Brisbane Boys’ College is one of four outstanding schools owned by the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) along with our sibling schools Clayfield College, Somerville House and Sunshine Coast Grammar School.
The PMSA is run by a board which comprises 13 PMSA Board members and operates Brisbane Boys’ College through the Brisbane Boys’ College School Council. Together, they provide the College with the strategy and framework that fosters excellence in teaching and learning, a caring Christian culture, and governance and policy-making support.
Brisbane Boys’ College Council is made up of up to nine members including two PMSA Board members, up to six independent School Council members appointed from the College’s community, and the Headmaster, who is a non-voting member. The Brisbane Boys’ College Council is delegated the responsibility to govern and administer the performance of the school.
About the PMSA
Established in 1918, the PMSA is a joint mission of the Uniting Church of Australia, Queensland Synod and the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. The Churches formed the PMSA to purchase Brisbane High School for Girls (now Somerville House) and Clayfield College (now Brisbane Boys’ College) in 1918.
More than 100 years on, the PMSA is a financially strong, not-for-profit organisation that plays a vital role in setting the direction of each school and the connecting link between the schools and the two churches. All PMSA schools offer a unique ecumenical learning environment where children learn Christian values common to two churches, not the beliefs and practices of just one church.
The PMSA works together with the Brisbane Boys’ College Council and Headmaster to provide:
- a caring, Christian-based culture
- high quality programs for developing teaching excellence
- financial strength and support
- human resources, legal and compliance support
- governance and policy-making support, particularly around child safety