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Fostering intellect, building character.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Iona College. As you walk through the gates for the first time, you feel a sense of belonging and the start of a precious journey begins.  The beautiful surroundings and a warm inviting atmosphere capture the essence of Iona College. Rich in history and steeped with traditions that are enriched with Christian values, the College maintains its heritage whilst our holistic learning environment and future focus inspires girls to look to their dreams and work towards becoming the best they can be. Iona College aims to help students to be academically successful, and to develop them spiritually, culturally, socially and physically.

The unique aspects of our Special Character, guided by our Christian faith, Presbyterian ethos and focus on moral and spiritual development, are woven into all aspects of fostering a caring and loving school community. Our motto “Love, Joy, Peace” permeates through the college and our core values of compassion, respect, integrity, curiosity, resilience and understanding are qualities our college embraces.

Iona’s vision of “Empowering Girls for Life” develops a culture of personal excellence where girls have a passion for learning, are inspired and challenged to discover their talents and achieve their potential within an inclusive, supportive learning community. With encouragement, girls are confident to embrace the myriad of opportunities for personal growth and holistic development, so that they can follow any path they choose and have the skills to make a difference.

At Iona, there is a commitment to this vision through high quality and innovative teaching and learning in small classes, with individual support and enrichment, underpinned by trusting relationships and a strong focus on wellbeing and engagement. Girls are committed to exploring their creative talents through music, dance, drama and performing in The Blyth; our newly built Performing Arts Centre, as well as challenging themselves to try a new sport or excel in their chosen sport. Iona students have an active role in the community with a focus on service and connectedness.

I feel honoured and privileged to be able to lead Iona College into the future, and I am excited to work in partnership with staff, parents and the community to support all of our students with their academic achievement and development as an individual.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or would like to share your thoughts. We welcome visitors to the school and are happy to show you around.

I look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes

Helen Armstrong

Principal