Catholic Regional College Sydenham

Catholic Regional College Sydenham

Sydenham VIC, Melbourne Western Suburbs

Catholic Regional College Sydenham was founded in 1982 as a Catholic senior school for students in the west of Melbourne. It is the largest of its kind in Victoria, specialising in VCE, VCAL and VET studies. In 2011, the Trade Training Centre opened on the College site, further enhancing the opportunities for students throughout the region.

The school is a part of the Catholic Regional College Federation of schools encompassing 7–10 Colleges at St Albans, North Keilor and Caroline Springs, as well as Years 7–12 at Melton. The founders of the school understood that inbuilding a specialist senior campus, students would benefit from having specialist teachers and the widest range of subjects offered.

A student’s destination or chosen pathway is the most important aspect of education at Catholic Regional College Sydenham. We cater to those wishing to undertake a higher education degree, complete a TAFE certificate, participate in an apprenticeship and those looking to transition into full-time work. The motto, every student every pathway, is what the school strives to achieve in ensuring that pathways and goals are achieved. Our dedicated, experienced and highly skilled student services and careers team are the crucial links in ensuring student success.

Catholic Regional College Sydenham is a community dedicated to educating the whole person. We work in partnership with parents to develop young men and women who are open to growth, committed to their faith and social justice, and who are religiously and intellectually competent. When our students and graduates demonstrate these characteristics, practising them in their daily lives, the school community can be proud in the knowledge that it has served them well.

The college, its staff and students, has continued to renew its commitment to excellence in Catholic education as we continue to embark on a new era of faith, seeking and understanding:

  • Faith: Catholic Regional College Sydenham is a community committed to the expression of its Catholic Faith on a daily basis.
  • Seeking: Education at the college encourages each student to develop and pursue a love of learning, no matter what their chosen pathway.
  • Understanding: A graduate from the college in this new era will understand that their education has equipped them with knowledge and skills to make a difference in their community and in Australia.  

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 886
In high school: 886
In Year 12: 438

Gender in depth

Female: 49%

Male: 51%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Senior secondary subjects overview

69 VCE level 3/4 studies
668 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

30 VET program(s) available
536 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 3%

Median Score: 28

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 81%

Activities & Support Staff

Accelerated learning

Accelerated learning (4)


Activities (1)


Music (7)


Sports (18)

Support Staff

Support Staff (11)

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School Details









Principal: Mr Brendan Watson


380 Sydenham Rd Sydenham Victoria 3037

Tel: (03) 9361 0000

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