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Moreton Bay College is an Early Years to Year 12 Uniting Church school for girls situated in the beautiful Brisbane bayside suburb of Manly West.
450 Wondall Road
Brisbane East
07 3390 8555

 An International Baccalaureate World School

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For more than 120 years, Moreton Bay College has encouraged girls to be the best they can be. Our supportive learning environment inspires inquiring minds integrity, initiative and genuine caring. 

Moreton Bay College is an Early Years to Year 12 Uniting Church School for girls and consistently rates as one of Brisbane’s top performing schools. With a rich heritage, exceptional teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, an integrated pastoral care programme and extensive co-curricular opportunities, Moreton Bay College offers an outstanding student experience.

At MBC, each student is encouraged to achieve her personal best in all her pursuits. Learn more at


One of Brisbane’s leading girls schools, Moreton Bay College (MBC) 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 an Early Years to Year 12 Uniting Church independent day school for girls, with an Early Learning Centre for boys and 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. 

Moreton Bay College runs the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the Primary School and offers a comprehensive academic 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 College graduate can meet her future with positive self-esteem and confidence in her own abilities.
The Moreton Bay College philosophy promotes the holistic development of students. The College aims to assist girls in achieving their full potential and boasts some of the best academic, cultural and sporting facilities in Queensland; set among 20 hectares of native trees, shrubs, green ovals and landscaped gardens.

Specialised facilities at Moreton Bay College include the Ken and Janet Waller Sports Centre, the 500 seat Music Centre, the John Mason Pool, an outdoor netball and tennis complex, dedicated computer and science labs and the Alice J Alison Greene Secondary Library and Ngaire Tagney Primary Library buildings.

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 and fair play.

Moreton Bay 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.

All girls are encouraged to participate in our co-curricular program which provides opportunities in a wide range of activities that include sporting, cultural, social and personal areas and cover (but are not limited to):

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

Music – The College has a leading contemporary music program 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.


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 arenas.

Pastoral care is interwoven into the very fabric of Moreton Bay College and is seen as a collaborative partnership between students, parents and staff. We strive to create a community where girls feel safe, valued, connected, have a strong sense of belonging. These elements provide an essential platform for the individual growth and success of each student.

As a Christian college in the Uniting Church tradition, we are deeply committed to fostering the personal, moral, spiritual and academic growth of our students and their interest in serving the community. Moreton Bay College is active in pursuing the following values through word and deed: Engagement, Character, Care and Teamwork.
Moreton Bay College is committed to the ongoing development of inquiring and creative minds in a safe, supportive, single-sex learning context that is guided by Christian principles and beliefs.


Moreton Bay College is located on Wondall Road, Manly West.  Students travel to school via private car, foot and both school and council bus services.

The College has arrangements for the use of dedicated student bus services.  The following companies provide a service for several private schools in the area.

Mt Gravatt Bus Services


Telephone: 07 3841 3722

Transdev Queensland (previously known as Veolia Bus Services)

Telephone: 07 3248 6100


Moreton Bay College offers a number of scholarship opportunities for girls. For more information, please visit

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May I warmly welcome you to Moreton Bay College (MBC), an independent, Early Years to Year 12 girls’ school in the Brisbane bayside suburb of Manly West. 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 Early Years 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

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

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

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

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 Principal's Tour or visit us on Open Day. 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

Moreton Bay College finalists in National Education Awards.

Moreton Bay College (MBC) has been recognised as a finalist in the Australian Education Awards for Best Student Wellbeing Program.

Moreton Bay College is the only Queensland Independent School nominated as a finalist in this category.

At MBC, student wellbeing has been a strategic priority for several years. In June 2018, the College launched a new evidence-based wellbeing framework called Hearts and Minds. Based on research conducted by the UK’s New Economics Foundation, the Hearts and Minds framework consists of five actions: Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Give. The research shows that when these five actions are embedded into everyday life, wellbeing improves.

"To accurately measure wellbeing in a school, it is essential to have a measurement instrument that aligns with that school’s context and its approach to wellbeing,” said Mrs Michelle Mckersey, Deputy Head of Secondary (Students)“For this reason, we sought expertise in the area of wellbeing measurement in schools, forming a research partnership with Associate Professor Mathew White and Professor Faye McCallum from the University of Adelaide.”

International experts in student and staff wellbeing education and measurement, Associate Professor White and Professor McCallum worked with pastoral staff at MBC as they undertook an ethics-approved measurement project at the College. In this research project, Year 6 to 12 students were invited to participate in a wellbeing survey designed by Associate Professor White and Professor McCallum. Staff wellbeing was also measured in a separate survey and analysis of the data from the surveys informed next steps in terms of the wellbeing of the MBC community. 

The research partnership with the University of Adelaide has enabled MBC to adopt an evidence-informed approach which is used to enhance the College’s wellbeing strategy. Based on the data from the project, several actions have evolved, one of which is to increase student engagement through the implementation of a student wellbeing action team, called the Hearts and Minds Committee (HMC). 

“The Hearts and Minds framework, our research partnership with the University of Adelaide and the HMC have set us on an exciting pathway to being genuinely proactive about student wellbeing,” said Mrs Janet Stewart, Head of College“We wholeheartedly believe in this evidence-based approach as we strive to educate the hearts and minds of the young women of MBC.”

The Australian Education Awards will be held on Friday 6 November in Sydney.

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