Oxley College (Burradoo, NSW)
- Oxley College (Burradoo, NSW)
Oxley CollegeLatin: Patientia Et Fortitudine
("Patience and Fortitude")
Location Burradoo, New South Wales, Australia Information Type Independent, Co-educational, Day school Denomination Non-denominational Established 1983 Chairman Murray Walker Deputy Headmasters Steven Armstrong and Stuart Bollom Headmaster Grant Williamson Employees ~50 Key people
Grant Williamson (head of college)
Murray Walker (chairman)
Stuart Bollom (deputy head - pastoral), Steven Armstrong (deputy head - academic)
Enrolment ~500 (7-12) Colour(s) Blue & Gold
The college takes its name from the early Australian explorer John Oxley and nestles at the foot of a hill named after him. His descendants gave permission for his family crest to be used as the basis of the college badge.
The college first opened to students in 1983, with an initial enrolment of 234. Its founding headmaster was David Wright (an Oxford Rhodes Scholar), followed by Christopher Welsh (1995–2007). The college now has a total enrolment of about 500.
The head since January 2008 has been Grant Williamson, formerly deputy headmaster and head of Stanmore at Newington College.
Oxley College has six houses: Dobell, Durack, Florey, Mawson, Monash and Oodgeroo. All are named after high-achieving Australians. All have tutor groups and compete against each other in music, drama, public speaking, cross country, and athletic and swimming carnivals.
Oxley regularly competes in ISA and also has a fierce rivalry with the neighbouring Chevalier College.
- Emery, L. 2006. A Lovingly Woven Tapestry: Oxley College, Bowral. Oxley College, Burradoo.
Members of the Independent Schools Association (Australia) High Schools of the Southern Highlands · Wingecarribee Shire · New South Wales Public/State Independent
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