Our school


Earnshaw State College is a P-12 Independent Public School located in Banyo amid a vibrant and growing community in Brisbane’s northeast. Earnshaw’s location and seamless P-12 approach to schooling allows us to deliver unique and exciting learning opportunities for all of our students.

At Earnshaw, our curriculum engages all learners, enabling them to enjoy their schooling in a safe and inclusive environment. Our focus is on excellence in teaching and learning, and our college staff is highly professional with a strong commitment to the success and wellbeing of every student. We know and value all of our students as individuals, and take great pride in the strong and caring relationships we foster with our learners. We work in partnership with our school community to provide individualised pathways for students.

As a P-12 college, students are able to benefit from a seamless approach to curriculum, teaching, learning and personal development throughout their education. We actively foster a culture of high expectations, developing students to become motivated, enterprising young people who strive for personal success in their studies and who embody the college values of diligence, integrity, courage and empathy.

Earnshaw State College offers student-centred learning in its delivery of the Australian Curriculum, providing strong foundations in the early years and building academic skill and rigor in the upper primary and secondary years.

In the Junior School, we give priority to building skills for learning and success, with a particular focus on the explicit and systematic teaching of reading, the cornerstone of later academic achievement. Our Year 6 students benefit from our structured secondary transition program, which provides regular access to specialist secondary staff and facilities, enabling them to embark on their secondary education journey with confidence and enthusiasm.

Our senior students have opportunities to engage in university study while completing Years 11 and 12, and students also have access to a wide range of certificate and diploma courses.

In our unique environment, we develop cutting-edge twenty-first century skills through:

  • a dedicated STEM learning centre with specialist staff focusing on digital technology, coding and robotics, virtual reality and 3D printing for students of all ages.
  • a vibrant extra-curricular culture, providing enrichment opportunities through, technology competitions, business and ICAS competitions, interschool debating, choir, band, dance and a number of clubs including drama clubs, book clubs, writing clubs, skipping and triathlon clubs.

At Earnshaw State College, we nurture our students to be engaged and motivated to learn in a healthy, happy college culture that achieves results and builds confidence and skills for the future. We look forward to welcoming your family to our college.

Last reviewed 20 August 2021
Last updated 20 August 2021