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Moreton Bay Boys' College Manly West Qld

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A Pre-Prep to 12 Uniting Church School for boys on Brisbane's Eastern Bayside. IB World School.
302 Manly Road
302 Manly Road, Manly West Q 4179
Brisbane East, Brisbane South
07 3906 9444

 An International Baccalaureate World School

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MBBC is the school of choice for Brisbane families

Established in 2003, Moreton Bay Boys’ College (MBBC) is a contemporary, independent, Pre-Prep to Year 12 boys’ college and is rapidly becoming a school of choice for discerning families across Brisbane and the bayside area.

Recently ranked 11th in the Courier Mail's top 50 Schools in Queensland, MBBC offers a nurturing environment, Christian values and an academic programme based within the International Baccalaureate (IB) which encourages students to think critically, challenge and question.

A dedicated group of teachers, exceptional Co-Curricular opportunities, a comprehensive digital programme and a strong pastoral care initiative provide an outstanding student experience. The boys are also able to participate in social, cultural and academic activities with the College’s sister school, Moreton Bay College.

Moreton Bay Boys’ College approaches education as an adventure and offers enriched, engaging programmes for students in Pre-Prep to Year 12; providing tools for lifelong learning. Strong focus is given to literacy, numeracy, science and thinking skills.

The College is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School and runs the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). IB is an internationally recognised inquiry-based framework which works to develop students’ intellectual, personal and emotional skills while broadening their horizons to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.

Learning enhancement and support at Moreton Bay Boys' College caters to the different academic needs of boys. An extensive and flexible range of academic and vocational pathways is offered to Seniors (students in Years 10-12); accommodating individual boys’ interests and assisting them in achieving their full potential.

Science programmes take advantage of the 5.5 ha nature refuge on campus at the College and MBBC is a Healthy Waterways Award winner and Peter Doherty Science Award winner.
Learning spaces at Moreton Bay Boys’ College are spacious and purpose-built to meet the needs of boys. Facilities include a multi-purpose hall, IT labs, Science lab with experiment rooms, art room, design tech hub and music rooms. A brand new library is also due to be completed soon. Classrooms are equipped with computers, data projectors and interactive whiteboards and the school has a BYOD policy encouraging the students to bring their own devices.

The stunning campus features an open, leafy environment, pristine oval, basketball courts, shady play areas, a 6m x 6m rock climbing wall and a 5.5ha nature reserve including a mountain bike track. Students also have access to some of the facilities at nearby sister school Moreton Bay College including the pool, gymnasium, athletics and playing fields, and music centre.

Moreton Bay Boys’ College offers an extensive range of co-curricular options, including sport, music, cultural and community activities.

Sport – The College offers a variety of sports including cricket, touch, volleyball, sailing, basketball, soccer, tennis and mountain biking as well as adventure sports such as motocross and archery. 

Music – The College has a leading contemporary music program as well as a strong traditional offering. Private music tutoring is available as well as a range of music groups for students to join (e.g. Rock Band, Choir, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble).

Cultural and Community – Opportunities include art, drama productions, debating, chess, public speaking and Leos Club.

MBBC offers a nurturing environment, Christian values and an academic program based within the International Baccalaureate (IB) which encourages students to think critically, challenge and question. A dedicated group of excellent teachers, exceptional co-curricular opportunities, a comprehensive digital program and a strong pastoral care initiative provide an outstanding student experience. The boys are also able to participate in social, cultural and academic activities with the College’s sister school, Moreton Bay College and staff have a real passion for helping the boys realise their full potential, equipping them with the skills they need to be the captains of their futures.

Moreton Bay Boys’ College offers a supportive and caring environment upheld by Christian values. We are experts in boys' education and provide encouragement and individual attention to ensure each boy is known and valued. 

Student care programmes at Moreton Bay Boys' College operate at every year level. Highly qualified staff have a genuine belief in helping boys to achieve their best, find their passion and their purpose.

Our school community incorporates the core values of Engagement, Care, Character and Teamwork.
At Moreton Bay Boys’ College we strive to be a leading internationally minded school that offers its boys an innovative, broadly based educational experience. Our philosophy is built on the foundation of Christian values and aims to develop each boy’s critical thinking; and individual abilities, equipping them with the skills necessary to be successful, productive and responsible global citizens.




Moreton Bay Boys College is located on Manly Road, Manly West.  Students travel to school via private car, foot, bike and both school and council bus services.

For a full listing of bus routes and maps please see our web page

The College has arrangements for the use of dedicated student bus services.  Theses services are currently provided by Mt Gravatt Bus Service and Transdev Queensland (formerly Veolia Transport).  These companies provide a service for several schools in the area.

Students use a TransLink ‘Go Card’  for ticketing purposes. Contact the bus companies for route, bus stop and ticketing information.

