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Principal’s Welcome

On behalf of our school community, I welcome you to the St Laurence’s College website.

A St Laurence’s College education is characterised by excellence, inclusive practices, social justice and our focus on others. I am proud to be a part of this unique community.

As a Catholic school for boys in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, we have been operating since 1915.

With a total enrolment of over 1,900 boys, and with many international students, we accept students from Year 5 to Year 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane.

As a College conducted in the Edmund Rice tradition, we proudly offer a distinctive educational philosophy, that 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 work for a just world. His challenge to us today is to act justly and to live in the right relationship with God, ourselves, our neighbour and indeed with all of creation. The College aims to have the values of the Gospel and the message of Jesus pervades in all that happens.

Our staff are enthusiastic, highly dedicated and committed to the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of our students through life long learning. They come with a wide range of experience, skills and expertise and a deep commitment to provide students with quality relationships and positive learning experiences. We look forward to working closely with our students and parents/caregivers.

I invite you, in these years of establishment to contribute your time, skills and energy to create a spirit of care, hospitality, cooperation and respect; and a community that values and promotes authentic learning and positive relationships.

Please feel free to explore our website and contact the school for further information, or to join us on a tour of the facilities during our Open Day, so that you can experience our warm and engaging environment first hand.

Mr Chris Leadbetter
Principal

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