Wellbeing at Brisbane Boys’ College is designed to develop self-efficacy in our students, to encourage boys to participate, become part of a team and take on leadership roles. Ultimately, it is about nurturing a boy’s confidence and a strong sense of belonging to a community he will forever be a part of.

Our staff know each boy individually and deliver purposeful and age-specific programs to equip students with much-needed skills to confidently navigate their way through their school years and beyond.

The House System

While every classroom teacher, coach, mentor and leader plays an active role in fostering the wellbeing of our boys, our House System provides an opportunity for boys to take responsibility for one another, engendering a strong sense of belonging and enabling boys of different ages to connect and collaborate across a range of sporting, cultural, leadership and social activities.

The House System places a great deal of emphasis on the welfare of each individual boy. From the day they enter the College, students become members of a House Group whose staff are dedicated to helping them learn, grow and develop socially and emotionally, both inside and outside the classroom. Some of the topics covered in our House Tutor Periods include Leadership, Friendship, Confidence, Relationships, Organisation and Persistence.

All boarders at the College are in Rudd House and brothers are always placed in the same House as their older siblings. Additionally, sons of Old Collegians are placed in the same House group as their fathers, except for those day boys whose fathers were boarders.

Wellbeing & Achievement

We know there is an inextricable link between wellbeing and achievement. Through implementing intentional, experienced-based wellbeing initiatives through our Positive Education framework, we foster resilience, engagement and ultimately an optimal environment for academic success.

Our positive education framework, which is based on the science of positive psychology, places the wellbeing and happiness of each boy at the heart of our decision making.

Read more about Positive Education