SMALL SCHOOL WITH BIG OPPORTUNITIES IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Situated across two campuses in the inner city of Melbourne, Simonds Catholic College is in a unique position of being the only Catholic school for boys on the doorstep of the CBD.
Year 7-9 students start at the St Mary’s Campus, West Melbourne, which is just two blocks away from the Queen Victoria Market. Students moved to the Year 10-12 Campus in Fitzroy North for their senior studies.
ONE CAMPUS FROM 2023
Following our acquisition of a multi storey building on Chetwynd Street and the completion of refurbishment of existing areas, we are thrilled to announce that Simonds Catholic College will become one school on one campus. By 2023 all students across Year 7-12 will be based at our West Melbourne site in the heart of the city.
The College motto, ‘Known, Supported, Inspired’ conveys the essence of our mission. The school is a learning community that promotes student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships, so that students can achieve success and reach their full potential. We are committed to small class sizes to ensure your son will receive the attention he deserves.
Simonds Catholic College is a unique inner-city school for boys with outstanding teachers. 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. We have high expectations for student engagement, attendance, behaviour and learning outcomes.
WE ARE EXPERTS IN TEACHING BOYS
Research shows the importance of wider reading in the development of crucial cognitive skills, expanding vocabulary and developing general knowledge. This is why we introduced the Reading Equals Power (REP) program. Our Year 7-9 students read novels of their choice during scheduled sessions and their efforts are celebrated through the presentation of awards for “most improved”, “most books read” and “most quiz points scored”. Our boys’ reading habits have changed dramatically. Reading really does give students power in the classroom and power in life.
Our teachers are experts in knowing how to reach and teach boys and help them succeed beyond anyone's expectations - even their own.