Iona girls develop skills, values and confidence that allow and encourage them to take charge of their lives, now and into the future.

​​​​​​​From the time of enrolment until her day of graduation, your daughter will be at the very heart of Iona – an environment in which our respected time honoured traditions are balanced with dynamic and innovative 21st century capabilities.

She will develop a capacity to engage with and respond to the ever-changing world with wisdom and imagination.

​​​​​​​Our motto: Love, Joy and Peace, develops the qualities our college community embraces: humility, understanding and tolerance. We recognise that building character is as important as fostering intellect.

When girls commence at Iona, we present them with a Celtic Cross pin. The cross symbolises our students both as a person and a learner. As a person, we want our girls to leave Iona knowing the value of compassion, respect, and integrity. As a learner, we want them to value curiosity, resilience, and understanding.


The openly-stated goal of an Iona education – Empowering Girls for Life – represents an inspirational position and an aspirational outlook.

We want our girls to unleash their potential not only during their years at school but well beyond.


​​​​​​​Good seeds grow in strong cultures. We help develop girls of great character whose academic achievements will be just a part of their wonderful life stories.

​​​​​​​Iona maintains high expectations and standards. We expect a commitment to hard work and study – and to all domains of College life.


​​​​​​​Iona has been transformed across its history, but our special character – and the essence of what it is to be an Iona girl – has remained unchanged.

We all love to belong to something bigger than ourselves. Iona is a school like no other; our special character defines those qualities which will guide our girls through life.


At Iona, learning and wellbeing are inextricably linked. We prize
​​​​​​​the qualities of grit and determination, curiosity and resilience.

We know our girls learn best when their wellbeing is optimised, and they develop a strong sense of wellbeing when they experience success in their learning, are confident in their identity and are optimistic about their future.


Girls with potential need opportunities to shine.

We recognise that all students have unique academic, social, emotional and cultural needs and offerings.
​​​​​​​To enrich that potential, they require a responsive and tailored learning environment.