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.

EMPOWERING GIRLS FOR LIFE

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.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

​​​​​​​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.

OUR SPECIAL CHARACTER

​​​​​​​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.