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History of Parish and School

Name of School: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich

Date of Foundation: 1863

Founding Religious Order: St Mary’s Catholic Primary school is the oldest primary school in Brisbane and Queensland. Our founding religious orders were both the Mercy Sisters and the Christian Brothers. We celebrate the traditions and charisms of our duel founders. Our school was first opened by the visionary Priest Fr Luckie in 1863. P 23 of the religion program

Present Principal: Mr Mike Quinn

School Motto: ‘With God We Will Succeed'