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SBC supports families during tough times

St Brendan’s College has supported rural and regional families to educate their sons in Central Queensland for more than 75 years, and in tough economic times the College is committed to supporting families to continue to make that choice.

St Brendan’s College Principal, Nick Scully, said that many families were not aware of the financial support available to educate their children, whether it’s Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC), Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) or for those families who are not remote, the College also has Edmund Rice Bursaries available to support those with financial constraints.

“Our Edmund Rice Bursaries are not a one-size fits all bursary, but are based on a formula which includes information on family numbers – one parent or two parent - the number of children, employment status and housing costs, to name a few of the considerations,” Mr Scully said.

"In addition to tough economic times for many families, the College is also in a position where we wish to strengthen our boarding numbers into the future so we have also recently introduced an incentive for new boarders; a 50 per cent discount on full boarding fees for the first 20 Year 7 and Year 10 boarders to have their enrolments accepted for 2018 and who are not entitled to government assistance.”

“We are proud of the education we provide for young men in Central Queensland; and want to ensure that families have every opportunity to send their sons to St Brendan’s College if they so wish,” he said.

“We encourage families to research the information and support available; the College can assist to point families in the right direction, whether it’s the Department of Human Services for Isolated Children’s, the Department of Education and Training for Living Away from Home Allowance or a range of other Departments and organisations.”

“St Brendan’s College prides itself on offering many opportunities for our students, with the full belief that there are many pathways to a successful future and we aim to offer an academic program that supports our young men to follow whichever pathway they choose,” he said.

“We have a suite of Vocational Education and Training courses which we offer to our senior students to complement our significant academic program; and also pride ourselves on the brotherhood and belonging that we provide for our young men; many establishing friendships for life during their time at the College,” he said.

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