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Why Shafston International ?

Completed in 1851, Shafston House is one of the earliest surviving houses in Brisbane and a landmark to the people of the city. It is the third oldest house in Queensland, after Newstead House built in 1846 and Bulimba House built between 1849 and 1850.

For over sixty years Shafston House continued as a family home and during that time further alterations were made including the porch, bay windows, verandas and the attic. Many prominent citizens of Brisbane lived at Shafston House.

In 1915 the property was leased to the Crèche and Kindergarten Association as a teacher training centre and this is when Shafston House first began use as an educational institution. The first Kindergarten Training College in Queensland operated there until 1918.

Following the end of World War I, there was a shortage of hospitals to accommodate totally and permanently incapacitated servicemen.

Shafston House returned to its former use as an educational campus and was restored to its former glory and grandeur in 1995 with the establishment of Shafston International College. Overseas students enrolled to take advantage of this unique and picturesque campus and since that time over 60,000 students have walked the halls of Shafston studying English, Business, Information Technology, Hospitality and more.

Students continue to enrol at Shafston from more than 40 countries and this has offered considerable benefits to the local community both economically and culturally. Still to this day, the property Shafston House plays an important role in the society and culture of Brisbane and Queensland.

Shafston International College has two campuses:

Brisbane and Gold Coast. Both campuses are in an ideal location

The campuses has been completely renovated and features spacious classrooms equipped with audiovisual equipment. It has internet access Wi-Fi throughout the campus

Why choose Shafston International College?

– Wide range of courses: English language and vocational
– English Language programs for Juniors
– Experienced Teachers
– Support team to ensure personalized attention
– Cambridge Examination Centre
– Accommodation on campus: Shafston Mansions
– Job Search program
– Information Centre and travel service

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