St Laurence's College is a Catholic school for boys in the Archdiocese of Brisbane conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice. The school accepts students from Year 5 to Year 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane. The total enrolment of the school is over 1500.
St Laurence's College exists primarily to teach its students about the God who loves them and to help them grow in their knowledge and experience of God. The College attempts to have the values of the Gospel and the message of Jesus pervade all that happens.
As a College conducted in the Edmund Rice tradition, we offer a distinctive educational philosophy. This philosophy is based on a commitment to education as liberation. Blessed Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers, attempted to change the system to assist those in need, to protect the weak and to restore social justice. His challenge to us today is to act justly and to live in right relationship with God, ourselves, our neighbour and indeed with all of creation.
This site exists as one form of communication with parents to provide information on courses, requirements and progress.There are links to the many activities and opportunities that exist in the school.
This website also aims to provide a small window on St Laurence's College for those seeking enrolment. The printed word can only achieve that to a limited degree. Perhaps the best view of the school would be obtained by talking with members of the school community, particularly those for whom the school exists: the boys.
Mr Ian McDonald