On the 2nd February 1964, Monsignor English laid the foundation stone for Our Lady of the Way Parish School. On the 3rd February 1964, students numbering 55 attended for the first time, in a two room house. Three classes were rotated daily with one class being taught at a time indoors.
Sister Lorraine and Sister Christine Mary, Holy Spirit Sisters, were the first nuns to teach at Our Lady of the Way with Mrs Crilly being the first lay teacher.
Our Lady of the Way School was at that time, under the guiding hands of Fr Thomas Guy, Administrator of St Dymphna's Parish at Zillmere and it was through his persistence that a Church School was started at Petrie.
On the 20th September 1964, the main wing of the new school building was opened by Monsignor English with blessing of the foundation stone and Petrie became a separate parish from Aspley, Bald Hills, Lawnton and Strathpine.
The first official Parish Priest in the new Petrie Parish was Fr Richard Wilson, who came from Pomona. On 15th November 1970, our new Church was blessed by Auxiliary Bishop H. Kennedy at a special Celebration Mass.