San Damiano College

​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to San Damiano College

© Brisbane Catholic Education (2021)

San Damiano College is a new co-educational secondary college in Yarrabilba, opened in 2021.

The college has opened with three classes of Year 7s and will continue to expand each year until 2026 when the first cohort of Year 12 students will graduate.​


Fast facts:

College Charism

The college will adopt the Franciscan charism in h​​​onour of St Francis and St Clare. Designed in keeping with the Franciscan tradition, the layout of the college buildings and grounds reflect the distinctive Italian village of Assisi.​

College naming

San Damiano College is named to reflect its connection to the Franciscan tradition. San Damiano was the original name of a chapel, monastery and cross, all located in Assisi in Italy. St Francis was praying in the chapel, in front of what is now known as the San Damiano Cross, when God called him to “repair the Church” – he did so in his work to help us all live the Gospel.

College principal

Peter Edwards is the Principal of San Damiano College. Peter conducts school tours on the last Wednesday of each month, where prospective parents and students are welcome to attend and hear Peter's vision for San Damiano College.


Construction of Stage 1 and 2 are complete, with Stage 3 commencing in late 2023.

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© Pierce Knoblanche (2022)

Why should I choose San Damiano College for my child's education? 

  • Faith and values-based learning environment where every student is known by name
  • Welcoming, inclusive, and family-oriented environment 
  • High standards of behaviour and respect for self and others 
  • Focus on our values of Community, Respect, Resilience, and Service to others
  • Sense of belonging and community where students “aren't just another number"
  • Nurturing and development of individuals and their abilities 
  • Quality learning and teaching 
  • Broad curriculum and co-curricular options, including the innovative “Genius Hour"
  • Students are participants in “The Resilience Project", an international program teaching students resilience
  • Well-resourced and equipped classrooms with full ICT integration 
  • Development of life-long skills and a love of learning 
  • Commitment to social justice 
  • Preparation for a life of worth, not simply a life of work