The Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre (RBSLEC) is an all-inclusive outdoor education centre delivering the Australian National Curriculum to Queensland state students. Over 8000 students from years 4 to 12 attend RBSLEC annually to develop sport and leadership skills through programs facilitated on the elite sporting facilities, Broadwater and surrounding bushland. RBSLEC teachers strive to inspire every student to achieve a personal best in all aspects of their lives.

Sport & Leadership Excellence Centre

Offering both Sport and Leadership Excellence Programs, our teachers specialise in developing students’ skills outside of the classroom. Please contact us for more information on our programs.

Please select the link to view the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre 2021 school’s Investing for Success (I4S) agreement.

Please select the link to view the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre School Review Executive Summary.

Please select the link to view the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre 2020 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP).

Please select the link to view the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre Student Code of Conduct.

Leadership + Sport

One-day and multi-night camps
Tailored programs to meet individual school’s needs
Promoting learning through action
Life-long learning and self awareness
Personal growth and self care
Communication skills and problem solving

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A great way to engage our QCS students and propel them into successful habits.

Grant Webster, UCSC, HOD Senior School

Your program was great to push and extend our students. Your team is also a credit to you. It was fun and exciting and we will definitely be back again – it's a perfect fit for our program.

Mick Skehan, Director of Rugby Academy, St Stephens College

I just wanted to congratulate you and your team for the fabulous camp that we had under your direction. For the first time we felt we were at a leadership camp, not a camp that was manipulated to look like a leadership camp – the professionalism was outstanding. We have decided to rebook for multiple years.

Peter Hughes, Deputy Principal Coombabah State High School

Thank you for your awesome effort with our group last week, but a huge thank you for all your time and commitment in making our Fitness Camp such an invaluable three-day experience. We have no hesitation in recommending the Sports Centre for all and any camps to meet the needs of school groups. We will be back next year.

Anthony Lee, Cert III Fitness, Shailer Park State High School

The kids thoroughly enjoyed the QCS Bootcamp. They said they could apply and implement some of the skills they picked up, and it put everything in focus and was good information to take on board. All in all though it was a valuable day and presented skills and strategies in quite a novel way that the kids could implement.

Anne-Maree King, Dean Senior Secondary, Shailer Park State High School


Our Leadership Programmes combine team building activities with a specific focus on the technical aspects of leadership.

Programmes tailored to suit each year level from years 4 to 12

Leadership skills are learned through challenging activities

Students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and achieve their personal best through reflective practice on the following key aspects of leadership:

C – Communication
A – Attitude
R – Resilience


Our Sports Excellence Programmes provide individual, team skills and physical fitness components, inspiring confidence to strive for excellence.

Tailored programs to meet individual school’s sporting needs. Access to state-of-the-art sport facilities and trainers. Learn from professional sports people and sports science professionals.

Specific activities include:

Sport-specific Conditioning
Recovery Techniques
Coaching Principles
Boot Camps
Athlete Education
Exercise Physiology

Educational Activities

Amazing Race
Aquatic Games
Astronomy & Science
Beach & Surf Awareness
Beach Volleyball
DJ Night
Indigenous Bush Walking

Laser Skirmish
Outdoor Team Challenge
Speed for Sport
Spin Class Cycling
Street Hockey
Team Building

 Principal Clint Curran

Clint Curran has worked for the Department of Education for over 10 years. Clint has worked at various high schools on the Gold Coast and is also a Leadership coach, Level 2 rugby union coach, and Australian Rugby Union talent scout.

Since taking on the role of Principal at the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre, Clint has rebranded the centre’s educational unit, introduced conference style leadership programs including the Step Up Program, academic bootcamps, and Certificate III Fitness camps.

Clint is a regular speaker at conferences on leadership. His vision for RBSLEC is that it becomes recognised as a leading centre of educational excellence across the country.

“I want every student on the Gold Coast to attend multiple camp here at Runaway Bay in their 12 years of education. And I want every student to understand that everyone has the potential to be a leader through what we learn in the classroom and understand through action.”