Our Mission

​The faith community of students, parents, teachers and friends of Our Lady’s College seeks to uphold the ideals of Mary MacKillop (foundress of the Josephite Order) and values excellence as embodied in the College motto, “Ad Altiora Ever Higher”. Within the wider context of the universal Catholic Church, we believe in the importance of the family and respect the dignity of each person.

Our Lady’s College is a Catholic secondary college established in 1964 by the Sisters of St Joseph. It is a learning community dedicated to the education of young women. We seek to uphold the ideals of Mary MacKillop and to pursue excellence as embodied in the College motto, “Ad Altiora” – Ever Higher.

Our V​​ision

To create reflective, self-directed young women who live out Christ’s mission contributing positively to a changing world.

Our ​Mission

Our Lady’s College provides a Catholic education for young women in a caring environment that values tradition, excellence and community.

Our Pr​​iorities


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To promote faith learning that is lifelong and life-giving by proclaiming our Catholic beliefs and traditions.

To uphold the ideals of Mary MacKillop by providing an authentic experience of Catholic Christian Community which includes values of compassion, justice, integrity and service. 


To pursue excellence in all dimensions of College life by providing teaching and learning of a quality that encourages all students to achieve their full potential.

To provide a curriculum that is flexible and relevant to the needs of our students, so that they develop a passion for life and learning.Paula excellence.jpg


To encourage in students a willingness to be responsible for their own actions and decisions.

To nurture the growth of relationships so that all members experience a sense of belonging in a supportive and inclusive community.

To develop an appreciation of our connectedness with the past and our responsibility as custodians of our school environment for the future.