Profile: Southern Cross Catholic College

Southern Cross Catholic College LogoSouthern Cross Catholic College is a Prep to Year 12 day-school offering families a co-educational pathway to lifelong learning.

Founded in 1995 following the amalgamation of seven catholic schools on the Redcliffe Peninsula, the College maintains a proud record of academic, sporting and cultural excellence.  With approximately 1600 students on four campuses, the College offers a comprehensive, holistic education for all students, where social justice and the pursuit of excellence are valued and promoted.

Type of School Catholic
Years Prep ‚Year 12
Co-ed / Girls / Boys Co-educational
Intake Years Prep ‚Year 12 where vacancies exist.
Scholarships Dates N/A
Special Programs Swim Club, Instrumental Music specialists, Debating, Prep ‚year 12 Public Speaking, Learning Enrichment Centre, Enrolment and Full Credit for first year University Subjects, International students Program, Amnesty, Interact, Drama Productions, After School and vocational care and Potential Plus extension program.
Co-Curricular Activities Authority and Authority Registered Subjects, Vocational Education and Training, School-based Apprenticeships, Careers Resource Centre, Marine Science Training Centre, Hospitality Training Restaurant, Excellence in swimming, Futsal and AFL.
Day School / Boarding School Day School
Public Transport Bus/ Train
Wheelchair Accessible Yes
Caters for specials needs children Yes
Details of special needs / gifted programs Our Learning Enrichment Centre offers support for students with special education needs and for those who are academically gifted.

Southern Cross Catholic College is a Prep to Year 12 day school offering families a co-educational pathway to life-long learning. The College was founded in 1995, following the amalgamation of the Catholic primary and secondary schools in the Moreton Bay Region. Today, the multi-campus College operates as the principal Catholic College on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Southern Cross Catholic College has three campuses located in Scarborough, Kippa Ring and Woody Point; accommodating students from Prep to Year 6 and a fourth campus in Scarborough accommodating middle and senior years students from Year 7 to 12

Southern Cross Catholic College strives to provide each student with a coherent and seamless transition from Prep to Year 12 and maintains a proud record of academic and sporting excellence. With approximately 1600 students over the four campuses, the College offers a comprehensive education for all students, with the uniqueness of the College and diversity of campus locations allowing students and their families‚ access to facilities unparalleled in Queensland Catholic Education.

The pursuit of excellence is encouraged for all students across a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting interests. Southern Cross Catholic College is proud to offer:

  • Strong pastoral care
  • Academic and vocational excellence
  • Seamless curriculum
  • A dynamic award winning Middle Years program
  • 1-1 laptop program
  • Exceptional learners enrichment and extension
  • Sporting excellence
  • School based traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Early Years: Prep ‚Year 3

Teachers in the Early Years Phase of Learning ensure all students are provided with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge through both the formal curriculum, which includes the planned, taught and assessed learning of the students, and the informal curriculum, inherent in the relationships, interactions, practices, processes, systems and structures that surround learning. The development of literacy and numeracy skills is foundational to all learning and the achievement and progress of all students is tracked and monitored in these areas with ongoing communication between teachers, support teachers and parents. As a learner-centred College, the changing needs of students at different stages in their development are catered for effectively.

Junior Years: Years 4-6

The Junior Years of schooling at Southern Cross Catholic College allow students to build on their relationships with friends, staff and students from the three campuses. Academically the students are challenged to expand their skills and knowledge whilst staff are there to nurture individual abilities and foster educational success. As their confidence and talents grow students in the Junior Years are presented with opportunities to represent the College at swimming, athletics and cross country carnivals as well as academic competitions, instrumental concerts and Dance Fever training and competitions._

Middle Years: Years 7-9

A dynamic curriculum has been created to engage and challenge student perceptions, perspectives and opinions. The curriculum framework consists of four worlds – personal, environmental, technological and social. The delivery of the curriculum takes into account contemporary research and pedagogy and reflects best Middle Years practices. In Year 9 students and respective staff embark on a journey of discovery – The Damascus Program incorporating a series of on-campus and off-campus activities which address such issues as spirituality, environmental stewardship, urban awareness, team building, body image and fitness. The emphasis throughout the Middle Years is to impart lifelong independent learning skills that will prepare students for the Senior Phase of Learning.

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Senior Years: Years 10-12

The final Phase of Learning at Southern Cross Catholic College prepares students for entry into the real world. Students continue to receive opportunities to contribute positively to the local communities and friendships are sealed for life. As students progress through Years 11 and 12 they are regularly assessed in each of their subjects, with assessment monitored by the QCAA and at the end of Year 12 the Authority issues a Student Education Profile. In the Vocational Education Course, students have the opportunity to work one day per week in a school-based Traineeship or an Apprenticeship, or, to attend a TAFE course or to do structured Work Placement or Work Experience in a Vocational area of their choosing. Students receive the Queensland Certificate of Education, providing they meet the stated requirements.

At Southern Cross Catholic College our aim is to give your children the best opportunities to mature academically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and vocationally.


The College offers facilities that are second-to-none. These include:

  • laptop programme for Years 3-12
  • air conditioned classrooms
  • state-of-the-art computer laboratories
  • mobile computer trollies and fixed computers for all primary campuses
  • heated 50m pool
  • tennis courts
  • multi-purpose indoor sports stadiums
  • international standard sporting fields
  • basketball and netball courts
  • community centres
  • careers resource centre
  • hospitality training restaurant
  • learning enrichment centre
  • science and languages centre
  • instrumental music centre
  • drama studios
  • information and design centre


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LOCATION: Southern Cross Catholic College, Daniel Court, Scarborough, Caboolture, Queensland, 4020, Australia

PHONE: 0732611388




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