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Why girls only?http://www.ourladyscollege.qld.edu.au/About Us/Pages/Why-girls-only.aspxWhy girls only?<div>It may sound simple to say; girls’ schools are specialists in girls’ education. It is often quoted that, generally, girls outperform boys consistently in terms of academic progress. Whilst this may be a somewhat blanket statement, it is as important to be aware of research indicates that there are quite significant differences in cognitive, social and growth rates of girls and boys, around the ages of 12 to 16. </div> <div> </div> <div>Brain development in boys and girls is quite different. At Our Lady’s College, our experienced teachers understand and know how to accommodate the specific developmental needs of girls.​</div>



Every girl well-knownhttp://www.ourladyscollege.qld.edu.au/About Us/Pages/Every-girl-well-known.aspxEvery girl well-known<p class="ms-rteElement-P">​Our Lady’s College teachers form a professional rapport with every girl, to ensure that they are truly known and that their individual talents are catered to.  We regularly and systematically review the needs of every student; our experience ensures we are able support  weaknesses areas needing development to minimise barriers. We nurture your daughter's strengths, so that they become more empowered and capable than before.    </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">From the SET Plan process in Year 10, every student is assigned an Academic Mentor who assists them to formulate goals, maximising their talent and guiding them to develop strategies, to always progress.  This one-on-one support for all students leads to many 'personal bests' and outstanding results. </p><p class="ms-rteElement-P">During Year 11 students can also apply for Professional Mentoring with the University of Queensland.​<br></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">It's not only about academia. Pastoral Leaders apply proven programs that cater to the needs of adolescent girls and provide them with strategies for dealing with contemporary issues. Every girl is nurtured by dedicated Pastoral Care teams to help them recognise the unique gifts they can bring to this wonderful community.    </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Your daughter will be challenged to strive ever higher, supported by compassionate teachers, who encourage in each student the development of this same quality. We believe that this creates a unique and embracing community. At Our Lady's College, all are included and all truly belong.  </p> <div> </div>



