Discover a world of opportunities

MBBC is committed to providing depth and diversity, providing the boys with opportunities to develop themselves fully as people. They can develop the skills and talents they have already discovered in themselves, as well as adding new strings to their bows. Extensive sporting, cultural, academic, community, environmental, personal development and specialist co-curricular activities are offered to complement our curriculum. 

At MBBC, boys are given opportunities to join clubs, be part of leadership groups, compete in interschool competitions, enjoy camps and expeditions, be involved in community outreach programmes and mentor younger students – fully immersing themselves in the experience of College life. We also encourage talented students to apply for district, regional, state and national selection in their sport or cultural pursuit.

MBBC is famous for its adventure sports and outdoor programme. As well as offering overnight camps from Year 1, we offer a variety of adventure sports including sailing, a rock-climbing wall and one of Australia’s only on site, bushland, mountain bike tracks. MBBC enters teams in many local club-based associations and our athletes compete in the Christian Schools Sports Association (CSSA) in swimming, cross country and athletics.

The Moreton Bay Colleges award-winning Music Programme is one of the most comprehensive in Queensland. Boys enjoy inspirational opportunities to take master classes with national and international artists in the Moreton Bay Colleges Music Centre and get a real taste for quality performance during concerts in the Power Family Concert Hall and in the community.

Those who prefer to expand other capacities have plenty of opportunities too in public speaking, debating, chess club, drama productions, robotics, mooting and Leo Club, to name just a few.

With so many options in both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, every boy has a chance to develop and excel.

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Camps

Camps

Moreton Bay Boys’ College places great emphasis on outdoor experience and adventure for boys. 

Camps are a great way to create and enhance friendships across the year groups, learn new skills, practice resilience, teamwork and responsibility.

At MBBC, we see ourselves as ‘Life Adventurers. Life Achievers.’ For many of our boys, being adventurous is an achievement. Through our IB Learner Profile attributes of being a risk-taker, being balanced and being reflective, we encourage our boys to take advantage of the opportunities in front of them. 

Unfamiliar as they may be, these opportunities are underpinned by our Five to Thrive framework and our Graduate Attributes, and they encourage us to step out of our comfort zone, try something new or positively respond to change. In a world where things are constantly changing and evolving, and new things continually appearing on our landscape, as students, the ability to have that inner resilience and character is indeed a personal quality that will transcend the walls of our classrooms and the fence-line of our campus.

One meaningful way that we look to foster these and give such opportunities is our active Outdoor Education programme. All Primary boys have an opportunity to attend a school camp every year, and for many (boys and parents) these are just the type of experiences that challenge us to be open-minded, resilient and take some of those calculated and productive risks. For some, the challenge will be trying beetroot on a ham and salad roll on the first day of camp. For others, it will be trusting in their mates, teachers and guides as they take the plunge down a sand dune, as our Year 5 boys do every year at Noosa. Alternatively, it could be getting through that first night away from home, in a different bed with the sounds of nature at the cabin door.

It is these opportunities that perhaps we take for granted, and it is only in hindsight that we truly appreciate their value in shaping the character of strong, resilient, open-minded boys that will help them into the future.

Our Outdoor Education programme, just as with our inquiry mindset in the classroom and our engagement in physical activity and The Arts, represents life. The ability to adventure and to achieve reflects the spirit in which our MBBC boys grow and thrive.

As our boys head off on the range of Camps MBBC provides, we encourage them to enjoy their adventures and to take advantage of the opportunities; because you never know just what they might achieve in the process.

Sport

Music

Music at the Moreton Bay Colleges

Music plays an important role in the lives of the Moreton Bay Colleges. Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College share a proud culture of music and we are known in the broader community as having vibrant, diverse, quality music programmes.

Music is delivered as a single programme across both campuses, utilising the collective resources of both Colleges to provide students with the best possible music education and performance opportunities. This collaborative model allows girls and boys to interact artistically in rehearsal and performance, while at the same time retains separate, single-sex campuses for individual and class instruction. 

