We believe a well-rounded education embraces academic, sporting, cultural, wellbeing, leadership and spiritual elements – these are Iona’s cornerstones.
Excellent schools are committed to learning, to justice, individual achievement and wholeness. These qualities are embedded firmly in Iona’s Presbyterian heritage. Our college offers outstanding academic opportunities for girls within the context of the Protestant interpretation of the Christian faith. Iona was founded by the Presbyterian Church, but is an inter-denominational college – we welcome students from all backgrounds.
The Founders of Iona had a vision for a school with a sound, liberal educational philosophy: one that placed young women at the centre of learning. As society evolves, so too will our concept of a sound and liberal education, but it will continue to be based on a foundation that rewards curiosity, nurtures a love of learning, and inspires our students to achieve excellence. Iona has always remained agile and responsive to change, and this continues to be reflected in our school curriculum and methods.