All Hallows’ School, Brisbane QLD







Established: 1861

Principal: Catherine O’Kane

Address: 547 Ann Street, Brisbane 4000


Key Information


133 Teaching

136 Non Teaching


Refer to school website (Year 7)

Refer to school website (Year 12)

QCE Subjects



French, Italian & Japanese


VET Available

About our school

All Hallows’ School is a community alive with the charism of Catherine McAuley and the traditions and culture of our 160-year history. 

Established in 1861, All Hallows’ is grounded in the Catholic traditions and values of the Sisters of Mercy, with Catherine McAuley as their founder. 

Catherine’s vision lives on today in the first girls’ school in Queensland and the oldest secondary school in the state. 

From a multi-skilled and multi-disciplinary base, we foster the growth of highly developed thinking, emotional resilience and the gift of personal reflection, enabling an All Hallows’ student to become a skilled communicator in a global context. 

As visionary leaders in the education of girls in Years 5 to 12, we journey into the third decade of the 21st century developing young women who are future-ready. 

Our House-based pastoral care system ensures that every girl is personally known, supported and nurtured, and our vibrant community provides many opportunities for family engagement. 

During your daughter’s time at All Hallows’ School, she will experience and respond to an academically rigorous and intellectually challenging curriculum. 

She will have vast extra-curricular opportunities. She will be called to be the best she can be. 

Principal's Message

Welcome to All Hallows’ School, the oldest secondary school in Queensland and the State’s first girls’ school, established in 1861.

Ours is a vibrant community, alive with the charism of Catherine McAuley, grounded in Catholic traditions and the values of the Sisters of Mercy.

A 21st century All Hallows’ education remains God-centred, challenging students to develop their thinking, problem-solving, personal reflection and communication skills.

Our academically rigorous and intellectually challenging curriculum delivers a holistic education of the highest standard. We ensure our students are not only technologically competent, but they are also technologically critical, helping them to navigate the digital world.

Remarkable classroom educators alongside talented and innovative enterprise staff strive to nurture, support and challenge our students as they learn and grow. All are deeply invested in helping the young women entrusted to their care to reach, and often exceed their academic, culture, sporting and Mercy ambitions.

Student wellbeing is a core focus, with substantial investment driving ongoing development of best-practice models of pastoral and academic care that deliver evidence-based support.

Individuality is fostered in the All Hallows’ environment through our extensive co-curricular offerings across Sport and Culture which allow students to find and follow their passions, or simply have fun!

Our students are also inspired to build authentic relationships within and beyond our school. Our Mercy Action social justice program underpins their develop as compassionate, reflective young women who see injustice and unfair practices and take action.

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 caregivers 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. Significant ongoing investment through our Facilities Master Plan means our campus provides state-of-the-art learning spaces that embrace new technologies.  Our multi-floor library and senior study centre together with our newly created and refurbished STEM facilities, tuckshop and café, sports halls, aquatic centre, theatre and dedicated art, drama, music and dance studios are just some of the spaces that inspire our students.

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 or attend our Open Day in May.

Mrs Catherine O’Kane

Quick Facts

  • Debating Teams
  • Instrumental and Vocal program
  • Instrumental Music Ensembles
  • Religious Education
  • Student immersion experiences
  • Speech and Drama Program
  • Sport co-curricular activities
  • Mercy Action Programs
  • 99% of QTAC applicants receive a tertiary offer
  • Whole-School Wellbeing Framework

More from the school

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 5 564 531 539 560 539
Year 7 607 568 587 615 614
Year 9 639 614 631 642 635

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


University enrolled: 87%
TAFE/VET enrolled 4%
Employment 3%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

547 Ann Street, Brisbane, 4000

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