St John Bosco School is proud of its heritage as part of the Catholic School system of the Townsville Diocese. The school, staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, opened in 1936.
The first sisters of Mercy led by Mother M. Benedicta arrived in Collinsville on the 19th August to accommodation not yet finished or furnished.
On the 22nd of August, the school opened its doors for the first day of school with an enrolment of 75 pupils. The school building was roofless and without desks or blackboards. Mother Benedicta and Sister M. Attracta taught the upper grades, while the younger grades took their lessons with Sister M. Scholastica on the verandah of the convent.
St John Bosco is the schools patron. He was a great teacher and pastor. Through his commitment to providing education, he brought hope and employment to thousands of children. Our school follows St John’s strong educational philosophy, aiming to bring joy to the learning experience and living out our hope for each child’s achievements.
St. John Bosco Catholic School seeks to provide an education that recognises the God-giftedness of all children and supports them spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.
With Jesus as our model, we believe our Catholic ethos best enables us to live happily as a Christian Community.
"Teach me your way O Lord"