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Genazzano FCJ College

Genazzano FCJ College

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









About Genazzano FCJ College

Genazzano FCJ College is proud of its 128-year history, its past and present students, and its community. Together as educators and parents, we work to create a learning environment enriched by the traditions of the Catholic faith and the Ignatian heritage of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus. Ours is a College where intellectual pursuits flourish in a climate of excellence and enquiry. 

We are a community of faith, inspiring a passion for life, a love of learning and the courage and confidence to lead and serve others.

Our vision encourages our students from kindergarten to VCE to approach life with optimism, to be creative learners looking for ways to contribute to society and to be actively engaged with issues of social justice. Like a child’s imagination, learning should have no bounds. Our co-educational Early Learning Centre instils in the young boys and girls the joy of learning and discovery. Our girls-only environment from Prep to Year 12 enables each student to take intellectual risks and focus on achieving personal bests across a wide range of subjects and pursuits, including a very broad curriculum, quality religious education, diverse co-curricular activities and social justice programs.

Further, our exceptional facilities are surrounded by beautiful park-like gardens, which collectively work to immerse students in a unique and inspiring learning environment. Our students are located on a single campus which offers both Primary and Secondary students easy access to specialised facilities.  

The extraordinary co-curricular program on offer provides the girls with an array of activities to pursue in addition to their academic studies. From sport, music and arts to language immersion, social justice and public speaking, the program allows students of all ages and interests to explore and excel in over 150 semester-based activities.  

A day and boarding College, Genazzano aspires towards excellence as it strives to provide its students with the tools to reach their potential.

Learning Environment 

Employing a “personal best” model, Genazzano aims to identify the capacity of each girl and encourage her to reach her full potential. At every level of a girl’s learning, she will be challenged, stimulated and supported by a highly-qualified teaching staff. 

The curriculum offered by the College is up to date, well researched and designed to suit the contemporary learning needs of all students. 

Student Wellbeing 

Companionship is central to the FCJ philosophy of education, being expressed through faithfulness, gentleness and respect. In the Ignatian tradition, the College encourages students to look to “find God in all things”.

The College celebrates difference and diversity, promotes inclusion and makes it a mission to provide every student with the chance to build upon her strengths, whatever her background. Genazzano is a non-selective entry school.  

Genazzano’s innovative Performance Psychology Centre employs world’s best practice to promote wellness, resilience, development and optimal functioning.

Our GenStar program, run on a fortnightly basis, supports the Genazzano mission to develop the whole person. Focused on building resilience, thinking for peak performance and a safe and healthy approach to life, the program is underpinned by robust theory and research.

A Genazzano education encourages students to view the world critically, to be discerning in their decision-making and, most importantly, to view learning as a lifelong journey.

Junior School

At Genazzano FCJ College, the vision for the Junior School is for the ‘full flourishing’ of each student through a holistic approach to the physical, emotional, social, academic and spiritual development of all learners. Catering for girls from Prep to Year 6, with a coeducational Early Learning Centre for three and four year olds, Genazzano encourages all students to approach life with optimism, to be creative learners and take risks in their learning.

The Early Childhood experience 

The ELC is a place of wonder, where children can be observed deeply engaged in learning that stimulates, challenges and provokes their thinking, curiosity and inquiring minds. The valued partnership with families and the ELC team supports each child to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their world; becoming competent, compassionate and community-minded young citizens.

The Nature Play Program teaches children to think and act sustainably. As part of this program the children engage in hands-on garden-to-table practices in the edible garden and learn about bio diversity, indigenous gardening and other sustainable practices.

There’s flexibility for families, whereby they can select to attend either two, three or four days for three-year-olds, whilst four-year-old ELC offers either three, four or five days. Before and after school care is also available.

Discover Grange Hill

The magnificently restored Victorian mansion, known as Grange Hill, is home for the Prep to Year 4 girls and provides a positive and supportive learning environment, where the curriculum builds learning confidence and capitalises on student interests within and beyond the classroom. Year 5 and 6 students enjoy a purpose built and flexible learning space that offers diverse possibilities for learning and enables the students to develop both independent and collaborative working skills. 

Students in the Junior School also experience a wide range of specialist-taught subjects including languages, physical education, art, music and drama. The Junior School also has the support of Literacy and Numeracy Coaches, a Learning Enhancement Teacher, a Digital Technologies Teacher and a Gifted and Talented Program. The team approach to the education and formation of the girls is critical to the success of the Junior School, where each student is known and her needs met in a personalised and targeted way.

With beautiful landscaped grounds, spanning over 17 acres, and facilities including world-class playing fields and exceptional performing arts centre, Genazzano FCJ College provides an excellent learning environment for your daughter.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 935
Up to Year 6: 166
In high school: 769
In Year 12: 163

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

38 VCE level 3/4 studies
266 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

7 VET program(s) available
9 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+ 23%

Median Score 35

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 88%


Bachelor enrolled 86%

TAFE/VET enrolled 4%

Apprentice/Trainee 3%

Employed 1%

Activities and Support staff



25 music options
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21 sporting activities
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6 other clubs, activities and services
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School Details

Principal: Ms Karen Jebb

301 Cotham Rd KEW VIC 3101

Tel: (03) 8862 1000

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