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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

St Philomena School bids you welcome!

St Philomena’s is an independent Catholic school run by the Fathers of the Society of St Pius X. Our school is unique in that, from the earliest age, we seek to give a classical education to our children. Of all educational methods, the classical curriculum seems to be the most tried and true. It includes learning Latin, classical studies in Ancient Greek and Roman history, and the study of Logic. Only literary classics are studied in class, and French is also taught in the upper grades. Our academic results are reflected by the myschool website, rating St Philomena School the best in the local area, and one of the best schools in Queensland.

Of at least equal importance to us is the study of the Catholic Faith, including studies of the traditional catechism, Sacred Scriptures and Church history, the lives of the saints, prayer and the liturgy. The motto of the school being Sine Deo Nihil (nothing without God), both study and practice of Catholicism is the focal point of the school. The school day begins and ends with prayers; the children attend a weekly school Mass; they conclude each week in the school chapel with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
We see the type of education we wish to impart upon our children as the best means to prepare them for life after St Philomena’s: in high school and beyond. Excellence in every endeavor undertaken is encouraged, and children formed at our school may be confident that their character and academic training will prepare them to meet future challenges.

One of the great features of St Philomena School is the support afforded by the broader school community. We have a great partnership with our parents, and mutually support one another in the formation of their children. A very tangible sign of this partnership is the fact that the Parents and Friends Association annually raises some $50,000!

This website will give you some idea of life at St Philomena’s, but you are more than welcome to visit the School to see it in action and to ask any questions you may have.

Fr Karl Pepping,
Principal