Iona Presentation College is located in Mosman Park between the river and the ocean and is within easy access from both Perth and Fremantle. Public transport collects students as far away as Mandurah, Ocean Reef and Mount Lawley and delivers them to the gates of the College.
The College is named after the Scottish Isle of Iona, on which the Irish Saint Columba (or Columcille) founded a community in 563AD. Iona became a centre of learning from which Saint Columba and his monks set forth to spread the Gospel into Scotland and the north of England.
The aims of the College are to provide a Christian environment where the faith-life of each student can be developed and strengthened and lead to growth that will continue throughout life. In harmony with this is the aim to help each student realise her own dignity and worth; and to strengthen and develop the character of each student by encouragement, firm but just discipline, and concern and love for the individual student.
This Christian environment gives each girl an opportunity to develop as a whole person through an education that is in keeping with the needs of the age and will challenge the intelligence and potential of each student. This will prepare her to take her place responsibly in society and be a Christian witness in that society.
At Iona, Pastoral Care has been important ever since the Presentation Sisters founded the College in 1907. The Presentation Sisters have maintained this ethos of caring and respect for all, regardless of their age, race, creed or abilities, through successive generations of students and staff. The Principal, all the staff, both teaching and non-teaching, and the students themselves are all part of the Pastoral Care offered at Iona. All the staff - teachers, clerical, technical, kitchen, cleaning and grounds staff - look after the students and each other. The students look after each other as well.