In 1915 the Archbishop of Brisbane invited the Order of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan to establish schools in Brisbane. Thirteen sisters travelled from Sydney opening convents in Bulimba and Coorparoo and in 1916 Lourdes Hill College, an independent Catholic Secondary School for girls, was founded.
The rich heritage of the College is drawn from three sources: the compassion of the Good Samaritan found in the Gospels, the patronage of Mary under the title Our Lady of Lourdes and the Benedictine tradition of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan which places strong emphasis on education and the importance of balance in life between work, prayer and recreation.
Since 1916 Lourdes Hill College has grown into an iconic Brisbane school well respected for the pursuit of achievement and excellence in the education of young women.
Lourdes Hill College is situated on the Bulimba Reach of the Brisbane River and set in beautiful surroundings and provides:
A caring Catholic community in the tradition of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan whose ongoing work can be explored in The Good Oil.
A challenge to each student to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A strong emphasis on pastoral care and personal growth within a Christian environment.
A comprehensive and innovative curriculum challenging students to grow to their full potential and to strive for excellence.
A wide range of co-curricular activities focusing on balanced development in cultural and sporting activities.