Simonds Catholic College

Simonds Catholic College

West Melbourne VIC, Melbourne City Central

Situated across two campuses in the inner City of Melbourne, Simonds Catholic College is in the unique position of being the only Catholic school for boys on the doorstep of the CBD.

Years 7–9 students begin at the St Mary’s Campus, West Melbourne, which is located just two blocks away from the Victoria Market. Students move to the Year 10–12 St Brigid’s Campus in Fitzroy North for their senior studies.

The college motto, ‘Known, Supported, Inspired’ conveys the essence of our mission. Simonds Catholic College is a learning community that promotes student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships, so that students can achieve their full potential.

Our outstanding teachers deliver high quality programs to students within a spiritual, academic, cultural, social and sporting dimension. There is a very strong sense of community and partnership amongst students, staff and parents as the college strives to produce the best possible outcomes for all students. With small class sizes, Simonds Catholic College has high expectations for student engagement, attendance, behaviour and learning outcomes.

Our programs include the following:

  • ACC (Associated Catholic Colleges) sport teams and events
  • Michael Carmody Cup – House competition
  • W@SP (Wellbeing @ Simonds Program)
  • REP program (Reading Equals Power)
  • Instrumental music
  • Book club
  • Art club
  • Homework club 
  • Breakfast club
  • School camps
  • Italy and Japan study tours
  • Year 9 community service
  • Year 10 work experience
  • Running club
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Music groups

Simonds Catholic College is a busy, vibrant and particularly energetic school community where students are presented with an abundance of opportunities and programs in so many different ways, in our ever-evolving society.

The world in which we live continues to develop at an extraordinary pace, which does place more and more demands on schools in a variety of ways. It is indeed a real challenge to meet these demands and one that Simonds Catholic College meets head-on. Whilst a school such as Simonds Catholic College continues to grow, change and develop continually, at the forefront of the college’s thinking must be the improvement of student outcomes, for all its students.

Simonds Catholic College is committed to ensuring all students are given the opportunity to access the curriculum through 21st-Century technologies, and to integrate technology seamlessly through teaching and learning.

We continue to develop a staff that have excellent professional qualifications and are committed to providing a high standard of education to boys in an environment of mutual support. Change is led through extensive review of current programs and practices before the implementation of new and often exciting alternatives that meet the demands of our changing world.

Visit Us in 2021

We understand tours are an integral part of the decision-making process when determining a Secondary College for your son. We invite you to register for our Talk and Tours led by our Principal. Discover all that Simonds Catholic College has to offer. Bookings are essential.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 421
In high school: 421
In Year 12: 62

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
English as a second language, Italian, Japanese

Senior secondary subjects overview

27 VCE level 3/4 studies
92 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

15 VET program(s) available
25 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 9%

Median Score: 31

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 72%


Bachelor enrolled: 74%

TAFE/VET enrolled: 17%

Apprentice/Trainee: 9%

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (14)


Music (2)


Sports (14)

Support Staff

Support Staff (17)

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School Details









Principal: Mr Peter Riordan


20 York St Fitzroy North Victoria 3068

273 Victoria St West Melbourne Victoria 3003

Tel: (03) 9321 9200

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