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Moreton Bay Boys' College

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302 Manly Road Manly

West Queensland 4179


 CRICOS Code 03772J


Established in 2003, Moreton Bay Boys’ College (MBBC) is a contemporary, independent, Prep to Year 12 boys’ college. We are a young and dynamic school, embracing innovation and change, offering an exciting learning environment for your son to thrive. MBBC consistently rates as one of Queensland’s top performing Schools.


Located in the thriving eastern suburbs of Brisbane, our College is located in the leafy bayside suburb of Manly West, just 15 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and from Brisbane Airport. MBBC is set within 13 hectares of bushland with a 5.5-hectare nature sanctuary behind the classrooms.


Specialised facilities include

·        a state-of-the-art, multi-storey Library,

·        a multi-purpose hall,

·        a 120-seat lecture theatre,

·        and an integrated,

·        wireless IT,

·        Graphics and Design laboratory equipped with CAD software programmes and 3D printers. Dedicated art, drama and music rooms inspire boys to dream, think and create.

Sports Facilities:

·        a football and soccer oval,

·        synthetic cricket training nets,

·        three full-size tennis courts,

·        three outdoor basketball courts

·        the only school in Australia with a student mountain bike track and club on site.

Academic Programme

Experts in boys’ education. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World school, Moreton Bay Boys’ College offers the benefits of an internationally recognised approach to education. Your son will receive an outstanding student experience that enables him to be the best he can be. He will graduate with the attitudes, attributes and skills that will provide the keys to becoming a knowledgeable, confident, caring and responsible global citizen.


Primary School - Prep to Year 6

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It seeks to develop the whole person - a students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing - by engaging children in issues of local and global significance. Boys are encouraged to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, courageous, balanced and reflective.

Middle School – Years 7 to 10

 Students are challenged and supported to develop deep levels of thinking and apply this to the world around them, connecting their learning beyond the classroom into the community. Our vertical House system and Five to Thrive Wellbeing Programme also support these aims. To develop active learners and responsible global citizens for tomorrow’s world, students will develop the Five Power Skills: - Collaboration - Communication - Creativity - Critical thinking - Reflection The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers


• English

• Mathematics

• Science

• Individuals and Society

• Health and Physical Education

• Japanese and Spanish

• Religious Education

• Art

• Design Tech Rotations/Electives

• Music

• Drama

• Visual Art

• Business

• Design

• Digital Solutions


Senior School - Years 11 and 12

In the Senior School we offer the QCAA curriculum, with approximately 20 subjects to select from. Boys graduate with at least one of the following qualifications: QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education), ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) or VET (Vocational Education and Training) qualification. The majority of our students continue on to further study.

The senior curriculum includes core subjects and elective subjects based on boys’ individual interests and needs, with a breadth of options to explore.


 • English

• General Mathematics

• Mathematical Methods

• Specialist Mathematics

• Biology

• Chemistry

• Physics

• Ancient History

• Economics

• Geography

• Legal Studies

• Business

• Spanish

• Japanese

• Visual Art

• Music

• Drama

• Physical Education

• Design

• Engineering

• Digital Solutions

• Religion


Co-curricular clubs and groups

 Moreton Bay Boys’ College offers one of the best ranges of co-curricular activities in the State, including:

Sport – The College offers a range of sports including

·        soccer

·        cricket

·        basketball

·        volleyball

·        swimming

·        touch

·        mountain biking,

·        tennis,

·        sailing and adventure sports.


Music – The College has a leading contemporary music programme as well as a strong traditional offering. Private music tutoring is available as well as a range of music groups for students to join (e.g. Rock Band, Choir, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble).

Cultural and Community – Opportunities include Art, drama productions, debating, chess, public speaking, Duke of Edinburgh and Leos Club.


Moreton Bay Boys’ College arranges a suitable, caring homestay family who will assist you with settling into life in Australia. This placement will be organised through the College’s Homestay Services. Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, have all meals supplied, washing and ironing facilities and access to transport to and from school and co-curricular activities. All homestay families are Blue Card checked and a 24 hour hotline is available.