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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.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1033
Up to Year 6: 175
In high school: 858
In Year 12: 160

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

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

41 VCE level 3/4 studies
286 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

6 VET program(s) available
8 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 22%

Median Score 35

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 91%


Bachelor enrolled 83%

TAFE/VET enrolled 6%

Apprentice/Trainee 4%

Employed 1%

Message from the Principal

Karen Jebb

Karen commenced as Principal of Genazzano FCJ College in January 2016. She is a faith-filled, modern educational leader, nurturing girls and young women for 21st century career opportunities, balanced by an innate sense of social responsibility and personal purpose.

Karen comes to Genazzano with an exemplary career as a principal, with a long history promoting science and mathematics. She has demonstrated significant talent in strategic planning, leadership, team building and improved academic results during her 27-year career in Catholic education.

Highly regarded within the Catholic education sector as a progressive and innovative leader, Karen was Principal at Our Lady of Sion College in Box Hill prior to joining Genazzano.

'A Genazzano education encourages students to view the world critically, to be discerning in their decision making and, most importantly, to understand that learning is a life-long journey', Karen said.

Her academic qualifications include a Master of Education, Graduate Diploma of Theology, Graduate Diploma of Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science.

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Genazzano FCJ College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

School fees at Genazzano FCJ College

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Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $16,441
Grade 1 $16,441
Grade 2 $16,441
Grade 3 $16,441
Grade 4 $19,084
Grade 5 $19,084
Grade 6 $19,084

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $24,254
Year 8 $24,254
Year 9 $25,784
Year 10 $25,784
Year 11 $27,314
Year 12 $27,314

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $32,427
Year 12 $35,245

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Genazzano FCJ College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Academic Scholarship
Gender Name Female
Eligibility Offered to all students entering Year 7 and prospective students entering Years 9 and 11. Exams are held.
Tenure 6 years

School Details

Principal: Ms Karen Jebb

301 Cotham Rd KEW VIC 3101


Tel: (03) 8862 1000

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