72 Ruthven Street
Tel: 07 4690 9500
07 4690 9610
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Downlands College is Queensland's only Independent catholic Co-educational Day
and Boarding School. Nestled in 38 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds
downlands College has outstanding facilties and resources. The College offers a
rich and broad curriculum catering to students of all levels and interests and
enjoys a very strong tradition of academic success. The school embodies a
special culture which inspires teachers and students alike to aim for greater
things. Our culture encourages people to do their best and perhaps most
significantly of all it instils confidence and pride in every person who
experiences it. Downlands College is committed to providing affordable quality
education to Catholic families. At the same time students of all faith
traditions are welcomed into this caring community and a diverse variety of
faiths are represented in the current student enrolment.
Our educational facilities
boast a well-equipped library new sports science centre which accommodates 2
full-sized multi-marked netball courts outstanding science centre and an award
winning cattle complex at our onsite Rural Centre. Downlands has five computer
laboratories and over two hundred computers replaced by-annually throughout the
College. We have a state-of-the-art performing arts centre capable of seating
the whole school community for assemblies and concerts. This facility has a
large stage orchestra pit purpose built drama classrooms and music practice
facilities. Downlands boasts six sporting fields six tennis courts basketball
courts volleyball courts softball Hockey two squash courts gymnasium and the
only fifty metre swimming pool in Toowoomba.
The rewards which can be reaped from an
education at Downlands includes the breadth of opportunities available in our
curriculum. The Senior Academic curriculum is complemented by a very successful
and award winning range of vocational subjects. While in the Junior school
students study eight of the nationally recognised Key Learning Areas along with
the option of studying school based additional units. Our curriculum allows
students to complete a balanced education while catering for individual
students' interests needs and capabilities.
Downlands College's music art and drama departments are recognised as being
among the finest in Queensland with numerous awards and medals from notable
competitions such as the Toowoomba and Queensland Eisteddfod state Honours Band
and the Minister's Awards for Excellence in Art.
A balanced program of sporting social and cultural activities is offered to all
students to ensure they have the greatest opportunity for a wholesome and
healthy life. The principle sports are Netball softball Hockey and Touch
Football for female students; Rugby soccer and Cricket for male students.
Our residential students are
housed in comfortable modern boarding facilities. The family is our model for
residential care. All of our boarding houses are staffed by full-time committed
professional House Parents and House Assistants.
As a parent You can
rest assured that your decision to send your children to Downlands will be a
wise one which will give them the skills and attitudes they will need to achieve
their own optimum level of success. As a student you can be assured that the
many thousands of students who have gone before you have created a wonderful
tradition History and sense of community. It's a community you will enjoy and
thrive in and one in which you will make friends who will last a lifetime.
Whether you are a parent or a student we invite you to join our community and we
look forward to welcoming you soon.