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Southern Cross Catholic College


307 Scarborough Road, Scarborough, 
Queensland 4020, 

General Overview

Girls and boys day school
Commenced in 1995
Number of Students:      1605                
Number of International Students: 16
Nationality mix of international students: China, Ireland, Japan, Sudan, Korea, South Africa, England, Ireland, Germany
CRICOS Provider Code: 04101G

Website:  www.sccc.qld.edu.au

Southern Cross Catholic College is a Prep to Year 12 day school offering families a co-educational pathway to life-long learning.  The College was founded in 1995, following the amalgamation of the Catholic primary and secondary schools in the Moreton Bay Region. 

Today, the multi-campus College operates as the principal Catholic College on the Redcliffe Peninsula.  The College strives to provide each student with a coherent and seamless transition from Prep to Year 12 and maintains a proud record of academic and sporting achievement.  Offering a comprehensive education for all students, the uniqueness of the College and diversity of campus locations allows students, and their families, access to facilities unparalleled in Queensland Catholic Education.

An outstanding school with a great academic reputation

Southern Cross Catholic College is a guiding light for the Redcliffe Peninsular and the wider Brisbane educational community. The College has a long and rich history, celebrated regularly and recognized in our four founders – St John Baptist de La Salle, Dr Daniel Delany, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Monsignor Bartholomew Frawley. The College also looks forward to an exciting future, building on the successes of the past and the achievements of the present.

This unique Catholic College provides a comprehensive education for students from Prep to Year 12. The College aims to maximize the abilities of all students by providing them with the opportunity to experience a myriad of subject and vocational choices, exciting extra-curricular activities, sporting opportunities, cultural experiences and much more. At the same time, students experience a true Catholic Christian community that provides the essential spiritual and pastoral necessities for all involved in our College.

  • Located on the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula and only a short walk to Scarborough Beach;
  • Academic and vocational excellence - outstanding academic results with 90% of OP eligible students from 2011-2013 offered first round QTAC offers in their first preference and 100% of VET students awarded Certificates in their field of study;
  • Extensive curriculum which is relevant, meaningful, future focussed and is attentive to the needs of today’s youth and their world;
  • Seamless and coherent program of learning from Prep – Year 12;
  • Exceptional learners enrichment and extension;
  • Laptop program;
  • Award winning Middle Years program;
  • State-of-the-art resources and facilities;
  • Outstanding pastoral care;
  • Strong commitment to the teaching and learning of musical instruments and the Performing Arts;
  • Rich tradition of outstanding sporting achievement with the College producing many national sporting heroes;
  • A Catholic learning community which aspires to growth in knowledge, love and service in the presence of God;

In particular, Southern Cross is widely regarded for their Marine Science Training Centre.  The bay side location, resources, staff expertise and student interest is unrivalled.  The two year course introduces students to the practical and theoretical components of diving, boating and marine biology.

School Facilities

•    Computer Laboratories   
•    Multi-purpose Indoor Sports Stadium
•    Air-conditioned classrooms   
•    Fully equipped Gymnasium
•    Chapel   
•    Heated Olympic Pool
•    Community Centre   
•    Library and Resource Centres
•    Learning Enrichment Centres   
•    Marine Science Training Centre
•    Instrumental Music Centre and Drama Studios   
•    Information Technology and Design Centre
•    Basketball and Netball Courts    
•    Science Laboratories
•    Sporting Fields    
•    Hospitality Training facilities

Curriculum at SCCC

Subjects offered in Year 11-12 (subject to change)
  • Accounting
  • Business Communication & Technologies
  • Legal Studies
  • Information Processing & Technology
  • English
  • Physical Education
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Graphics
  • Technology Studies
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C
  • Japanese
  • Biological Science
  • Marine Studies
  • Multi-Strand Science
  • Ancient History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Study of Religion
  • Study of Society and Environment
  • Business
  • Computer Studies
  • English Communication
  • Hospitality Practices
  • Industrial Skills (Engineering Manufacturing)
  • Marine & Aquatic Skills
  • Physical Recreation
  • Physical Recreation (Recreation Studies)
  • Trade & Business Mathematics
  • Religion & Society/Christian Studies
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Art Studies

Tertiary Pathways

Southern Cross Catholic College offers students full authority and authority registered subjects, Vocational Education and Training and school-based apprenticeships.

The Queensland University of Technology gives students availability to access subjects and gain credit towards tertiary studies in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) by completing courses at the college.


Southern Cross is a member of the Sunshine Coast Region and many of our students represent the region at State Championships. Also, the College is a participating member of the Catholic Girls Schools competition of swimming, cross country and athletics. Annually, we proudly recognise our students who represent at state and national level.
Students have the opportunity to pursue their interests in a range of individual and team sports which include swimming, triathlon, athletics, cross country, basketball, touch, rugby league, rugby union, cricket, AFL, netball and soccer. The facilities at Southern Cross enhance the sporting opportunities of its students.

•    Soccer   
•    Rugby League
•    International Rules Football   
•    Futsal  Soccer
•    Swimming    
•    Break Dancing/Hip Hop
•    Netball   
•    Basketball
•    Cricket   
•    Tennis
•    Rugby Union   
•    Athletics, Track and Field, Cross Country
•    Hockey   
•    Marine Activities



Tuition per year (Prep- Year 7)

Tuition per year (Year 8-10)

Tuition per year (Year 11-12)

Non-Tuition Fees per year

QSA levy (Year 11, 12)

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


Homestay fees

Homestay rent per week (for 15 age group)

Homestay rent per week (for under 15)

Homestay placement fee (once only)

Homestay holding fee per week