The first Catholic Parish Church (old Parish Hall) was built in 1874.
In 1930 Fr. Joe Skelly was appointed Parish Priest of St George. He had the Presbytery, Convent and School constructed in 1933. This would not have been possible without the generosity of James Stanislaus Kirby, of "Cashmere West", St George. He donated the property where the school now stands, to be used exclusively for the establishment of a community of teaching nuns (Sisters of St Joseph) to benefit the children of the district.
The Church (old Parish Hall) also doubled as a school as did a couple of rooms under the Convent. The school was founded by the sisters of St Joseph and officially blessed and opened on 19th February 1933, originally named St Joseph's Convent.
In 1953 a new school with high classrooms, verandas, and offices for both the Principal and Secretary were opened. In the Easter of 1958, a new Church building was begun. On 3rd May 1959 St Patrick's Church was blessed.
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1.Old Admin, Tuckshop & Classrooms Block 2.Old Assembly Area 3.Present Day-Year 5 & 6 classrooms & toilet block (original old building)
In February 1970, Bishop Brennan blessed and opened another addition to the school block (the high classrooms). At this time, the old Church (Parish Hall) was converted into two extra classrooms.
Grade 2 - 1971
On 2nd December 1978, Bishop Kelly blessed and opened a new school block, the current Year 2 and Year 3 Classrooms.
In 1983 the school celebrated its 50th Jubilee.
Sadly the Sisters of St Joseph left St George in 1988. Our first lay Principal, Paul Burnett, was appointed in 1989.
The brick Administration Block, as we know it today, which consists of the school administration area and staff facilities, along with 2 brick Classrooms and an Undercover area, was completed and blessed by Bishop William Morris on 14th March 1993.
A refurbishment of the Administration building and the school Canteen was undertaken in 2007, along with the construction of a new Prep building. These were blessed by Parish Priest, Fr. Jamie Collins and opened by Mr. John Borserio, Director of the Toowoomba Catholic Education Office, on the 7th September 2007.
In 2008, St Patrick's school celebrated its 75th Jubilee. To mark this occasion, past and present families purchased engraved paver bricks which were laid in place at the front entrance to the school.
The 4th of September 2012 saw a new Library Resource Centre and Multi-Purpose Centre constructed with funding from the Building the Education Revolution scheme. These buildings were officially opened on 4th September 2012 by the Honourable John Hogg, Senator for Queensland.
The old Parish Hall was moved in 2013, from the school grounds to Parish grounds beside St Patrick's Church, to be utilised for children's Mass and Parish meetings.
These projects were funded through the efforts of the St Patrick's Parish community and the parents of students, with assistance from State and Government funding. It is nice to know that our contributions through donations and the school building funds are the continuation of a dream born 89 years ago.