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Mount St Bernard College

Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding and Day


15 Broadway,


Telephone: 07 4096 1444

Principal: Mr Ian Margetts

Head of Residential Contact Information

Name: Mr Scott Whitters
Telephone: 07 4096 1504

Number in School: 230
Number of Boarders: 140

Mount St Bernard College, is located in Herberton on the Atherton Tablelands inland from Cairns, is a co-educational college from Years 7 – 12 with boarding facilities for girls and boys.

Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1921, Mount St Bernard College strives to meet the educational needs of students from remote areas of Far North and Western Queensland, Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea.

The College offers a range of subjects, taking into account the various pathways open to students whether it is an OP for tertiary entrance, Vocational Education courses, apprenticeships or direct entry into the workforce.

The College offers facilities for sporting endeavours including ovals, fields and an indoor sports hall with rock climbing wall & gym. There is a Library incorporating computer rooms, an arts & home economics centre along with renovated science laboratories and classrooms. New Trade training facilities include a refurbished kitchen & new Industrial technology centre. Also new purpose built nurse training centre. Seven new classrooms have been completed for our middle school years.

Boarding accommodation consists of shared dormitories with common bathroom areas. A facility for girls, offering single room accommodation for 85, and renovated boys single room accommodation for 55. A separate building houses the large kitchen and dining room complex where healthy, well-balanced meals are prepared daily for students. Boarding students also have access to a games room, lounge/TV, computer rooms, kitchen, sporting facilities and a commercial-sized laundry, where their washing is done by staff on a daily basis.

A variety of extra-curricular activities are organized for students after school and on weekends, including sporting, community and social activities. Boarders are encouraged to organize their own activities as much as possible, with the assistance and support of experienced boarding staff. Students are also encouraged to participate in local sporting and recreational activities.

  • co-ed