Inspiring alumnaehttp://www.ourladyscollege.qld.edu.au/Community/Pages/Inspiring-alumnae.aspxInspiring alumnae<p class="ms-rteElement-P">​​Our College motto, Ad Altiora, reminds us of the importance of striving ever higher. There is a long tradition of Our Lady’s College women who live this virtue.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Following are six outstanding women, from the numerous who have been part of this wonderful community, over the past 53 years. These women have succeeded in theatre, sporting arenas, business, the medical world and in the legal system. The breadth of talent and careers within our past pupils’ community is truly amazing. We join in celebrating their tenacity, perseverance and commitment.  </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <h2><img width="200" height="259" class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/Katie_Brennan.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;padding:0px 5px 0px 0px;width:112px;height:146px;" />Katie Brenn​an - Class of 2009</h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The Western Bulldogs created history, when the Club’s AFLW team faced the Fremantle Dockers at Victoria University Whitten Oval in the opening round of the 2017 AFL Women’s season. Captaining this inaugural game for the Western Bulldogs was a female football pioneer, Katie Brennan, 2009 graduate of Our Lady’s College. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <h2><img width="200" height="259" class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/kylie_goeldner.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;padding:0px 5px 5px 0px;width:112px;height:146px;" />Kylie Goeldner - Cla​ss of 1987</h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Kylie Goeldner was a dedicated and influential committee leader whilst attending Our Lady’s College, working on many social justice and community service projects. After graduating, she trained with the Australian Youth Ballet Company, has worked as a professional performer in productions nationally and internationally and choreographed dance productions for some of the biggest corporate events in Australia. Kylie is currently teaching at the Royal Academy of Dance. <br><br></p> <h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/maree_smith.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;padding:0px 5px 5px 0px;width:112px;height:146px;" />Professor Maree Smith – Class of 1975</h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Following her graduation from Our Lady’s College, Professor Maree Smith studied a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Queensland and then completed postdoctoral training in clinical pharmacology in the Dept of Medicine on the Herston Campus of UQ. She began lecturing in 1989 and was promoted through the academic ranks to Professor in 2004. Professor Maree Smith is the inventor of the pain relief medication for chronically ill patients – EMA401. In 2016, she was the recipient of the prestigious Clunies Ross Science Award. <br><br></p> <h2><img width="200" height="259" class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/juli_grbac.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;padding:0px 5px 5px 0px;width:112px;height:146px;" />Juli Grbac – Cla​ss of 1995<br></h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Winner of the first season of the US reality show “Project Runway”, is the highly creative Our Lady’s College graduate, Juli Grbac. Juli is a now an acclaimed fashion designer who famously designed the contemporary and elegant uniforms worn by Virgin Australia Staff. A tenacious woman, Juli worked for various companies, including luxury Brisbane brand Easton and Pearson, before starting her own label in 2002. Her designs have been applauded during L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Week. <br><br></p> <h2><img width="198" height="260" class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/pam_betts.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:112px;height:146px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:5px;padding-bottom:5px;" />Pam Betts​ – College Captain, Class of 1976</h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Past College Captain and teacher at Our Lady’s College, is the current Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education, Ms Pam Betts. With an abundance of professional achievements, Pam remembers her years at Our Lady’s affectionately. She said, “I have many fond memories of my time at Our Lady’s College … My fondest memory however, is the great sense of community that was always evident – the support and encouragement from staff and the friendships forged. My interest in the College has remained over all these years and my affection for my old school is still evident in the gratitude I have for the education I was afforded at Our Lady’s.” <br><br></p> <h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/helen_davis.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;padding:0px 5px 5px 0px;width:112px;height:146px;" />Helen Davis – Class of​​ 1990</h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Following a 12 year career as a workplace relations lawyer, where she attained a partnership in a leading Qld firm, McCullough Robertson, Helen Davis joined Suncorp as a Human Resources Business Partner in 2008 where she is now the Executive General Manager Human Resources, Change & Communications. Helen is responsible for shaping and enhancing the people capability and culture in the bank. She has been a volunteer at the Arts Law Centre of QLD for over a decade and a member of the Lifeline Brisbane Board.  <br><br></p> <h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="PER3019_PHOTO (3).jpg" src="/Community/Documents/PER3019_PHOTO%20(3).jpg" style="margin:5px;" />Melissa Penn​y - Class of 1996 </h2> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Associate Professor Melissa Penny studied applied mathematics at QUT in Brisbane. After obtaining her PhD she moved to Switzerland to undertake research in malaria and public health. She is currently based at the Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute at the University of Basel in Switzerland, and has recently been awarded a professorship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. This will allow her to research the development of new medicines and vaccines using mathematical modelling.​</p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p><h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="joanne blanchfield.jpeg" src="/Community/PublishingImages/joanne%20blanchfield.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:112px;" />Joanne Blanchfield - Class of 1987</h2><p style="text-align:left;">After graduating as College Captain, Joanne Blanchfield completed a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Queensland.  She then went on to complete her Honours and PhD in Organic Chemistry moving to the USA to take up a postdoctoral research position at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.  Since returning to Australia, she has worked at the Australian National University in Canberra and is now an Associate Professor and head of Teaching and Learning in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland.  She is head of an active research laboratory which includes the identification of active chemicals from herbal extracts and the development of safer vaccines.  Joanne's connection with the College continues today in her role as President of the Our Lady's College Past Pupils Association.</p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p>



