Our History

Carinity Education Glendyne is one of five schools operated by Carinity. Our sister school in Brisbane, Carinity Education Southside, is based on a similar education model and is for females only. Carinity has other campuses at Rockhampton, Gladstone and Townsville.

Carinity Education Glendyne opened in 1998 with five young men who had experienced extremely adverse life circumstances. Despite their history, all of these young men expressed the same desire to make a success of their lives. Lessons taught beneath the pineapple farmhouse consisted mainly of literacy, numeracy, practical farm skills and welding. These subjects were delivered under the umbrella of the Brisbane School of Distance Education.

Carinity Education Glendyne registered as a Special Assistance School for secondary students in 2002. The school has continued to grow and now has approximately 126 students attending the school.

In 2013, the introduction of Years 6 and 7 formed part of the new Middle School, catering for Years 6 through to 8.

Carinity (formerly Queensland Baptist Care) has been making a real difference in people’s lives since 1949 through comprehensive and integrated community services. These include the provision of care to the frail aged, shelters for homeless youth, helping families and young people through difficult times, support for people with disability, retirement lifestyle communities and chaplaincy support at hospitals.

“Glendyne has provided me with amazing opportunities for career progression and self development.  I applied for a volunteers role at Glendyne to complete my work placement hours in a Certificate IV in Youth Work. After a year of in this role another opportunity arose for me to pass my Trade knowledge onto the youth that surrounds me. This  has been extremely fulfilling and I am now pursuing further qualifications so I can deliver the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways.”