Principal's Message

​​​​​​​Andree Rice FINAL.JPGWelcome to Our Lady’s College, a community that authentically lives its legacy as a school founded by St Mary MacKillop’s sisters in 1964. In keeping with its Josephite tradition, Our Lady’s College empowers our girls to be active and informed citizens, inspired to shape a more just and equitable world for all. 

Our college motto, Ad Altiora, “Ever Higher” sums up this reaching to be our best selves. It inspires and uplifts every member of our students, staff and the wider Our Lady’s College community. We are part of a network of over 147 Brisbane Catholic Education schools, supported by best-practice education policies and procedures.
Visitors to Our Lady’s College immediately notice the feeling of serenity and happiness. The sense of peace comes from our immaculately presented, green environment with lovely spaces for our girls to sit and chat during break times, including the stunning Ad Altiora Library and outdoor cafe area. You will feel a sense of joy coming from the girls as they move around and interact in an environment in which they clearly feel very much at home. 
 
When young women feel comfortable and supported, they are able to be extended and challenged. Our contemporary, evidence-informed approach to teaching and learning focuses on developing the skills of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity – alongside spirituality, self-awareness and wellbeing. We have a highly dedicated and expert teaching and support staff who deliver a wide range of subjects and a diverse co-curricular program.  
 
Ask an Our Lady’s College student what she most loves about the school, and she is likely to highlight the relationships between teachers and students; our small size means every girl is seen and known. 
 
Our students also comment frequently on the inclusiveness at Our Lady’s College, a school known for its cultural richness and diversity. This sense of inclusion is extended to many community members through an extensive social justice program that sees students assisting at local homework clubs, working with homeless organisations and supporting residents in aged care homes. 
 
We are a college that works in partnership with our parents and families, understanding that it takes a village to raise a child, and all members of the Our Lady’s College community have opportunities to become involved at th​e school. 
 
I invite you to learn more about Our Lady’s College through our website and Facebook presence. You are most welcome to visit the college on one of our tours and also on Open Day on May 21st 2022.
 
Our community is an authentic reflection of St Mary MacKillop’s values in action today, and we are very proud of our students’ integrity and values. Come and experience these for yourself!

​​​Please contact the College office on 3426 8000 to make an appointment. 

​Andree Rice

​Principal​