An independent, co-educational, non-denominational

College located in Brisbane's Bayside

Committed to its philosophy of Love, Laughter and Learning, the College caters for children from 15 months of age through to Year 12. 

"We see education as a partnership between the home and the school and we believe fundamentally that what the homes are, the schools will be, and what the two are the future will be."

Dr Lyn Bishop Founder and Principal/CEO, OAM, BAHons (Psych), MEdAdmin, MEdStud, MBA, PhD(QLD), MAPsS, MACE, FACEL, FAIM, JP(QUAL), AIM Professional Manager of the Year 1999, Queensland and Australian Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 (Social, Community, Not-For-Profit Organisation)

Our College campus is located on 56 acres in a semi-rural setting in Taylor Road, Sheldon. The College was established in 1997 and is committed to providing a quality education for all students in a safe, secure learning environment which is characterised by high standards for both staff and students in the areas of dress and appearance, behaviour and individual scholarship and work habits.

The mission of Sheldon College is to provide a quality educational experience in an environment which encourages and enables our students to succeed in a constantly changing world. Our Student Exit Outcomes ensure our students leave our College equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to become self directed learners, effective communicators and collaborators, creative thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, information and media literate, skilled in the core literacies, and possessing high self esteem.

Sheldon College is characterised by:
  • A warm and caring teacher student relationship, 
  • A genuine concern for people, 
  • A respect and tolerance for others, 
  • A positive relationship between the College and its community, 
  • A commitment and enthusiasm exhibited by our Staff.

Sheldon College offers a rich and diverse curriculum enabling students to attain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to become active and informed citizens.


In 2017 the Sheldon College 20 Year Anniversary celebrated the last twenty years of history at one of Queensland’s most progressive, independent schools. Sheldon College opened as a non-denominational, co-educational school in February 1997 with 110 students and 6 teachers.

The Founding Principal, Dr Lyn Bishop OAM, had a vision to open a school which would leave a legacy for children in the Redland Shire. Today Sheldon College caters for students from 15 months of age through to 18 years and it boasts outstanding achievements in the academic, sporting and cultural arenas.

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