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The YMCA Vocational School offers courses and the positive environment in assisting disengaged students to achieve their full potential through positive educational studies, activities, and outcomes. At the YMCA young people will experience student centred programs dedicated to enhancing practical and personal skills, at a pace that ensures school attendance, engagement, and confidence.

Our Philosophy

“We believe all young people have the right to achieve their full potential irrelevant of circumstance. That the development of the whole person is of utmost importance and we are guided in developing this through the YMCA’s own philosophy of valuing a person’s Mind, Body and Spirit. We believe that this holistic approach is best delivered through a flexible individualised learning environment to maximise positive outcomes for every individual.”

About the School

At the YMCA School ‘student need’ is the centre of our attention. Teachers and support staff are chosen carefully to insure the greatest learning and curriculum flexibility is achieved through innovation, personal development, and vocational interests.

The YMCA Vocational School is a registered Non State School and designated as a Special Assistance School. The YMCA School operates under Y Care SE Qld which is the benevolent arm of the YMCA of Brisbane. The YMCA of Brisbane was Formed in 1864 and works from a base of Christian values, to provide opportunities for all people to grow in Mind, Body and Spirit. The services provided at the YMCA help young people who find it difficult to gain an education through mainstream education.

The YMCA School currently has 4 campuses; Clem Jones Junior and Senior Campus are located in Mary Street, Kingston, Queensland. Our Ipswich Senior and Junior Campuses are located in Bundamba at the TAFE site with our Moreton Bay senior Campus is based at The Space in North Lakes.

Our school caters for 12 to 17 years covering year’s seven to twelve and provides a flexible and imaginative program providing core Curriculum studies and vocational subjects. Learning is hands on delivered at a pace students are able to cope, with the intention that all students will succeed through a holistic approach we call “ReBOOT”

Andrew Kerr-Stevens

YMCA Vocational School

YMCA Social Impact

Officially known as Y-Care SE Qld Inc., YMCA Social Impact is the group of programs that make up the charitable arm of the YMCA Brisbane.

Our mission is to break the cycle of disadvantage and give people a Real Opportunity to grow, in mind, body and spirit. We aim to transform lives.


YMCA Vocational School
Clem Jones Campus
41-45 Mary Street
Kingston, Queensland 4114

Tel:(07) 3440 4300
Fax:(07) 3440 4399
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