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450 Wondall Road
Brisbane East
07 3390 8555
Moreton Bay College is a Pre-Prep to Year 12 Uniting Church school for girls situated in the beautiful Brisbane bayside suburb of Manly West.

 An International Baccalaureate World School

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Mr James Sloman
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Independent
  • Uniting Church
Prep-Prep to Year 12, Child Care Centre for boys & girls
Uniting Church
For more information on fees, please visit www.mbc.qld.edu.au/enrol/fees
Co-ed Child Care Centre
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  • Co-curricular Activities
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  • Creative Arts
  • Culture / Tradition
  • Faith / Religion
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Resources / Facilites
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways
French, Japanese
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Equestrian
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey (field)
  • Netball
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball

For more than 115 years, Moreton Bay College has encouraged girls to be the best they can be. Our supportive learning environment inspires inquiring minds integrity, initiative and genuine caring. 

Moreton Bay College is a Pre-Prep to Year 12 Uniting Church School for girls and consistently rates as one of Brisbane’s top performing schools. With a rich heritage, exceptional teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, an integrated pastoral care programme and extensive co-curricular opportunities, Moreton Bay College offers an outstanding student experience.

At MBC, each student is encouraged to achieve her personal best in all her pursuits. Learn more at www.mbc.qld.edu.au/discover/why-mbc.


One of Brisbane’s leading girls schools, Moreton Bay College (MBC) offers a unique, all-round education for each student, based on its record of outstanding academic achievement, exceptional cultural and sporting success and a strong commitment to Christian values and service to others.

The College is a Prep to Year 12 Uniting Church independent day school for girls, with a childcare centre for boys and girls. Set amongst 20 tranquil hectares at Manly West, the spacious campus and excellent facilities provide opportunities for all students to participate in the broad co-curricular programme and to experience success, not only academically, but also in music, drama, art, and a wide range of sports.

The College’s challenging and comprehensive academic curriculum is taught by creative, dynamic teachers with attention to the individual needs of students, so that each girl is encouraged to reach her own level of excellence. 

Moreton Bay College runs the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the Primary School and offers a comprehensive academic program at all levels - to stimulate, inspire, motivate and push the boundaries of the girls’ cognitive, affective and physical abilities.

With the highest possible standards of intellectual education, intimately linked to the full development of our girls’ personal character and integrity, every Moreton Bay College graduate can meet her future with positive self-esteem and confidence in her own abilities.
The Moreton Bay College philosophy promotes the holistic development of students. The College aims to assist girls in achieving their full potential and boasts some of the best academic, cultural and sporting facilities in Queensland; set among 20 hectares of native trees, shrubs, green ovals and landscaped gardens.

Specialised facilities at Moreton Bay College include the Ken and Janet Waller Sports Centre, the 500 seat Music Centre, the John Mason Pool, an outdoor netball and tennis complex, dedicated computer and science labs and the Alice J Alison Greene Secondary Library and Ngaire Tagney Primary Library buildings.

At Moreton Bay College we are confident that each girl’s participation in co-curricular pursuits, whether at a beginner, intermediate or elite level, encourages her to strive for personal goals, fosters teamwork and gives her exposure to the qualities of perseverance, determination, commitment and fair play.

Moreton Bay College has a proud tradition of wide co-curricular choice in both the cultural and sporting arenas, and today it offers one of the best ranges of co-curricular activities in the State. In principle, we advocate a broad and balanced educational and co-curricular program, one which supports and nurtures the development of the complete young adult.

All girls are encouraged to participate in our co-curricular program which provides opportunities in a wide range of activities that include sporting, cultural, social and personal areas and cover (but are not limited to):

Sport – The College offers a range of sports including swimming, touch, basketball, tennis, water polo, sailing, hockey, equestrian and gymnastics to name a few.

Music – The College has a leading contemporary music program as well as a strong traditional offering. Private music tutoring is available as well as a range of music groups for students to join (e.g. Rock Band, Choir, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble).

Cultural and Community – Opportunities include dance, art, drama productions, debating, chess, public speaking, Duke of Edinburgh and Leos Club.


As an adjunct to the College co-curricular program, private tuition provides participating students with a further opportunity to develop skills and expertise in the cultural and sporting arenas.

Pastoral care is interwoven into the very fabric of Moreton Bay College and is seen as a collaborative partnership between students, parents and staff. We strive to create a community where girls feel safe, valued, connected, have a strong sense of belonging. These elements provide an essential platform for the individual growth and success of each student.

As a Christian college in the Uniting Church tradition, we are deeply committed to fostering the personal, moral, spiritual and academic growth of our students and their interest in serving the community. Moreton Bay College is active in pursuing the following values through word and deed: Engagement, Character, Care and Teamwork.
Moreton Bay College is committed to the ongoing development of inquiring and creative minds in a safe, supportive, single-sex learning context that is guided by Christian principles and beliefs.

