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Sheldon College parent fact Sheet

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Located in Sheldon, Sheldon College is a non-denominational Co-ed College from Kindergarden to Year 12.

The College campus is located in a semi-rural setting which provides an idyllic learning environment, free from disruption. The modern architecture and landscaped gardens provide a wonderful backdrop for the vast range of academic, sporting and cultural programs on offer.

Sheldon College can boast state-of-the-art classrooms, the latest technology infrastructure, Science laboratories, business entrepreneurial suites, modern library and resource centres for both junior and senior students, a major sporting stadium with championship courts, a heated swimming pool, film, television and media studios and accompanying suites, performing arts and music facilities, sound recording studios, Visual Art studios with accompanying sculpture courtyard, computer aided and graphic art design studios, commercial training kitchens and an Event Centre with seating capacity for 2,000 with on-site catering provided for any scale event.

In 2015 Sheldon College officially opened the state-of-the-art LINQ Precinct. The Precinct houses the Business Enterprise Centre, Design Technology workshop and flexible CAD, prototyping and robotics labs, the LINQ Creative production facility, an interactive/collaborative space with full operable walls; forecourt and breakout areas; a large group lecture and exposition space; and the LINQ Video Wall for group presentations, venue signage and virtual video collaborations.

What are the sporting/extra-curricular options at Sheldon College?

Sport is a very important part of life at Sheldon College

From humble beginnings, Sheldon College has become a competitive force in a wide range of sports, and our teams continue to improve every season. In Club Sport alone, approximately 60 teams represent the College each weekend.

There are numerous opportunities for students to become involved in sport at Sheldon College including Club Sport, District Sport, Interschool Sport and Sport Development Programs.

The financial commitment made to Sport at Sheldon College is clearly demonstrated by the quality of the playing fields and the construction of our multi-million dollar indoor sports stadium and swimming pool.

Coaching standards are also viewed as crucial to good outcomes. In addition to the talented College staff and parents who coach teams, substantial investment has been made in hiring professional coaches across a range of sports.

Individual Sports

Individual sports offer students the opportunity to achieve to the highest possible standard, with numerous Sheldon College students gaining selection in Queensland School Sport teams every year. Professional coaching staff include full-time, internationally recognised Triathlon Head Coach, Chris Lang; full-time Swimming Head Coach, Drew McGregor (formerly of the Australian Institute of Sport); and highly credentialed Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach, Ben Norton.

Individual sports at Sheldon College include:

Australia’s first Triathlon School of Excellence, in partnership with Triathlon Australia, a Nationally competitive Cross Country program, a highly competitive Swimming program and a comprehensive Track & Field program.

Team Sports

Team sports offer students the opportunity to develop skills and abilities on both an individual and team level. While not compulsory, the majority of students do elect to enrol in at least one team sport per year. Teams range from participative to highly competitive at a State and even National level, with a mix of professional, staff and volunteer coaches involved.

Team sports at the college include Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Equestrian, Football (Soccer), Netball, Touch Football and Volleyball.

Early years at Sheldon College

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial for development.  In fact, it’s during this time that 90% of their brain develops. Brain development is “activity-dependent,” meaning the more sensory, motor, emotional, and cognitive experiences that children are exposed to, the greater the connections.   The early years, including Preparatory, at Sheldon College differentiate the curriculum via hands-on activities that support inquiry-based learning.  The advantage our College offers is that our multi-sensory approach to learning takes place within contexts with three key differences. Due to the College’s value system, we provide a truly safe, orderly learning environment which enables the achievement potential of all individuals to be maximised, with experiences being planned collaboratively by experts in specialist curriculum fields. Furthermore, all experiences for our younger students are planned with clearly defined student exit outcomes in mind. These high-quality contexts, combined with experiences skilfully targeted to specific stages of development, better support the brain development that is crucial in building the foundations for quality learning in later life.

The Preparatory program at Sheldon College offers a high calibre of teachers who day-in and day-out model the 3L’s of teaching – Love, Laughter and Learning, whilst also offering a program that consists of a balance of exploration, guided instruction and explicit teaching. Our Preparatory teachers instill in children an absolute love of learning as they are able to provide students with a rigorous academic program whilst still preserving the very essence of childhood.

What are the public transport options to Sheldon College?

Sheldon College operates three privately chartered bus services covering the below areas and is also serviced by Transdev.  Full information, including bus routes and times, can be located on the Sheldon College website in the Students and Parents section.

  • Loganholme : Loganholme, Shailer Park, Cornubia, Mt Cotton, Redland Bay, Point O’Halloran and Victoria Point
  • Sunnybank: Sunnybank, Robertson, Macgregor, Upper Mt Gravatt, Eight Mile Plains, Rochedale, Mackenzie, Capalaba and Sheldon
  • Carindale: Carindale, Wakerley, Gumdale, Ransome, Thorneside, Birkdale, Wellington Point, Ormiston, Cleveland, Thornlands and Sheldon.

What are the school fees per term?

School fees, on a per term basis, are within range of $ 2,400 to $3,225 per term.

What are the boarding options at Sheldon College?

There are no boarding options for Sheldon College.

Does Sheldon College offer scholarships and how do we apply?

Sheldon College offers both academic and sporting scholarships.

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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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  1. Would you know of schools that offer a Boxing scholarship? We live in Gladstone Central Queensland, my son. Jordy 14 years of age in grade Nine is quite reasonable with his school results, age champion every year. Three state titles and one National title.


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