Our History

​Timeline History of St Peter's Catholic Primary School

1974 Establishment of St Peter’s Rochedale–Springwood Parish. Fr Rollo Enright was the founding Parish Priest

1976 School opened under the care of the Presentation Sisters with 44 students in Block A

1979 Admin Block and Block B constructed

1981 Block C constructed

1983 Computers introduced to St Peter’s Classrooms

1984 First Lay Principal in an Acting capacity

1991 School Board formed

1992 Outside School Hours Care commenced

1995 Major refurbishment of school undertaken

1996 Preschool opened

1999 Air-Conditioned Computer Lab opened

2001 Middle School (Years 6 & 7) established

2002  Air-Conditioned Whole School

2004 Art Shed refurbishment

2005 Refurbishment of A Block

2007 Prep commenced

2009 Multipurpose Court constructed

2011 Library, Hall and Amenities Blocks completed.

2013   School extension - 2 additional classrooms

2017 School Administration Block opened


St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School was established by the Parish in 1976, led by the Presentation Sisters until the mid eighties and is administered by Brisbane Catholic Education. Through the 1980’s, the school grew rapidly into a three-stream school to accommodate Catholic children in this then outlying suburb of Brisbane. As the local population aged and more schools opened up in the vicinity, the school population leveled out and returned to a two-stream school by the mid 1990’s. In 1995 a pre-school was established to cater for fifty part time pre-school students.

The school is situated on 5 hectares of land, located in a semi rural area on the southern outskirts of Brisbane, bordering Logan City. The Parish Church is located immediately adjacent to the school on the same site.

The school provides ‘cutting edge’ curriculum catering for students from Prep to year 7, including those students with special needs. Additional support for parents and carers is provided by St Peter’s Outside School Hours and Vacation Care.

The school is an integral part of the Parish and prides itself on the high quality relationship that has been established. Regular contact between Parish and school groups is nurtured. A close relationship is also encouraged and maintained amongst staff, parents and the wider community.