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St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School Corinda: Parent Fact Sheet

Why choose St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School?

St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School is a non-selective independent day school for girls from Prep to Year 12, with a co-educational Kindergarten. Located in the leafy green suburb of Corinda, 12 kilometres southwest of the Brisbane CBD, and positioned alongside the train station; St Aidan’s is the preferred choice for families looking for a local school with a world-class education.

St Aidan’s is intentionally small, educating approximately 1,000 students across the Kindergarten, Junior School and Senior School. This allows teachers to nurture each student’s personal aspirations in a vibrant learner-centred community.

St Aidan’s believes that education empowers and enables girls and young women to successfully reach their full potential.  Our students are encouraged to challenge themselves and become authentic, caring, confident, creative and connected women who value reason, imagination, truth, compassion and responsibility.

Learning and Teaching

St Aidan’s has highly qualified and professional teaching staff. We encourage teachers to undertake further study, research, and development. Several staff have doctorates in their field, others are practising professionals and many have received or are completing the Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher certification from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).


St Aidan’s is well-known for consistently achieving outstanding academic results and is one of the top three performing schools in Queensland and continually places in the top 10 performing schools for NAPLAN in every year level. For the past two years, Year 12 students have achieved a median ATAR over 94.15. As a non-selective school, one that welcomes students of all abilities, these achievements clearly demonstrate the exceptional calibre of our enriching environment and inspiring professionals who dedicate their days to creating and fostering educational excellence. You can read more about the most recent St Aidan’s ATAR results here.


The St Aidan’s Research program has grown significantly since 2018 to include projects that drive an improvement agenda across School Council, School Leadership, teaching and support staff, and students. The Karen Spiller Fellowship and our reciprocal relationships with universities support action research and evidence-based practice.


St Aidan’s is welcoming and inclusive. Our Christian values are at the heart of what we do, and we celebrate diversity. St Aidan’s was established in 1929 by the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent – an order of Anglican sisters committed to serving God through nurturing and serving young women – and continues to hold their values and traditions. Our environment is one that cares for all and seeks to provide a nurturing and supportive school experience where each girl is able to safely grow and evolve her aspirations and belief in herself.

What are the sporting / extracurricular options at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School?

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St Aidan’s offers girls a wide selection of extracurricular options.


St Aidan’s Junior School students compete in the Queensland Girls Primary Independent Schools Sport Andrews Cup and Senior School students compete in the Queensland Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA).  All students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of sports including; AFL, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football and Volleyball. St Aidan’s also competes in local club competitions in Netball and Touch Football.


When it comes to music and performance, St Aidan’s girls have extensive choices across a wide range of instruments.  There are 17 choirs, bands and strings ensembles, some of which require auditions and others that are accessible to all to join.


There are over 30 clubs and groups dedicated to extracurricular interests such as Earth Angels, Girl Zone Book Club, Australian Space Design, Coding and Robotics Club, Debating, Philosophy, Marie Curie Science Club, Drama Performance, Stage Dance, Mindfulness Club and Chess.

What facilities does St Aidan’s have?

The St Aidan’s Ruthven Street campus has several state-of-the-art facilities including:

Christine Hartland Centre (CHC) – a three story building which houses an Athletic Performance Centre, music classrooms, general classrooms, school hall, multi-purpose sports court, performance stage, 8 music studios, recording studio and a doubled sized drama room. Attached to the CHC is a small chapel, open for reflection or prayer and used for class and year level services.

The Link – a multi-level innovation and design hub containing art studios, green room, 3D printer and laser cutter lab, along with a creative Makerspace for coding and robotics.

Le Fanu – a newly renovated building, home to 12 classrooms, Senior School library and staff rooms.

Aidan’s Place – Aidan’s Place is the new heart of and entrance to St Aidan’s, featuring a large cafeteria, meeting area and café.

The Archer and Templeton Science & Technology Centre – named after Ron Archer and Bob Templeton, the founding Chairmen of the St Aidan’s Foundation – this building features state-of-the-art science laboratories for physics, chemistry, biology and psychology, a large auditorium, and board room.

Wellbeing House – this suburban house has been re-purposed into a home for our Chaplain, Counsellor, and school Psychologist and is used for quiet reflection for our students.

Junior School – the Junior School campus is surrounded by a purpose-built nature-based playground and sits at Ruthven Street, across the road from the Senior School.  It is home to our Kindy to Year 6 students with over 15 classrooms, a designated art studio and Science space, its own Junior Library, and a specialist Kindergarten.

Ambiwerra – St Aidan’s also has a 10-hectare sporting precinct a short 1.5km from the school.  Ambiwerra has a variety of sporting fields, tennis courts, netball courts and basketball courts. In 2024 a new Sports Performance Centre will open which includes an indoor multi-purpose complex housing two basketball courts line-marked for badminton, netball, volleyball, and futsal. In addition, there will be a separate flexible learning space / gym.

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What are the public transport options to St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School?

St Aidan’s is situated a one-minute walk from the Corinda Railway Station, which is on the Ipswich/Rosewood/Springfield/Caboolture train line, linking directly to the Brisbane CBD. The public bus network also provides convenient access to the school, however St Aidan’s operates three bus charters, through Belbaker Bus, exclusively for St Aidan’s students and staff. The service is operated morning and afternoon (school days only).

Does St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School offer scholarships and how do we apply?

St Aidan’s is proud to offer scholarships to students with outstanding ability who will use the opportunity to thrive academically, socially and personally. Scholarships at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School are competitive, and due to demand for places and our belief that a smaller school environment has great benefits, scholarship offerings are limited. Full details of a variety of scholarships are available on the St Aidan’s website.

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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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