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 School History

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Since the 30th Anniversary of the Parish in 2003 the school has undergone a transformation. A re-building program began in 2005 and continued into 2010 with new and refurbished buildings for Administration, classrooms, covered sports facility, outdoor creative play spaces, Library, staff room and toilets. This was funded through Government grants and the Building the Educational Revolution funding of 2009.
 
Another significant change has been the ending of the onsite association with the Sisters of St Joseph. Up until the end of 2008 the Josephite Sisters were actively involved in the school. In 2004 Anne McKenny was appointed as the first lay principal. Mrs Celestine Boundy is the present principal in her third year in that position. Even though the Sisters are no longer at the school St Paul’s carries on the tradition of Blessed Mary MacKillop.
Mary MacKillop, the daughter of immigrants, exhibited the best of Australian-ness, genuine openness to others, hospitality to strangers, generosity to the needy, justice to those unfairly treated, perseverance in the face of adversity and kindness and support in suffering.” (Pope John Paul II)
 

In 2006 the St Paul’s community partnerships program was established and now is an approved BCE program. It has grown out of a response to important research commissioned by Brisbane Catholic Education and conducted by long term local advocate and community development worker, Father Wally Dethlefs. St Paul’s School Community Partnerships is a welcome response to supporting the diverse needs of this community.  The school has a community centre that parents, students and the local community utilise for meetings, informal gatherings, and accessing internet and computer facilities. Community activities such as Breakfast Club, Homework Club, Community Garden, playgroup, Community Lunches engage our children, staff, parents and the wider community with our school.
 
The history of St Paul's Parish and School from it's inception up until 1990 is available in the document below.

 

» Brief History of St Paul's