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All Hallows School: Parent Fact Sheet

all hallows school logoWhy Choose All Hallows School in Brisbane

All Hallows’ School is a Catholic private school for girls located in Brisbane. Catering for years 5-12, All Hallows’ is the oldest secondary school in Queensland.

A ministry of Mercy Partners, All Hallows’ School is grounded in the Catholic tradition and values of the Sisters of Mercy, founded by Catherine McAuley.

The school places a strong emphasis on student wellbeing, with a framework designed to support spiritual, personal, social, and emotional growth. This approach prepares students to be leaders of their own development, so they flourish as learners and young women of Mercy. 

In the classroom, the highly accomplished and dedicated teaching staff inspire students through providing a learning environment that nurtures and challenges each student to discover her potential and purpose. The school’s well-established Teaching for Learning Framework ensures students receive outstanding academic care through positive relationships that support engagement, interpersonal connection, appropriate challenge and achievement. Teachers also actively engage in responsive practices which enables them to respond to evidence of learning and adjust teaching strategies to meet the needs of the learner.

Situated across three hectares in the CBD, overlooking the Brisbane River, the school’s facilities blend heritage architecture with modern purpose-built facilities designed to support learning and wellbeing across a wide range of opportunities.

What are the sporting/extra-curricular options at All Hallows’ School?

The extensive cocurricular program delivers an unparalleled range of Mercy Action, culture and sporting activities, allowing students to discover their interests and build self-confidence. Programs cater for participation across all ability levels where students can join in, challenge themselves, set personal goals and explore their potential. 

The Potter Building at All Hallows School
Credit to Scott Burrow Photography

Sports include athletics, basketball, cricket, fencing, hockey, netball, rowing, swimming, tennis, touch football, volleyball and water polo. All activities cater to players from beginners to elite level, on both a social and competitive basis. Students also have the chance to represent the school in inter-school teams.

There is a strong tradition of performing arts at All Hallows’. Students can take part in optional programs and co-curricular activities in music, dance, and speech and drama. There are various performing arts ensembles to cater for a range of abilities. Instrumental tuition is provided for bassoon, euphonium, flute, oboe, percussion and tuba, to name a few. Students can also take part in jazz, contemporary or classical voice lessons.

All Hallows’ values and encourages participation in public speaking and debating activities, including inter-school competitions.

What are the public transport options to All Hallows’ School?

All Hallows’ School is well serviced by public bus, train and ferry given it’s close proximity to both the city and Fortitude Valley. A school bus service is also provided.

What are the school fees?

Tuition fees, on a yearly basis range from $15,620 – $16,880.

What are the boarding options at All Hallows’ School?

There are no boarding options for All Hallows’ School.

Does All Hallows’ school offer scholarships and how do we apply?

All Hallows’ School does not offer scholarships.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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