Moreton Bay College

Principal Mr James Sloman
Year levels P to 12
Enrolment numbers 1198
Boarding or day day
Phone (07) 3390 8555
Fax (07) 3390 8919
Postal address 450 Wondall Road, Manly West

Founded in 1901 and one of Queensland’s leading girls’ schools, Moreton Bay College offers a broad and inclusive education, a record of outstanding academic achievement, exceptional cultural and sporting success, and a strong commitment to Christian values and service to others in our local and global community. A Preparatory to Year 12 Uniting Church school for girls with on-site childcare and out-of-hours school care services located on 20 tranquil hectares at Manly West, 30 minutes east of Brisbane, it is partnered with Moreton Bay Boys’ College under a joint Board and a single Principal to provide convenient and aligned single-sex education for families. Our spacious campus, first class amenities and broad academic and co-curricular programs provide opportunities for all students to participate and experience success. Facilities include a heated Olympic size swimming pool, two well-equipped sports centres, dance studios, our own chapel, a Centre for Excellence in Gymnastics, and a state-of-the-art Music Centre. The extensive playing fields cater for all outdoor sports. The College has an enviable sporting reputation winning many premierships and trophies in the Queensland Girls’ Secondary School Sports Association over recent years and fostering sporting success at state and national levels. The school’s pedagogy incorporates a one-to-one Years 4 – 12 laptop program, interactive whiteboards and an electronic learning management system, with two large modern libraries all supporting an approach to teaching and learning which emphasises the development of independent and authentic student learning. We aim to encourage both creative and critical thinking and foster self-directed learning, and provide a range of pathways to cater for the diversity of needs in our student cohort. Strong in public speaking, debating, music, dance and drama, and providing a range of activities such as Leo’s, Amnesty International and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the school also prides itself increasingly on its green credentials. The school generates electricity using solar power, has water storage of over 1m litres of water and sustains a cottage garden on site. At our heart is a school spirit which inspires a shared sense of pride among our students in their own and others’ achievements and motivates them to strive for excellence. We also promote a strong sense of community to welcome parents into the school and foster a strong partnership between home and school. Our girls are generally known to be courteous, articulate, well presented and down to earth and to maintain an abiding sense of loyalty long after their school years are over. Underpinning these and inspiring students’ academic success are experienced and dedicated teachers and support staff who also foster student strength of character, integrity, self-esteem and respect for others through a well-managed pastoral care program.