Enrol your daughterhttp://www.ourladyscollege.qld.edu.au/Enrolments/Pages/Enrol-your-daughter.aspxEnrol your daughter<p class="ms-rteElement-P">We thank you for expressing an interest in our College for your daughter.<span><img width="240" height="160" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="013.jpg" src="/Enrolments/PublishingImages/013.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><span style="display:inline-block;"></span></span><br></p> Our Lady’s College is committed to the education of young women, Years 7-12, in the footsteps of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.  We strive to help every student to reach their full potential by challenging them to live by our motto of ‘Ad Altiora’ (Ever Higher).  <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Our priority is to provide a quality Catholic education for young women in a caring environment that values tradition, excellence and community.  </p> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style="">​​​Submit an Online Enrolment Application</strong></h3><p>​We welcome Enrolment Applications for students currently in year 3 and onwards.</p><p>Applications are submitted via the Online Enrolment Application form.  Click on the link below to begin.</p><p><a href="https://public.bne.catholic.edu.au/enrolmentspublic?schoolId=526#/enrolment-clean/home"><img src="/Enrolments/PublishingImages/Online%20Enrolment%20Button.png" alt="Online Enrolment Button.png" style="margin:5px;width:198px;height:119px;" /></a><br><br></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style="">Collect your documents</strong><br></h3><p>Once you submit your Online​ Enrolment Application, you will receive an email requesting the submission of supporting documents.  We require the following documents to enrol your daughter:<br></p><ul><li>Birth Certificate<br></li><li>Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)<br></li><li>Last 2 school reports<br></li><li>NAPLAN (year 3 & year 5)<br></li><li>Any medical or learning reports<br></li><li>If noted in your application: legal documentation, medical action plan, student specialist assessments or verification documentation<br></li><li>Payment of a non-refundable Application Fee of $75 - click on the link below to access the secure BPoint payment<br></li></ul><div><a href="https://www.bpoint.com.au/payments/ourladyscollegeqld?BillerCode=1577014&Amount=75.00&Ref1=Enrolment%20Application%20Fee%20%284105-526-GEN--%29"><img src="/Enrolments/PublishingImages/Enrolment%20Applic%20Fee%20Button.png" alt="Enrolment Applic Fee Button.png" style="margin:5px;width:198px;height:119px;" /></a><br></div><div>**Applications will not proceed without all required documentation and payment of the non-refundable $75 Application Fee.<br></div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"><br></h3><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style="">​​After the application is complete</strong></h3><p><em>Please note:  submission of an application does not guarantee an enrolment place</em></p><p><em></em>Based on the information supplied in the Enrolment Application, parents/guardians and students may be invited to attend an interview.<br></p><p>The interviews are conducted with a member of the College Leadership Team:  Principal, Deputy Principal or Assistant Principals, and take place throughout the academic year.<br></p><p></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default " style="height:392px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:31%;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style=""><strong style="">​Year to Commence</strong><br style=""></span></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style=""><strong style="">​Enrolment Applications</strong><br style=""></span></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style="">​Enrolment Interview Timeline</strong><br></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:31%;height:86px;">​<strong>Year 7, 2020</strong><br>Current year 6<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;height:86px;">​Limited places<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;height:86px;">​Finalising enrolment interivews - Semester 1, 2019<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:31%;">​<strong>Year 7, 2021</strong><br>Current year 5<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;">​Accepting applications<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;">​Continuing enrolment interviews<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:31%;">​<strong>Year 7, 2022</strong><br>Current year 4<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;">Accepting applications<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;">​Commencing enrolment interviews - Semester 2, 2019<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:31%;"><strong>​Year 7, 2023</strong><br>Current year 3<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;">​Accepting applications<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:33.3333%;">​Commencing enrolment interviews - 2020<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​<br></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">​​<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0"><strong>Offer of Enrolment</strong></span></h3><p>​Following the interview, parents are advised if their application has been successful and a place may be offered.<br></p><p>Offers of enrolment are made by the Principal, taking into account the needs of each student and operating in accordance with the Our Lady's College Enrolment Policy.<br></p><p><a href="/Enrolments/Documents/Enrolment%20Policy%20(new).pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Our Lady's College Enrolment Policy.pdf</a><br></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">​<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style="">​Confirmation of Enrolment</strong></h3><p>A letter of offer and Confirmation of Enrolment forms will be forwarded to parents/guardians.<br></p><p>A non-refundable Acceptance Fee of $500.00 is required on submission of the Confirmation of Enrolment forms.<br></p><p>The Confirmation of Enrolment forms and Acceptance Fee are due by the date stated in the letter of offer.  Any delays with returning this paperwork may result in a cancellation of your daughter's enrolment.<br></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"><br></h3><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"><br></h3><br>



Our Teachershttp://www.ourladyscollege.qld.edu.au/About Us/Pages/Our-Teachers.aspxOur Teachers<p class="ms-rteElement-P">​Our Lady's College staff are highly professional and knowledgeable. We pride ourselves on knowing our girls well and providing a caring and nurturing relationship with the girls.  This environment allows the girls to engage fully with the curriculum and develop a sense of belonging and self worth. There is also involvement in various extra curricular activities in the cultural and sporting areas to allow students the opportunity to extend their​ skills and interests.<span></span></p>



Graduate destinationshttp://www.ourladyscollege.qld.edu.au/About Us/Pages/Graduate-destinations.aspxGraduate destinations<div>​​​The pursuit of excellence encompasses all dimensions of college life and girls graduating from Our Lady’s College embark on varied and rewarding study and careers. Our promise to you is to work one-on-one with you and your daughter, to ensure she undertakes the absolute best pathway possible. We have created a unique educational climate where achievement is valued, effort is prized and individual gifts are cherished.<br></div><div><br></div> <div>We offer a diverse range of subjects to enable students to make an informed decision of the path they wish to pursue.<br></div> <h2>Unive​rsity</h2> <div>We provide an excellent foundation for university studies. Students achieving good results are invited to be part of university studies whilst completing their Senior Studies – laying strong foundations for future endeavours.<br></div><div><br></div> <div>Many of our past students have been successful in the areas of science, education, business, medicine and law.</div> <h2>​Vocational Education and Training</h2> <div>Students have also been successful in the vocational pathway achieving Certificate qualifications in line with Vocational Education and Training (VET). VET competencies are nationally recognised and open doors to various industries such as health care, hair dressing, event management and hospitality.​<br></div>

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