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Brisbane Adventist College Parent Fact Sheet

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Why Choose Brisbane Adventist College in Mansfield?

Brisbane Adventist College (BAC) is an independent, co-educational school providing excellent holistic education from early childhood through to Year 12. Established in 1966, BAC is set in a lush, expansive environment in the heart of Brisbane’s southside, just 15 kilometres south of the CBD. Owned and operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (South Queensland) Limited, BAC welcomes students of all faiths, as well as families with no religious affiliation seeking values-based education.

The curriculum implemented at BAC achieves a balance between academic, sporting, artistic and spiritual dimensions, with faith and character development central priorities. Students are able to build the skills and confidence necessary to make valuable contributions to society, becoming equipped with the ‘Four C’s’ – Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking.

What you will find at BAC

The well-equipped and fully accredited Early Learning Centre lays a strong foundation of Christian values, producing capable, confident, and self-disciplined children. Qualified and professional staff and educators provide age-appropriate learning experiences that stimulate young minds and prepare children for formal schooling.

Prep to Year 6 learning focuses on building a strong academic foundation within a fun and caring atmosphere. A well-rounded curriculum in combination with pastoral care provides the perfect environment for personal effort and achievement. ‘The BAC Way’ values program supports the development of positive character and social traits as the children mature through the primary years.

In Years 7 to 9, students begin to explore their personal interests and talents in the context of a balanced and flexible curriculum. Through engagement in a broad range of electives, students are immersed in meaningful and relevant learning. A 1:1 laptop program from Years 7 to 12 enhances academic and creative learning, using modern skills and learning tools. Each student is encouraged to aim high and consistently set SMART goals.

By Year 10, a broader range of elective options are available to students, forming a strong knowledge base for QCE and vocational pathways in Years 11 and 12. Access to various career guidance tools assists students in preparing for the senior phase of schooling, as well as post-school education and training.

The BAC Chaplaincy department works with teachers and learning coordinators, a Restorative Practices Team, and a professional counsellor to enhance the emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing of students. A series of social-emotional wellbeing programs, including annual class camps, focus on teamwork, leadership, service, and resilience development.

A private bus service makes BAC accessible to families from a wide geographical area. Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care services are also available.

The benefit of a smaller school

Brisbane Adventist College (BAC)

In the small school environment of BAC, students are taught as individuals and viewed as unique assets. Year on year, positive relationships with teachers and fellow students are fostered, and a culture of citizenship is cultivated. Teachers remain flexible and adaptable in the classroom, tailoring learning strategies to the needs of individual students as required. 

Years of schooling

Early Learning and Kindergarten, Prep to Year 12

School fees at Brisbane Adventist College

School fees are paid on an annual or per term basis and range from $4940.00 to $8548.00 per annum. For further fee information, please visit the Brisbane Adventist College website.

Co – and extra-curricular activities

  • District, state, and national sport competitions
  • Musicals and eisteddfods
  • Choir and ensembles
  • Gifted and talented programs
  • Community service initiatives
  • Debating
  • Cohort camps and excursions
  • Student Representative Council

Private instrumental tuition

Instrumental tuition lessons operate in term blocks, at a term fee of $320.00. Students have the option to learn either brass, strings, guitar, woodwind, percussion/drums, or piano/keyboard.

Private bus service

BAC operates a private bus fleet for the convenience of BAC families, which services the Park Ridge, Crestmead, Forest Lake, Moreton Bay, Logan Reserve, Ormeau, Redland Bay, and Ipswich areas.


BAC is situated on a 13.3-hectare property, including a protected bushland corridor. Students have access to a wide variety of established and updated facilities, including:

  • A Multi Purpose Centre
  • Primary and Secondary Learning Resource Centres
  • Outdoor sporting fields and courts
  • Industrial technology workshop
  • Private instrumental tuition classrooms
  • Science laboratories
  • Chapel
  • Playgrounds and play areas

The BAC tuckshop provides meals for students from ELC to Year 12 and is conveniently located on the Secondary campus. The Uniform Shop is open three days a week and is located near the Administration Office on Broadwater Road.

In May 2021, BAC commenced a $2.8 million refurbishment of Secondary classrooms. The redesign includes larger and more agile learning spaces to accommodate the College’s innovative and future-oriented curriculum.


Enrolments for immediate start are accepted continuously throughout the year, and future enrolments are also accepted. To book a personal tour or enrol online, visit the Brisbane Adventist College website here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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