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 School Council (LINK) is made up of 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 School 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 School 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

Find out more about PMSA history

PMSA Board

The PMSA is run by a board which comprises 13 members. Up to five PMSA Board members are each appointed by the Presbyterian Church and the Uniting Church and up to three are directly appointed by the PMSA Board.  The PMSA Board is supported by three committees, a School Council for each of the schools and the PMSA corporate office.

Brisbane Boys’ College School Council

Brisbane Boys’ College School Council is made up of two PMSA Board members, and up to six independent School Council members appointed from the College community, and the College Headmaster, who is a non-voting member. The Brisbane Boys’ College School Council is delegated the responsibility to govern and administer the performance of the school. The School Council’s role includes:

  • establishing and implementing the College business and strategic plans.
  • monitoring the management of risks within Brisbane Boys’ College.
  • overseeing BBC’s financial and operational performance against KPIs.
  • ensuring BBC adheres to all policies and procedures including child protection.
  • overseeing new School Council member appointments.
  • being actively involved in the process of appointing the school Headmaster.
  • managing the ongoing performance of the school Headmaster.

The Headmaster reports to the School Council and is responsible for the daily operations of the school.

For more information about the School Council’s roles and responsibilities, please see the Brisbane Boys’ College School Council Charter.

When positions on the Brisbane Boys’ College School Council are vacant, they will be advertised on the BBC and PMSA websites, in the College newsletter, and other appropriate websites for board positions available.

Meet our current BBC School Council Members

PMSA Vision and Values

All PMSA schools play an important role in educating and guiding young people with values for life. Founded on strong Christian values – relationships, care, ethics, personal development, excellence and celebration – Somerville House and other PMSA schools share these collective values. The four schools work collaboratively to share their knowledge and expertise to enhance the educational experience across all schools.

More about PMSA Christian mission, vision and values.