At Moreton Bay College, girls enjoy exceptional opportunities to discover what they’re really capable of.

Girls benefit from our state, national and internationally experienced coaches and mentors. As well as extending individual skills to the highest level, the co-curricular programme is an important element in developing teamwork, building perseverance, discovering courage and fostering creativity. 

Girls often connect with a sport or cultural activity that will become a lifelong passion. Many take this to an elite level and find a satisfying career in the activity they love.

School spirit is strong at Moreton Bay College and teams compete against other independent schools, giving girls an appreciation that their effort can make all the difference to team achievement. We also encourage talented students to apply for district, regional, state and national selection in their sport or cultural pursuit.

In the cultural arena, the College is achieving a far-reaching reputation for its dramatic and musical productions. Music at The Moreton Bay Colleges is one of the most comprehensive programmes in Queensland. Founded on a two-year immersion programme in Years 4 and 5 where all students study an instrument of their choice, Music at the Colleges encompasses traditional Art music, contemporary and commercial styles, as well as music production. Our Power Family Concert Hall is the home of performance at the Moreton Bay Colleges, and as the centrepiece of the Music Centre provides a first class venue for our students to participate and perform in one or more of our twenty-three ensembles.

Those who prefer to expand other capacities have plenty of opportunities too in Public Speaking, Debating, Dance Troupe, Drama productions, Future Problem Solving, Mooting and IT clubs, to name just a few. With so many options in both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, every girl has a chance to stretch and shine.

Camps
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Music
Culture
Clubs
Tours and exchanges

Camps

Camps

The MBC Camp programme helps guide our girls through critical stages of their growth and development and focuses on the skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships; build positive emotions; enhance personal resilience; promote mindfulness, and; live a healthy lifestyle.

Primary Camps

Primary Camps

Through carefully chosen activities, the Primary School’s camp programme provides girls with further opportunities to develop the College values; Care, Teamwork, Character and Engagement.

Over the Primary years, beginning with a day camp in Year 3, carefully sequenced camp activities allow the girls to develop resilience and courage and a willingness to try new things. The overnight camps, which begin in Year 4, develop a level of independence and self-reliance while the girls are away from their parents. 

Year 7 Camp – Finding your fit

Year 7 Camp – Finding your fit

Year 7 Camp has a focus on relationships and building connections to allow our newest members of the Secondary College to feel valued and confirm that they have a place in the Secondary family. A variety of physical and social activities challenge the girls, developing skills to help them build social capital among their peers.

Year 9 Camp – Fully fit

Year 9 Camp – Fully fit

The Year 9 Camp recognises that at this developmental stage young women are faced with many physical and emotional challenges. It endeavours to build their capacity in the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of their wellbeing. The Camp offers a diverse range of challenges in each of the above areas and is part differentiated physical experience, and part reflective and intellectual experience. The retreat develops an understanding of the brain and has a focus on building academic resilience through learning about growth mindset theory.

Year 11 Camp - Fit for Leadership

Year 11 Camp - Fit for Leadership

Less camp, more Leadership Conference - facilitated by Peer Power. The College has worked Peer Power for eight years, and together we have developed a challenging programme. The Leadership Retreat gives our Seniors the tools to understand their own strengths and talents and teaches them how they can bring these to the shared experience of leading the Secondary College. Together the Seniors develop a College legacy, explore leadership styles and begin House project planning. Alongside this focus, holistic strategies for managing the pressures of the Senior year are explored through mindfulness and yoga.

Sport

Music

Music at the Moreton Bay Colleges

Music plays an important role in the lives of the Moreton Bay Colleges. Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College share a proud culture of music and we are known in the broader community as having vibrant, diverse, quality music programmes.

Music is delivered as a single programme across both campuses, utilising the collective resources of both Colleges to provide students with the best possible music education and performance opportunities. This collaborative model allows girls and boys to interact artistically in rehearsal and performance, while at the same time retains separate, single-sex campuses for individual and class instruction. 

