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.

Foundations of Catholic Education


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

Mount St Bernard College to celebrate Centenary in 2021

Mount St Bernard College to celebrate Centenary in 2021

Mount St Bernard College, Herberton is just one of the 307 Catholic schools across Queensland that has added so much to the rich history of Catholic education. The college is located on the Atherton tableland in the Cairns diocese and is named after Fr Bernard Patrick...

Trivia Test: Can you guess what school this is?

Trivia Test: Can you guess what school this is?

QUESTION: Can you guess what school this is? It is among the oldest Catholic boys’ boarding schools in Queensland. The college site was chosen by Rev. Br. Patrick Ambrose Treacy. Some of the college’s most famous Alumni include: musician Pete Murray, fashion designer...

St Thomas’ of Villanova Parish School, Mareeba

St Thomas’ of Villanova Parish School, Mareeba

Each week we will be showcasing the rich and remarkable history of one of our 307 Queensland Catholic schools in celebration of 2020 marking 175 years of Catholic education in Queensland. These stories will be posted in the news section on the website, with more...

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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