Mt Gravatt Bus Services



Telephone: 07 3841 3722

Transdev Queensland (previously known as Veolia Bus Services)

Please click here for information on Transdev buses that service Moreton Bay Boys College


Telephone: 07 3248 6100

Scholarship opportunities exist for boys who show exceptional potential in academia, sport, art, music or other areas of interest. Please visit for more information.





Via Google reviews

We have three boys at MBBC. They all seem very happy. The curriculum seems challenging and diverse. One of my boys wrote his teacher a lovely letter within months of starting at MBBC and having transferred from somewhere else, thanking her profusely for “teaching me how to write…!” A school is successful when it aims for excellence in teaching and learning, when it provides for a diversity of interests, and when it keeps faith with its parents and students. So far, MBBC seems to tick all the boxes. Chris July, 2013

” BEST BOYS SCHOOL. My son is in love with this school, he is so happy each day knowing he is going to school he enjoys. The teachers are great and the community involvement is outstanding. We went to the Trivia Night and met so many other wonderful teachers and families. Thank you. Tiffany March 2012

BRISBANE’S BEST school for boys. Mr Wood and his amazing staff are doing great things for boys education. Thank you. 2012.

“An excellent Brisbane boys school. Great subjects for the boys, lots of sports, and extra co-curricular activities; means my boys are always active, busy and learning.”  Emma, Feb 2012

“THE BEST boys school in Brisbane!!! Great facilities, great teachers and excellent parent support. I would recommend this school to all parents looking to give their son the best chance to succeed in such a competitive world. Such a wonderful range of subjects boys can choose from and real life initiatives being introduced to re-engage students in learning. I LOVE IT!!!”  Elsa, Jan 2012

” A very good school for boys, great teachers and support. Everything you could ask for, I would highly recommend it to parents looking to give their boys a great head start. ”  Jan 2012

“Outstanding school, great parent support, wonderful teachers and my sons are so happy. Thank you.”  S. Wills, Jan 2012

“The best school for boys! Such a supportive bunch of teachers and staff. Thank you, it is a joy knowing my children want to go to school each day. Keep up the good work. Jenny, January 2012

” Love it!! ”  Anna, Jan 2012











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I warmly welcome you to Moreton Bay Boys' College (MBBC), an independent, Early Years to Year 12 boys' school in the Brisbane bayside suburb of Manly West. An accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, our globally-focused curriculum and inquiry-based learning programmes are tailored to suit the way that boys learn.

MBBC is a Uniting church school, amalgamated with our nearby sister school Moreton Bay College, led by one Executive Principal and under the governance of a single Board.

Our growing enrolments are testimony to the faith which Brisbane and Bayside families place in us and anecdotally parents tell us one of the main reasons they love MBBC is not only the ‘vibrancy and spirit’ of the College and the space to explore and roam but also the skilled and nurturing staff and the embracing College community.

MBBC strives to retain its smaller class size and plans to monitor its growth to ensure a personalised approach to each boy. One of the great advantages of having a boy educated at Moreton Bay Boys’ College is the way in which we can respond specifically to boys’ needs and tailor our way of working and teaching to bring out their very best.

Boys place great value on the ability of a teacher to relate to them as individuals and all our teachers are passionate about the education and care of our boys. Our pastoral care is focussed on producing young men with manners, confidence and humility.

An all-boys learning environment

The IB philosophy of teaching is a framework that is incorporated into the Australian Curriculum and sits hand in hand with our teaching. It is not “more work” or “an additional programme” it is a teacher-facilitated, planned and guided approach to learning which helps to prepare the student for a rapidly changing world.

Much of the IB curriculum framework centres on inquiry-based learning. This allows boys to develop their research and reasoning skills and builds upon their natural curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving. We understand that boys learn best when learning is ‘hands-on’ so the units are often project-driven and kinaesthetic. Our experiential and internationally focused syllabus helps boys connect with the world around them.

We have developed exciting resources geared toward boys, from the books they like to read, to the larger sized classrooms (25% bigger than average), high levels of technology and large, open spaces in which to play.

Our single-sex classes allow openness in discussion that may be missing in co-educational environments. Boys need to be able to talk freely about matters that are important to them. As well, a single-sex education means there isn’t the distraction offered by the other gender.


In conjunction with our sister school, Moreton Bay College, boys can attend Co-Curricular activities such as selected Sports, Clubs and Music programmes in a co-educational environment. In these environments’ boys gain real-life experiences that prepare them for their futures beyond MBBC, including the workplace where they’ll interact with both genders.

We understand that not all boys learn in the same way. However, by providing an environment that recognises and embraces their differences, we can maximise individuals’ potential.

We invite you to contact the College to arrange a tour and to see for yourself how our college embraces the unique abilities of each boy, nurturing his talent, building his confidence and providing the tools for success – wherever life takes him.


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