Research has confirmed the extensive benefits of music education in supporting the general educational development of children. Students who are engaged in music generally perform better in the core learning areas of literacy and numeracy. 

Our music programme inspires all students to reach their potential by promoting goal setting, teamwork, and self-discipline. It cultivates transferable skills in students that advantage academic performance.

The Moreton Bay Colleges, together, offer students exceptional musical experiences. Music is delivered through: Class Music, Instrumental and Vocal Tuition, Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles and Performance. I would like to extend a warm invitation to all Moreton Bay College students to join our Music Programme.

Dr Bradley Voltz 

Director of Music | The Moreton Bay Colleges

Class music

Class music

Class music at MBC is an active, practical, and continuous learning experience where students make and respond to music. Students learning music listen, perform and compose through units of study specifically developed to embrace boys’ interests and learning styles. Classroom music studies align with our primary immersion programmes, and are designed and sequenced to facilitate a seamless transition into the secondary school. Music classes are available to students in every year level, including Year 12 Music Extension.

Primary Immersion programme

Primary Immersion programme

In Years 4 and 5, all students participate in a two-year instrumental immersion programme. Students are involved in weekly small group lessons with a specialist teacher and regular class ensemble activities. Instruments available for study include: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion.

Instrumental and vocal tuition

Instrumental and vocal tuition

At The Moreton Bay Colleges’ a team of skilled specialist teachers offer private instrumental and vocal lessons to students from Prep to Year 12. Private music lessons are available for the following instruments: Strings - violin, viola, cello, double bass; Wind - flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, oboe, saxophone; Brass - trumpet, trombone, french horn; Percussion - all orchestral percussion; Drum kit; Voice; Piano; Guitar - acoustic, electric and bass.

Ensemble programme

Ensemble programme

Our 23 performing ensembles across both campuses are open to all students who study an instrument or voice, either at the colleges or externally. Through a programme of weekly rehearsals and regular performances, students build confidence in their abilities, develop technical skills, and most importantly experience the joy of making music with others. 

Our Patron

Our Patron

The Colleges are honoured to have the support of John Curro AM MBE as Patron of Music. John Curro is both the founder and Director of Music for Queensland Youth Orchestras. Under his continuing artistic leadership Queensland Youth Orchestras is regarded as one of the leading youth orchestra organisations in Australia. Its enduring success and the quality of its members is due in large part to Mr Curro’s skills as a musician, leader, mentor and educator.

Contact our Music team

Contact our Music team

For more detailed information, or to discuss how the Moreton Bay Colleges can tailor a music programme for your child, please email us.

Culture

Clubs

Tours and exchanges

Camps
Sport
Music
Culture
Clubs
Tours and exchanges

Camps

Camps

The MBC Camp programme helps guide our girls through critical stages of their growth and development and focuses on the skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships; build positive emotions; enhance personal resilience; promote mindfulness, and; live a healthy lifestyle.

Primary Camps

Primary Camps

Through carefully chosen activities, the Primary School’s camp programme provides girls with further opportunities to develop the College values; Care, Teamwork, Character and Engagement.

Over the Primary years, beginning with a day camp in Year 3, carefully sequenced camp activities allow the girls to develop resilience and courage and a willingness to try new things. The overnight camps, which begin in Year 4, develop a level of independence and self-reliance while the girls are away from their parents. 

Year 7 Camp – Finding your fit

Year 7 Camp – Finding your fit

Year 7 Camp has a focus on relationships and building connections to allow our newest members of the Secondary College to feel valued and confirm that they have a place in the Secondary family. A variety of physical and social activities challenge the girls, developing skills to help them build social capital among their peers.

