BBC they offer the special care and genuine support boys need when away from home. Combine this with our Resident Masters, Tutors, Counsellors and College Chaplain and you have a blend of family-like relationships, caring support and welcome advice.

As boarders, boys are automatically enrolled in Rudd House and through this unity a strong sense of friendship, trust, family and community is generated. Boarding provides a stable educational environment for boys to grow and develop independence and character.

From dietary needs to medical care, to recreational activities to total care and support, boarding at BBC is a unique way of life that is brimming with exciting opportunities. 

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Valuing holistic education

Brisbane Boys’ College encourages spiritual maturity and believes in the development of the spiritual life of each student.

One of the key undertakings of BBC is to encourage students to explore their relationship with God, issues of faith, spirituality and values. Providing a Christian foundation for intellectual, physical, social, moral, spiritual and aesthetic development; an enhanced education can deliver a broader dimension of the day-to-day world. 

This spiritual dimension also assists students to manage life's transitions as they develop a community spirit, a common ethos and shared values. Spirituality shapes our actions, our ethical behaviour and reflects the very essence of Brisbane Boys’ College.

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Spirit of adventure

Adventures outside the classroom challenge young people socially, physically and emotionally.

Outdoor Education combines education of the mind, body and soul – developing life skills and resilience while having fun! From the rivers of northern NSW to the glorious Glasshouse Mountains, your son will be challenged as a leader and eco-citizen whist enjoying all the outdoors has to offer.

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Indigenous Voice

At Brisbane Boys’ College we understand that the specific needs of each student can differ greatly.

That’s why we have tailored initiatives such as our Indigenous Education Program. The program works to close the gap by providing pathways for young Indigenous Australians to access mainstream education of the highest quailty.

A dedicated team of professionals are on hand to ensure a smooth transition and provide specialised support and care. Staff act as strong mentors, role models and supporters of culture with local elders often called upon to provide guidance. At BBC we are committed to creating an environment where Indigenous issues are understood and are motivated by the belief that such a program not only benefits those directly in our care, but has a far greater reach as we collectively work as a nation to create sustainable change.

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Admissions

Find out more

When it comes to choosing the right school it helps to have all the tools at your fingertips. Click the icons below to begin your BBC journey.

Explore our campus and surrounds

Explore our exceptional facilities in this interactive map. Look out for icons to gain insight into the wonderful environment in which our boys learn.

Submit an application

Submit an Application for Enrolment, using the PDF form or our Apply Online feature, for each son you wish to enrol.

On submission, the student's name is placed on the nominated waiting list.

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Invited to interview

Based on the information supplied in school, boys and their parents may be invited to attend an interview.

Interviews may occur up to 36 months prior to the year for which entry is sought.

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Offer of a place

Following an interview, should an offer of a place result, this will be confirmed in writing to the family.

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Acceptance of offer

An offer of a place is accepted by the parent through payment of the non-refundable Confirmation Fee and return of a signed copy of the  Student Enrolment Contract.

Importance of a strong start

Behaviours, attitudes and learning abilities start from a very young age.

Early Learning is crucial to a boy’s later transition to manhood. That’s why we recommend your son starts in those transitional years of Prep, Year 4 and Year 7. This is the vital time when we develop and shape your boy’s future, and in doing so have in place a comprehensive and adventurous curriculum which will ensure that BBC is a good fit for your son.

We promote a happy and safe environment in which our boys can feel relaxed - ready to listen, learn and participate.

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Fees at a glance

Our schedule sets out fees from Prep to Year 12, you can plan for the future by using our quick Fee Calculator.

It is most important for brothers to share educational experiences and be offered equal opportunities. BBC is a great supporter of siblings attending BBC and its sister schools, and as such we offer worthwhile discounts as an appreciation to those larger families.

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Integrate and educate

At Brisbane Boys’ College we welcome overseas students and believe that cultural integration strengthens the outlook and overall education of each and every student and BBC.

Life in Australia is full of peace and potential, particularly in Queensland where the people are friendly and the sun shines all year round. In Brisbane the opportunities for business, work and pleasure abound. We know that your son, and in fact your entire family, will fit right in and feel at home in no time at all.

