Iona Presentation Community

Location: Sports Centre / Year 7 Precinct

Totem Text: Presentation people are people of a welcoming heart who celebrate Iona's Presentation heritage as a foundation for embracing and building the future. Iona celebrates strong women, encouraging all students to demonstrate personal conviction and compassion.  Pro Deo et Patria, our motto e'er will be.

Nano's vision was to meet the needs of all people in all places. Iona Presentation College draws from a wide geographic base across the Perth metropolitan area and has a diverse demographic composition. This diversity is reflected in the socio-economic background of students. While it is physically situated in one of the more affluent parts of the city, fidelity to the Nagle tradition has meant taking students from all walks of life and the provision of education opportunities where they are most needed.

A large part of 'Being Presentation' includes demonstrating a passion for those made poor and for working to  changing the structures of society that made and kept people poor, possessing zeal; where we are called to educate and act for justice, exemplify courage and integrity in all of our interactions and place our faith and trust in God.  Iona students are renowned for their strong sense of justice and personal conviction and have an outstanding reputation in the local community for the contribution to service, both past and present.

It is our hope that graduates of Iona Presentation College continue to be 'can-do' Presentation people, who endeavour to share the light of Christ with others and who follow in Jesus and Nano's footsteps in their lives beyond school.

On graduating from Iona, students automatically become members of the Iona Past Pupils Association (IPPA), which has a network of more than 7,000 members. These members maintain a strong affection and connection to Iona; they are encouraged to continue to contribute to College life in a multitude of ways; participating in networking events and very often, return as intergenerational families enrolling their daughters or sons. The IPPA network is a rich web of progressive, brave, intelligent and bold individuals, who are leading the way, their own way, truly 'making a difference, together.'

In a succinct summing up of the essence of the College, Sister Raphael Consedine PBVM, a Presentation Sister, hoped that graduates should follow in Nano's footsteps and be Presentation people, "daring, yet cautious; forthright, yet sensitive and wonderfully gentle; visionary, yet practical; and intensely alive to the demands of the here and now!"


Nagle Education Alliance Australia. (2016). Induction Module 1: Nano's Story. Retrieved September 2020 from

Sister Raphael Consedine PBVM