A World-Class

Independent School


Sheldon College opened as an independent, non-denominational, not-for-profit and co-educational school in February 1997 with 110 students and 6 teachers. 

Sheldon College is now recognised as one of Queensland’s most progressive, independent schools. Committed to its philosophy of Love, Laughter and Learning, the College educates children from 15 months of age through to Year 12.

The Founding Principal, Dr Lyn Bishop, had a vision to open a school which would leave a legacy for children in the Redland Shire. The pioneering founders were inspired to establish Sheldon College and had a fundamental belief in providing a first-class educational experience for children that would see them equipped to become worthwhile and contributing citizens in a dynamic and ever-changing global community.

Pioneering founders of Sheldon College:
  • Dr Lyn Bishop OAM
  • Mr Bob Bishop
  • Mr Patrick Gay AM
  • Mr Mike McKay APM
  • Mr David Cameron
  • Mr Paul Cooper

Today, the College is a vibrant community and thousands of graduates have passed through the College gates. Sheldon College will continue to transform the lives of students through first-class teaching and learning as the College progresses through its’ 21st Year.

The Journey Begins

Some people might see February 1997 as the birth of Sheldon College.

However, I believe Sheldon College had its beginnings some fifty-five years ago when my father walked out on us. From that day my mother began the task of laying the blueprint for emotional resilience in my brother and me. With no income and as a single parent we moved to a small town called Tambo in south-west Queensland to live with my grandparents.

My grandfather worked as a shearer in the outlying shearing sheds. He came home Friday evenings and left again Sunday mornings and I might say he was inebriated for the majority of the time he was home, God love him...

SHELDON COLLEGE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - 2017

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, 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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