43 Non Teaching
$10 880.00 (Year 7)
$11 940.00 (Year 12)
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About our school
Downlands College is a Prep to Year 12, independent, Catholic, coeducational, day and boarding school with a long tradition of heart-centred and values-based education. Owned and conducted by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) with the assistance of a deeply committed group of teachers and support staff, Downlands has a long history of academic, sporting and cultural achievement.
Situated in the regional city of Toowoomba at the centre of a prosperous rural community, Downlands provides a full range of facilities often found only in large cities. The College is nestled in 38 hectares of landscaped grounds, with historic buildings and modern facilities, including a performing arts centre; dance, drama and film studios; indoor sports centre; flourishing Rural Centre; seven ovals; and a heated 50m outdoor pool.
With a concern for both the academic and pastoral well-being of students, Downlands College encourages all to do their best and strive for excellence. The College respects and celebrates the diverse abilities of all young people. A substantial curriculum, characterised by both breadth and depth, supports strong academic endeavour. This is demonstrated through our student achievements in our student’s post-high school pathways, with high ATAR results, university admissions and post-school employment. Students also perform very highly on national numeracy and literacy testing programs.
Boarding at Downlands is also an integral aspect to our community, and our boarders are the heart and soul of the College, with boarding offered for students in Years 7 to 12. Downlands is the boarding school of choice for many rural families in Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory, and international students are also welcomed. Up to 300 students and eight residential staff call Downlands home during school terms, with three families live on campus full time.
Downlands is a place where one’s heart can find a home – where students can grow and flourish as they develop a sense of truth, goodness and beauty and so be ready to go out and to make a difference in the world.
Situated in a superb location in the regional city of Toowoomba at the centre of a prosperous rural community, Downlands provides a full range of facilities often found only in large cities. Yet, the College is in a peaceful setting of beautiful avenues, parks and gardens.
Nestled in 38 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, with historic buildings and modern facilities, including a performing arts centre; dance, drama and film studios; indoor sports centre; flourishing Rural Centre; seven ovals; and a heated 50m outdoor pool. Downlands is a unique and rewarding venue for conferences, events and functions of all kinds.
Downlands College can cater to 800 delegates theatre style in the Graham Centre and 240 in the beautiful Tudor Hall.
The Graham Centre features a stage and polished wooden floor. The superb Tudor Hall is fashioned with oval silky oak windows and antique lighting to create an evocative scene. There is a delightful chapel on-site complemented by an outstanding stained glass window feature.
The College has manicured lawns and extensive and elegant grounds, perfect for photography or for indulging in champagne and canapes. Catering is available on-site.
- Stage with audio and lighting systems and grand piano
- Data projector with large screens on each side of the stage
- Internet access
- On-site catering is available to suit every need.
- On-site parking is available.
- Seven (7) sporting ovals
- Six (6) tennis courts
- Sports Centre accommodates two (2) full netball courts and multi-marked courts – futsal, basketball, volleyball and badminton
- Outdoor netball courts
- Fully equipped gymnasium – cardio and weights
- Olympic length outdoor heated swimming pool
- Cricket nets and pitches
- Rural Centre complete with:
- first class cattle handling facilities and yards
- stock handling training arena
- green house accommodating hydroponic gardens
- aquaculture program
2021 NAPLAN Results
This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au
2022 NAPLAN Results
This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au
University enrolled: 44%
TAFE/VET enrolled 16%