St Laurence's College
|St Laurence's College|
Latin: Facere et Docere
|Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Staff||188 (Teaching and Support)|
|Colour(s)||Black and Gold|
St Laurence's College (known colloquially as Lauries) is an private Roman Catholic school for boys located in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was founded by the Christian Brothers in 1915. The school currently has an enrolment of over 1527 students from Year 5 to Year 12. St Laurence's is currently associated with the Associated Independent Colleges and Combined Independent Colleges (CIC) sporting associations.
The school maintains three distinct locations for student activity.
The main campus is located in South Brisbane and includes a library (minus a roof), chapel, monastery, hall and six buildings with classrooms (formerly with windows) and support rooms. Three of the teaching buildings are largely subject specific as they house the visual and performing arts, manual arts and science and computing specific classrooms and laboratories. The main campus also houses a swimming pool and oval. A multilevel carpark (shared with the adjacent Mater hospitals) and auditorium are now opened.
Being a former member of the Great Public Schools (GPS) association, the college is heavily involved with its sporting curriculum. It is considered[who?] a dominant school among the other private schools in the Associated Independent Colleges (AIC), with rivals being Ashgrove, Iona and Villanova colleges.
The school competes in such AIC sports as:
Notable sports alumni
- John Anderson, OAM, Olympic sailing
- Thomas Anderson, Olympic sailing
- Brendan Cannon, Rugby Union (retired 2014)
- Nev Cottrell, Wallaby captain
- Mark Connors, Rugby Union
- Cooper Cronk, Rugby League, halfback for Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australia
- Dan Crowley, Rugby Union
- Ken Fletcher, 12 tennis Grand Slam titles and Davis Cup player
- Greg Hartung, President of the Australian Paralympic Committee and Vice-President of the International Paralympic Committee
- Damon Kelly, Olympic weightlifing (Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Delhi 2010)
- Laurie Lawrence, Rugby Union and national swim coach
- Luke McLean, Rugby Union
- Mark Stockwell, Olympic swimming
- William Zillman, Rugby League
Notable non-sports alumni
- Trevor Hartigan (1940-1990), Australian federal judge and social justice advocate, trustee and later chairman (1987-1989) of the Lauries
- Brian Keating, Director of the National Research Flagship on Sustainable Agriculture within the CSIRO
- Kerry O'Brien, television news journalist and presenter
- Ross Symonds, television journalist and news presenter
- "History". St Laurence's College.
- "Principal's Welcome". St Laurence's College.
- St Laurence's College - Facilities, slc.qld.edu.au; accessed 13 September 2014.
- "Building our new hospital", qld.gov.au; accessed 13 September 2014.
- Ross Symonds' LinkedIn profile, au.linkedin.com; accessed 13 September 2014.