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8 November, 2020

Rural and remote Education options in Brisbane

For families based in Far North Queensland seeking excellence in education as well as the supportive and nurturing boarding experience, Clayfield College in Brisbane has built a strong reputation as one of Queensland’s leading private schools.

Since 1939, Clayfield College has offered a full boarding experience for regional, rural, remote and international students. Full time boarders enjoy generous leave privileges and a comprehensive recreational program.

Their Boarding House which caters for girls from Years 5 to 12, providing a supportive environment that nurtures young girls to be independent and to value and respect others.

Students reside within Boarding House for the school term and leave during the school holiday periods. With this option, parents enjoy knowing their daughters are able to focus on their academic, sporting or cultural commitments in a safe and caring environment.

The campus and Boarding House are centrally located within the Brisbane inner-city suburb of Clayfield. The facilities include a Physical Education Centre with fitness studios, 25-metre outdoor pool, tennis and netball courts and extensive green space and ovals.

There are also a number of whole school facilities including the Chapel, Learning Resource Centre, Technology Labs, and School Assembly Hall. Shops, cinemas and other leisure facilities are a stroll away, or easily accessible via public transport.

Although separated from home, students are supported in a very caring environment designed to foster independence and empowerment. The physical, social and mental wellbeing of the girls are met in a modern well resourced boarding environment.


The boarding experience includes:

• tiered accommodation based on age (small dormitories, twin share, single rooms with ensuite facilities)

• breakout rooms and communal spaces

• specialist tutors five nights a week

• comprehensive range of co-curricular activities (sport, the arts, community service)

• nutritious meals prepared by our on-site chef 

• recreation calendar of weekend activities and social events

• resident psychologist and Health Centre with registered school nurse

• guest speakers (motivational, educational)

• daily laundry service

• generous leave privileges.


They are a boutique school, with a culture of connectedness. Within our Clayfield family, each girl is known and cherished. They are empowered to design their own learning path according to their unique interests and talents.

Clayfield’s big heart inspires girls to unlock their passions, ignite their love of lifelong learning and explore their natural curiosity within an environment of kindness. 

With a strong focus on participation, the girls enjoy a wealth of high impact learning and co-curricular opportunities. They are prepared for our rapidly-evolving world by providing them with a holistic education, and through encouraging them to work collaboratively, be connected to their community, and have concern for and value others.

At Clayfield College, girls are inspired to lead happy and purposeful lives by helping them to discover their role in the world. The College has a reputation for proudly developing young women who are bold, imaginative and reflective.

If Clayfield sounds like the best fit for your family, they welcome you to come and explore their small school with a big heart by registering for an upcoming Head of School-led tour via their website

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