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History in the making: Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan

History in the making: Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan

An insight into the history of Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan In 1978, planning for a co-educational, integrated primary and secondary school began - a completely new concept for Catholic Education in the Townsville Diocese.    The school opened on 30 January 1979 with...

TRIVIA TEST: Can you guess what Toowoomba school this is?

TRIVIA TEST: Can you guess what Toowoomba school this is?

Mater Dei Primary School, Toowoomba, is a Catholic co-educational school, founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1917. The school did not always have the name it does today, as it was originally known as Holy Angels. More about the school's history is listed...

A glimpse into the journey of Assumption College, Warwick

A glimpse into the journey of Assumption College, Warwick

This year, as we celebrate 175 years since the first Catholic school was established in Queensland, it is important we take the time to reflect on the rich history of our 307 schools. This week, we take you on the journey of Assumption College, Warwick. You can find...

Strong Foundations: St Patrick’s Catholic School, Bundaberg West

Strong Foundations: St Patrick’s Catholic School, Bundaberg West

With rapid population growth in Bundaberg from the early 1930s, the need for a second Catholic primary school, and later parish, was recognised by Father Bannon and Bishop Hayes. However, it was not until 1936 that land was purchased and funds were raised to build and...

A trip down memory lane: St John’s Catholic School, Roma

A trip down memory lane: St John’s Catholic School, Roma

From the 1800’s to the new millennium, St John’s Catholic School, Roma has more than a page of history to tell. We present to you the timeline of one of Queensland’s oldest Catholic schools below: 1881Two Sisters of Mercy arrived in Roma by train and buggy. The first...

The rich history of one of Queensland’s smallest Catholic schools

The rich history of one of Queensland’s smallest Catholic schools

St Rita’s School, Babinda sits within the Diocese of Cairns and was established in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. With its current enrolment of just 26 students, the school sits among the top three smallest Catholic schools in Queensland, following an enrolment of 22...

St Joseph’s Primary School, Kangaroo Point celebrates 150 years

St Joseph’s Primary School, Kangaroo Point celebrates 150 years

St Joseph’s Primary School, Kangaroo Point is one of the oldest primary schools in the Brisbane Catholic Education system. The school was founded by Mary MacKillop in 1870 and was originally established at Wooloongabba before making the move to Kangaroo Point in 1871....

1948 Home Science Class: What school is this?

1948 Home Science Class: What school is this?

CAN YOU GUESS WHAT BRISBANE SCHOOL THIS IS? Opening its doors in 1916, the school was run by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. The initial enrolment stood at 200 students, growing steadily over the years to lead to significant facility upgrades catering for expansion...

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...