Moreton Bay College
- AddressMoreton Bay College, 450, Wondall Road, Wynnum West, Lindum, Queensland, 4179, Australia
Moreton Bay College (MBC) is a Prep to Year 12, Uniting Church school for girls which offers an all-round education, based on a record of strong academic achievement, exceptional cultural and sporting success and a commitment to Christian values and service to others.
Set amongst 20 tranquil hectares at Manly West, the spacious campus and excellent facilities provide opportunities for students to experience success, not only academically, but across a wide range of co-curricular interests.
|Type of School||Uniting Church School for Girls|
|Years||Prep to Year 12|
|Co-ed / Girls / Boys||Girls|
|Intake Years||Prep, Year 5 and Year 7|
|Scholarships Dates||ACER scholarship examinations held in February each year|
|Special Programs||Vocational educational strand, Learning Support and Leaning Enrichment programs support students across a range of learning requirements.|
|Co-Curricular Activities||A comprehensive selection of musical, cultural, academic, service and sporting activities. Member of the Queensland Girls’ Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA) and the Andrews Cup Association.|
|Open Day Dates||March and August each year or by appointment.|
|Day School / Boarding School||Day School only|
|Public Transport||Bus / Train|
|Wheelchair Accessible||Yes / No|
|Caters for specials needs children||Yes / No|
|Details of special needs / gifted programs|
One of Brisbane’s leading girls schools, Moreton Bay College 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. 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.
The Moreton Bay College philosophy promotes the all-round development of students and, in doing so, boasts some of the best academic, cultural and sporting facilities in Queensland, set as it is amongst native trees, shrubs, green ovals and landscaped gardens.
Dedicated Secondary School facilities include:
- Five Computer Laboratories
- Six Science Laboratories
- Fully equipped Home Economics rooms
- Purpose-built Art rooms
- The two-storey Alice J Alison Greene Secondary Library building
Dedicated Primary School facilities include:
- The Leita Boswell Hall for sports and assemblies
- A Dedicated Computer Laboratory and Computer Cluster Rooms
- The Ngaire Tagney Primary Library (newly built 2011)
- Purpose-built Art & Music rooms
The first-class sporting and cultural facilities of the College include:
- The impressive Ken and Janet Waller Sports Centre with special-purpose floors for Gymnastics Hall (including foam training pit) and special-purpose floors for aerobics, weights, netball, basketball, volleyball and badminton.
- The unique John Mason Pool for swimming, water polo and lifesaving.
- A seven-court outdoor netball and tennis complex.
- Ovals for cricket, softball, touch football and athletics.
- The 500 seat Music Centre, the main location for extra-curricular music teaching and all musical performances, featuring numerous soundproof rehearsal and class rooms as well as the main concert hall.
- The Oriel Handley Hall, a 900-seat multi-purpose hall used for dramatic performances, as well as assemblies and special events.
The College curriculum provides a comprehensive program at all levels - to stimulate, inspire, motivate and push the boundaries of the girls’ cognitive, affective and physical abilities. With the highest possible standards of intellectual education, intimately linked to the full development of our girls’ personal character and integrity, every Moreton Bay graduate can meet her future with positive self-esteem and confidence in her own abilities.
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, fair play, courage and hope.
The 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.
Girls are also eligible for District, Regional, State and National selection for sporting and cultural pursuits. Teams of MBC students and individual girls consistently reach the highest levels of representative honour in the country.
Clubs and Groups at MBC extend the range of co-curricular activities available to students. Areas as diverse as service learning, Christian fellowship and academic extension provide opportunities for students to engage with others across year levels in various interest areas.
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 arena.
Through the provision of a stimulating, secure and supportive learning environment based on Christian principles and beliefs, Moreton Bay College aims to provide each girl with the opportunity to develop qualities of compassion, respect, tolerance, dignity, self-worth and confidence.
We are committed to providing the full breadth of personal growth and development opportunities to each girl.
We also work to instil in each student that ultimately it is she who is responsible for her own development, and to this end, we encourage students to make the greatest use of opportunities provided by the College.