Research has confirmed the extensive benefits of music education in supporting the general educational development of children. Students who are engaged in music generally perform better in the core learning areas of literacy and numeracy. 

Our music programme inspires all students to reach their potential by promoting goal setting, teamwork, and self-discipline. It cultivates transferable skills in students that advantage academic performance.

The Moreton Bay Colleges, together, offer students exceptional musical experiences. Music is delivered through: Class Music, Instrumental and Vocal Tuition, Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles and Performance.

I would like to extend a warm invitation to all Moreton Bay Boys' College students to join our Music Programme.

Dr Bradley Voltz

Director of Music | The Moreton Bay Colleges

Class Music

Class Music

Class music at MBBC is an active, practical, and continuous learning experience where students make and respond to music. Students learning music listen, perform and compose through units of study specifically developed to embrace boys’ interests and learning styles. Classroom music studies align with our primary immersion programs, and are designed and sequenced to facilitate a seamless transition into the secondary school. Music classes are available to students in every year level—including Year 12 Music Extension.

Primary immersion programme

Primary immersion programme

In Years 4 and 5, all students participate in a two-year instrumental immersion program. Students are involved in weekly small group lessons with a specialist teacher and regular class ensemble activities. Instruments available for study include: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion.

Instrumental and vocal tuition

Instrumental and vocal tuition

At the Moreton Bay Colleges’ a team of skilled specialist teachers offer private instrumental and vocal lessons to students from Prep to Year 12. Private music lessons are available for the following instruments: Strings - violin, viola, cello, double bass; Wind - flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, oboe, saxophone; Brass - trumpet, trombone, french horn; Percussion - all orchestral percussion; Drum kit; Voice; Piano; Guitar - acoustic, electric and bass.

Ensemble programme

Ensemble programme

Our 23 performing ensembles across both campuses are open to all students who study an instrument or voice, either at the colleges or externally. Through a program of weekly rehearsals and regular performances, students build confidence in their abilities, develop technical skills, and most importantly experience the joy of making music with others. 

Our Patron

Our Patron

The Colleges are honoured to have the support of John Curro AM MBE as Patron of Music. John Curro is both the founder and Director of Music for Queensland Youth Orchestras. Under his continuing artistic leadership Queensland Youth Orchestras is regarded as one of the leading youth orchestra organisations in Australia. Its enduring success and the quality of its members is due in large part to Mr Curro’s skills as a musician, leader, mentor and educator.

Contact our Music team

Contact our Music team

For more detailed information, or to discuss how the Moreton Bay Colleges can tailor a music programme for your child, please email us on music@moretonbaycolleges.qld.edu.au.

Contact us

Cultural

Clubs

Tours and exchanges

Camps
Sport
Music
Cultural
Clubs
Tours and exchanges

Camps

Camps

Moreton Bay Boys’ College places great emphasis on outdoor experience and adventure for boys. 

Camps are a great way to create and enhance friendships across the year groups, learn new skills, practice resilience, teamwork and responsibility.

At MBBC, we see ourselves as ‘Life Adventurers. Life Achievers.’ For many of our boys, being adventurous is an achievement. Through our IB Learner Profile attributes of being a risk-taker, being balanced and being reflective, we encourage our boys to take advantage of the opportunities in front of them. 

Unfamiliar as they may be, these opportunities are underpinned by our Five to Thrive framework and our Graduate Attributes, and they encourage us to step out of our comfort zone, try something new or positively respond to change. In a world where things are constantly changing and evolving, and new things continually appearing on our landscape, as students, the ability to have that inner resilience and character is indeed a personal quality that will transcend the walls of our classrooms and the fence-line of our campus.

One meaningful way that we look to foster these and give such opportunities is our active Outdoor Education programme. All Primary boys have an opportunity to attend a school camp every year, and for many (boys and parents) these are just the type of experiences that challenge us to be open-minded, resilient and take some of those calculated and productive risks. For some, the challenge will be trying beetroot on a ham and salad roll on the first day of camp. For others, it will be trusting in their mates, teachers and guides as they take the plunge down a sand dune, as our Year 5 boys do every year at Noosa. Alternatively, it could be getting through that first night away from home, in a different bed with the sounds of nature at the cabin door.

