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80 years of boarding celebrated at Clayfield College Foundation Day

Clayfield College News

Posted 09/02/2019

Clayfield College celebrated 88 years young and also commemorated a fabulous 80 years of boarding at the College on Friday 8 February.

Opened by the PMSA on 9 February 1931 after Brisbane Boys' College moved to the new location at Toowong, Clayfield College had nine boys and girls as students on the first day.

The College established a boarding school in 1939 in one of the original 'Clayfield College' boys school buildings when Somerville House was struggling to accommodate the large number of boarders.

Clayfield College, Somerville House and Brisbane Boys' College are three of only a few boarding schools remaining in Brisbane, providing excellent education opportunities for students from regional and rural Australia as well as overseas.

Boarding at each of our schools also contributes to the wonderful school environments which benefit the day students and enriches the school communities.

The Clayfield College Old Collegians' Association also unveiled a Heritage Trail around the College which tells the story of the College's rich past.

PMSA Chairman Greg Adsett was proud to attend the birthday service and celebrations this morning.