Oxley College (Burradoo)
Latin: Patientia Et Fortitudine
("Patience and Fortitude")
|Burradoo, New South Wales, Australia|
|Type||Independent, Co-educational, Day school|
|Chairman||Frank Conroy AM|
|Deputy Headmasters||Kathryn Cunich and Peter Ayling|
Frank Conroy (chairman)
Peter Ayling (deputy head - pastoral), Kathryn Cunich (deputy head - academic)
|Colour(s)||Blue & Gold
The college takes its name from the early Australian explorer John Oxley and nestles at the foot of a hill named after him. His descendants gave permission for his family crest to be used as the basis of the college badge.
The college first opened to students in 1983, with an initial enrolment of 234. Its founding headmaster was David Wright (an Oxford Rhodes Scholar), followed by Christopher Welsh (1995–2007), and Grant Williamson (2008 - 2014). The college now has a total enrolment of about 500.
The head since April 2014 has been Michael Parker.
In 2012 enrolments were opened for Kindergarten through to Year 6, in addition to the Years 7 through to 12 already taught.
Oxley College has six houses: Dobell, Durack, Florey, Mawson, Monash and Oodgeroo. All are named after high-achieving Australians. All have tutor groups and compete against each other in music, drama, public speaking, cross country, athletic and swimming carnivals. In addition there are three k-6 houses: Chisholm, Flynn and Walton.
- Al Kanaar - Australian rugby union player.
- Melanie Tait - Author of The Vegemite Tales and Fat Chance: My Big Fat Gastric Band Adventure.
Oxley regularly competes in ISA and also has a fierce rivalry with the neighbouring Chevalier College.
- Emery, L. 2006. A Lovingly Woven Tapestry: Oxley College, Bowral. Oxley College, Burradoo.