Principal's Welcome

Welcome to All Hallows’ School, a community alive with the charism of Catherine McAuley and the traditions and culture of our 161-year history. Established in 1861, All Hallows’ is grounded in the Catholic traditions and values of the Sisters of Mercy. Catherine McAuley’s vision lives on today as the first girls’ school in Queensland and the oldest secondary School in the State.

At All Hallows’, we believe that education must not only be God-centred, it must provide girls and young women with a holistic education of the highest standard. What does this mean at All Hallows’ as we head into the third decade of the 21st century? We believe that our girls are best prepared for life by developing their thinking, problem-solving, personal reflection and communication skills, that they need to experience and respond to an academically rigorous and intellectually challenging curriculum, and that they must be not only technologically competent but also technologically critical individuals.

Our dedicated and talented teachers and support staff strive to nurture, support and challenge our girls’ development as young women who are reflective, who see injustice and unfair practices and take action, and who work to build authentic relationships within and beyond our school. Through our extensive Mercy Action social justice program, a wide choice of subjects and a diverse co-curricular program, All Hallows’ offers myriad opportunities for our girls to learn and thrive.

All members of the All Hallows’ community are encouraged to be fully engaged in the many aspects of school life and to contribute to our wider community in ways that reflect our Mercy values. As educators, we work in partnership with parents and, our community offers many opportunities for parental engagement and involvement.

Our outstanding facilities are set on a three hectare, heritage listed site beside the Brisbane River in the heart of the city. Our campus features state-of-the-art learning spaces and technologies, two libraries, two sport’s halls, an aquatic centre, theatre and dedicated art, drama, music and dance studios.

In the spirit of Mercy hospitality, I invite you to learn more about All Hallows’ School through our website and you are most welcome to visit our School for one of our scheduled tours and on Open Day in May.

Mrs Catherine O’Kane