On a daily basis, students at St Joseph’s Nudgee College are taught, cared for and challenged by teachers who want to bring out the best in all of their students. The holistic education, personal development, and wellbeing of each student is a key focus of the College.
The support by staff is complemented by the world-class facilities across the 136-hectare campus, including playing fields, an Olympic-standard athletics track, two heated swimming pools, a recently refurbished gymnasium, modern music and art studios, a 400-seat auditorium, and an onsite agricultural centre.
One of the most outstanding facilities the College has to offer is the Bathersby Boarding Village. The village features spacious individual rooms, shared common areas for study and recreation and a large communal courtyard with an eco-friendly design.
Dean of Boarding Christian Oneto says the boarders' emotional and physical health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to the College.
“Our on-campus Health Centre provides 24/7 care to students, ensuring that at any time, day or night, they can receive the care they need,” he says.
“The kitchen is staffed with chefs who prepare nutritious, well-balanced meals.”
Academically, every student at Nudgee College is catered for through the rich and diverse nature of our subject offerings, our state of the art learning facilities, our Learning Support Department, our Enrichment Program and our Vocational Education and Training Program. With a focus on 21st-century skills, all boys are encouraged and taught to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, to create and innovate and to be able to communicate and collaborate.
As a member of the Queensland Greater Public Schools (GPS) Association, the College provides a healthy and social opportunity for large numbers of boys to take part in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. These include Cricket, Debating, Rowing, Swimming, Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Chess, Rugby and Track and Field. There are many other clubs and teams that students can be part of, including Theatre Sports, various music ensembles and bands, and Cattle Club.