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Why choose St Ita’s Primary School?

St Ita’s Regional Primary School is a Catholic co-educational school for students from Prep to Year 6. The school prides itself on creating a collaborative learning community and is renowned for its nurturing and welcoming culture. The staff are enthusiastic and dedicated, and the school benefits from an active and supportive parent body.

Set in the inner-city suburb of Dutton Park, the school has a natural bushland setting backing on to the Brisbane River. It is well resourced, providing optimal conditions for learning. All students, from Prep to Year 6, have access to technology resources, and technology practices are embedded in the curriculum.

As a Catholic Parish School, St Ita’s provides an educational environment that supports students in both their learning and spiritual development. Founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1919, the school’s Vision and Mission reflect the Ursuline tradition “Serviam” – I will serve.

The teaching staff is committed to providing quality programs and the school strives to work in partnership with parents, staff, students and the parish community to provide a caring and supportive environment that provides quality learning opportunities.

There are a number of programs that promote student wellbeing. These include the “You Can Do It” program (P-1), Peer Mediation training for Yr 6 students , Buddies Program, Circle Time, The Games Factory and Rock and Water. These programs are supported by evidence-based research to develop social and emotional learning.

Curriculum and extracurricular activities offered at St Ita’s Primary School:

Religious Education is a top priority at St Ita’s, and is developed from Brisbane Catholic Education’s Religious Education Syllabus and Guidelines. Students of all traditions are welcomed and encouraged to share their beliefs and practices with a view to broadening religious tolerance. A representative from the Greek Community provides religious instruction to children of Orthodox faith. The school celebrates its faith with the community through regular masses and paraliturgies .

St Ita’s has specialist teachers in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Drama, Music, LOTE (Languages other than English) and Physical Education. French is taught in Years 5-6.

A wide range of extra-curricular activities creates a rich learning environment for the students. They can learn Mandarin Chinese, Speech and Drama or take Visual Arts classes. There’s also squad training for swimming, and ‘Learn to Swim’ classes, and clubs for Chess, Gardening and Board Games.

There are several options for music – an instrumental music program, strings program, private music tuition and opportunities to join the school band, ensembles and the choir.

Facilities at St Ita’s Primary School:

The school has quality facilities with a large grassed and tree shaded playing field on the river bank, swimming pool complex, and newly-built covered PE Area, Early Years’ precinct, classrooms and Library.


Website: http://www.stitasduttonpark.qld.edu.au


249 Gladstone Rd, Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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