St Pius School, Banyo acknowledges the Turrabul people as the traditional owners of the land now occupied by our parish and school.
St Pius Catholic Primary School, Banyo is named after St Pius V who was born Michele Ghislieri in 1504 and later took the name Pius V when elected Pope. St Pius V was known for his long hours of prayer and fasting, and the holiness of his speeches. During his pontificate the Latin Missal was created as this saintly Pope's concern was to ensure as much unity as possible for the liturgy. It is from the example of the way that he lived his life that the community of St Pius strives to celebrate the holy mysteries with a living faith, effective love for all and a dedication to learning. These values are emanated in our school motto: ‘Live, Love, Learn’.
The Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in the tradition of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, staffed St Pius school for many years. We maintain and foster the Josephite charism today as evidenced in our school Mission and Vision by nurturing and supporting others as witnesses to the Gospel values, aspiring to empower student learning, serving the needs of others by being socially aware and leading by example through words and actions.