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St Laurence’s College | Parent Fact Sheet


St Laurence’s College is an all boys Catholic school centrally located in South Brisbane. With a rich and proud history of academic, sporting, and cultural excellence, the school has grown to now educate over 1,900 boys.

In the Archdiocese of Brisbane and conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice, St Laurence’s College accepts students from Year 5 to 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane.

Learning at St Laurence’s College is student-centered, where active engagement occurs in dynamic and relevant learning environments that enable the learner to acquire new knowledge, deepen their understanding, and apply concepts to new contexts or ideas.

Every student has the opportunity, and is encouraged to participate in the many cultural, musical, social, spiritual, service learning as well as sporting aspects of College life.

These activities provide for the personal growth of the students by developing individual skill, teamwork, leadership, mateship, understanding and self-discipline in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.

The College’s vision is to be an authentic, dynamic, relational, Catholic educational community and they have stayed very much true to this for the past 100 years.

Join St Laurence’s College on Thursday 28 February 2019 to experience explore our campus and learn more about our College community at our Twilight Open Day from 4pm to 7pm. Visit their website to learn more.

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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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