Somerville House and the PMSA

Governance

Somerville House is one of four outstanding schools owned by the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) along with our sibling schools Brisbane Boys’ College, Clayfield College and Sunshine Coast Grammar School

Established in 1918, the PMSA is a joint mission of the Uniting Church of Australia, Queensland Synod and the Presbyterian Church of Queensland.  The Churches formed the PMSA to purchase Brisbane High School for Girls (now Somerville House) and Clayfield College (now Brisbane Boys’ College) in 1918

More than 100 years on, the PMSA is a financially strong, not-for-profit organisation that plays a vital role in setting the direction of each school and the connecting link between the schools and the two churches. All PMSA schools offer a unique ecumenical learning environment where children learn Christian values common to two churches, not the beliefs and practices of just one church.

The PMSA works together with the Somerville House School Council and Principal to provide:

  • a caring, Christian-based culture 
  • high quality programs for developing teaching excellence 
  • financial strength and support
  • human resources, legal and compliance support
  • governance and policy-making support, particularly around child safety

More about PMSA History.