School History

All Saints’ School has been an integral part of All Saints’ Parish since 1957.  The present building was constructed during 1956 primarily with volunteer labour supplied by the parishioners.  The school was officially opened on Sunday November 4 1956 by Archbishop Duhig.

The Sisters of Mercy staffed the school from 1957 until their departure from Boonah at the end of 1989.  Mrs Kathleen Lambourne, the first lay principal, commenced in 1990.

The original building was extended in 1972 with two rooms constructed on the western end.  During 1995 an extensive refurbishment was carried out.  The area beneath the classrooms was altered and updated.  This resulted in a new office, library and staffroom.  The tuckshop was moved to the Parish hall;  the original classrooms were refurbished, and the verandah on the northern side of the building extended.  Two new classrooms and toilet block were constructed in 2000 with financial assistance from the State Government.

Preschool education was provided for the first time with the opening of All Saints’ Preschool in 2001.

All Saints’ School, in its short history, has developed a fine reputation for providing quality Catholic education for the children of Boonah and district.  It is now well placed to continue the tradition (by working closely with the Parish and parents) and to prepare the students of All Saints’ for the challenges of the 21st Century.