Simonds Catholic College

Simonds Catholic College

West Melbourne Melbourne City Central

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.  

VISIT US TO SEE OUR PROGRAMS FOR BOYS IN ACTION

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

Senior secondary subjects overview

30 VCE level 3/4 studies
103 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

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

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 7%

Median Score: 30

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 82%

Destinations

Bachelor enrolled: 74%

TAFE/VET enrolled: 17%

Apprentice/Trainee: 9%

Activities & Support Staff

Activities

Activities (14)

Music

Music (2)

Sports

Sports (14)

Support Staff

Support Staff (17)

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School Details

Sector

Catholic

Level

Secondary

Gender

Male

Religion

Catholic

Principal: Mr Peter Riordan

Addresses:

20 York St Fitzroy North Victoria 3068

273 Victoria St West Melbourne Victoria 3003

Tel: (03) 9321 9200

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