St Paul's School, Coburg

St Paul's School, Coburg

Principal:  Ms Maria Mercuri

E No.  E1034

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9354 8970

Email Website

History:

St. Paul’s School has enjoyed a long and rich history. From its beginning, St. Paul’s has always been considered a primary means for the local Catholic community to live out their faith and support families in the education of our Faith.

So important was this understanding, that the construction of the School preceded the building of the Church. On July 3rd 1848 twelve short years after the European foundation of Melbourne, the resident pioneer Priest at St. Francis’ Church, Fr. Geoghegan, wrote to the Denominational Schools Board claiming that a sufficient number of Catholic children would be found in the area of Pentridge (Coburg’s original name) to entitle the community to a teacher provided by Government aid.

St Paul’s is one of the oldest schools in Melbourne and is enjoying resurgence in student numbers due to a changing demographic and the establishment of housing in the old Pentridge gaol site and other surrounding industrial areas that have become residential.



School location

Address:  562 Sydney Road
Coburg VIC 3058

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Northern

Parish:  St Paul's