Back 5 December, 2023

Canterbury College’s world-ready ethos

Canterbury College is a proudly boys and girls Early Learning Centre to Year 12 Anglican School, serving the fast-growing Logan, Southern Brisbane and Northern Gold Coast corridor since 1987.

Canterbury College is ‘a big school with a small school feel’ with modest class sizes, a disciplined yet kind environment, and a supportive pastoral care system. The school can take students all the way from Pre-Kindy or Prep, through their entire junior schooling, and then all the way through secondary school, right up until Year 12.

The Canterbury College Student Pathways Office supports graduates after school with pathways into tertiary education, trade apprenticeships, professional careers and more. 

Canterbury focuses on the whole child – their academic, sporting, creative and social-emotional sides, and spiritual development. The staff get to know students by name and what’s important to them, and how they can help. 

The school vision is to inspire and nurture confident, optimistic and compassionate young people who are ready for the world. And the college’s core mantra is ‘World Ready’ which aims to produce well-rounded, academic, active, happy, successful and resilient graduates.

Canterbury was nominated as a national finalist in five categories at the 2021 Australian Education Awards for Secondary School of the Year; Primary School Principal of the Year (Non-Government); Secondary School Teacher of the Year (Non-Government); Best Co-Curricular Program – Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship & Leadership; and Best School Strategic Plan.

A virtual tour of the school facilities 

To view the campus online, interested students and their families can click the ‘Virtual Tour’ button at the top-right corner of the Canterbury College website at: Here, visitors can virtually step into the major college precincts and award-winning facilities, including:

– The award-winning Early Learning Centre

– The Junior and Secondary School classrooms, specialist facilities, digital hubs and libraries – offering one of the widest ranges of Years 7-12 subjects in Queensland with 28 options

– The Care Central student services hub providing medical care, counselling, plus the College Chaplain

– 33 hectares of beautiful lawns, gardens, bushland and outdoor play areas for our students

– Yalburru Community Café serving its gourmet fare

– The Splash & Smash Café for hungry sport lovers 

– Two uniform shop locations

– Indoor and outdoor chapels

– Sporting facilities including six playing fields, multi-purpose outdoor courts, indoor and outdoor gym, cricket nets, and two huge sports halls for netball, basketball and volleyball

– The Canterbury Taipans high performance centre featuring a heated 10-lane 50-metre lap pool, heated undercover ‘Learn to Swim’ pool, eight tournament standard tennis courts and a full professional athletics facility, including the ex-Gold Coast Commonwealth Games track

– The Performing Arts students have their own performance hall and auditorium, dance studio, rehearsal rooms, and outdoor amphitheatre

– Industry-standard Trade Training Centre

– Functions Centre Hospitality Kitchen/Restaurant

– Technology Precinct and large Canterbury Events Centre


In addition to a rich wellbeing program, facilities and curriculum offering, Canterbury College also offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities for students who excel in: 

– Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

– Music – Voice, Clarinet, Cello, Double Bass, Drum Kit, Trombone, Trumpet

– Sport – Swimming, Tennis, Athletics, Cross Country, Cricket, Soccer, Rugby, Netball

– Leadership & Community Excellence – Year 7

– Netball & Rugby Academies Program

For parents and carers

Parents can enjoy the following benefits when their children attend Canterbury College:

– Logan’s most competitive private school fees 

– A one-off, all-inclusive, annual fee package, instead of endless levies all year long

– Knowing the college is one of Australia’s 11 leading Microsoft Showcase schools

– Brilliant Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 NAPLAN results

– A Year 12 ATAR eligibility rate of 84% (QLD average 51%) with Canterbury students achieving the following:

ATAR of 80.00 or above = 58% 

ATAR of 90.00 or above = 37%

ATAR of 95.00 or above = 23%

ATAR of 99.00 or above = 5%

– Membership of The Associated Schools (TAS) – Brisbane’s leading coeducational private school sport competition

– A Bethania Train Station link plus handy bus routes from our Waterford campus: North to Upper Mount Gravatt, South to Beaudesert, East to Ormeau and West to Greenbank

– Plenty of onsite campus parking near all our major event venues

Looking ahead, the college’s ongoing 2021-29 Campus Master Plan ensures bright and engaging classrooms and learning spaces, surrounded by adventure playgrounds and inviting student social hubs well into the future.

Canterbury College’s 316 staff, 2,700 parents and 1,560+ students look forward to welcoming our new students to the Canterbury Family. 

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