St Augustine's College (Queensland)

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Saint Augustine's College, Cairns.
The St Augustines logo.jpg
Type Independent, Roman Catholic, Single-sex, Secondary, Day and Boarding, Marist.
Established 1930
Founder Saint Marcellin Champagnat
Principal Br. Darren Burge
Grades 7–12
Enrolment 640
Colour(s) Cerise & Blue
Affiliations N/A

Saint Augustine's College, known locally as "Saints", is a Catholic boys' high school in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Saints houses boarders both from its own students and girls from Saint Monica's School, also in Cairns.

Boarding School[edit]

Saint Augustine's offers a co-ed Boarding School catering for students from grades 7 to 12. The boarding community includes many students from the Far North Queensland region, along with many country students from outback Queensland and the Northern Territory. A significant number of students also board from as far away as Papua New Guinea, Gove and other islands off the coast of Australia.


The college is a member of the Cairns Interschool Senior Sport Association (CISSA[1]) which sees a number of local schools compete in a number of different sports each Wednesday. CISSA runs during the first semester of the school year. Saint Augustine's has also been very successful in holding the Overall Boys TCN Swimming Champion trophy for 40 years.


In 2013 and 2014 the school won the Gold Coast Suns Cup at Carrara Stadium.

Rugby Union[edit]

The school won all competitions in the 2014 Cairns Schoolboys Rugby Union competition.

School houses[edit]

Saint Augustine's has 4 houses. They are as follows:

  • Heavey (Yellow)
  • Phealan (Green)
  • Walter (Red)
  • Reginald (Blue)

These four houses compete against each other in many activities, including annual Athletics and Swimming Carnivals, Public Speaking, Saints Factor and also a special competition on Champagnat Day. These events build up to a House Cup which is awarded at the end of each year.

Former houses include:

  • Ambrose (Black)
  • Gildas (White)

School Facilities[edit]

  • Performing Arts Hall (McLaughin Theatre)
  • Multi-purpose Hall (Lennon Hall)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Basketball Courts
  • Cricket Nets
  • INTAD Centre
  • Music Rooms
  • Seminar Rooms
  • Computer Rooms
  • Science Labs
  • Tennis Courts
  • Chapel
  • Home Economic Rooms
  • Media & Technology
  • Kitchen
  • Boarding Facilities
  • Medical Centre
  • Library
  • Marist Brothers Residence


The college hosted to the Australian Marist Schools Association Basketball Carnival in April 2008.[2]

The college annually takes part in the AMSA Marist Cricket Carnival, and will host the carnival in 2016.

Notable Students[edit]

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Coordinates: 16°55′38″S 145°46′03″E / 16.92722°S 145.76750°E / -16.92722; 145.76750