Principal's Welcome


Welcome to our College community – a place of wisdom and love. As a college community alive in the Franciscan charism, we seek to live in kinship with nature, each other, and God. Laudato Si – a critical response to the ecological crisis – is the foundation of our college and commitment to integral ecology which honours the interconnectedness of Creation in all forms.

Sophia College is a place of learning that improves the performance of every learner, with dedicated and innovative teachers who engage and continually strive to implement the most prominent and research-based methods for learning and teaching. As principal, my mission is to provide every Sophia College student with the opportunity to excel in their chosen pathway and to leave the college as confident, responsive and informed, resilient individuals who are well prepared for a rapidly changing future.  

We are a community which recognises that every person brings a unique wisdom to the College and where everyone feels welcome. Together we are fostering a culture of inclusivity that engenders respect for all and strives for excellence in all things.  

It is my pleasure to invite you to take a step towards being a part of this wonderful college and our journey as it continues to unfold. 

"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice." Elena Itsikson 


Narelle Dobson 

Principal ​