Genazzano FCJ College is proud to be celebrating 128 years of history within Catholic education. We highly value our past and present students, our inspiring educators and our College community. Together as educators and parents, we work to create a learning environment enriched by the traditions of the Catholic faith and the Ignatian heritage of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus.
Ours is a College where intellectual pursuits flourish in a climate of excellence and enquiry. We are a community of faith; inspiring a passion for life, a love of learning and the courage and confidence to lead and serve others.
Our vision encourages our students from ELC to VCE to approach life with optimism, to be creative learners looking for ways to contribute to society, and to be actively engaged with issues of social justice. Our co-educational three and four year old Early Learning Centre (ELC) instils in our young girls and boys the joys of learning and discovery.
Our all-girls environment from Prep to Year 12 enables each student to take intellectual risks and focus on achieving personal success across a wide range of subjects and pursuits which include: an extensive curriculum, quality religious education, diverse co-curricular activities, and social justice programs.
Genazzano celebrates difference and diversity, and is a non-selective entry school. The College aims to promote inclusion and provide every student with the chance to build upon their strengths, whatever their background.
Genazzano remains Victoria's only Catholic girls' boarding school, with a long and proud history educating and nurturing the wellbeing of our students for well over a century. Boarding offers students a wide variety of positive and significant opportunities for personal growth and wellbeing.
Our exceptional facilities are surrounded by beautiful park-like gardens, which collectively work to immerse students in a unique and inspiring learning environment. Our students are located on a single campus which offers both Primary and Secondary students easy access to specialised facilities.
Genazzano has an aspiration towards excellence and works to motivate young women to challenge their potential and strive for greatness.
Genazzano is home to an outstanding Co-curricular Program, comprising well over 100 activities and offering students unique opportunities across many expert fields - music, sport and interest-based activities which include public speaking, debating, writing, liturgy, social justice and academic clubs. The College has a rich musical and choral tradition and with more than 30 music ensembles, students can discover the joy of music by learning an instrument of their choice.
Genazzano also has a rich history of sport, with many students becoming proficient athletes in swimming, athletics, tennis and netball. The College is also proud to be celebrating more than 30 years of Rowing.
Hopetoun Hall is a happy and nurturing home that encourages the growth of faith, independence and social responsibility for students from various social and geographic backgrounds.
Located only three kilometres from the College via a quick tram ride, Hopetoun Hall is a modern 40-bed facility providing a secure, comfortable, caring and supportive Catholic environment for students from Years 9-12. The off-campus location provides boarders with a sense of ‘going home’ at the end of each school day.
It’s managed by a resident Director of Boarding, who is assisted by a team of dedicated and experienced staff. Boarding staff appreciate and encourage open and regular communication between boarders’ parents and are aware that it is vital in ensuring quality care for all boarders.
Genazzano remains Victoria’s only Catholic girls’ boarding school. Year 12 students are accommodated in individual purpose-built rooms serviced by a communal kitchen. Students in Years 9 to 11 enjoy spacious, centrally heated shared facilities. All rooms have internet access.
Boarders are well represented within the College community as prefects, house captains, performers, members of sporting teams and as recipients of academic honours.
When girls leave Hopetoun Hall they take with them skills and friendships which will assist them in taking on life’s challenges.
Genazzano’s Companionship Program provides a vehicle for students to connect with members of the wider community, to offer them assistance and gain a deeper appreciation of their needs.
Companionship is central to the FCJ philosophy of education, being expressed through faithfulness, gentleness and respect. In the Ignatian tradition, the College encourages students to “find God in all things”.
Social justice is more than a series of programs designed to create awareness and understanding of broader community issues. It is a reflection of the students’ desire to contribute, share the values of their faith and make a difference to the world in which they live.
Genazzano’s innovative Performance Psychology Centre employs world’s best practice to promote wellness, resilience, development and optimal functioning.
The College’s GenStar Program, supports the Genazzano vision and mission to promote the ‘whole person’. Focused on building resilience, thinking for peak performance and promoting a safe and healthy approach to life, the program is underpinned by extensive theory and research.
Regular national and overseas tours offer students a broad range of immersive opportunities through language and cultural experiences, as well as creative arts, music and international sporting tours.
Academic Scholarships are offered to all students entering Year 7 and prospective students entering Years 9 and 11.
Music Scholarships are offered to all students entering Year 7 and prospective students entering Years 9 and 11. Two Music Scholarships are available to current Genazzano students entering Year 9.
Boarding Scholarships are offered to prospective students entering Year 9, 10 or 11.
For information contact:
Director of Admissions, Tel: +61 3 8862 1000 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The College has a multitude of transport options available and is well serviced by all types of public transport, including buses, trams and trains.
Ours is a College where intellectual pursuits flourish in a climate of excellence and enquiry. