St Ursula's College is a hopeful, faith-filled community. It is a welcoming, people-centered place where faith and life are motivated by the example and spirit of Jesus. The Ursuline spirit inspires an educational environment where there is unconditional recognition of the giftedness of each person.
Each person is known and valued, and respected. Relationships are characterized by trust, care, respect, gentleness, service, and forgiveness. This is a dynamic, lived spirituality that inspires hope and empowers all community members to realize their fullness of life. St Ursula's College is a place where deep learning arises from a commitment to providing staff and students opportunities to make a difference in this world.
At St Ursula's College, the Catholic tradition is honoring, exploring, and lived experience central to the community's life. Each person is respected as one who is created in the image and likeness of God. Each person is on a faith journey. Each person has a responsibility for enacting justice, peace, and ecological sustainability.
St Ursula's College is a community that holds a shared understanding of its core transformative purpose evidenced by confident innovation, reflection, and responsiveness, individuality, and interdependence, service, and justice are at its heart. It is in these ways that the St Ursula's College community is connecting with life.
At St Ursula's College, our motto is "Serviam" – I will serve – and we encourage all girls to live this out in their everyday lives. There are numerous cultural and service groups to which the girls can belong. Service Options encourage students to develop an appreciation for supporting service organizations in the community. Activities include Meals on Wheels, Rosies – Friends on the Street, Care for Cambodia, Pink Ladies supporting National Breast Cancer Foundation, Interact, and Social Justice Initiatives.
Although St Ursula's College began life in Toowoomba in 1931, the College draws its spirit and tradition from many people's lived experiences in many continents and across many cultures over 400 hundred years of history. The story of St Ursula's College is linked in every way with two great stories.
Our story is grounded in Catholic education told dramatically and humbly lived out by Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago. Our story began in the mind and heart of Angela Merici, the woman who founded the Company of St Ursula in 1535 in Brescia in northern Italy.
Much of Angela's spirit continues to influence our approach today as we work towards being a place where people are celebrated for their unique giftedness and potential.
In recent years, there has been a growing awareness among many Ursuline schools that this network can provide a means of mutual support and development amongst our schools by sharing spiritual and intellectual resources. It has also been considered that the international nature of the Ursuline schools helps foster a crucial global awareness in students and staff and an appreciation of other cultures and societies.
Those who become part of the community of St Ursula's College inherit this rich tradition and heritage. They also have the privilege of contributing to the dynamic shaping of the charism of Angela Merici as it is embodied in this place and time.
Established in 1931, St Ursula's College is a dynamic Catholic day and boarding school for girls in Years 7-12. The College is part of Ursuline schools' global network and is a faith-filled community inspired by the motto- Serviam: I will serve.
St Ursula's College provides an innovative and caring environment where girls are challenged to be critical thinkers, curious learners, confident communicators, and leaders. We empower our girls to apply their gifts and talents to realize their potential as agents of transformation in a contemporary world.
Like our Foundress, St. Angela Merici, who lived in the 16th century in Italy and established the Ursuline Order, we are committed to seeking new possibilities to maximize opportunities in any sphere of life. The spirit of St Angela shapes our educational approach, where students are celebrated for their unique qualities and potential to step forward in others' empowerment. As educators, we continue to be inspired and directed to deepen our understanding of the human person and our relationship with God. At St Ursula's College, we live out this vision through our mission to grow in wisdom, justice, and integrity.