It is these opportunities that perhaps we take for granted, and it is only in hindsight that we truly appreciate their value in shaping the character of strong, resilient, open-minded boys that will help them into the future.

Our Outdoor Education programme, just as with our inquiry mindset in the classroom and our engagement in physical activity and The Arts, represents life. The ability to adventure and to achieve reflects the spirit in which our MBBC boys grow and thrive.

As our boys head off on the range of Camps MBBC provides, we encourage them to enjoy their adventures and to take advantage of the opportunities; because you never know just what they might achieve in the process.

Sport

Music

Music at the Moreton Bay Colleges

Music plays an important role in the lives of the Moreton Bay Colleges. Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College share a proud culture of music and we are known in the broader community as having vibrant, diverse, quality music programmes.

Music is delivered as a single programme across both campuses, utilising the collective resources of both Colleges to provide students with the best possible music education and performance opportunities. This collaborative model allows girls and boys to interact artistically in rehearsal and performance, while at the same time retains separate, single-sex campuses for individual and class instruction. 

Research has confirmed the extensive benefits of music education in supporting the general educational development of children. Students who are engaged in music generally perform better in the core learning areas of literacy and numeracy. 

Our music programme inspires all students to reach their potential by promoting goal setting, teamwork, and self-discipline. It cultivates transferable skills in students that advantage academic performance.

The Moreton Bay Colleges, together, offer students exceptional musical experiences. Music is delivered through: Class Music, Instrumental and Vocal Tuition, Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles and Performance.

I would like to extend a warm invitation to all Moreton Bay Boys' College students to join our Music Programme.

Dr Bradley Voltz

Director of Music | The Moreton Bay Colleges

Class Music

Class Music

Class music at MBBC is an active, practical, and continuous learning experience where students make and respond to music. Students learning music listen, perform and compose through units of study specifically developed to embrace boys’ interests and learning styles. Classroom music studies align with our primary immersion programs, and are designed and sequenced to facilitate a seamless transition into the secondary school. Music classes are available to students in every year level—including Year 12 Music Extension.

Primary immersion programme

Primary immersion programme

In Years 4 and 5, all students participate in a two-year instrumental immersion program. Students are involved in weekly small group lessons with a specialist teacher and regular class ensemble activities. Instruments available for study include: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion.

Instrumental and vocal tuition

Instrumental and vocal tuition

At the Moreton Bay Colleges’ a team of skilled specialist teachers offer private instrumental and vocal lessons to students from Prep to Year 12. Private music lessons are available for the following instruments: Strings - violin, viola, cello, double bass; Wind - flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, oboe, saxophone; Brass - trumpet, trombone, french horn; Percussion - all orchestral percussion; Drum kit; Voice; Piano; Guitar - acoustic, electric and bass.

Ensemble programme

Ensemble programme

Our 23 performing ensembles across both campuses are open to all students who study an instrument or voice, either at the colleges or externally. Through a program of weekly rehearsals and regular performances, students build confidence in their abilities, develop technical skills, and most importantly experience the joy of making music with others. 

Our Patron

Our Patron

The Colleges are honoured to have the support of John Curro AM MBE as Patron of Music. John Curro is both the founder and Director of Music for Queensland Youth Orchestras. Under his continuing artistic leadership Queensland Youth Orchestras is regarded as one of the leading youth orchestra organisations in Australia. Its enduring success and the quality of its members is due in large part to Mr Curro’s skills as a musician, leader, mentor and educator.

Contact our Music team

Contact our Music team

For more detailed information, or to discuss how the Moreton Bay Colleges can tailor a music programme for your child, please email us on music@moretonbaycolleges.qld.edu.au.

Contact us

Cultural

Clubs

Tours and exchanges