Welcome from the Head of College

May I warmly welcome you to Moreton Bay College (MBC), an independent, Pre-Prep to Year 12 girls’ school in the Brisbane bayside suburb of Manly. An accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World school, our globally-focused curriculum and inquiry-based learning programmes are tailored to suit the way that girls learn and allow them to develop attributes, attitudes and skills that prepare them for tomorrow’s world.

Moreton Bay College is a Uniting Church community committed to the holistic growth and development of young women. 

Established in 1901, by the pioneering and progressive Greene sisters, we remain steadfastly committed to their vision of a school where all girls are nurtured in a safe, Christian environment, and the growth of the whole child - academically, personally, socially and spiritually - is our mission. 

In short, we care for, and care about, your daughter's wellbeing, as much as we care about her academic growth. Thus, in our classrooms, on the sporting fields, on the stage, in the music performance rooms, and in our wider community we strive to ensure our girls live and interact in a manner which honours the Greenes' legacy. 

From Pre-Prep to Year 12 our girls are offered a vibrant and relevant curriculum and an enviable breadth of academic opportunities, to allow then to fulfil their potential, become confident and compassionate citizens and be ready for tomorrow’s world.

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

The International Baccalaureate framework in Primary is aligned to our delivery of the Australian Curriculum and centres on inquiry-based learning. We want our girls to know more than what to learn, we want them to know how to learn and so the primary and secondary curricula build upon the girls’ natural curiosity, creativity, and develops their critical and problem-solving thinking skills which are imperative for the successful 21st century learner.  The seamless transition to the secondary curriculum where inquiry learning and mastery of skills are furthered by specialist teachers, ensures our girls are prepared for the demands of the new Senior Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and its focus on eternal examinations. Yet we also recognise the myriad of pathways available to our unique learners and individualised learning plans support our girls on their vocational, certificate or diploma learning journeys.

Achieving her potential

Achieving her potential

Whether our girls want to be astronauts, actors or accountants, they need to know that nothing can stand in their way and we send that message to our girls every single day.  We strive to foster in each individual a healthy sense of self-worth through encouraging the girls to take intelligent risks and to advocate for themselves. By giving them the freedom to explore their interests across any field, we can develop confidence through cultivating their competence and allowing them to experience success.

Leadership opportunities

Leadership opportunities

We know that girls need strong positive role models to help them become their best selves and the beauty of MBC is that all the leadership roles here are filled by girls: from the Captain of the Touch football team to the College Captain; from the First Violin in the Orchestra, to the main role in the school production. Most importantly younger students see these female leaders and learn that girls can lead in any field.

Community engagement

Community engagement

In 2011 Moreton Bay College was proud to amalgamate with our nearby brother school, Moreton Bay Boys’ College, and today we are led by one Executive Principal under the governance of a single Board.  Equally important to us as educators is our desire to work in partnership with parents and, our community offers many opportunities for parental engagement and involvement.

Experience our unique learning environment

Every day, when I step out of my office, I see the benefits of being a Bay girl first-hand. Our focus on wellbeing means that we are so much more than just the great academic results we achieve.

However, I ask you not to simply take my word for this. Please join me for a Head of College tour or visit with us on Open days. Observe the girls engaged in their lessons, talk with our teachers and ask our primary and secondary student leaders about their own individual learning journeys at MBC. I am sure that as you move around the College, you too will feel a culture of care and the very special quality it is to be a Moreton Bay College Girl.

With courage and hope,

Mrs Janet Stewart
Head of College