Scholarship Information


St Columban’s College, Caboolture is pleased to announce the opening of scholarship applications for Year Seven for the 2018 academic year.  With the opportunity to receive both full and partial scholarships to the College, students must complete a Level One ACER test to qualify for consideration of a scholarship. The scholarship test is to be held at the College on Saturday May 27 from 9:00 –12:00pm.


Please register for this examination at ACER Scholarship Tests at and follow the below steps:

  1. Create a Parent Account in the ACER Scholarshop Test online system
  2. Log in to your Parent's Account
  3. Add your child to your account
  4. Click on the 'Apply for a scholarship' link next to your child's name and follow the instructions to apply for St Columban;s College.  You can see a list of schools on the 'Participating Schools' page

To participate your child MUST be registered through the above process.  Applications close Wednesday 17 May 2017.

This is the third year that St Columban’s has offered scholarships which will present students from all backgrounds with the opportunity to study at one of the most accomplished Catholic secondary schools in Caboolture. 

The scholarship offers students applying for year seven three years of scholarship at the College, with the choice to apply to further their Columban’s education when reaching year ten.

“We warmly welcome students from all schools, and live and work by our Edmund Rice tradition, liberating students and their families through education in a compassionate and spiritual way with justice for all,” says Principal Ann Rebgetz.

St Columban’s scholarships and bursaries allow young people from dynamic backgrounds the opportunity to study in a vibrant community that upholds Catholic ideals, and provides them with more options for academic, co-curricular, and vocational development.  In the 2016 academic year,  95% of students achieved OP1-15 equivalency.  66% of students received an OP1-10, 16% above the state average

For many parents, choosing the right secondary school to send their children to can be a difficult and confusing experience, but Principal Ann Rebgetz offers some sage advice for parents “consider a College where there is ample choice for students for their academic and vocational pathways that provide as many options as possible for their future.”

As the most accomplished Catholic Secondary College in Caboolture, St Columban’s offers students a wide range of curriculum options, with electives in areas including technology, film and TV, dance and drama. St Columban’s also pride themselves with thriving sports, academic and creative communities.  As a member of the highly competitive TAS Sports Program, the College also runs their unique Mentor Academy which assists students with planning and managing training and study loads and helps with communicating with classroom teachers in times of high demand.

With one of the most well established career development programs in South East Queensland, the career and training development program offers students career advice and training from year seven to year twelve. The development program is focused on practical experience in the working industry, with the College boasting a Trade Training Centre that features a fully working café, restaurant, and hair salon.

The College was awarded First Place in the Australian Training Awards in 2014 and continues the success with runner up in 2016.  The School Pathways to VET category for their innovative approach to blending Academic and Vocational pathways which results in excellent outcomes for students.

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