College Life

West Moreton Anglican College (WestMAC) is a progressive and dynamic co-educational institution situated on a beautiful semi-rural campus, only minutes from Ipswich in Queensland's south-eastern growth corridor.

The College has grown from a co-educational student population of 225 in its first year of operation in 1994 to a current enrolment of over 1,300 students.

WestMAC supports Senior, Middle and Junior Schools and a Community Kindergarten.

At the heart of the College lies the picturesque Chapel of the Good Shepherd and a magnificent lake. A full-time Chaplain provides pastoral care and nurtures the faith of the College community as a whole.

WestMAC endeavours to offer an extremely broad-based curriculum which allows students to select subjects that will ensure individual success in their schooling. The College proudly aspires to rewarding every student for their pursuit of individual excellence.

Within the College's three sub-schools, a Head and Deputy Head direct staff with the support of House Coordinators and individual tutors. The academic program has offerings in Agricultural Studies, Art, RAVE (Religious and Values Education), Drama, English, Health and Physical Education, Information Communication Technology, Languages other than English (Japanese and Mandarin Chinese), Mathematics, Music, Science and Social Science.

Currently the College has 94 full-time teaching staff, and 56 administrative and ancillary staff. The College’s vocational education and training program, which allows subjects to be studied in conjunction with OP eligible subjects or as a complete VET course, is coordinated by a full-time dedicated VET officer. Our recently completed cutting edge West Moreton Region Trade Skills Centre allows students access to certificate courses in construction, manufacturing technology, engineering and furnishing.

WestMAC has an unmatched reputation as a positive, nurturing environment for young people in Ipswich, Brisbane Valley, Lockyer Valley and Western Brisbane.

The College has a strong record of academic, cultural and sporting achievement and is committed to helping students reach their individual goals. Students of the College have enjoyed considerable success at district, State and national level in a range of activities including sport, music, debating, literature and leadership.

The campus also allows the College to offer educational experiences unknown to inner city schools, such as a fully working farm with an award winning cattle herd in the College grounds.

Emphasis in recent years has seen the development of overseas sister-school relationships and hosting of overseas study tours. At present up to twenty overseas students are enrolled at the College and an accredited ELICOS program has been conducted at the College since 2003.