Positive learning culture

Churchie’s academic culture celebrates intellectual and creative pursuits and places learning at the heart of the School.

Churchie offers a broad, liberal education based on the Australian Curriculum and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) syllabuses. Churchie is also an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the delivery of the IB Primary Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.

To present students with the best academic pathway to suit their goals, the Senior School curriculum culminates in three distinct pathways. Students choose between the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), the IB Diploma Programme or, where appropriate, vocational education (VET) pathways and electives.

Churchie’s academic culture celebrates intellectual
and creative pursuits and places learning at the heart
of the School.

As one of the four key tenets of the School, Churchie aspires for all students to pursue academic excellence in their learning. We challenge boys to exceed even their own expectations, and encourage hard work, enduring curiosity, effective reflection, self belief and sharing your passions—all principles that underpin lasting success.

Churchie Learning Framework

In his first address to parents, our founding Headmaster, Canon Morris, stated his aim was to ‘train characters as well as minds’.

We know that boys achieve academic success when given the opportunity to experience a challenging programme, one that ultimately empowers them to take full responsibility for their own learning. This is an important way by which Churchie strives towards its mission, ‘the making of men’.

The Churchie Learning Framework provides an overarching philosophy for teaching and learning at Churchie from Reception to Year 12, tailored to each age and stage of the curriculum as students move towards full maturation.

Importantly, our framework visualises the essential relationship between students, teachers and parents.

Our aspirations are underpinned by a commitment to ongoing research, particularly around some of the core Science of Learning principles, and with a strong focus on wellbeing and character development. We aim for our students to thrive in a multifaceted and ambitious learning and cultural environment.

  • responsible for their academic pursuits, understanding their motivations for learning, and taking ownership of well-informed learning strategies
  • open to a range of subject areas and intellectual experiences supported by multiple curriculum pathways
  • committed to learning in collaborative and individual contexts, and accountable to high behavioural standards at all times
  • encouraged to seek learning opportunities beyond the classroom, including domestic and international tours, complimentary study support, and an extensive gifted and talented programme
  • engaged in cocurricular and service activities as active and responsible citizens
  • supported by a rigorous pastoral care and wellbeing programme, always supporting a positive, respectful and inclusive culture.

  • specialist and passionate teachers who are empowered to explore and celebrate their subject areas
  • committed to an explicit instruction methodology with targeted scope for scaffolded inquiry
  • supported by ongoing professional development opportunities and a vibrant staff common room
  • informed by research into the science of learning and wellbeing.

  • supportive and aspirational
  • embraced by a strong parent and broader community
  • included in key curriculum pathway decisions and information processes
  • informed by a Wellbeing Lecture Series, a wealth of parent resources, and a culture of ongoing partnership with the school.

Learn more

academic results

Year 12 QCE and IB | NAPLAN

prep school

learning in the prep school

senior school

learning in the senior school

The Centenary Library


inspiring young minds

study skills

A Learner’s Toolkit


gifted and talented