School, in the Parish of Surfers Paradise, was opened on 11 March 1979 by
Archbishop Francis Rush. The school is
named after the Patron Saint, Kevin, who was a 6th century saint of
Ireland, venerated particularly in Wicklow.
feature at the entrance of the school is a symbol of the Covenant of life and
love with Creation. The recently
completed Chalahn Hall continues that theme.
Chalahn is the Yugembeh, the indigenous language of the area, word for
rainbow. It is also featured throughout
the school on signs.
has a most distinguished record for generosity towards the Missions both at
home and abroad. At present there is an
enthusiastic Social Justice Group within the school, involving students in many
kinds of outreach programs to assist the disadvantaged, and encouraging all to
work in cooperation with each other.
Kevin’s, students are taught according to both the Australian curriculum, which
is still in its developmental stages, and the Queensland curriculum, achieving
a high degree of excellence and success.
A spirit of open communication and partnership exists within the school
community, among students, parents and staff.