St Joseph’s School is a co-educational Catholic Primary School catering for students in Prep to Year Seven. Our school has been dedicated to catholic schooling for over ninety years since the school’s opening in 1916 by the Sisters of St Joseph. These women brought the traditions and spirituality of Mary MacKillop. St Joseph’s still has strong connections with the Josephite sisters. The nearby St Joseph’s Hostel enables the sisters to regularly visit our students for special events.
Our goal for learning at St Joseph’s School is to empower learners of all ages to shape and enrich our changing world by living the Gospel of Jesus. We believe that the person of Jesus gives meaning to life and learning.
We believe in creating a Learner-Centred curriculum where we aim to cater for the unique developmental needs, interests, learning styles and preferences of individual children.
Mary MacKillop College was opened as a day school in 1963 by the Sisters of St. Joseph and was first known as Mt. St. Joseph’s Students Secondary School. In 1970 the name was changed to Corpus Christi College to avoid confusion with other schools in the area. In 2009, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mary MacKillop's death and canonisation, the Sisters of St Joseph renamed the College, Mary MacKillop College.
The Sisters of St. Joseph are a Religious Order founded in Australia in 1866 by our first Australian Saint, Mary MacKillop. In keeping with the spirit of the foundress, Josephite schools continue to have a strong emphasis on faith, community and pastoral care as well as on an education suited to the needs of today.
Today the College has an enrolment of 500 and its students are drawn from a wide range of Brisbane suburbs. The school caters for Years 8 to 12 and has a teaching staff of 35. It is expected that the College will move to incorporate Year 7 in 2015/16.r.