New Schools

​​​​​​​Four new Catholic schools opening between 2021 and 2022

This year we have welcomed two new co-educational secondary colleges to our network of 146 south-east Queensland schools.

In 2022 we will open ​another co-educational secondary college and a primary school.

Sophia College in Plainland and San Damiano College in Yarrabilba opened in January​ 2021 with Foundation Year 7 students and will grow by one Year level until their first cohort of Year 12 students graduate in 2026.

In 2022, Holy Spirit College in Fitzgibbon will open with three streams of Year 7 and Star of the Sea primary school will open with Prep to Year 3 students​.

Success in life is not only measured by how well we do for ourselves but, more importantly, how well we treat and care for others. This is at the heart of a Catholic education.

The identification and location of new schools and colleges is incorporated within a strategic planning program employed by Brisbane Catholic Education. This program draws upon local and state government policies and initiatives which impact on population growth, settlement patterns, infrastructure and land development across the archdiocese. The values of our schools draw upon the richness and wisdom of Catholic tradition. We welcome all who share or seek these same values for their children.

Please contact School Development Services on (07) 3033 7000 for further information regarding the new schools.

Proposed schools develop through a process of Church and government approvals and if successful are planned to open in the following years:​

Year SuburbSchool name
​Address Type of school Opening with Status
Fitzgibbon ​Holy Spirit College​441 Beams Road
SecondaryYear 7


  • Enrolments closed for 2022 - 2025
  • Enrolments for 2026 open in Term 3, 2022 with interviews to be held early 2023

Refer to current information published on the Holy Spirit College website

​​2022​Merrimac ​Star of the Sea School
​16 Ghilgai Road
Primary​​Prep to Year 3

Recently Opened Schools

​Year Suburb School name Type of school
​Sophia College
​​2021Yarrabilba​San Damiano College
​Redbank Plains
St Ann's School​Primary
​2019 Bli Bli Good Samaritan Catholic College Prep to Year 12
​2019 Coomera St Joseph's CollegePrep to Year 12
​2017 Beaudesert McAuley College Secondary
​2017 Yarrabilba St Clare’s Primary School Primary
​2013 Mango Hill St Benedict’s College Secondary
​2013 Springfield Lakes Good Shepherd Primary School Primary
​2011 Ormeau Mother Teresa Primary School Primary