St Monica's College, Epping

E No. E1253
Principal: Mr Brian Hanley
Address: 16 Davisson Street, Epping 3076
Year Levels: 7 to 12
Phone Number: 9409 8800
Fax Number: 9408 7531
Diocese: Archdiocese of Melbourne
Region: Northern
Parish: St Peter's

History:

St Monica's College, Epping, was founded in 1964 to serve the needs of Catholic girls in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The Sisters of the Good Samaritan had responsibility for the college and provided the principal until December 1990. The college buildings on Davisson Street were blessed and opened by Bishop Moran on 5 February 1967, and two years later the second stage of building took place. Male students were first accepted in 1978, and a second campus was opened on Dalton Road, Epping, in that year. In 1999 the college purchased Ostia, an eight-hectare property at Strath Creek, for the personal and spiritual development of students. The Strategic Plan 'Towards The Future' provides direction and ensures that development of the college will continue.

St Monica's is the regional college for the parishes of St Peter's, Epping, St Luke's, Lalor, St Clare's, Thomastown West, St Francis of Assisi, Mill Park, St Stephen's, East Reservoir (including Keon Park), and Holy Name, East Preston.

Description:

St Monica's College, an educational community of students, staff and parents, embodies the truths and values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its structures, its processes and its styles of relating. The college is multicultural and caters for a wide range of academic ability. The education it provides is student-centred, encompasses the whole person and leads students and staff to respect of self, others and nature, and to an appropriate sense of responsibility. This education is relevant now and for life in a rapidly changing world where adaptability and a concern for others will be of vital importance.

Features:

CURRICULUM: St Monica's College, is a Years 7–12 school which values independent learning that is academically challenging and stimulating. The college is a leader in the provision of Information Technology, with up-to-date resources and equipment. It has an active Educational Support Faculty catering for students with a variety of special needs, including enhancement studies for highly able students (HORIZONS Program).

A range of VCE studies, VET and VCAL subjects engages the diverse interests of the Years 11–12 students. The sport and extra-curricular programs at the college are very comprehensive with a coverage of all major sports. The college prides itself on its specialist sport programs including basketball, football, hockey, swimming, tennis and foremost the Soccer Excellence Program (a first for Victoria).

ENROLMENT: St Monica's gives preference to students from its regional parishes, though other students are accepted in special circumstances. The college abides by the Archdiocese of Melbourne Enrolment Policy. The college does accept students in Years 8–12 after an interview. There is no entrance examination but all college families are expected to support the Catholic ethos and accept regulations in relation to discipline and uniform.

For further information and enrolment applications, please contact the College Registrar, St Monica's College, 16 Davisson Street, Epping, Victoria, 3076. Telephone: +61 3 9409 8802.

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