Established in 2019, Good Samaritan Catholic College embarked on its educational journey with an inaugural intake of around 170 students, spanning Prep to Year 3, as well as Year 7. With a vision of nurturing academic excellence and fostering strong values, the College quickly became a beacon of holistic Catholic education on the Sunshine Coast. In 2024, the founding Year 7 cohort will mark a momentous milestone as they become the College's fist ever graduates, followed soon after by the original Prep cohort in 2031. While initially housing a relatively small student body, the College's unwavering commitment to academic excellence, character development, and holistic Catholic education has fueled its rapid growth, with student numbers projected to grow to 1500 over the next several years.
Anticipating the dynamic shifts within the educational landscape, the College has been meticulously constructed, guided by a comprehensive building masterplan which embraces the essence of adaptability and collaboration. At the heart of the masterplan blueprint, collaboration plays an important role in its various design aspects, recognizing the paramount significance of preparing students for a world of constant change. The College's strategic approach to architecture encompasses seamlessly interconnected spaces that cater for diverse group sizes, fostering an environment conducive to collaborative learning and meaningful engagement. Moreover, the College's deliberate emphasis on adaptable design ensures the accommodation of evolving teaching methodologies and technological advancements, empowering staff to tailor their approaches for optimal student growth. Beyond academic pursuits, the masterplan keenly addresses the importance of holistic development, carving out expansive modern sports facilities that encourage physical wellbeing and character building.
Completing construction in December 2018, Stage One of the College Master Plan included: