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St Joseph's Nudgee College


2199 Sandgate Road
Queensland 4034
CRICOS Provider Code: 00572G
Number of Students:1700                               
Number of International Students:  15
Countries of Origin of International Students: Mainly from PNG and China

General Overview

St Joseph's Nudgee College is a Brisbane-based Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition for boys in Years 5 to 12 with boarding from Year 6. The college is situated on a magnificent 136 hectare campus rich in tradition with quality facilities and state of the art resources just 12 kilometres from the CBD.  Founded in 1891, St Joseph's Nudgee College was described by the late Archbishop Sir James Duhig as "the jewel in the crown of the Christian Brothers' Schools in Queensland". The College accepts international students from Years 8 to Year 12.

The College is proud of its academic record with many students each year achieving at the highest State and National levels. Nudgee boys have distinguished themselves in Church, State, Academic, Cultural, Sporting, Rural and Industrial pursuits.  Nudgee College has many Rhodes Scholars as well as many distinguished past pupils excelling in careers such as; Members of Government, Judges of Law, Orchestral Leaders, Australian and International Businessmen, Olympic, Australian and International Sportsmen, to name a few.  The network of past students offers students links with the worlds of business, academia and government, opening opportunities for all.

Distinctive Characteristics

St Joseph's Nudgee College recognises that every student is different and offers the most comprehensive curriculum across all Brisbane GPS schools.   Nudgee boasts a Gifted and Talented and Enrichment Program to challenge students. The International students at the College have won many prestigious awards for outstanding academic results.

Tertiary Pathways

Entrance to all universities and TAFE Colleges with unique pathways to universities such as Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland. Students can gain credits towards tertiary studies in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Economics. School based traineeships are also available

Competition Participation

•    Griffith Uni Expo of Excellence    •    Visual Art competitions
•    GPS Affiliated  Competitions covering Debating, Mooting and Public Speaking     •    The Australian Academy of Music's Festival of Music Competition
•    GPS Affiliated  competitions in sports,    •    Chess competitions
•    Opti-Minds Tournament    •    Computer Science Engineering Competitions
•    Nudgee Oratory Competition    •    Nudgee Descriptive Writing
•    National and Regional, Mathematics Geography, History and Science Competition    •    National and Regional Competitions in Languages other than English

School Facilities

•    Modern high-tech classrooms     •    Boarding accommodation and services
•    Performing Arts Space     •    Multi-media Auditoriums
•    Modern high-tech Science, Computer  and Design laboratories     •    Wireless Network through classrooms, boarding houses and College grounds
•    Music Editing Suite     •    Visual Arts Facility
•    Health Centre     •    9-hole Golf Course
•    Industrial Arts Facilities     •    Olympic size swimming pool plus a 25 meter pool

Special Activities

•    Leadership and Personal Development Program
•    Arts Excellence Programs    •    Recreational clubs (tennis, basketball, swimming, golf, volleyball etc)
•    Overseas school visits     •    Debating, Public Speaking and Mooting Clubs
•    Instrumental Program    •    Musical Productions, Bands, Choir
•    Chess, Computer, Science, Music Clubs,    •    Social Justice Activities


•    Golf    •    Basketball
•    Track and Field     •    Soccer
•    Rugby     •    Water Polo
•    Tennis     •    Swimming
•    Rowing     •    Many additional sport options are on the website