What students say about St Monica's...

“The reason I wanted to come to St Monica’s is because my Grandmother and Mother attended this school. This school is part of our history and it was an honour to be accepted into St Monica’s the third generation of our family to attend.  The education provided here is second to none. I love the opportunities and the array of subjects offered here.”

“At St Monica’s there are no expectations on how I look and feel. I feel comfortable in my classrooms and enjoy contributing to class discussions. Being at an all girls school has made me more confident. It really is a very accepting and inclusive community.”

“The thing I love most about St Monica’s is that not only do our teachers provide us with ongoing support and encouragement but also we as students encourage and support each other to strive and get the most out of our education. St Monica’s College is the one school that has prepared me for any career I choose.”

Academic Excellence

The College is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of the complete individual. As a nurturing MERCY community, we are also committed to an inclusive education which values uniqueness and caters to differing needs. The College offers a variety of learning experiences which ensure students’ continued intellectual, creative and spiritual development.

St Monica’s College consistently achieve outstanding ATAR results and university entrance and completion rates. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, students have won National STEM Awards. In addition, students have won the T.J. Ryan Medallist Award (Highest Achieving Students in the State) on a number of occasions.

Extension & Enrichment

St Monica’s College provides extension and enrichment in a wide variety of areas for all students.
In the area of music, the girls can join the College orchestra, vocal ensemble, choir, or stage band. St Monica’s has a wonderful reputation in the performing arts with recent productions of Fiddler on the Roof. Dance, drama, debating, mock trials, tournament of the minds, Brainy Bee, Calanna Public Speaking Competition, Lions Youth of the year, Optiminds, Constitutional Convention, Simpson Prize, Queensland Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Competition, National History Challenge, Australian Maths Competition, Geography Competition, Eureka Science, Sleek Geeks, QSITE Robotic Competitions are only some of the other co-curricular activities available. Sport is also an area where girls can excel.

Cultural achievements of recent are, Australian Lions Youth of the Year 2017, State Finalist PESA and Rostrum 2017 and Premier’s Anzac Award 2017 and 2018.

Recent sporting achievements are, consistent Winners District Women’s and Combined Schools in both Swimming, Athletics and CISSA, Vicki Wilson State Finalists 2018, and many students in State and National Finals across 16 sports.

Pastoral Care

Our faith, wellbeing, social and emotional learning programs endeavour to ensure students make a calm and safe journey through their secondary education at the college. At St Monica’s College, all girls know they are cared for individually.

The pastoral care of each student makes the years of adolescent development a shared experience between the family and the College. An embedded vertical House system promotes pastoral care and builds communities within the larger College community. The College offers a faith environment grounded in the Sisters of Mercy teachings where all are accepted unconditionally. The College respects the life journey of each individual and aims to engage young women in academic, spiritual, sporting, cultural and leadership pursuits, which will engage their heads and hearts in both the current context and into futures filled with promise and possibility.


As educators, we look to inspire, motivate and educate our students to enhance their learning and embrace new opportunities, and there is no better way to do this than through overseas and national educational travel tours. Some of the past trips have included visiting places like Italy, England, Belgium, France, Turkey, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, America and more.