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St Laurence's College


82 Stephens Road
South Brisbane, 4101

General Overview

Boys day school
Founded in 1915
Number of Students:        1920           
Number of International Students:   11
Nationaity mix of international students: China, Korea, Hong Kong, Kenya
CRICOS Provider Code:    00972C

Website: www.slc.qld.edu.au

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 3 to Year 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane. The total enrolment of the school is over 1500
  • Accepts students from Year 3-12
  • Founded in 1915
  • Located in South Brisbane (central city location)
  • Above State-average academic results
  • Outstanding sporting achievements

Why St Laurence's College is amongst the top boys' schools in Brisbane

  • Outstanding academic results
  • Alumni record of success
  • One of the most sought after boys' day school in Queensland
  • Broad Curriculum
  • Outstanding Gifted and Talented Program
  • Outstanding Facilities
  • Fantastic location in Southbank Precinct
  • Proud history and tradition since 1915
  • University & Employer partnerships
  • Music & Arts program
  • Pastoral care for individual students
  • Extensive sporting Program
  • Great value for money
  • High number of graduates to University and Apprenticeships

School Facilities

  • Well-equipped classrooms
  • Science and computer laboratories
  • Primary and Secondary Resource Centres
  • Specialist rooms for Art, Drama, Dance, Film & Television and Multimedia, Graphics & Technology, Hospitality, Language and Music;
  • A 1500 seat auditorium;
  • A 240 seat theatre;
  • A 25 metre pool
  • A multiple purpose sports hall; and
  • A chapel.
  • Modern Science and Computer Laboratories   
  • Film and Editing Suites
  • Extensive Sports Facilities
  • Outdoor Education Centre   
  • Swimming Pool

Senior curriculum at SLC

Comulsory subjects for Year 11-12
  • English (Authority) or English Communication (Authority Registered), and
  • Mathematics A (Authority) or Mathematics B (Authority) or Pre-vocational Mathematics (Authority Registered)
  • Study of Religion (Authority) or Religious Education & Ethics (Authority Registered),

Elective subjects for Year 11-12 (subject to change)

  • Authority Subjects -OP
  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Organisation & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Film, Television & New Media
  • Geography
  • Graphics
  • Health Education
  • Information Processing & Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics C
  • Modern History
  • Multi-Strand Science
  • Music
  • Music Extension (Performance) - Year 12 only
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Technology Studies
  • Visual Art

Tertiary Pathways

The process of subject selection for senior secondary students enables them to access a number of pathway options leading to tertiary studies or employment on completing Year 12.  A range of of opportunities are available to students for university studies, work placements, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.  The school counsellors assist students in the subject selection process to maximise their tertiary sector opportunities in accordance with their career goals, interests and capabilities

Special Activities

  • Leadership and Personal Development Program   
  • Virtual Desk   
  • Unique Home Pastoral System
  • Overseas Exchange Program   
  • Debating, Public Speaking
  • Art Excellence Programs
    • There are many talented Art students in the College. The highlight of the year is the SLC Art Exhibition which showcases the quality paintings, sketches, drawings, sculptures and photos the boys have produced.
    • Debating has been a popular activity amongst student for many years. Students compete in Primary and Secondary teams in Semester 1.
    • There have also been opportunities for our Drama students. In 2011 the musical, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, was a great success.
  • School Musical Productions
    • St Laurence’s offers a vibrant and inclusive music program covering classroom, instrumental and vocal music. The music program has a strong influence within the College, involving over 600 students from Years 5 to 12. All boys enrolled at the College are encouraged to be involved in a large variety of ensembles encompassing many standards, musical styles and genres. 
    • Old Boys of the College have gone on to perform, record and compose professionally with various national and international classical artists and ensembles.


The College has a long sporting history with proud traditions and outstanding achievements. St Laurence’s sporting facilities include an indoor multi-purpose court and weights area, an additional outdoor multi-purpose court, a 25 metre swimming pool, and a soon to be completed multi-purpose state of the art synthetic grassfield located on-site with a further eight grass ovals (three of which have turf wickets) located at the College’s Runcorn Playing Fields.

St Laurence’s College is a member school of the Combined Independent Colleges (CIC) – Years 5 to 7, the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) – Years 8 to 12 and Regional Sporting Organisations. The association sports are Cricket, Swimming, Volleyball (Trimester 1), Cross Country, Football (Soccer), Rugby, (Trimester 2) and Athletics, Basketball, Tennis, (Trimester 3). AIC Chess is also played in Trimester 2. In addition to these sports, AFL, Golf, Water Polo, Rugby League, Futsal and Touch Football are offered to students in selected year levels.



Tuition per year (Year 8-12)

Non-Tuition Fee (Levy camp- per semester)

(Excludes costs such as OSHC, uniforms, stationery and other school activities)

Homestay fees (incl GST)

Homestay rent per week

Homestay Bond

Initial placement fee

Transfer fee (if moving from one provider to another)










MUSIC FEES (if receiving instrumental lessons)        
Individual lessons   $260   per term
Group lessons   $146   per term
Music levy   $85   per annum
Other school related activities and expenses        
An allowance of $600 per annum should be allowed for other school related activities        
A full set of school uniform will cost approximately $850        
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please refer to the College website for the most up-to-date fees