Carmel College

Queensland, Australia

Location: Queensland, Australia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed

About Carmel College

Carmel College is a mixed, non-selective, independent, Catholic secondary school in Queensland, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school is situated in Thornlands and has approximately 1120 pupils on record. 

Carmel College was opened in 1993. The school places important emphasis on building and maintain strong partnerships between home and school and teachers are encouraged to have regular communication with parents. Student-parent-teacher conferences are also implemented during the course of the year. 

College Principal

Brian Eastaughffe


Carmel College boasts a broad range of learning facilities, including a music room, dance studio, science laboratories, a Chapel, art room, well equipped library, sports courts, air-conditioned meeting rooms, computer suites and drama rooms. 


Carmel College offers a broad and balanced learning curriculum designed to equip pupils with the skills and knowledge required for them to go on to lead successful future lives. Additional support is available for students who need it from the Learning Enrichment department, who work closely with the classroom teacher and students to provide extra assistance. Sports clubs, music, dance and drama classes are some of the wide range of additional activities available for pupils to get involved in outside of the classroom to boost their confidence and further enhance their skills and interests.

School ethos 

Carmel College’s motto is: “Let your light shine,” and works to inspire students to be the best version of themselves and reach their full potential during their time learning. The school has four core values – faith, hope, love and learning, that are implemented in daily life. It is vital to the school that pupils grow in self-confidence, independence and integrity and that they are responsible, respectful and caring members of the local and wider community. 


Address: ​20 Ziegenfusz Road, Thornlands, Queensland, QLD 4164, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3488 7777