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Stuartholme School

General Overview

Girls Day and boarding school

Founded in 1920
Number of Students: 680              
Number of International Students: 20
Nationality mix of international students:  Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Papua New Guinean, Indonesian, New Caledonian, Noumea 
CRICOS Provider Code: 00524E
Website: www.stuartholme.com


365 Birdwood Terrace


Queensland 4066


Stuartholme School is a Catholic, independent day and boarding school for girls in Years 7 to 12. The School has a wonderful reputation as a vibrant and compassionate community that encompasses the values of faith, learning, community, social justice and personal growth that empowers women to lead. As Brisbane’s only Catholic girls’ boarding school, Stuartholme’s boarding community remains at the heart of the School. Their sense of belonging and personal experiences offer richness and cultural diversity to the School. 

Stuartholme’s highly educated, talented and creative teachers and specialist staff are at the forefront of delivering dynamic teaching and learning, in combination with high quality pastoral care. They challenge each student to become independent, critical thinkers, arming them with the confidence to actively engage in their learning.

For over 95 years Stuartholme School has graduated confident, committed and compassionate young women capable of achieving their fullest potential.

Senior School Curriculum 

Stuartholme School’s academic programme follows the Australian Curriculum, which aims at establishing common standards and high expectations for achievement across the nation. Stuartholme’s curriculum caters for the individual needs of each girl, by offering Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) ‘Authority’ and ‘Authority registered’ subjects, and a selection of ‘Vocational Education and Training’ courses. 

Overall Position (OP) Pathway Subjects 

  • Accounting, Business Management, Economics 
  • Ancient and Modern History
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics 
  • Home Economics
  • Drama
  • English, English Extension (Year 12 only), English Communication
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Languages: French, Japanese
  • Mathematics A, B and C, Prevocational Mathematics
  • Music, Music Extension (Year 12 only)
  • Physical Education
  • Study of Religion, Religion and Ethics
  • Visual Art

Vocational Education & Training (VET) Subjects

  • Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Certificate III Fitness
  • Certificate IV Fitness
  • Certificate III Business
  • Certificate IV Business
  • Certificate III Christian Ministry & Theology
  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology

School Facilities at Stuartholme School

  • Historic campus overlooking the city of Brisbane
  • Located six kilometres from the Brisbane city, positioned on 21 hectares in the foothills of Mt Coot-tha, Stuartholme School provides a naturally beautiful environment which is conducive to a balanced educational experience.
  • Purpose-built Aquatic Precinct offering a 25m water polo swimming pool with 13 lanes, change rooms, amenities and a tiered seating area
  • 5 tennis courts also suitable for netball and basketball
  • Modern and well-resourced Library Centre with 3 spacious teaching areas and 2 adjoining multi-media rooms
  • 24/7 high speed wireless broadband, networked data projectors and printing facilities across the campus
  • Second-to-none music facilities including 6 rehearsal rooms and recording studio
  • 500 seat, climate controlled theatre with tree-top level green room
  • Boarding facilities with multiple common rooms
  • New boarding accommodation for Years 5 to 7
  • Fully equipped Health Centre with a dedicated team of registered nurses 
  • New Year 7 & 8 learning precinct
  • 5 new multi-purpose classrooms and science labs

Boarding at Stuartholme 

    Stuartholme School is Brisbane’s only Catholic girls Boarding School and provides a specialist boarding experience in the Sacred Heart tradition. The Boarding House is centrally positioned over two floors in the main building, originally built in 1920. The School’s accommodation has a capacity for 160 students and provides an individual space with bed, wardrobe and ‘study nook’ with high speed wireless broadband for each girl. 

    One advantage of the boarding environment is the additional time in which girls can apply themselves to their study, which then assists in forging healthy learning habits for school and in the future. Study takes place in a supportive environment under close supervision in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 with progressively more scope for independent study in Years 11 and 12. 

    The Boarders are able to enjoy and take advantage of the many academic, sporting, social and cultural opportunities offered by the School. At weekends, Boarders can visit family and friends or remain in The House and participate in a structured programme of events. Some examples of activities include visits to the Lyric Theatre, social activities with other Boarding Schools, shopping excursions, a trip to the cinema for the latest movie, watching sporting events, ice skating and trips to the Queensland Museum.

    Stuartholme is a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association.   

      Testimonial of a Stuartholme Girl

      "Stuartholme really gave me an opportunity to see my voice counts, that my opinions and thoughts don’t have to follow the opinions and thoughts of one particular person. My teachers encouraged me to think for myself."
      Corissa Miller, Wildlife Veterinarian and Business Director