Good Samaritan Catholic College Bli Bli


Our promise is to help your child excel at college and in life, contribute to their community and lead the way in our changing society.



LocalLocalGood Samaritan Catholic College joins the community of another six Sunshine Coast Catholic schools, including St Joseph’s Primary School, St John’s College in Nambour, and Stella Maris Primary School in Maroochydore.
SE QldSE QldWe proudly belong to a network of over 140 Brisbane Catholic Education schools, where 72,000 students from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are being equipped with life-long learning skills.
GlobalGlobalAs a Catholic school, we are an integral part of the Catholic Church and form teachings based on the Gospel. We challenge young people to find meaning and value in their lives and reach their full potential as informed, tolerant and just.



FAQs<h2>​​​​​​​Why choose Good Samaritan Catholic College?</h2><p> <br>Blessed with a compassionate team, we will be united in our dedication to excellence in teaching and caring for your child. A Catholic education truly encourages individual excellence, whatever your child’s talents may be. And our college will offer a seamless transition from Prep, through to Year 12. <br> <br>We promise to bring out the best in your child; to give them the space to develop their spirituality, to encourage them to understand and celebrate difference, and to be kind to others.<br></p><h2> <br> </h2><h2>What will be the ethos of the College?</h2><p> <br>We are proud to embrace the Benedictine tradition of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan which places strong emphasis on education and the importance of balance in life between work, prayer and recreation. Every Good Samaritan student will be encouraged to live and uphold Catholic values and – without exception – be compassionate and tolerant.<br></p><h2> <br> </h2><h2>How do I apply?</h2><p> <br>Applications for enrolment opened in April 2018 for our foundation year. Please use the <a href="">online enrolment form</a> to apply or make an enquiry <a href="">here​</a>.<br></p><h2> <br> </h2><h2>Where is the College located?</h2><p> <br>The 11.56 hectares campus is located in Parklakes 2, on Parklakes Drive, Bli Bli. <br> <br>A short drive from the new Maroochydore CBD and five minutes drive from the Bli Bli shopping precinct, the campus is easily accessible from the Bruce Highway. Parklakes 2 comprises family homes surrounded by 20 hectares of forest with nature trails, floating wetlands, two child care centres and a sports complex.<br><br>Learn more about the <a href="/about-us/Pages/BuildingPlan.aspx">college master plan</a>.</p><h2><br></h2><h2>What are the College start and finish times?<br></h2><p></p><p>8.30am to 3.00pm<br></p><h2>​<br></h2><h2>What Years can I apply for?<br></h2><p> <br>The College opened in 2019 with Prep to Year 3 in Primary and Year 7 in Secondary, eventually growing to 1500 students. </p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="width:41%;height:220px;"><tbody><tr style="text-align:center;"><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">​​Calendar ​Year<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Available year levels​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="text-align:center;">2019​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prep to Year 3 / Year 7​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="text-align:center;">2020​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prep to Year 4 / Year 7 & Year 8​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="text-align:center;">2021​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prep to Year 5 / Year 7 to Year 9​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="text-align:center;">2022​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prep to Year 6 / Year 7 to Year 10​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="text-align:center;">2023​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prep to Year 11​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="text-align:center;">2024​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prep to Year 12​</td></tr></tbody></table><h2><br></h2><h2>When can my child begin Prep?</h2><p> <br>It is compulsory for all Queensland children to undertake a full-time Prep year, prior to Year 1. To enrol in Prep your child must turn 5 by 30 June in the year of attendance in Prep.<br></p><h2></h2><h2> <br> </h2><h2>Do I need to be Catholic?​<br><br></h2><p>You – and your child - do not need to be Catholic to attend Good Samaritan Catholic College.</p><p>Enrolment applications may be made, regardless of your faith background. Children who are baptised Catholic are given priority of enrolment. Catholic families outside our Parish, and non-Catholics who support the ethos of an inclusive and community-centric education, are warmly welcomed to our community.<br></p><h2></h2><h2> <br> </h2><h2>What will it cost?</h2><p>​</p><p>​College fees will be determined in mid-2018. Our college joins the Brisbane Catholic Education community of Sunshine Coast Catholic schools, including St Joseph’s Primary School and St John’s College in Nambour, Siena College in Sippy Downs and Stella Maris Primary School in Maroochydore. We always strive to ensure a Catholic education is as affordable as possible, help families when needed and offer significant discounts for more than one child.<br></p><h2></h2><h2> <br> </h2><h2>​Why an Archdiocesan Catholic School?</h2><p>​<br></p><p>Archdiocesan Catholic Schools equip over 72,000 students from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast with the foundations of life-long learning skills and values to positively contribute to community life. Good Samaritan College belongs to a network of over 140 schools. This allows us to achieve significant economies of scale in many areas and delivers an excellent education at an accessible price point. And of course, a Catholic education is underpinned by values that set your child on the path to become a socially aware and compassionate adult.​​​<br></p> <br>
Good Samaritan in the news Samaritan in the news<p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;">​​​​​​The news of our new Catholic college has been me​t with incredible interest in the community. Located perfectly in Bli Bli, our master plan reflects the expected population growth on the Sunshine Coast, with some parts of the college’s catchment increasing by 15 percent over the past five years. <br style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Good Samaritan students are expected to reside in areas such as Bli Bli, Coolum Beach, Marcoola, Mudjimba, Maroochydore, Kuluin, Diddillibah, Rosemount, Eumundi, or the eastern fringe of Nambour.