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Mount Alvernia College, Kedron QLD

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Mount Alvernia College, Kedron QLD
Founded in 1956 Mount Alvernia College
is an independent Catholic secondary girls’ school catering for Years 7-12.
82 Cremorne Rd
82 Cremorne Road, Kedron
Brisbane North
07 3357 6000
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Samantha Jensen
  • Secondary School
  • Single School Location
  • Catholic
Year 7 - 12
Affordable all inclusive fees.
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Faith / Religion
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Sport
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Hockey (field)
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball

Mount Alvernia College is committed to a holistic education providing a wide range of academic, cultural, sporting and outreach programmes.

Visit our website for more information on our College and Open Day.

Contact our Enrolments Officer on (07) 3357 6000 for all enrolment information and tours or email

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Welcome to Mount Alvernia College – an independent Catholic secondary girls’ college (Years 7-12) located in Kedron, Brisbane.

Founded in 1956, the College is a warm engaging community where students are encouraged to follow their pursuits in academic, sporting, outreach, and cultural activities, all whilst fostering their spiritual faith.

At Mount Alvernia College we are passionate about inspiring your daughter to fulfil her potential. She will discover her faith, understand her social conscience, engage in our community and, most of all, flourish in her growth and development.

Operated by Mercy Partners and governed by an Incorporated Board (Mount Alvernia College Limited), Mount Alvernia College provides a contemporary quality education for young women at a modern campus with purpose-built facilities.

Because of its suburban location, the College is close to transport and main roads.  It is also nearby to Padua College (for boys) and St Anthony’s School (primary).  Together the three schools are known as the Franciscans on the Hill.

As a Franciscan College, Mount Alvernia endeavours to follow, in word and action, the example of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, in living the values of love, simplicity and joy. Values that are paramount to us are: respect for the individual and having a real relationship with Christ each day. The school is also guided by a Learning and Teaching Framework that provides a safe learning environment with six core principles at its helm: share practice, realise potential, forge connections, enable excellence, build resilience and engage learners.

Students come to Mount Alvernia from Catholic, state public, and other schools, mostly from the northern suburbs of Brisbane.  While the College has a preference for Catholics in its enrolment policy, we are non-discriminatory when educational need is the issue.

Visitors are welcome at the College by appointment.

Franciscan values of love, compassion, simplicity, peace, joy, trust in God, respect and service inform all we do at the College.
Our vision is to develop and support young women who live their faith in today’s world, commit to life-long personal and intellectual growth, care for the earth and all of humankind, work towards justice for all, and build community wherever life takes them.
Mount Alvernia College is a Catholic educational community committed to promoting the total development of students in the light of the gospel and the tradition of Saint Francis and Saint Clare.

The Mount Alvernia College scholarship program supports education opportunities for students commencing in Years 7 and 10. The program recognises general excellence or high potential in academic disciplines. Students wishing to apply for a scholarship opportunity with the College are to register their application for the ACER Scholarship Test, which takes place each year in February.

When a student becomes a member of the Mount Alvernia College community they join a group of inspired and hope-filled young people with a desire for learning and life – equipped to transform the world. Our curriculum, whilst challenging, offers students a vast range of academic and vocational pathways – it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We look forward to welcoming students who are committed to the pursuit of excellence and commend applicants on their interest in becoming a part of a thriving learning community chosen by over 950 students for their education journey.

General Scholarship Criteria

When applying for a scholarship with the College, students should demonstrate:

  • A commitment and dedication to achieve in their academic studies
  • Support for the College’s ethos, mission, and vision
  • Support for all aspects of the Student Behaviour Code
  • Capacity to be a role model for all students by encouraging the pursuit of excellence

Application Procedure

  • Please visit the ACER Scholarship Test website and submit a scholarship application. Families will need to create an account before applying for a scholarship. The College will contact prospective candidates once an application has been submitted to provide further details regarding the onsite testing in February.
  • The ACER Scholarship Registration fee is $140

Test Information

Scholarships (Level 1) will be offered for students commencing Year 7 and (Level 2) for students entering Year 10.


Level 1:  Designed for students to sit the test during their final year of primary school for entry into their first year of secondary school in the following year.  Scholarships offered for this level are offered on a 50-100% basis for Tuition fees only for Years 7, 8, and 9.


Level 2:  Designed for students in Year 9 for entry into Year 10.  Scholarships offered for this level are offered on a 50-100% basis for Tuition fees only for Years 10, 11, and 12.

Scholarship Application Enquiries

Application questions can be referred to our Enrolments Registrar, Mrs Camilla Horn – Ph: (07) 3357 6000;

All Academic Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the College Principal.

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Welcome to Mount Alvernia College, a Franciscan girls’ college imbued with the charism of our foundress, Elizabeth Hayes, and the ongoing legacy of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.  Established in 1956, Mount Alvernia is situated in the beautiful suburb of Kedron, on Jagera and Turrbal country.  Our college is a place of welcome and inclusion and one that seeks to build capacity and potential for each and every one of our students.

At Mount Alvernia College the Gospel values of Love, Compassion, Simplicity, Peace, Trust, Joy, Respect, and Service are animated in all that we do.  In a world of uncertainty, we are committed to helping our students develop right relations with self, each other, and with their earth and God.

Our accomplished academic and support staff are dedicated to ensuring that your daughter may discover her gifts and talents by creating the environment she needs to build confidence and curiosity.  We believe in cultivating a learning environment which values and encourages active listening and inquiry and one that empowers individual aspiration.  We encourage our students to strive for excellence in all aspects of academic, cultural, and sporting endeavours and, importantly, to do their personal best always.  Following in the footsteps of our foundress, Elizabeth Hayes, we place value in acts of service and community.  An array of opportunities is available for our students to become actively involved in works of social justice and outreach.  We wish for our students to be courageous voices in the face of injustice and for them to act with kindness and tolerance always.  As we edge towards the middle of the 21st century, there is a need to dial up for our young people their skills of communication, critical and creative thinking, and ethical leadership.  At Mount Alvernia we are future-focussed and strive to instil these important soft skills throughout each of our programs.

In true Franciscan hospitality, I warmly invite you to visit us on one of our upcoming Open Days; to meet our wonderful students, hear from key staff members, and enjoy our stunning gardens – La Foresta.  In the meantime, please explore our website to learn more about our stunning college.

Samantha Jensen

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