St Paul's Anglican School, Bald Hills
|St Paul's School|
|Motto||Latin: Fide et Literis
("By Faith and By Learning")
|Principal||Dr Paul Browning|
|Enrolment||1600 (Prep - 12)|
|Colour(s)||Cardinal Red & Bottle Green|
|Slogan||Create your own story! (previously 'World of Opportunities')|
St Paul's is a co-educational private school conducted under the auspices of the Anglican diocese of Brisbane. In 2010, the school celebrated 50 years since its foundation. The school first opened on 31 January 1960. It is named after St Paul the Apostle and bears the same name as St Paul's School in London. St. Paul's School offers an academic and technical education as well as a range of co-curricular activities. It is located in Bald Hills to the very north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, bordering the Pine River and the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
St Paul's is composed of five sub-schools:
|Pre-Prep||New to school|
|Junior School||Prep to Year 6||Director: Mrs. Connolly|
|Middle School||Year 7 to Year 9||Director: Mr. Howes|
|Senior School||Year 10 to Year 12||Director: Mr. Sullivan|
|International School||Assists international students with the English Language||Director: Mrs. Kemish|
Headmasters and Principals
|1960–1978||Mr Peter Krebs|
|1979–2000||Mr Gilbert Case|
|2001–2007||Mrs Margaret Goddard|
|2007–2008||Mrs Patricia Evans|
|2008–Present||Dr Paul Browning|
In 1857 the site of the school was first settled by British settlers. In 1859, the British colony of Queensland was founded. In 1886 the original wooden building, the Old Farmhouse, was built. It still stands today. On 13 February 1958 the Church of England acquired the property via a bequest from Sir Edwin Tooth for the "establishment of an all boys grammar school". The school opened on 31 January 1961 with a small staff of three and an enrolment of sixty-four boys between grades eight and twelve. Years later the school expanded its clientele and became fully co-educational. This allowed for a substantial increase in funds, which meant much-needed facilities could be built.
St Paul's Campus is located in Bald Hills, approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) north of the Brisbane Central Business District. The school is situated on the bank of the South Pine River, on the border between the Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council. The area surrounding the school is a mix of residential and rural properties.
Grounds and Facilities
The School occupies a single 51 hectare campus, which includes both the school's buildings as well as its sporting fields and grazing land. A pair of hoop pines which were originally planted in the 1850s are now heritage-listed.
Many of the buildings on the school campus are 40 years. More modern facilities include the School Chapel, the Music Centre, the Middle School, the renovated Design/Technology building, the Geize Library and new Science Laboratories. Construction was recently completed on the new Sutton Building, replacing the old building of the same name at the beginning of 2012. It includes the school's first cafe - Sippers@Suttons as well as English classrooms and the international school.
|Founded||House||Head of House|
|1985||Ivor Church||Mr Cook|
Sexual abuse incident
In 2003, St Paul's School was the subject of intense public scrutiny after former students stated that they had been abused by Kevin Lynch, a staff member employed at the time. Lynch was employed as a school counsellor at Brisbane Grammar School during the 1970s and 1980s, and subsequently at St Paul's School. The students claimed that they were tortured, hypnotised and required to perform sexual acts for Lynch, and alleged that they had told St Paul's School staff about Lynch's activities, but were ignored. In 1997, shortly after having been charged with the sexual abuse of students at Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul's, Lynch committed suicide.
- Rod Welford - former Queensland Minister for Education, Training and the Arts, and Attorney-General; former member for the Queensland state electoral district of Everton
- Peter Dutton - Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, and House of Representatives member for Dickson
- Daryl Somerville - Chairman, Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Club
- Joe Dawes - 1987 - Queensland Bulls fast bowler
- Lee Zahner - 1991 - Sydney 2000 Olympics Australian Volleyball team
- Ben Tune - 1993 - Queensland Reds & Australian Wallabies player
- Troy Coker - Australian Wallabies player
- Bronwyn Knox - Australian Water polo Player, Australian Olympian
- Tim Smits - Brisbane Roar Soccer Team
- Jamie Leonard - 2013 World Synchronized Ice Skating [Australian Team Competitor]
- Michael Butler - 2006 - Lead Guitarist for music group Sheppard
- Helen Baker - 2014 - Professional Musical Theatre Trumpeter
- St Paul's School: Centre for Research Innovation & Future Development
- Google Maps
- St Paul's School: Location
- "Hoop Pines (entry 602346)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- St Paul's School: Facilities
- Courier Mail
- Anglican report (pdf).
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