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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

2019 Head Girl Sophia Spadanuda, on what the value of Courage & Integrity means to her:

The foundations of Iona's rich Presentation heritage guide and encourage students to grow and develop as confident, positive, resilient and independent young women. We are called to fight for Social Justice and make a difference in our community and beyond. Iona provides the stepping stones to achieve our own personal best and to actively seek challenges through the vast array of co-curricular and academic activities offered, which inspire a sense of determination, dignity and a passion to follow our dreams. Iona prides itself on fostering young women with courage and integrity who have the strength to be compassionate and to be fearless in the pursuit of our personal goals whilst remaining true to ourselves. I believe an integral part of the 2019 College value is for us all to endeavour to show respect to ourselves and to others, and to display strong moral principles.

'With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.'
Mark Twain

Pictured below are 2019 Head Girl, Sophia Spadanuda (L) , and Deputy Head Girl, Philippa Newman (R)