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Stage 1 Boarding Village now open
Stage 1 Boarding Village now open
Stage 1 Boarding Village now open
Stage 1 Boarding Village now open
Kitchen in each of the four Boarding Houses
Kitchen in each of the four Boarding Houses
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St Joseph’s Nudgee College has a proud history of producing gentlemen who want to make a positive difference in the world they live in. When Nudgee College began operation in 1891 it was as a boarding school only. 124 years later Nudgee College also has day students but boarders are still having a positive influence on the College. 

Today Nudgee College is one of Australia’s largest boarding schools, with a capacity of 332 boys from Years 5-12. 

                                      Strong Community

As Nudgee College boarding approaches its 125th year of operation, there is no better way to celebrate this significant milestone than with a complete redevelopment of the College’s Boarding Village, which forms the heart and soul of the College. 

The new Boarding Village will combine the four Boarding Houses with a beautiful, large central courtyard space for family BBQs, movie nights and House meetings. It will be a home away from home, a place of safety and security, fun and friendship. It will be a wonderful environment for boys to learn, explore and engage with their learning setting.  

                                         Individual Rooms

Each boy from Years 5-12 will have his own individual room that feels like his home inside a larger house. Features inside each boy’s private room include; own window, natural light, single bed, space and quietness to study, a desk, shelving, cupboard, large lockable storage areas, task lighting, wireless internet, overhead fans, and bench seating. 

The larger house will contain lounge spaces and common spaces with 6m high ceilings to provide a sense of space and openness. Bathroom spaces will open to vertical gardens offering natural air circulation and air quality. The entire Boarding village will be secured safely and all entry and exit points monitored.  

Stage 1 of the Boarding Village is due for completion in August 2014, with Stage 2 being completed in January 2015. Nudgee College is very excited that its high level of academic and pastoral care support will be further enhanced with these new, state of the art facilities for boarders at the College.  

                                            Life Skills 

Nudgee College boarding provides boys with valuable opportunities to develop personal qualities such as independence, resilience, confidence and respect. Boys develop life-long friendships and contacts that assist each boy develop his future. Career counsellors are on hand to assist boys open up future possibilities.    

Nudgee College boarding is a vibrant, close-knit community rich in traditions. Parents are encouraged to engage, visit and support their sons as often as they can. The school sees a close partnership with parents and Heads of Boarding House as paramount for a successful individual boarding experience.   

                                Home to Learn, Lead and Play 

Boys have plenty of space to roam, run, walk and play across the campus’ 133 hectares of bushland and ovals. With Nudgee College located only 16 kilometres from Brisbane city, it is a great, safe place for country boys to orientate themselves to a large city environment. This is a big advantage as the city is where most boys will go onto further studies at university. 

                                   Academic Development 

Nudgee College boarding currently runs an academic tutoring program four nights per week where teachers across a range of subjects tutor and assist boys with their work. This program is proving to be highly successful, with day students joining boarding to take advantage of this effective study and learning program. 

                                    High Level of Care 

Our dedicated staff provides a supportive home like environment and easy contact for parents in each Boarding House. Each house has a:  

  • Head of Boarding House (Teacher)
  • Assistant Head of Boarding House (Teacher)
  • Two Senior Supervisors (Teachers)
  • House Mum
  • Four Supervisors 

Also assisting these staff care for boarders are several external departments located on campus. 

The Health Centre is staffed with highly skilled and caring nurses 24/7 and doctors and dentists are on call. 

Boarding has its own fully equipped industrial Kitchen and dining room, staffed with four chefs who have previously worked in some of the finest hotels. They produce nutritional, well balanced meals for the boys. 

A fully equipped Laundry where all the boy’s clothes are washed, ironed, repaired and named is situated on campus. 

The Activities Coordinator provides a rich variety of activities over the weekends on top of the College’s extensive co-curricular program.    

For more information about boarding at Nudgee College please email or phone (07) 3865 0422.