Moreton Bay College offers a number of scholarship opportunities for girls. For more information, please visit http://www.mbc.qld.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships-a-bursary.


Moreton Bay College is located on Wondall Road, Manly West.  Students travel to school via private car, foot and both school and council bus services.

The College has arrangements for the use of dedicated student bus services.  The following companies provide a service for several private schools in the area.

Mt Gravatt Bus Services

Web: www.mtgcoach.com.au

Telephone: 07 3841 3722

Transdev Queensland (previously known as Veolia Bus Services)

Telephone: 07 3248 6100


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Moreton Bay College has a long tradition educating girls. The College was founded in 1901 by Miss Alison Greene and her sister Anne. The College has had a strong philosophy of educating the whole person – body, mind, heart and spirit. The focus on academic excellence, underpinned by a rich and caring pastoral program serves as the foundation of the educational experience for our girls. This is coupled with a vibrant and strong co-curricular program across visual and performing arts, cultural activities and a wide range of sports.

Girls need an environment that gives both boundaries and freedom to explore and experiment, to take risks, to debate and challenge. Moreton Bay College provides this and our outstanding teaching staff strive to ensure girls achieve their personal best, embrace the opportunities to develop as leaders, to volunteer, to develop courage to overcome and to act with integrity. As a single sex College for girls they are free to be themselves and to build a strong and resilient self-esteem.

Choosing a school can be one of the most challenging and difficult decisions a parent can make. While this can seem to be overwhelming it is worth remembering that it really is an investment in your child's future. I believe you can feel a great school and it is only by visiting Moreton Bay College that you will get a feeling for the values and culture present. As a Christian school in the Uniting Church tradition our school is committed to fostering the personal, moral and academic growth of our students through the school values of;

Engagement– We live and learn with passion, enthusiasm and resourcefulness. We embrace innovation and creativity to contribute to and shape the future.

Character– We act with integrity and goodwill in all that we do. We show courage and resilience.

Care– We care for ourselves, others and the environment. We nurture the best in each other.

Teamwork– we are open-minded and respectful towards each other. We work collaboratively to achieve our common purpose.

I encourage each and every parent to look for the school that best suits the needs and interests of their daughter. Moreton Bay College has an abundance of opportunities for girls to explore, and to discover their strengths. Our students are encouraged to extend themselves intellectually and to strive to achieve - whether this is in the classroom, on the playing field or on the stage. For a young girl to grow into a woman capable of dealing with any of life's challenges they need a school experience that allows them to have both a breadth of mind, and depth of heart.

For a child to shine they need a school that cares for them; cares about them. To shine they need to be safe and free from harm and bullying. To shine they need to learn from kind, patient and intelligent teaching. For girls to shine they need to have strong and firm boundaries and feel they are respected. This is the foundation of the Moreton Bay College experience and I invite you to become a part of this very special place!

Keep shining.

Mr James Sloman
Executive Principal
Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys' College

Moreton Bay College finalists in National Education Awards.

Moreton Bay College (MBC) has been recognised as a finalist in the Australian Education Awards for Best Student Wellbeing Program.

Moreton Bay College is the only Queensland Independent School nominated as a finalist in this category.

At MBC, student wellbeing has been a strategic priority for several years. In June 2018, the College launched a new evidence-based wellbeing framework called Hearts and Minds. Based on research conducted by the UK’s New Economics Foundation, the Hearts and Minds framework consists of five actions: Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Give. The research shows that when these five actions are embedded into everyday life, wellbeing improves.

"To accurately measure wellbeing in a school, it is essential to have a measurement instrument that aligns with that school’s context and its approach to wellbeing,” said Mrs Michelle Mckersey, Deputy Head of Secondary (Students)“For this reason, we sought expertise in the area of wellbeing measurement in schools, forming a research partnership with Associate Professor Mathew White and Professor Faye McCallum from the University of Adelaide.”

International experts in student and staff wellbeing education and measurement, Associate Professor White and Professor McCallum worked with pastoral staff at MBC as they undertook an ethics-approved measurement project at the College. In this research project, Year 6 to 12 students were invited to participate in a wellbeing survey designed by Associate Professor White and Professor McCallum. Staff wellbeing was also measured in a separate survey and analysis of the data from the surveys informed next steps in terms of the wellbeing of the MBC community. 

The research partnership with the University of Adelaide has enabled MBC to adopt an evidence-informed approach which is used to enhance the College’s wellbeing strategy. Based on the data from the project, several actions have evolved, one of which is to increase student engagement through the implementation of a student wellbeing action team, called the Hearts and Minds Committee (HMC). 

“The Hearts and Minds framework, our research partnership with the University of Adelaide and the HMC have set us on an exciting pathway to being genuinely proactive about student wellbeing,” said Mrs Janet Stewart, Head of College“We wholeheartedly believe in this evidence-based approach as we strive to educate the hearts and minds of the young women of MBC.”

The Australian Education Awards will be held on Friday 6 November in Sydney.

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