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Moreton Bay College

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450 Wondall Road

Manly West Queensland 4179

61 7 3390 8555


CRICOS Code 03771K


Founded by the Greene sisters in 1901, for over 120 years, Moreton Bay College has encouraged girls to be the best they can be. While consistently rating as one of Brisbane’s top-performing academic schools, our College is a place for every girl to develop her individual strengths and the confidence to make her unique contribution to the world.

Moreton Bay College is a Prep to Year 12 Uniting Church School for girls and consistently rates as one of Brisbane’s top performing schools.

The College is an authorised Primary Years Programme (PYP) International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The PYP IB programme is the framework withinwhich we teach the Australian Curriculum.


Our College is located in the 19 hectares of spacious, landscaped grounds leafy bayside suburb of Manly West, just 15 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and from Brisbane Airport.


Moreton Bay College boasts some of the best academic, cultural and sporting facilities in Queensland, set amongst native trees, green ovals and landscaped gardens.

Specialised facilities include

·        state-of-the-art Science facility,

·        Waller Sports Centre,

·        560-seat Music Centre,

·        John Mason Pool,

·        seven-court outdoor netball and tennis complex,

·        Alison Greene Secondary Library and Ngaire Tagney Primary Library buildings,

·        multi-tiered 165 seat Mamie Mcquillan Auditorium,

·        two athletics ovals,

·        a lovingly restored 19th Century Chapel.

There are also dedicated Visual Art, Dance and Drama facilities, Kitchens and Textile rooms, and French and Japanese language classrooms.

Academic Programme

 Moreton Bay College has a long tradition of academic success. Over 90% of graduates go on to further studies. Achieving the best educational outcome for each individual student is always the main objective for our teachers. To deliver these results, our academic programme draws on current educational, psychological, physiological and related fields of research. Our curriculum provides a comprehensive programme at all levels – to stimulate, inspire, motivate, and push the boundaries of the girls’ cognitive, affective and physical abilities.

Prep to Year 6

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) promotes inquiry-based learning as the means for developing deep conceptual understanding, the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and the taking of responsible action. It seeks to develop the whole person - a students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing - by engaging children in issues of local and global significance.

Year 7 to 10

With more than 18 subjects, the curriculum provides students with the opportunity to experience many subjects and develop their strengths before entering specialised courses in their Senior Phase of Learning. The model of engaging in core and elective subjects enables students to have sufficient breadth while discovering areas of enjoyment and proficiency.


• English • French or Japanese • Humanities and Social Science • Health and Physical Education • Mathematics • Positive Minds Programme • Religious Education • Science Rotations/Electives: • Digital Technology • Dance • Drama • Food and Textile Technology Music

Years 11 and 12

The curriculum offering for Senior Secondary provides the widest range of possible choices for students, with more than 30 subjects to choose from.

At this stage of their schooling students choose subjects that suit their skills and abilities and complement their future goals. Students graduate with at least one of the following qualifications: QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education), ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) or VET (Vocational Education and Training) qualification. The majority of our students continue on to further study at university.


• English or Essential English • Essential Mathematics, General Mathematics, or Mathematics Methods • Religious Education • Positive Minds Programme • Study Skills Electives (select four): • Accounting • Ancient History • Biology • Business • Chemistry • Dance • Design • Digital Solutions • Drama • Economics • Fashion • Food and Nutrition • French • Geography • Health • Japanese • Legal Studies • Modern History • Music • Physical Education • Physics • Specialist Mathematics • Study of Religion • Visual Art • Visual Arts In Practice

Co-curricular clubs and groups

Moreton Bay College has a proud tradition of wide co-curricular choice in both the cultural and sporting arenas, and today offers one of the best ranges of co-curricular activities in the State, including:

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

Music – The College has a leading contemporary music programme 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.