Welcome from the Principal

Thank you for checking out our website and welcome to the world of St Augustine’s College, located at Augustine Heights within the Greater Springfield area. We are a community dedicated to the provision of high quality, inclusive Catholic education.

In our day to day work with children and young people and their families, we focus around four key areas of College life:

  • Catholic Ethos and College Life
  • Community Partnerships and Services
  • Curriculum
  • Organisation and Administration

We are a contemporary Catholic, coeducational College for students spanning Prep to Year 12. In addition we have a Long Day Care Centre for children aged 6 months to 4 years, operated by Centacare on our campus. We commenced in January 2003 with 176 students and currently, have approximately 142​0 students from P – 12.

Our College takes its name from St Augustine of Hippo, bishop and Doctor of the church, whose service of his North African diocese was spent amidst the political and social ferment of the late Roman Empire.

St Augustine's College was established and is administered by Brisbane Catholic Education [BCE], the educational arm of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. As part of the learning community of all involved in diocesan Catholic schools - a community currently comprising 136 schools - St Augustine's has access to the very significant services provided by Brisbane Catholic Education.

We have also been welcomed into the worldwide network of Augustinian schools; with a sister school relationship being established in our foundation year with St Mary's College in Nagasaki in western Japan.

St Augustine's is a master planned College that provides for students in four developmental phases: Early Years [P - 2], Junior Years [3 - 5], Middle Years [6 - 9] and Senior Years [10 - 12]. Each level has its own precinct, subtle uniform variation and curriculum focus while still remaining part of a seamless P - 12 College community. An ongoing building program, funded by a combination of Commonwealth and State Government funds and loans taken out for repayment by this community, has progressively brought on line facilities needed for each level as required. The College has a very active College Board and Parents and Friends Association who support the work of the College by providing financial support, physical support and strategic advice to the Leadership team of the College.

As St Augustine's College grows, we will continue to develop our own distinctive character. A combination of physical factors such as the site, architecture, landscaping and College uniform will help to define this distinctive character. The contemporary curriculum we provide and will continue to renew will also be instrumental in defining who we are. The advent of a new Australian Curriculum from 2011 will add significantly to the direction and character of the College. But above all, it will be the people who make up this community - our students, our parents, and our staff, as well as other partners, who will define who we are. We will strive to develop sound, life giving relationships with our students and strong, supportive partnerships with parents and families.

These things do not happen without commitment and in that regard I invite all community members, as I have invited all our staff, to bring alive our College motto to Be together in Heart and Mind. St Augustine's is a place where opportunities abound and I encourage parents / carers and their children to immerse themselves in our community and when opportunity knocks, answer the door!

God bless!

Graham Meertens

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