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Canterbury College

General Overview

Girls and boys day school
Year commenced: 1987
Number of Students: 1400                 
Number of International Students: 114
Nationality mix of international students: China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
CRICOS Provider Code: 01609C
Website: www.canterbury.qld.edu.au

Address

Old Logan Village Road
Waterford 4133
Queensland, Australia


Canterbury College is an independent day school affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. Canterbury College is a community of like-minded people who share a dream of having all students achieve their potential in an inspiring learning environment.  Not only do students of Canterbury College enjoy a wonderful environment of expansive playing fields and exciting architecture, they are also a community committed to Anglican Christian values, the pursuit of intellectual endeavour, the development of creative ideas and the acceptance of differences and diversity. The school is committed to developing confident young people with high self-esteem and self-discipline. 

Canterbury students receive a well-rounded education, both within and outside the classroom to assist in the development of their spiritual, social, cultural and academic life-long learning.  The College atmosphere is founded upon good relationships among staff, students and parents, as well as the wider community.  The College ethos is based on mutual respect, support and cooperation. The rich and diverse academic program is supported by a full curriculum of activities, camps and excursions. Technology is integrated in all year levels, providing students with access to shared sets of laptop and desktop computers as part of their day-to-day learning.  

The College offers a rich curriculum, with opportunities for all students to pursue their dreams through flexible pathways to university, further education or employment.

Why choose Canterbury College for your child's future education?
  • Excellent academic reputation and outstanding results
  • Extensive ESL support offered to International Students
  • International Student Support Centre and excellent pastoral care
  • Homestay managed by Canterbury College
  • Located midway between Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • School bus from Sunnybank
  • Free homework tuition
  • Strong  and competitive sports programe
  • Specialist Music and Arts Centre
  • State-of-the-art Science precinct
  • Extension subjects, university subjects and career guidance and help with university entrance
  • Outstanding academic results
  • Reputation for excellent behaviour within the community
Canterbury students receive a well-rounded education, both within and outside the classroom to assist in the development of their spiritual, social, cultural and academic life-long learning.  The College atmosphere is founded upon good relationships among staff, students and parents, as well as the wider community.  The College ethos is based on mutual respect, support and co-operation. The rich and diverse academic program is supported by a full curriculum of activities, camps and excursions. Technology is integrated in all year levels, providing students with access to shared sets of laptop and desktop computers as part of their day-to-day learning.

From an academic perspective, the Year 12 cohort performed outstandingly with over 79% of the OP eligible students receiving an OP between 1 and 15. This result places Canterbury College above the State average.
School Facilities

Senior School Curriculum 

Senior School students are provided with a diverse range of opportunities to experience real and authentic learning that connects them with their future after school. A wider range of academic subjects are offered, as we all vocational education and training opportunities, including traineeships. 

Subjects offered at Canterbury College 
• Accounting, Economics, Business Management 
• English, English Communication  
• Mathematics A, Mathematics B Mathematics C 
• Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Multi Strand Science 
• Ancient History, Modern History, Study of Religion 
• Economics, Accounting, Geography, Legal Studies 
• Visual Art, Drama, Music, Music Extension 
• Physical Education, Health Education 
• French, Japanese  
• Information Technology Studies, Technology Studies, Graphics 

The Senior Education and Training Plan (SET Plan) process during Year 10 and formal conversations with specialist staff in Years 11-12, parental involvement and support are all vital in this consultative process when determining courses of study for Years 11 and 12.  

Some Senior students also study subjects from university courses for one or more semesters through the College’s association with Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, the University of Southern Queensland and University of Queensland. University Subjects could include: Commerce, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Law and Legal Process, Mathematics, Nursing, Performing Arts, and Psychology. Students who successfully pass such subjects receive credit in subsequent university studies and can gain preferential entry to the related course after completing Year 12.

School Facilities

The schools facilities are continually expanding and improving to reflect the professional and progressive nature of education at the College.

•    Modern Digital Classrooms   
•    New Technology Precinct
•    Wireless network    
•    High Tech Computer and Science Laboratories
•    Industrial Technology Centre    
•    Specialised Music and Art facilities
•    Basketball, Tennis and Netball courts   
•    Sports Hall
•    English, English Communication 
•    Mathematics A, Mathematics B Mathematics C
•    Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Multi Strand Science
•    Ancient History, Modern History, Study of Religion
•    Economics, Accounting, Geography, Legal Studies
•    Visual Art, Drama, Music, Music Extension
•    Physical Education, Health Education
•    French, Japanese 
•    Information Technology Studies, Technology Studies, Graphics 

Tertiary Pathways 

Pathways include a rigorous traditional academic program as well as Vocational Education and Training programs or a combination of both. Senior students may also complete school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. Canterbury students gain experiences and skills inside and outside the classroom, through camps, retreats, conferences, workshops and other on-campus activities and excursions that are either academically-focused or part of our rich pastoral care program. 

Senior School students undertake School-based Apprenticeships, Traineeships, complete Certificate and Diploma courses and work placements as well as work experience. School-based Traineeships and Apprenticeships allow students to work for an employer and train towards a recognised qualification, while completing high school. Several students who successfully complete their traineeships and have used them as a benchmark to gain a Tertiary Rank, to continue onto the next level or to secure full-time employment.

Co-curricular activities at Canterbury College 

Canterbury College provides year-round opportunities for Middle and Senior School students of all skill levels and interests to participate in a range of sports. Through the Senior Sport (TAS) program students can participate in inter-school competitions and represent the College in both The Associated Schools (TAS) sporting competition, which currently includes nine schools from across the wider Brisbane area, as well as other competitions. 

Sports

The sports offered through the TAS system include:
• Athletics
• Basketball
• Cricket
• Cross Country
• Hockey
• Netball
• Rugby Union
• Soccer
• Touch Football
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Volleyball 

The College sports program focuses on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development of our students and maximises participation with the intent to encourage a healthy lifestyle and a life long enjoyment of sport. 

Testimonials from the college's students

“I love Canterbury College because Canterbury College’s international student support is excellent. My friends at Canterbury College are friendly and very helpful. They are always talking to me, even though I am not good at English. My teacher is always so helpful. They help me a lot with my academic work. When I don’t understand English or other subjects, they always help me. I wish I could go to an Australian University in the future, after I graduate from Canterbury College. I want to study medicine and those kind of areas. I was happy to come to Canterbury College.” Nariyoshi, Japanese student


“I absolutely love it here. The teachers, they’re very helpful, they’re funny and whenever you have a question you can just go ask them and they’re willing to help all the time. I really like the environment in our school. We have the bush, we have the oval, it’s very beautiful. It’s lovely to study here. After graduation, I would like to become a teacher just like the teachers here, to help students achieve their goals and improve their grades. Thank you so much Canterbury College for giving me such a wonderful opportunity and so many amazing teachers.” Sally, Chinese student