Padua College, Kedron QLD







Established: 1956

Principal: Mr Peter Elmore

Address: 80 Turner Road, Kedron 4031


Key Information


117 Teaching

60 Non Teaching


$9,745 (Year 7)

$11,005 (Year 12)

QCE Subjects





VET Available

About our school

Padua College is the only school in Australia under the care of the Order of Friars Minor. Inspired by the teachings of St Francis, the Franciscan Friars established Padua College as a school to cater for boys from Years 5 to Year 12. 

Over sixty-five years on, the College has grown to 1450 students, and while there have clearly been some educational changes over this time, we still hold our Franciscan heritage very close to our heart. 

The College offers a holistic education, including an engaging religious formation and pastoral care program, an inclusive and comprehensive curriculum, many co-curricular opportunities and a developmental outdoor education program. 

We inspire and engage our learning community by being leaders in boys’ education through a learning culture underpinned by self-efficacy and excellence. We deliver dynamic, innovative pedagogy in the three phases of learning from Year 5 through to Year 12. 

Principal's Message

Established in 1956, Padua College is the only school in Australia under the care of the Order of Friars Minor. Inspired by the teachings of St Francis and founded by the Franciscan Friars, Padua College caters for boys from Year 5 to Year 12, with an enrolment that has grown to more than 1400 students.

A community of affirmation and acceptance, the College offers a holistic education including a contemporary curriculum, engaging religious formation and pastoral care program, complimented by an extensive range of co-curricular and outdoor education programs.

We hold our Franciscan heritage close to our heart and encourage our students to become good men who make a difference in their world.

Mr Peter Elmore

Quick Facts

  • Australian Space Design Competition Years 9 to 12
  • Junior Space Design Competition Years 5 to 8
  • Mooting
  • Stem Extension
  • The Learning Nest – Homework Club Years 7 to 12
  • Green Team
  • Rosies
  • Good Samaritans
  • Makerspace
  • Book Club
  • Readers Cup Years 5 to 9

More from the school


Assisi Campus: Middle School and Senior School Campus

  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Learning Enrichment Centre (LEC) and College Counsellors
  • Auditorium
  • Purpose-built Drama Room and Art Rooms
  • Purpose-built Music classrooms with rehearsal rooms and recording studio
  • Instrumental Program with a dedicated space including rehearsal spaces on both the Assisi and Greccio Campuses
  • La Cordelle (Indoor Sports Centre/Auditorium) – 1 basketball court, 2 volleyball courts, badminton courts
  • Outdoor pool 25m 8 lanes
  • Gymnasium
  • Assisi Sporting Field and Stadium
  • Assisi Oval (Cricket Pitch, Nets)
  • Assisi Outdoor Courts (Tennis/Basketball)Padua Bus Transport (Thompson’s F1 Private Bus Service) and BCC Bus Services – for both Assis and Greccio Campuses

Greccio Campus: Junior School Campus

  • Library
  • Learning Enrichment Centre (LEC) and College Counsellors
  • Greccio Dome (Undercover Sports Arena) – 2 basketball courts, 2 volleyball courts, 2 tennis courts, 2 futsal courts
  • Greccio Sporting Field
  • Greccio Oval (Cricket Nets)

Padua Sports Fields, Banyo – 3 x turf Cricket ovals, 3 x rugby fields, 3 x football fields, 3 x rugby league fields

‘Amaroo’ – Padua’s private outdoor educational facility (62 acres) at Pomona, Noosa Hinterland, featuring overnight accommodation for more than 80 students and staff; onsite catering facilities; 3 climbing courses (high/low ropes, bouldering, climbing walls); orienteering trails; mountain biking tracks; personal challenge courses, zip lines; water equipment including surfboards, canoes, kayaks, ocean rafts for use at nearby Lake Cootharaba and Noosa Beach

5 hectare site to be developed into a sporting and cultural precinct in a shared project with Mt Alvernia College.

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 5 521 485 508 518 526
Year 7 575 530 568 567 598
Year 9 597 549 589 582 619

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


University enrolled: 63%
TAFE/VET enrolled 15%
Employment 16%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

80 Turner Road, Kedron, 4031

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