Year 9 Camp – Fully fit

Year 9 Camp – Fully fit

The Year 9 Camp recognises that at this developmental stage young women are faced with many physical and emotional challenges. It endeavours to build their capacity in the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of their wellbeing. The Camp offers a diverse range of challenges in each of the above areas and is part differentiated physical experience, and part reflective and intellectual experience. The retreat develops an understanding of the brain and has a focus on building academic resilience through learning about growth mindset theory.

Year 11 Camp - Fit for Leadership

Year 11 Camp - Fit for Leadership

Less camp, more Leadership Conference - facilitated by Peer Power. The College has worked Peer Power for eight years, and together we have developed a challenging programme. The Leadership Retreat gives our Seniors the tools to understand their own strengths and talents and teaches them how they can bring these to the shared experience of leading the Secondary College. Together the Seniors develop a College legacy, explore leadership styles and begin House project planning. Alongside this focus, holistic strategies for managing the pressures of the Senior year are explored through mindfulness and yoga.

Sport

Music

Music at the Moreton Bay Colleges

Music plays an important role in the lives of the Moreton Bay Colleges. Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College share a proud culture of music and we are known in the broader community as having vibrant, diverse, quality music programmes.

Music is delivered as a single programme across both campuses, utilising the collective resources of both Colleges to provide students with the best possible music education and performance opportunities. This collaborative model allows girls and boys to interact artistically in rehearsal and performance, while at the same time retains separate, single-sex campuses for individual and class instruction. 

Research has confirmed the extensive benefits of music education in supporting the general educational development of children. Students who are engaged in music generally perform better in the core learning areas of literacy and numeracy. 

Our music programme inspires all students to reach their potential by promoting goal setting, teamwork, and self-discipline. It cultivates transferable skills in students that advantage academic performance.

The Moreton Bay Colleges, together, offer students exceptional musical experiences. Music is delivered through: Class Music, Instrumental and Vocal Tuition, Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles and Performance. I would like to extend a warm invitation to all Moreton Bay College students to join our Music Programme.

Dr Bradley Voltz 

Director of Music | The Moreton Bay Colleges

Class music

Class music

Class music at MBC is an active, practical, and continuous learning experience where students make and respond to music. Students learning music listen, perform and compose through units of study specifically developed to embrace boys’ interests and learning styles. Classroom music studies align with our primary immersion programmes, and are designed and sequenced to facilitate a seamless transition into the secondary school. Music classes are available to students in every year level, including Year 12 Music Extension.

Primary Immersion programme

Primary Immersion programme

In Years 4 and 5, all students participate in a two-year instrumental immersion programme. Students are involved in weekly small group lessons with a specialist teacher and regular class ensemble activities. Instruments available for study include: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion.

Instrumental and vocal tuition

Instrumental and vocal tuition

At The Moreton Bay Colleges’ a team of skilled specialist teachers offer private instrumental and vocal lessons to students from Prep to Year 12. Private music lessons are available for the following instruments: Strings - violin, viola, cello, double bass; Wind - flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, oboe, saxophone; Brass - trumpet, trombone, french horn; Percussion - all orchestral percussion; Drum kit; Voice; Piano; Guitar - acoustic, electric and bass.

Ensemble programme

Ensemble programme

Our 23 performing ensembles across both campuses are open to all students who study an instrument or voice, either at the colleges or externally. Through a programme of weekly rehearsals and regular performances, students build confidence in their abilities, develop technical skills, and most importantly experience the joy of making music with others. 

Our Patron

Our Patron

The Colleges are honoured to have the support of John Curro AM MBE as Patron of Music. John Curro is both the founder and Director of Music for Queensland Youth Orchestras. Under his continuing artistic leadership Queensland Youth Orchestras is regarded as one of the leading youth orchestra organisations in Australia. Its enduring success and the quality of its members is due in large part to Mr Curro’s skills as a musician, leader, mentor and educator.

Contact our Music team

Contact our Music team

For more detailed information, or to discuss how the Moreton Bay Colleges can tailor a music programme for your child, please email us.

Culture

Clubs

Tours and exchanges