This building was first erected to the memory of Sr Mary Regina Conway rsm and named Regina Hall at St Saviours School Toowoomba. In 2011 this building was then gifted by the Sisters of Mercy to St Joseph’s Primary School Kangaroo Point and named the Regina Arts Centre in memory of a talented musician and teacher.
Sr Mary Regina Conway over the years touched the lives of various students with her vibrant personality and musical ability, inspiring them with a love of what is best and finest in music.
The building was Blessed and Officially Opened by Most Rev Joseph Oudeman OFMCap D.D. Auxiliary Bishop for Brisbane and Fr Tom Keegan on the 23rd March 2012.
During her short life Sr M Regina accomplished much and influenced many. With her passing, the Sisters of Mercy lost a great musician and a talented teacher. Her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of those she taught and loved and also now in the students of St Joseph’s Kangaroo Point as they enter the doors of the Regina Arts Centre where they will learn: speech and drama, piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet and guitar.
Music is highly valued at St Joseph's and students have the opportunity to be involved in many different and enriching musical experiences. All students from Years 4 to 6 play the Violin as part of their music lessons. Additional to our developmental classroom music program for all students from Prep to Year 6, there are opportunities to sing in our Sr Mary Justine Choir. Students are also invited to join the Sr Mary Regina String Ensemble and Sr Mary Ancilla Junior Ensemble Groups or participate in weekly instrumental lessons.