World School

Posted on July 12, 2017

Our purpose as a school is to prepare resilient, agile global citizens with an entrepreneurial mindset, innovative spirit and a heart for servant leadership.

We believe that an education worth having is one that prepares our students for an uncertain future, that will equip them with the skills and dispositions to make a difference, to flourish as individuals.

The reality is that while countries are trying to close their borders, business will continue to know no such boundaries. Our students, your children, will more than likely be working alongside people from around the globe as part of a multi-national company. That is why part of our purpose is to prepare global citizens.

St Paul’s School has many programs to support the development of global citizens. One of our Heads of Learning focuses on the concept of global sustainability. We have an International School, enrolling students from all four corners of the globe. We welcome study tours and we send tours out each holiday break. We have upwards of 30 sister schools.

Another key program we have to support the development of global citizenship is World School.

One of our sister schools is Kanto International School in Japan. Kanto developed World School and continue to run it. There are 23 members of World School, one school from each of the 23 represented countries.

Each year we select three Year 11 students and a staff member to attend World School. These students spend two weeks working with all the students on a global issue. The time culminates in a debate.

This year, St Paul’s School is hosting World School. For two weeks in October, 60 student delegates and 20 accompanying teachers will descend on our School. The experience to host will give our community another rich opportunity to help students appreciate the planet’s diversity of cultures and values.

The focus of this year’s World School is the sustainability of food.

You can get involved in the World School Program. One really helpful way is to open your home to help billet one of the 60 visiting students or a visiting teacher. More information about billeting is included below.

Dr Paul Browning


We are currently seeking interest from those families who would like to participate in this unique opportunity by welcoming 1 or 2 delegates into their home from Saturday 21 October to Saturday 28 October.  You can download a form HERE or contact Ms Dekkers ([email protected]) for further information.

Lisa Dekkers
World School Committee

BURSARIES FOR YEARS 7 to 12 in 2018

Bursaries are now being considered for existing St Paul’s School students entering Years 7 to 12 in 2018.

The following Bursaries are being offered for one year only.  Details and Criteria are listed below.


The Bishop John Oliver Feetham Memorial Bursary will be awarded to a student in Year 12 2018Criteria:Students should submit a covering letter detailing their performance in pursuing the Aims and Goals of the School.

The Adrian Bradley Memorial Bursary will be awarded to a student in Year 11 2018 or Year 12 2018. The Adrian Bradley Bursary celebrates the achievement and example of the late Adrian Bradley, a former student and staff member at St Paul’s School.  Criteria:Students should submit a covering letter detailing their participation in the life of the School; achievement within the School; embodiment of the aims of the School; family association with the School; and detailing their performance in pursuing the Aims and Goals of the School.

The Ray Geise Bursary for Service will be offered to one student and it is open to any student from Year 7 2018 to Year 11 2018. This Bursary is to the value of $1,000 as a reduction in School fees. Criteria:Students should submit a covering letter detailing their performance in pursing the Aims and Goals of the School and must show evidence of consistently caring for others and helping them to live worthwhile and meaningful lives; students must have pride in their School and demonstrate this in their dealings with their peers and indeed the whole School community. In addition to the covering letter, students should submit a 1000 word essay on “Building a Christian Caring Community in the 21st Century.”


Criteria for all Bursaries:

In awarding all of the above Bursaries, particular attention will be paid to the performance of the applicants in pursuing the Aims and Goals of the School, and to any financial need which exists in the family.

All Bursary applicants should complete a Bursary application form and submit a covering letter addressing the specific Criteria as detailed above for each Bursary, NB  The Ray Geise Bursary applicants should submit a covering letter as well as an essay, as detailed above.

A separate application should be submitted for each child within a family.

Bursary application forms are available from the Headmaster’s Executive Assistant, Ms Sam Beeney, via email request:  [email protected]

Completed Bursary applications, including the supporting documentation and covering letters/essays should be submitted in a sealed confidential envelope by Friday 13 October 2017 (the end of the second week of Term 4) to:  Dr Paul Browning, Headmaster, St Paul’s School, 34 Strathpine Road, BALD HILLS  QLD  4036.


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