New Schools

Two new Catholic schools opening in 2021 with Year 7

In 2021, we will welcome two new co-educational secondary colleges to our network of 142 south-east Queensland archdiocesan schools.

Sophia College in Plainland and San Damiano College in Yarrabilba will open with three classes of Year 7 students before growing by one-year level until their first cohort of Year 12 students graduate in 2026.

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
2021Plainland ​Sophia College
​56 Otto Road
SecondaryYear 7 + Enrolments open
2021Yarrabilba ​San Damiano College
​Yarrabilba Drive and Woodward AvenueSecondaryYear 7 + Enrolments​ ​open
2022FitzgibbonSecondaryYear 7 + Exp of interest open
​2022​Merrimac​Star of the Sea School
​16 Ghilgai Road
Primary​​Prep-Yr 2
​+ Exp of interest open
2024FlagstonePrep to Yr 12Prep-Yr 3; Yr 7 
2025NarangbaPrep to Yr 12Prep-Yr 3; Yr 7 

 

Recently Opened Schools

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