Celebrating 175 Years of Catholic Education Queensland

2020 marks 175 years since the first Catholic School opened in Brisbane, Queensland. 

This website pays tribute to the significant milestones reached during this time, while also paving the way for our future.

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Dr Lee-Anne Perry, Executive Director, Queensland Catholic Education Commission

We extend a warm welcome to the students, staff and families who formed part of our Catholic school communities this year, with more than 154,158 students, including 11,000 excited Preps commencing in Term 1. 

We welcome two new schools, St Ann’s School at Redbank Plains and Woodstock Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) in the Gold Coast hinterland, which is expected to open later in the year.

Our Year 12 students, along with their peers across other sectors, will also be the first cohort to complete the new Queensland Certificate of Education. 

I look forward to seeing the many more achievements 2020 is yet to bring.

Newsflash

St Monica’s Primary School, Oakey prepare for Centenary celebrations

St Monica’s Primary School, Oakey prepare for Centenary celebrations

St Monica’s Primary School, Oakey was established in 1921, with the arrival of the Good Samaritan Sisters. The townspeople of Oakey welcomed the sisters to the town and the school’s opening day saw an enrolment of over eighty pupils, including twelve boarders. The...

Memorable moments: College celebrates 80 years in the making

Memorable moments: College celebrates 80 years in the making

Can you guess what college this is? Keep reading to find out.. Formerly a seminary, the 23 hectare college property was purchased by the Marist Brothers in 1939. The college opened its doors in January 1940, with Brother Ignatius O’Connor as Principal. During World...

About Catholic Education in Queensland

There are 307 Catholic schools in Queensland educating more than 154,158 students or one in five Queensland school students.

Our Catholic schools provide a faith-based education focused on educating young Queenslanders to be well-informed, highly skilled and constructive members of the community.

Catholic schools value diversity and are welcoming and inclusive communities where families from a wide range of social, economic and religious backgrounds come together.

 

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