The story of St. Mark’s
St Mark’s is a long-established and well-loved part of the Mt Gravatt community, providing high quality child care to local families for more than 30 years.
The centre was established by a small group of St Mark’s Lutheran Church congregation members, who identified a need in the local community for an early childhood service that embraced the Christian ethos.
They had a vision to provide supportive and nurturing care for children of working families that needed such support. The dedicated group then spent many hours working to bring this vision to fruition.
In 1971, St Mark’s Preschool opened in the hall underneath the Church. Our child care centre, one of the first community-based long day care centres and certainly the largest in the southern suburbs of Brisbane, opened its doors to local families in 1977.
Many changes have taken place over the years in response to the needs of the families we serve. Today the centre stands proudly as a testament to the faith and pioneering spirit of the congregation members, and to the families and staff who have been part of our story so far