There is so much that needs reforming in our world today, so many wrongs to be righted, so many poor and sick to be tended, so many weak to be protected. Are not these high adventures, which call for women of strength and courage and purpose?

Miss Rennie, Principal, 1931-1962

Founded by purposeful, independent women who saw beyond their own horizon, commitment to service has always been at the heart of a Queenwood education.

We encourage our students at every level to contribute in thought, word and deed: responding to the vulnerable and marginalised with respect and compassion; speaking out with courage; and taking action in their service.  

Building this understanding begins with promoting relationships of respect, care and appreciation. From our youngest upwards, our students are actively involved not just in raising funds but learning about the needs and the issues and taking responsibility to educate and advocate. 

In this they are joined by the wider Queenwood community of Old Girls, parents and friends who actively support a wide range of communities, projects and campaigns. Combining our school community’s expertise and resources to help – from the marginalised Indigenous communities in Australia to homeless services in our local area – Queenwood girls learn that each of us can make a difference. 

Social Justice Programs