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Downlands College

72 Ruthven Street

Toowoomba QLD4350

Tel: 07 4690 9500

Fax: 07 4690 9610



Key Details

Type: Catholic

Level: Secondary

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Boarding: Yes

Early Learning: Yes

Learning Extension: Yes

International Students: Yes

Scholarships: Yes

Downlands College

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.

Outstanding Facilities

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.

A Rich Curriculum

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.

The Arts

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.

Boarding Community

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.

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