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Mount Alvernia College

Educating young women in the Franciscan tradition

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Mount Alvernia College, a Franciscan girls’ college imbued with the charism of our foundress, Elizabeth Hayes, and the ongoing legacy of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.  Established in 1956, Mount Alvernia is situated in the beautiful suburb of Kedron, on Jagera and Turrbal country.  Our college is a place of welcome and inclusion and one that seeks to build capacity and potential for each and every one of our students.

At Mount Alvernia College the Gospel values of Love, Compassion, Simplicity, Peace, Trust, Joy, Respect, and Service are animated in all that we do.  In a world of uncertainty, we are committed to helping our students develop right relations with self, each other, and with their earth and God.

Our accomplished academic and support staff are dedicated to ensuring that your daughter may discover her gifts and talents by creating the environment she needs to build confidence and curiosity.  We believe in cultivating a learning environment which values and encourages active listening and inquiry and one that empowers individual aspiration.  We encourage our students to strive for excellence in all aspects of academic, cultural, and sporting endeavours and, importantly, to do their personal best always.  Following in the footsteps of our foundress, Elizabeth Hayes, we place value in acts of service and community.  An array of opportunities is available for our students to become actively involved in works of social justice and outreach.  We wish for our students to be courageous voices in the face of injustice and for them to act with kindness and tolerance always.  As we edge towards the middle of the 21st century, there is a need to dial up for our young people their skills of communication, critical and creative thinking, and ethical leadership.  At Mount Alvernia we are future-focussed and strive to instil these important soft skills throughout each of our programs.

In true Franciscan hospitality, I warmly invite you to visit us on one of our upcoming Open Days; to meet our wonderful students, hear from key staff members, and enjoy our stunning gardens – La Foresta.  In the meantime, please explore our website to learn more about our stunning college.

Samantha Jensen