strong in mind, spirit, faith

Downlands College is an independent, Catholic, coeducational, day and boarding school with a long tradition of heart-centred and values-based education.

Owned and conducted by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) with the assistance of a deeply committed group of teachers and support staff, Downlands has a long history of academic, sporting and cultural achievement and is the school of choice for many families. At Downlands, you are part of a family built on strong traditions. Strong values and Senior role models encourage students to make wise choices. We want students to do well at school and also in life, by being good people - strong in mind spirit and faith. 

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At Downlands, families have choice:

  • Broadest curriculum 
  • Huge range of sports and co-curricular activities 
  • Extensive arts and cultural programme 
  • Onsite rural centre 
  • Vibrant and active community 

Our heart-centred approach promotes academic excellence, encouraging students to integrate faith with life and to develop a love of learning. As school should be a place to learn about life, our coeducational College reflects the world in which we live. A Downlands education prepares students for the world beyond the classroom, academically, socially and morally.

Visit our beautiful campus to truly understand what makes Downlands the school of choice.

Why choose Downlands?

  1. Community. As a Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) College, our pastoral care activities engage Downlanders in a wide range of social justice activities beyond the classroom. Many schools talk about it, but at Downlands we live our commitment to a strong and vibrant, faith-based community every day.
  2. Educational Excellence. With a diverse range of subjects to choose from, students have a pathway to their life beyond school and have available to them both academic (OP focussed) and vocational training choices. 
  3. Sport, art and cultural options. With teams in more than 14 local and regional sports competitions, a thriving Cattle Show Team and extensive student involvement in arts, music and drama activities, there truly is something for everyone at Downlands. 

Click here to find out more about enrolling at Downlands.

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