In 2006 Ms Jennifer Haynes was appointed as the seventh Principal of the College. Ms Haynes had previously been employed at Mentone Girls' Grammar School, where she was Acting Principal and prior to that Deputy Principal. Ms Haynes is acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading educators, having been President of the Australian Association of Teachers of English for four years, been Australian delegate to the International Federation for Teaching English, Chair of the Australian Literacy Foundation and a member of the Commonwealth Minister for Education’s Teacher Advisory Body. Ms Haynes has also had an active involvement at state level where she was a member of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, the P-10 Curriculum Committee and the Post Compulsory Curriculum Committee. Her extensive work was rewarded in 2005 by her being made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.
2006 saw the completion and grand opening of the MBC Music Centre and Power Family Concert Hall and, at a cost in excess of $6.0M ,this is an outstanding acquisition for the College which significantly enhances the College’s already outstanding Music Programme.
In 2007, Moreton Bay College won both the Mollie Gould Cup for Swimming and the Stephens Trophy for Athletics for the first time in MBC history. This feat was repeated in 2008.
The graduates of 2006 and 2007 achieved outstanding academic results, which saw MBC described as the "most successful of the State's all girls schools". In 2008, the results of the graduating class saw MBC earn the title of "Queensland's No. 1 Academic Achiever for 2008" by the Courier Mail.
Through inclusive consultation, a renewed Strategic Plan 2009 - 2013 was released in 2008. This enabled the College to embark on its next facilities Master Plan in 2009 which will underpin the foundations for growth as the College moves into the next era of its life.
In 2008, Mrs Ngaire Tagney resigned as of Head of Primary, and Mrs Rebecca Lennon was appointed to the position in 2009.
In 2009, our swimmers lived up to their reputation again by taking out the Mollie Gould Cup for the fifth consecutive year, totalling an impressive seven times over the past eight years.
While Moreton Bay Boys’ College remained fully independent of MBC in its management, in 2008, Moreton Bay College assumed full financial responsibility for the College.
Through inclusive consultation, a renewed Strategic Plan 2009 – 2013 was released in 2008. This enabled the College to embark on its next facilities Master Plan which will underpin the foundations for growth as we move into the next era of the College’s life.
In July 2011, Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College amalgamated, signaling an historical turning point in the College’s evolution. Whilst remaining absolutely committed to excellence in single sex education, the schools will remain separate, with their own individual personalities and attributes, but are now joined together to harness expertise, resources, knowledge, facilities and business functions to best effect.
During recent years the College has continued to establish itself as a premier co-curricular school offering a diverse programme of music, drama, the arts and a wide range of sports. The broad subject offering has also evolved to provide a range of pathways, including vocational and academic opportunities to students.
Current enrolments for 2012 are at their highest ever at 1257 students, reinforced by a renewed sense of community and involvement through the Parents & Friends and Old Girls' Associations.
During recent years, the College has continued to establish itself as a premier co-curricular school offering a diverse programme of music, drama, the arts and a wide range of sports. The broad subject offering evolved to also provide a range of pathways, including vocational and academic opportunities to students.
Moreton Bay College continues to be one of this country’s finest independent girls’ schools and pre-eminent in the education of young women in Brisbane.
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