An International Baccalaureate World School
For over 112 years, Moreton Bay College has prided itself on developing confident, intelligent young women with the breadth of skills and strength of character to meet life’s challenges and grasp it's opportunities.
Offering extensive cultural and sporting facilities and spacious, open grounds, each girl has room to breathe, and space to learn.
For further information or a prospectus, please go to our website at www.mbc.qld.edu.au or contact our registrar on (07) 3249 9322.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Telephone: 07 3841 3722
Transdev Queensland (previously known as Veolia Bus Services)
Telephone: 07 3248 6100
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!
Mr James Sloman
Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys' College