Iona Presentation College

Mission and Values

In accordance with the teaching of Jesus Christ, through the tradition of the Catholic Church and inspired by the compassion of our Founder, Nano Nagle, Iona Presentation College strives to achieve the best spiritual, intellectual, physical and cultural outcome for your child.


Six Iona values underpin an Iona education. Each year, a value is chosen as a focus. By the time students reach Year 12, they have lived through and practised each value to the best of their ability.

  • Heritage & Tradition: To celebrate our Presentation heritage as a foundation for embracing and building our future.
  • Excellence: To discover opportunities, set challenging goals, develop a strong work ethic and strive to do our best.
  • Community: To be a people of "welcoming heart" and kindness who create a sense of belonging where each member of our community is valued.
  • Social Justice & Compassion: To inspire all to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and, informed by the Catholic Social Teaching, to take action for those in need in our communities.
  • Courage & Integrity: To be true to ourselves, to be genuine to others, to live with honour and demonstrate personal conviction.
  • Love of Learning: To ignite a passion for lifelong learning that enables us to explore, reflect, create and achieve.

2021 Head Girl Pia Cattalini on what the value of Excellence means to her: cattalini-pia.jpg

As the Iona Presentation College community begins a new chapter with incoming Principal, Mrs Miller, and with the recent opening of our new Senior School Learning Centre, the Albeus Fahey Building, we are presented with many new opportunities to continue strengthening tradition, as well as paving a new way for the future of Iona. 

As Presentation women, we strive to emulate the works of Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters, past and present. We recognise the importance of striving for excellence in our everyday life. We may not always be able to achieve ‘great’ things on a large scale, but through working hard to achieve our personal best in school, our daily life, and our relationships with others, we play our part in fulfilling Nano’s mission. 

In 2021 we, as a College community will focus on the value of Excellence. 

Together we will embrace new opportunities and new relationships, work hard, set goals for ourselves and the whole Iona Community. We will recognise each other’s strengths and potential, and encourage and nurture each other so that we may all benefit from the countless opportunities we have been so fortunate to receive.