The Motto of St Philomena School is:
Sine Deo Nihil - Without God there is nothing
The mission of St Philomena School is:
To provide excellence in Catholic and classical education, for the love of God and learning.
At St Philomena School, we value education for education’s sake, and not merely as a means to something else.
A true education includes so much more than mere knowledge and includes the formation of a child’s character.
That is why we have high standards in behaviour, manners and courtesy. In many ways, our education philosophy might be termed “old school”, yet at the same time modern methods and technologies are employed to the degree that they are useful.
Nevertheless, St Philomena School is not about technologies and innovative methods; it is about the children. It is about the development of their individual personalities in such a way as to make full use of the various gifts God has given them, and to share these talents later for the betterment of society.
St Philomena School remains a unique school in all Queensland for offering the classical approach.