Full fee paying students board at BBC during their enrolment unless of course a parent (holding an appropriate visa) is residing in Brisbane for the duration of the school term.

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Your questions answered

Parents often seek answers to similar questions when it comes to choosing the right school. To assist we've compiled a number of frequently asked questions.

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Open every day

Each year we hold a series of open days where we welcome students, their families and the community to explore our school and join in special events. We also make annual regional and international visits.

But if you can’t wait and really want to see why Brisbane Boys' College is the choice of so many families then we are more than happy to arrange a personal tour. You’ll soon discover that BBC is so much more than simply a school, it is a life experience for students and their families.

By visiting on an Open Day, Open Morning or touring the school you will learn more about the broad range of learning experiences offered – from academia, internationalism and community, to amazing music, outdoor life and sport.

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Creating opportunities

At BBC, we believe that a boy’s education should not be limited simply due to financial pressure. 

We love to see boys excel and that’s why we are happy to welcome boys who are talented, curious and keen to learn. We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries across various categories, which provides opportunities for boys to benefit from a BBC education.

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Getting here

Just a stone’s throw from Brisbane CBD, the beautiful architecture and landscaping of Brisbane Boys’ College is superbly situated on the hillside in Toowong.  

This central location makes getting here easy either by car or public transport. The school is also very close to the University of Queensland, the State's largest tertiary institution right on the Brisbane River where the school's boatshed is situated. 

BBC is conveniently positioned right on several major council bus routes with Toowong train station just a short walk from the College. There is a selection of train routes for students travelling from diverse areas of Brisbane. We also provide a dedicated school bus services which service the northern, western and Centenary suburbs.

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Our Community

BBC at a glance

Brisbane Boys’ College – one of Australia’s most innovative and successful schools where generations have enjoyed the benefits of our extensive curriculum, outstanding facilities and caring community.

Brisbane Boys’ College is a GPS boys school with day students from Prep to Year 12 and boarding students in Years 4 to 12. As a boys' school, BBC is specifically tailored to meet the needs of young men as they progress through their education. 

If we are to prepare tomorrow's leaders, we must help them to develop flexibility of mind, strength of character, social skills and a sound belief system.

An outstanding educational experience awaits your son when he joins the ranks of many thousands of young men who have passed through the 'Portal' since 1902.

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Igniting the spark

As a school we deal with dreams.

Dreams of parents who envisage what their sons could become and probably even more importantly, dreams of boys who reflect on what they could achieve. The school your son attends will shape his life and we have the great privilege of playing a part in creating tomorrow’s world.

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Success for every boy

We take your son’s holistic development personally.

Every member of staff cares about your son as an individual and a valuable member of the society into which he will grow. At BBC, this pride shines through in everything we do. To achieve success for every boy is to achieve our mission and live by our values.

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Honouring our heritage

In 1902 Mr A W Rudd OBE founded Brisbane Boys’ College.

Rudd believed education was the key to human progress. He saw no barriers only opportunities. Tradition and these ideals have been handed down through the generations, and today BBC is one of the most progressive and sought after boys’ educational facilities in Brisbane.

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All in the balance

At Brisbane Boys’ College we believe in realising our vision.

Our strategic plan is a highly functional, living document based on the Balanced Scorecard approach using comprehensive performance measures to achieve success for every boy.

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Superlative outcomes

To remain at the top of the educational field we align with leading businesses for our mutual benefits.

BBC offers educational insight at the same time gaining knowledge through the collective expertise of our successful and highly recognised corporate partners.

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Future now

We're very excited about our new world-class Middle School Precinct.

Purpose designed and built for community and flexibility this multi-level facility is geared for the 21st  century with specialist teaching spaces, including break-out and interconnected rooms. The precinct was opened this year.

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Thought leadership

Education is a constantly changing landscape.

At BBC we have created an environment for focused research and expert consultation to ensure our teachers are leading the way in innovative, unique and most importantly highly effective teaching methods. Investing in our staff and their learning advances the education of every student; that's why we have a dedicated professional learning program to ensure opportunities for learning exist across the entire spectrum.

