Clayfield College is one of Queensland’s leading schools providing a tradition of quality education. Founded in 1931 Clayfield College celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2006. The College caters for girls from Pre-Prep to Year 12 and boys from PrePrep to Year 6. The College also caters for girl boarding students from Year 5. The College has a strong academic emphasis where students are encouraged to set and achieve personal goals within the academic arena. Class sizes ensure more attention can be given to each individual child’s needs. This approach has successfully ensured high academic results over many years for Clayfield College students. The Christian beliefs of the community support the personal development and fulfilment of each student’s life both during their time at school and upon completion of Year 12. Kodaly music teaching methods are employed from Pre-Prep to Year 12. Emphasis is placed on the care and nurturing of the individual. All teachers take an active interest in the well-being and general development of each student.
Easy access to rail and bus, close to the city centre and airports, before and after-school care and vacation care on the premises for Junior Schooling, Years 8 & 11 academic scholarships, Elite Sport Program. More than 95% of students receive tertiary offers on a regular basis.
Clayfield College Boarding House caters for students from Year 5 to Year 12. Boarding students come from all states and territories of Australia as well as overseas. Within Australia, students come from metropolitan and rural areas alike.
Comfortable facilities housed within a beautiful heritage listed building include single ensuited rooms, twin share and dormitory style accommodation, small and large recreational rooms, a computer and study area and music practice rooms.
Boarders are cared for by friendly, supportive and experienced staff who are required to have a blue card as well as First Aid and CPR qualifications.
Our professional chefs provide a varied and plentiful menu for the boarders to enjoy.
As the cognitive development of students is linked with their emotional and physical weel-being, education at Clayfield College is concerned with the whole person. Of importance is the provision of opportunities for support and guidance, along with learning experiences to develop skills necessary in our to live effectively in our complex society. Helping to develop resilience in our young people is at the forefront of our Pastoral care Program. The comprehensive proram of pastoral care recognises the needs of each individual student. Significant opportunities for each student's spiritual, social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic growth are provided. A caring and supportive environment at Clayfield College is accomplished through eight pathways: 1. daily routine in the classrooms and in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities 2. Chapel Worship and Christian Education Program 3.The House system 4. Assemblies 5. Personal Development Program 6. Outdoor Education Program 7. Community Service 8. Student Leadership Through the eight pathways of the Pastoral Care Program which creates a supported environment for Clayfield College students, differences are celebrated rather than separteness emphasised.
Clayfield College offers a stimulating curriculum that incorporates innovative learning experiences, and an understanding and acceptance of individual skills and talents. Our aim is to provide every child with an outstanding teaching and learning environment by supporting the diversity of our learners with contemporary teaching styles. Our Teaching and Learning Programs inspire our students to achieve their academic potential through a range of learning experiences that engage, excite and challenge them.
Please vist our website for a full list of our offered programs: https://www.clayfield.qld.edu.au/life-learning/teaching-and-learning
Clayfield College is centrally located on the major arterial road, Sandgate Road, which flows from the CBD to the northern suburbs and the Sunshine Coast.
The Citytrain network is situated close by with both Eagle Junction and Clayfield railway stations only a short walk away.
There are bus stops located just outside the school for Brisbane City Council services and private bus lines such as Red and White provide dedicated services for private all girl schools to various suburbs in north Brisbane.
This year, Clayfield College has partnered with St Joseph's Nudgee College to offer access to 14 different bus routes across Brisbane. These safe and reliable services make getting to Clayfield College even easier.
Clayfield College participates in the annual ACER Scholarship program which is conducted in February each year.
Clayfield College offers a number of scholarships - Academic Scholarships, Excellence Scholarships, Boarding Scholarships and Music Scholarships.
For more information on the Scholarship program at Clayfield College contact the Director of Enrolments on 07 3262 0220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our aim at Clayfield College is to challenge our students academically through enquiry and engagement, whilst nurturing an intellectual curiosity of the world around them. We offer a stimulating academic curriculum, and comprehensive co-curricular opportunities for our students to pursue their interest in sport, the arts, and service leadership.
The College has a strong academic focus, where our students are encouraged to set and achieve personal academic goals. Through our extension learning programs, we offer a broad range of activities that foster essential enquiry skills, such as problem solving, creative thinking, flexibility and tenacity. Our relatively small class sizes also ensure that more attention is given to each individual student. But, more importantly, learning is for life, not just for school. Our Pastoral Care Program focuses on a holistic approach which encourages our students to develop commitment, self-discipline, self-motivation and a sense of social responsibility. We encourage our students to be happy, laugh often, work hard and give back to the community.
Ultimately, what Clayfield College offers is an opportunity for your son or daughter to explore their full potential. Our highly experienced staff have the passion, drive and ability to inspire and guide, him or her, to be the very best they can be.
Shining OP Achievements at Clayfield College
In September 2016, The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association announced the appointment of highly qualified Mrs Kathy Bishop to lead the staff and student body as the sixth Principal of Clayfield College.
Kathy has over 35 years’ educational experience including roles as Acting Principal at Clayfield College and executive positions at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School.
Kathy is very proud and honoured to accept her new role and aims to challenge the students academically though enquiry and engagement, whilst nurturing an intellectual curiosity of the world around them
Kathy’s favourite quote to her Clayfield students is “Be happy, laugh often, work hard and give back to the community.”
Clayfield College’s motto “Let Your Light Shine” is exactly what the 2016 Year 12 cohort has done delivering outstanding OP results. Kathy is very proud of the strongest results ever for the OP 1-5, OP 1-10 and OP 1-15 range, 23.1 per cent of the Clayfield College 2016 graduates achieved an OP 1 or 2 and 50 per cent achieved an OP between 1 and 6.
“I have a clear vision that when students leave Clayfield, they leave as students of honour with a global network through the contacts they have made either by way of mentors or overseas exchange programs,” Kathy Bishop said.
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