Our Story


Redwood College is a non-denominational Christian school dedicated to fostering each students love of learning. We use a mixture of personalised learning and innovative online learning opportunities. In January 2018, Redwood College began partnering with parents all across Queensland through the Distance Education area of the College while we work towards establishing a Day School in Burpengary.

 

Our Story so far…

2012 – The leadership of Southern Cross Educational Enterprises (SCEE) conceive the dream of starting a Christian school in QLD.

2013 – After much searching, land at 6 Gleeson Rd, Burpengary was purchased for the purpose of establishing a Christian school in October. The team at SCEE begin preparing the paperwork required to apply for registration as a school in QLD as well as engaging a town planner and architect to advise and prepare documents for an application to rezone the purchased property and construct the necessary facilities for running a school.

2014 – An application for registration was submitted to the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) in August. The application for Redwood College was granted provision registration for both day school and distance education. A Development Application was submitted to the Moreton Bay Regional Council in December.

2015 – Paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork. The process of opening a school in QLD requires much negotiating with government bodies, such as Council and the Department of Traffic and Main Roads(TMR) as well as NSSAB.

2016 – Redwood College faced significant challenges as the scope of roadwork required by TMR increased.

2017 – The team at Southern Cross Educational Enterprises work with the Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Department of Traffic and Main Roads on the conditions for the development of a day-school at 6 Gleeson Rd, Burpengary.

2018Redwood College Distance Education officially opened on the 22nd of January. The Day School is scheduled to open January 2020, pending the completion of negotiations with TMR.