Schools don’t have to be purely theoretical. They can be places where students think about real-world problems and look for real-world solutions. This develops new capabilities and attributes – creativity, invention, problem-solving, imagination, empathy, collaboration, commitment to social justice and equality. It challenges boys to think not just about what they will do to succeed for themselves but what their role is in the world.
At Brisbane Boys' College we provide our boys with opportunities for hands-on, practical, interactive learning and real-world experience. Our school is full of inquisitive, well-rounded boys. Boys who will grow up and make a difference. Not just when they leave school, but now at Brisbane Boys' College.
Here are just some of the many service and community activities that our boys enjoy.
Service Trips to Cambodia
Building schools, teachers training teachers, donating IT equipment and uniforms.
Small Business Training
Training boys to be baristas to effectively run a small business in order to give back to Cambodia.
Rosies Food Van
Students and staff take part in feeding the homeless in Brisbane.
Sporting clinics run in rural communities where Old Boys, current staff and students coach.
Encourage boys to discuss and produce white papers about world issues.
Country Service Trips
Stocktaking, identification of historical items, recording data, visit to a feed lot to understand the cattle industry.
Old Boys mentoring current students to open up career paths and networking opportunities.