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></p><h2 style="margin:0px;text-align:left;color:#111c3d;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;"></h2><h2 style="margin:0px;text-align:left;color:#111c3d;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;">Community news:<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></h2><p></p><p>Sunshine Coast Daily | February 2019<br>​​<a href="/news/Documents/Good-Samaritan-Sunshine-Coast-Daily-Feature-Feb-2019%20-web.pdf" target="_blank">Good Samaritan Sunshine Coast Daily Feature F​eb 2019</a>​​<br></p><br>Sunshine Coast Daily | 15 February 2018<br><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;"><a href="">Much-loved Coast principal to lead new Catholic college​</a><br>​​<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;">Sunshine Coast Daily | 14 November 2017<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><a href="" style="color:#0072c6;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;">REVEALED: New Coast school choose a name</a><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">My Sunshine Coast |  26 May 2017<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><a href="" style="color:#0072c6;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;">$45 million Catholic College approved by council</a>​<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Parklakes 2 |  28 May 2017<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><a href="" style="color:#0072c6;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;">New Catholic college in Bli Bli</a><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Sunshine Coast Daily | 10 June 2017<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><a href="" style="color:#0072c6;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;">Bli Bli at the forefront of major housing growth</a><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Sunshine Coast Daily | 6 March 2017<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><a href="" style="color:#0072c6;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;">Plans for new 1500-student Sunshine Coast school</a><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">WIN News |  1 March 2017<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><a href="" style="color:#0072c6;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;">Bli Bli boom</a> ::  A leading real estate investment publication has named Bli Bli as the fastest growing property hotspot in the state​​<br><br></p>
The benefits of co-ed, P-12 benefits of co-ed, P-12<p><span style="font:400 15px/24px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;">​​​​​​Why do some parents choose a co-educational Prep to Year 12 college for their child? A co-educational school like Good Samaritan College allows students to fully develop cross-gender social skills as they progress through all their critical educational phases. Girls and boys can attend the same school and, of course, it makes life all that little bit easier with primary and secondary Years on the one campus. </span><br style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><br style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><span style="font:400 15px/24px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Your child’s educational and spiritual 13-year journey at Good Samaritan’s ensures a seamless transition from year to year. This journey goes a long way to developing friends for life.  Student-life is all the more joyful when it is connected with meaningful friendships that transcend ages and Year levels.</span><br style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><span style="font:400 15px/24px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;">​</span><br style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><span style="font:400 15px/24px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;">We are all impacted by our environment and the facilities at Good Samaritan Catholic College will provide a rich variety of seamlessly inter-connected spaces for small groups and large group collaborations, across different Year levels – a far cry from the approach of a traditional Year-by-Year classroom.</span>​​​​​</p>
How religion is taught religion is taught<p>​​​​<br></p><p style="font:400 15px/24px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;">The pursuit to make Jesus known to young people requires us to renew and reinterpret the ways in which we share our faith with the lives of each generation. What resonated in the 1970s or even the 1990s is very different to what speaks to a 21st century child. </p><p style="font:400 15px/24px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;">Religious Education in our contemporary Catholic schools comprise two distinct but complementary dimensions – teaching people religion and teaching people to be religious.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">All Brisbane Catholic Education schools, like Good Samaritan Catholic College, prepare our students for life in a contemporary society: a life that is able to make meaning and shape purpose through the lens of a Catholic worldview which reinterprets Catholic faith in contemporary times.1<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">While Catholic beliefs remain unchanged, they are still relevant to our modern world. What is different is how we make Jesus' message come alive today and how we prepare students for the lives, work and community involvement we wish for them in the future.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">1.     Religion Education Curriculum. A Brisbane Catholic Education Publication (2013).​<br></p><p>​​</p>
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan Sisters of the Good Samaritan <p style="font:400 15px/24px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;">​​Two thousand years ago, Jesus told a story set on the winding Jericho Road, the much-loved parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). This is a story about conflict, injury and abandonment, that turns to compassion and about “being neighbour".<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Archbishop Polding, the first Catholic Bishop of Australia, was a Benedictine Monk, who in 1857 founded the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. He chose this name as he firmly believed that their work was central to “being neighbour" to the poor women and children of Sydney.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Their spirituality is often described as a twenty-first century spirituality, concerned with seeking God in prayer, relationships, creation and the common good. <br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">The Sisters association with our community is long. They established St Joseph's School, Nambour in 1925, followed in 1940 with St Joseph's Secondary School (now St John's College), the oldest independent secondary school on the Sunshine Coast.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Showing a deep affection for their natural surroundings long before it was popular to do so, in 1977 the Sisters lovingly created the Najara Centre for Spirituality and Ecology. The centre emerged from adult education initiatives offered at their school and was a centre for spirituality, care for the environment and adult education.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;">Education has central to the Good Samaritan life and ministry for over 160 years, with many Australian schools administered and staffed by the Sisters and their colleagues. <br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></p><p style="font:400 15px/24px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;">Not only will Good Samaritan College enjoy strong ties with other Sunshine Coast Catholic schools, the opportunity is there to link with the Sisters' ministry schools in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Broken Bay and Wollongong.​​<br></p><p>​​</p><p>​<br><br></p>, Find us, Find us, Find us, Enrol, Enrol, Enrol, Enquire, Enquire, Enquire