John Paul College

Private School

John Paul College is located in Daisy Hill on the southern outskirts of Brisbane on 35 hectares of beautifully landscaped campus. The college is one of the largest independent schools in Australia and the first ecumenical school in Queensland.

John Paul College focuses on information technologies and natural sciences, the performing arts (music, theatre, dance) and sport. Its technology programme is widely recognised and is a leader in integrating information and learning technologies into the curriculum. All students from Year 3 to Year 12 use notebook computers in their daily school life.

Facilities include an international education building, a multi-million dollar senior high school study centre, campus-wide wireless internet, air-conditioned classrooms, extensive sports facilities including a state-of-the-art water sports centre, a music centre with an auditorium for 300 people, science laboratories, a cyber library and a cafeteria.

International students can chose between the College’s homestay programme with carefully selected host families, many of whom have children of their own at John Paul College, or ‘Fenton Village’, the College’s on-campus boarding accommodation, built in 2015.

Since 2015, this boarding ‘Village’ has been home to around 50 students of different origins and nationalities. The village is nestled in native bush land bordering the college campus and consists of individual dormitories, each with eight students in twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Fully air-conditioned facilities include individual kitchens, dining and lounge areas, outdoor entertainment areas, a supervised study centre with a practice room, as well as a shared vegetable garden and citrus plantation.

All boarding students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of excursions and activities in the South East Queensland region.

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  • private
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1,750
  • Year established: 1982




  • International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
  • Boarding Facilities
  • Minimum Stay two Years

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