St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace QLD







Established: 1875

Principal: Dr Michael Carroll

Address: 285 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane 4000


Key Information


142 Teaching

93 Non Teaching


$15,532 (Primary)

$17,192 (Secondary)

QCE Subjects



English, French & Japanese


VET Available

About our school

The Terrace Family has been at the heart of St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace for over 145 years. Steeped in rich history and tradition, the Gentlemen of Terrace are shaped by the camaraderie and support formed during their time wearing the red and black.

Operating across four campuses, the College offers state of the art facilities at Spring Hill, including a dedicated Years 9 and 10 campus, 10 hectares of sporting fields at Tennyson and an Outdoor Education Centre at Maroon Dam. Terrace strives for excellence in the classroom and is known for celebrating academic achievement. Student performance is tracked from entry to exit, through a detailed examination and assessment process. Exceptional learners at Terrace have access to a wide range of opportunities, including extension courses, Future Problem Solving program and the Terrabots robotics program.

An atmosphere of care is provided by the House System and encourages families to build a strong relationship with Pastoral Care Mentors and House Deans. A highlight for all students is the dedicated buddy system, which pairs Senior students with students in Years 5 and 7, to provide further support. As a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition, students are encouraged to give back to the community through immersions, justice and advocacy programs and House friendship groups.

Quick Facts

  • A dedicated Years 9 and 10 campus
  • Learning experiences at our Outdoor Education Centre for every year level
  • 18 Rhodes Scholars
  • Open classrooms for Senior students during peak study periods
  • Extension and support programs for exceptional learners
  • A range of 10 sporting opportunities
  • Eight culture opportunities including nine music ensembles
  • Buddy system for students in Years 5 and 7
  • Service ministry programs, providing outreach for marginalised communities
  • Home to the largest schoolboy rowing facility in the southern hemisphere.

More from the school


Terrace is the home to both state-of-the-art and historical facilities that reflect the history and the continuing development of the College, the heart of which is our Spring Hill campus. Other facilities include:

  • Magnificent playing fields at Tennyson, including the largest schoolboy rowing facility of its type in the southern hemisphere
  • Chapel of the Holy Family, a spiritual place for Terrace Family worship, celebration and ceremonies
  • Br Buckley Outdoor Education Centre on the shores of Lake Maroon, facilitating camps and retreats
  • Waterford Place, a dedicated campus for Year 10 students, including basketball courts and theatre
    25 metre indoor pool

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 5 572 498 532 563 563
Year 7 602 544 585 609 627
Year 9 633 583 623 639 655

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


University enrolled: 81%
TAFE/VET enrolled 6%
Employment 6%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

285 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, 4000

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