Mount St Bernard College, Herberton QLD







Established: 1921

Principal: Matt Brauer

Address: 15 Broadway , Herberton 4887


Key Information


30 Teaching

27 Non Teaching


See website (Year 7)

See website. Our College is founded on the basis that no child will be denied a Catholic education based on financial hardship. Generous fee concessions apply to holders of means-tested concession cards and those with a genuine inability to pay. (Year 12)

QCE Subjects





VET Available

Boarding School

About our school

Mount St Bernard College is a Co-educational Catholic Boarding College in the sought after Atherton Tablelands Region, west of Cairns. The college was founded by the Sisters of Mercy over a centenary ago, providing an outpost for quality education in the Far North.

The college has a rich spiritual history underpinned by the values of Mercy. At the college we celebrate the inherent goodness of all people, nurturing dignity and self-worth and treating one another with respect. Mount St Bernard College also celebrates its cultural diversity, catering for learners from all across the country, with careful consideration and sensitivity being given to cultural tradition and custom. Through a holistic and personalised approach, we cater for the needs of all students in our college community, fostering steep learning growth and personal wellbeing. This is enhanced through our conducive class ratios which enable us to be responsive to the needs of all students. Our learners are immersed in quality contemporary teaching practices, providing an engaging learning experience and fostering the development of critical 21st Century skills. MSB Offers an array of Pathway options, from Tertiary entrance through to Industry, and we strive to cater for the interests and aspirations of all learners.

Mount St Bernard College is an open and welcoming educational community, fostering a love of God through commitment to Christian life and Catholic traditions and the promotion of Gospel values. The College respects the diversity of family faith situations, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and is open to all students and families who are supportive of the Christian values promoted by the College. We encourage members of the public to book a tour by phoning the College.

Principal's Message

Hello everyone.  My name is Matt Brauer and it is my privilege to be Principal of Mount St Bernard College. Mount St Bernard College is a community with its Mercy tradition, cultural diversity and clear drive to attain optimal learning outcomes and wellbeing for each individual student. Small class sizes allow for personalised learning and a focus upon pathways to post-school ambitions for each student.  The College provides tertiary, trade and vocational pathways to ensure all students are catered for.  Each year our graduates go on to university, trade and employment pathways after completing Year 12. The College has effective pastoral and wellbeing support for all students whether they are local day students or boarders from far-off islands. This support goes a long way to ensuring students are ready and able to learn.Mount St Bernard College works in partnership with parents and carers by phone, at the College, or during one of our regular regional and remote community visits. We are committed to working with families in the interest of the best outcomes for each student.Boarding facilities at the College ensure all boarders are comfortable and a diverse program is offered each week to provide an array of recreational opportunities for students outside of school hours. I personally would like to welcome all new and returning families to the 2022 school year.  It promises to be an exciting year.  I look forward to sharing this with you all.

Quick Facts

  • Modern, state of the art classrooms
  • Day schooling and boarding facilities for girls & boys
  • Curriculum for life
  • Proud of our Mercy Traditions and faith based education
  • Culturally diverse community
  • Nurturing academic, spiritual, emotional, and social development
  • A caring, safe and supportive environment
  • We recognise the individuality of every one of our students
  • Quality individual learning and teaching to develop personal giftedness
  • Broad curricula activities – sporting, artistic, camps, choir, drama cultural dance


  • State of the art classrooms – Trade Training Centre, Art, Music, Computer, Science, Home Ec, Sewing, Library, Agriculture, Chapel, Ovals
  • Dining room and Laundry to cater for onsite Residential students
  • Gym
  • Residential facilities for students and staff
  • Tennis and Basketball courts – Both indoor and Outdoor
  • Cricket nets
  • Climbing wall
  • Mountain Bike track
  • Health Centre
  • Labyrinth
  • Yarning Circle
  • Transition House – Parent and Carer accommodation for family support visits

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 481 453 488 463 472
Year 9 513 453 524 514 521

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

Campus Locations

Main Campus

15 Broadway , Herberton, 4887

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