St Mary's School is a member of the Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) system in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. BCE provides high quality, inclusive Catholic schooling throughout most of the South-East Queensland region.
St Mary's School prides itself on the spirit that can be found in our students, teachers, sporting teams, achievements, friendships and approach to learning. We are a co-educational school with a current enrolment of 210 students from Prep through to Yr 7 .
St Mary's School offers the latest in teaching and learning, technology, extra curricular activity, and the benefits of being a high quality inclusive Catholic school. We offer our students a rounded education that supports personal growth based on Christian values. We encourage students to develop a knowledge of other cultures, languages and environmental and social issues.
Faith Lutheran College is situated on 24 hectares of land in a picturesque rural setting at Plainland. We are a co-educational Secondary College and the only Independent School between West Ipswich and Toowoomba. Faith Lutheran first opened in 1999 with 40 students in Years 8 and 9 in temporary premises in Laidley.
The College then moved to our present location in October 2000.Presently we are a small school with just over 340 students across Years 8 to 12, and are one of 85 Lutheran schools in Australia.
Christian beliefs and values are the basis of our ethos. Our school culture, where there is laughter, happiness and genuine joy, where morale is high and self esteem is being boosted by praise, support and care, provides a positive, energetic and vibrant learning environment.
The College has a modern unitised curriculum structure with a greater choice of elective subjects at Years 9 and 10 than most other schools. We offer 22 different subjects to our Year 11 and 12 students. We offer our senior students alternative career opportunities through School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.