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Student voice

At BBC we like to look at learning through our students' eyes.

Our teachers create a safe and trusting environment where classroom experience and outcomes are used to understand each boy's needs, beavhiour and achievements. By listening to the student voice and using this to guide professional learning experiences, we are able to implement intervention strategies at an individual level and directly improve student oucomes.

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In partnership

The success of our students expands beyond the classroom.

BBC advocates partnership between home and the school, creating a rich environment for positive relationships, valuable learning experiences and overall personal growth. As experienced educators we pride ourselves on providing parents with the tools to take learning beyond the classroom and into the home.

 

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A connection for life

There’s something about staying in touch.

About keeping the bonds that are formed in your foundational years. Joining the Old Collegians Associations means keeping those important connections for life and becoming a part of 14,000 like-minded old boys.

No matter whether you finished last year or 50 years ago the BBC Old Collegians' Association provides past students an opportunity to catch up, network and enjoy all those magnificent traditions that makes BBC especially memorable.

Reunions, dinners, news and memories. The OCA is about reconnecting. But it is more than simply reminiscing, OCA is an important part of the BBC make-up and members help to make a real difference to students and the wider community.

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Investing in the future

We aim to unlock the potential of every student.

The BBC Foundation assists in making this extraordinary educational opportunity available to your son and those of many others. By encouraging philanthropy, the BBC Foundation is able to generate the support we need to provide opportunities in the academic, pastoral, spiritual, cultural and sporting progress of every boy as well as the facilities to accomodate these strides.

Our investment is driven by a strong strategy, enabling us to plan for the future with confidence, providing for our next gneration of leaders, innovators and change-makers.

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Parents and friends

Our Parent and Friends' Association supports the College in many ways.

The association plays a vital role in strengthening the link between BBC and the wider community and enables those wanting to play an active role in their son's education to get involved as a volunteer or through various parent support groups.

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Meet, connect, enjoy

New friendships, social events, fun gatherings - it's all part of BBC parent connections.

Forget late night meetings and long agendas, Parent Connections is simply about providing a platform to get to know those within the BBC community through a range of events and as a parent to keep you informed of the latest developments at the College.

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Collective excellence

The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA), has a strong tradition of providing excellence in education.

As a member school, BBC continues to contribute to the Christian education in Queensland. Established in 1918, PMSA schools have become sought after for their values, ethics and high standards overall.

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On your doorstep

Enviable facilities to match our reputation

Located just five kilometres from the Brisbane CBD in the inner western suburbs, Brisbane Boys' College is nestled in the hillside suburb of Toowong. The campus - home to state-of-the-art academic, sporting and cultural facilities - dates back to the 1930s and and has continued to progress as the College has grown in its 111 years of operation.

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Committed to a thriving future

The environment is everyone’s responsibility.

BBC is taking a leadership stance to ensure that every boy understands sustainability and that everyone associated with BBC works together to create a better world both now and for future generations. Students and staff are constantly aware of their role in BBC’s ecological footprint and it shows in the classroom, grounds and office from simple paper curtailment to water harvesting and energy reduction.

Sustainability is embedded in everything we do. From Outdoor Education to testing the quality of water in Biology and immersing our minds in climate change in SOSE.

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News & Events

BBC Bus Service

Five chartered bus routes servicing Clayfield, to Albany Creek, to Centenary and Windsor.

Bus passes for our five chartered bus routes.

Speech Night 2014

Tuesday 4 November - QPAC

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Activating Academics
Activating Academics

Academic Excellence

In two dedicated assemblies, 142 students from Years 7 to 11 received an Academic Excellence award in recognition of their academic achievements.

Leading the way
Leading the way

The path of the crusade

BBC's 2014 cohort begin the year of the Crusade with this year's senior leaders having been officially inducted at a special assembly

First day of school
First day of school

Students bring life to new precinct

The next exciting chapter for Brisbane Boys' College began when students returned to school for 2014