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Downlands College

Year Levels: Yrs 4-12


72 Ruthven Street,


Telephone: 07 4690 9500

Principal: Mr Stephen Koch

Head of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Mr Ian Bulkin
Telephone: 07 4690 9500

Number in School: 730
Number of Boarders: 240

Downlands College is, quite simply, the school of choice. With more academic and co-curricular options than any other school on the Darling Downs, Downlands stands apart, educating students with ability, values and heart.

Downlands is a Missionaries of the Sacred Heart College and is an independent Catholic coeducational day school for students from Years 4 to 12 with fully-integrated on-site boarding for students from Years 5 to 12.

Downlands was opened in 1931 as a boarding school for boys with a total enrolment of 68. Today, Downlands has been coeducational for close to 50 years and accommodates over 700 day and 220 residential students from all parts of Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and beyond.

The Downlands motto is Fortes in Fide – Strong in Faith. Our faith is based on a belief in and a commitment to a loving God. We value truth, learning and respect for the individual as essential features of the education process.

Downlands offers a wonderful academic and cultural curriculum and students are given every opportunity to achieve in their chosen fields.

Situated in a superb location in the regional hub of Toowoomba on the Darling Downs, Downlands provides students with access to a huge range of facilities. Nestled on 38 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, Downlands boasts six sports fields, six tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, futsal, netball, indoor sports centre, fully equipped gymnasium with personal trainers and a heated 50m swimming pool.

Our on-site farm also supports a broad and vibrant agricultural, horticultural and aquacultural program and we are passionate about opening opportunities for career pathways for our students.

We welcome your enquiry and invite you to call or visit the College to discover more of the reasons to choose Downlands for your child.

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