The school we now know as St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School was, over the years, also known as Allora Convent School and St Joseph’s Catholic School. The school is a vital part of the St Patrick's Allora Parish community and support parish activities regularly. The school supports the parish in parish/school liturgies, sacramental programmes, Meet and Greet opportunities -Young Mums morning teas; Seniors morning teas etc.
The school regularly celebrates Eucharist with the parish community on a Tuesday for special occasions such as Catholic Education Week, the Feast of Mary MacKillop, St Patrick’s Day, Holy Week, Year 7 Graduations, Opening and Final School Masses each year.
The actualisation of a Catholic school in this area was quite an achievement as Allora was only the third centre on the Darling Downs to have a Convent School – the first two being found in the much larger townships of Toowoomba and Warwick. Therefore the building of the Convent and Convent School in Allora is a tribute to those who pioneered this dream and who worked so hard to achieve it. The parental community continue to play an active and integral part in the achievement and direction of the school with a strong and supportive Parents and Friends group. There also continues to be strong ties between the parish and the school.
St Patrick’s School is true to its mission of being a welcoming faith community, centred on the person of Jesus Christ. Visitors to the school often comment on the warmth of the school community, demonstrated by the staff, students and families of the school. As an integral part of the Catholic Church, our mission is also to help
develop the full potential of each person, drawing on the riches of the past and present and fostering hope in the future. Even though St Patrick’s is only a very small school with a varying enrolment of between 60 and 80 students, children are encouraged to participate.