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 all that the College strives for. 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.

  • Love of Learning: Inspire a passion for knowledge that enables us to explore, challenge and be creative in our lives.
  • Integrity: Be true to ourselves, live with honour and have the courage to defend our beliefs.
  • Tradition: Honour our Presentation heritage and embrace our role in its continuation.
  • Excellence: Foster an environment that encourages us to achieve our best in all endeavours.
  • Community: Promote a sense of belonging where each member of our community is valued and has a role to play.
  • Social Justice: Take an active role in defending personal rights by showing compassion and working together to help those in need.

2018  Head Girl, Anna Harris, on what the value of Love of Learning means to her.

Iona works to foster a Love of Learning in its students all the way from Kindergarten to Year 12. This value is built upon each year at Iona, beginning as a child's curiosity about the world and developing into a young adult's passion for knowledge. To inspire a Love of Learning within someone does so much more than simply enhance their motivation to achieve academic success. As human beings we are provided with opportunities to learn every single day but it is only with a Love of Learning instilled in us that we can take full advantage of these opportunities and continue to grow as people throughout our lives. This Love of Learning is also a lesson of gratitude which teaches us all not to take our education for granted but instead to make the most of all we are offered here at Iona. As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."

Pictured below are 2018 Deputy Head Girl Milla Harris (L) and 2018 Head Girl Anna Harris (R)