St. Margaret's School

St. Margaret's School

Name: St. Margaret's School

Time: 1895 - Current

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Category: Anglican Combined College

Institution Category: Education

Institution Group: Combined Levels

Coordinates: -27.429055, 153.048833333333

Street Address: 22 Lapraik St, Ascot

Suburb: Ascot

Sector: Independent \'Protestant\'

Local Study Area: Clayfield-Albion-Hamilton

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 10 Local Study Areas

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The school was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent. It was opened as a boarding school for girls at Nundah, in a former boys’ school, Eton High School, on land bounded by Bishop Street, Buckland Road, Wand Street and Olive Street. The founding Headmistress was ‘Caine’. In 1907, the School moved to Toorak House in Hamilton, Juliet Lyon (1907–1917) replaced ‘Caine’ and the School roll had grown to 35 pupils. In 1911the School moved again to Albion Heights. Its new home was Donatello, built in the 1880s for Patrick Durack, and renamed St Margaret’s House. At that time School’s name changed to the Church of England High School. Under the leadership of Sister Teresa (1918–1925) the School grew rapidly and the adjoining property, Avoca (built in 1886 by Andrew Petrie as Mooloomburram), was acquired in 1918 to provide extra accommodation. By 1925, Sister Teresa had made St Margaret’s a leading school in Brisbane, with a good record of academic achievement.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: [No significant waterways]

Geographic Description 3: Not Prone to Flooding; Hills (Large); Plains (unflooded)


St Margaret’s website ;

Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent

St. Joseph’s Website

Geise, Raymond Frederick. The Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent and their Contribution to Educating Girls since 1895, Victory Press Printing Company, Bribie Island, Qld, 2012.

Unnamed. St. Margaret’s Albion Brisbane Queensland, St. Margaret’s, Brisbane, Qld, 1920.

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OP school rankings 2017: System ‘fails’ St Margaret’s. The Courier Mail.