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Canterbury College

Canterbury College

QLD, Brisbane Southern Suburbs









Success matters — but what is success?

At Canterbury, we believe success is reaching your full potential. You can only reach your full potential if you are in a place that focuses on wellbeing and extracurricular options as well as academic excellence.

In 2014, 27 per cent of our students received an OP from 1 to 5, and 99 per cent of applying students received a university placement. Our NAPLAN results are consistently well above state and national standard. At Canterbury, our academic record speaks for itself.

Wellbeing: the road to success

Our wellbeing program proves Canterbury College is at the forefront of innovative thinking. We offer a mindfulness and meditation program to students of all ages, calming and focussing the mind, reducing stress and regulating energy levels for optimum learning.

Our Junior School students also have access to our multi-sensory room and our weighted ‘fidget aids’. These are based on the latest research about energy levels of young people and how restriction of their natural energy levels may negatively affect their learning ability. Throughout the college, we also have stand-up desks available to students.

Our pastoral care team and regular year-level retreats, as well as our Spiritual Development classes, also focus on the wellbeing of our students.

Artistic excellence

Our Arts Academy offers one-on-one tuition, masterclasses with renowned artists, a wide range of performance opportunities and partnerships with tertiary and professional arts companies. It is renowned for its excellent programs, and Canterbury students are sought after due to their performance prowess.

  • National Eisteddfod winners in the Australian Choral Challenge and 19 Years and Under Choir Championship (2014)
  • Platinum winners of MusicFest in Choir and Symphonic Band (2014)
  • National and international tours: UK , USA, and Italy
  • Griffith University and Queensland College of Art GUESTS programs in drama and visual art
  • International student exchange with Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan, USA
  • Masterclasses with leading national and international artists
  • Script-writing development programs conducted in association with Playlab Press
  • Artist in residence offerings with theatre groups Markwell Presents and Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company
  • Student selection into Queensland Theatre Company Youth Ensemble

Sporting success stories

Our Sporting program offers a supportive, disciplined space for our students to excel in their chosen sports. In Semester 1 of 2015 alone, our students achieved the following:

  • six TAS Premierships
  • hockey TAS overall champions
  • rugby TAS second overall
  • four undefeated JTAS netball teams
  • five players selected in TAS representative rugby teams
  • 11 players selected in TAS representative hockey teams
  • five students selected in the Combined Independent Colleges’ rugby team
  • nine Queensland representatives
  • 25 South Coast regional representatives
  • 96 Pacific District representatives
  • 2015 Pacific District Swimming Champions
  • 2015 Pacific District Cross Country Champions
  • 10 riders qualified for Queensland Equestrian Championships
  • won gold and bronze medals at the South East Queensland rowing regatta
  • nine rowers to compete at the Queensland Championships
  • Under 16 boys futsal team qualified for the Champion of Champions tournament
  • six individual and group first places and overall Dance Grand Champion School and Cheer Grand Champion School at World Cup Cheerleading State Showdown.

Catering for all interests

Along with a range of vocational and academic offerings on the curriculum, we cater to the stargazers, the talkers, the bookworms, the craft-lovers and more. Among our most popular student clubs are:

  • The Dark Side Astronomy Club
  • Board Games
  • Book Club
  • Computer Club
  • Construction
  • Craft
  • Creative Writing
  • Photography
  • Puppetry
  • Puzzles
  • Strategic Games
  • Touch Football.

Canterbury College is a place where wellbeing matters, success matters and the future of our students matters.

We invite you to take a look at our college, arrange a visit and consider making our place, your place.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1198
Up to Year 6: 454
In high school: 744
In Year 12: 141

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Activities and Support staff



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18 sporting activities
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Message from the Principal

Canterbury College is a place where success matters - and to be successful, students must be engaged, happy, challenged and in a community with structure, safety and a commitment to excellence.

At Canterbury, from Kindergarten to Year 12, we focus on student wellbeing and academic excellence, and offer a vast range of extracurricular options for students.

We are forward-thinking and always looking at ways to enhance students' educational experiences. Our multi-sensory room, mindfulness and meditation program, stand-up desks and fidget aids are offerings based upon the latest research into optimum learning supports for students - setting them on a path of effective learning.

We are focused on connecting with tertiary and professional institutions and partnering with families.

Canterbury College is more than a place to learn - it is a place for students to belong, feel part of a family and be given the tools to pursue dreams, overcome challenges and be the best they can be.

Mrs Donna Anderson

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Canterbury College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

School fees at Canterbury College

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Canterbury College for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $6,080
Grade 1 $6,080
Grade 2 $6,080
Grade 3 $6,370
Grade 4 $6,370
Grade 5 $6,370
Grade 6 $6,370

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $7,360
Year 8 $8,470
Year 9 $8,470
Year 10 $8,620
Year 11 $8,620
Year 12 $8,620

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $19,655
Year 12 $19,655

School Details

Head of College: Mrs Donna Anderson

Old Logan Village Road Waterford QLD 4133


Tel: 07 3299 0888

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