A “Home away from Home”

At John Paul College, we have created a first for Brisbane – a “home away from home” where children are safe and nurtured in a positive learning environment.

In January 2015, our new Boarding Village became a co-educational home to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities as we created a global village in the heart of our school.

Our boutique accommodation within a village atmosphere makes boarding at John Paul College a very special experience. We welcome students from across Queensland, from rural and indigenous communities, neighbouring states and neighbouring countries, to the John Paul College family.

We want the very best for each of our boarders and our priority is to provide them with a happy, safe and supportive home environment.


Our Boarding Village

Our Boarding Village is home to 52 students from Years Seven – Twelve,  housed in individual residential homes which accommodate eight students in twin share rooms with en-suites. Each home has a shared lounge zone. Sharing is housed according to gender and age.

The fully air conditioned facilities include individual kitchens in each residence, dining and recreation areas, outdoor entertainment areas and a supervised Learning Centre.

Our staff have boarding expertise at senior levels, which allows us to ensure the highest level of residential care in a safe and nurturing learning environment. The Director of Boarding is joined by our Assistant Director of Boarding, House Mother and four Tutors who live on site.


Further Information and How to Enrol

For further information or to indicate your interest in joining our Boarding Village, please complete this Expression of Interest,  email us at or phone (07) 3826 3333.