Welcome from the Head of College
I warmly welcome you to Moreton Bay Boys’ College, one of the most vibrant independent colleges in Brisbane. Set in lush bushland in the beautiful bayside suburb of Manly West, Moreton Bay Boys’ College is rapidly becoming one of the leading schools of choice for parents and teachers alike.
Our growing enrolments are testimony to the faith which Brisbane and bayside families place in us and anecdotally parents tell us one of the main reasons they love MBBC is not only the ‘vibrancy and spirit’ of the college and the space to explore and roam but also the skilled and nurturing staff and the embracing college community.
Our IB World School status makes us drawcard for international families relocating to the Brisbane area as well as discerning families looking for a globally conscious school. MBBC strives to retain its smaller class size and plans to monitor its growth to ensure a personalised approach to each boy.
One of the great advantages of having a boy educated at Moreton Bay Boys’ College is the way in which we can respond specifically to boys’ needs and to tailor our way of working and teaching to bring out their very best.
Boys place great value on the ability of a teacher to relate to them as individuals and all our teachers are passionate about the education and care of our boys. Our pastoral care is focussed on producing young men with manners, confidence and humility.
The IB philosophy of teaching is a framework that is incorporated into the Australian Curriculum and sits hand in hand with our teaching. It is not “more work” or “an additional program” it is a teacher facilitated, planned and guided approach to learning which helps to prepare the student for a rapidly changing world.
Much of the IB curriculum framework centres on inquiry based learning. This allows boys to develop their research and reasoning skills and builds upon their natural curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. We understand that boys learn best when learning is ‘hands-on’ so the units are often project-driven and kinaesthetic. Our experiential and internationally focused syllabus helps boys connect with the world around them.
We have developed exciting resources geared toward boys, from the books they like to read, to the larger sized classrooms (25% bigger than average), high levels of technology and large, open spaces in which to play.
Our single sex classes allow openness in discussion that may be missing in co-educational environments. Boys need to be able to talk freely about matters that are important to them. As well, a single sex education means there isn’t the distraction offered by the other gender.
We understand that that not all boys learn in the same way. Indeed there is great diversity in the way children learn. However, by providing an environment that recognises and embraces their differences, we are able to maximise individuals’ potential.
We invite you to contact the college to arrange a tour, and to see for yourself how our college embraces the unique abilities of each boy, nurturing his talent, building his confidence and providing the tools for success – wherever life takes him.
Mr Tony Wood
Head of College