Iona Presentation College

Mission and Values


Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus and life of Venerable Nano Nagle, Iona Presentation College challenges and encourages students to become reflective, purposeful, and courageous young people who make a difference in the world.


To provide a nurturing, vibrant, holistic, and contemporary Catholic education in the Presentation Spirit, which guides individuals and enables them to develop their true potential.


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.

2022 Head Girl, Astrid Fleet shares what this year's value of Community means to her: fleet-astrid.jpg

"The 2022 College value of Community stems from an individual's pursuit for a sense of belonging and how together, we each play a crucial role to unite as a community and achieve our goals.

Guided by the light of Nano Nagle, Iona's foundation is most definitely, the students. We've built such a strong school culture though an appreciation of each other and our gifts and talents.

As we move forward in 2022, we will continue to build an environment where everyone can contribute, lean on one another, and lend a helping hand. Embracing new opportunities to grow, to be fearless in the pursuit of our personal goals, and nurture meaningful relationships that make a difference within our Iona community and beyond. In embracing these new opportunities, Iona women will strive to cultivate a sense of acceptance both with others, as well as within ourselves."

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much" - Helen Keller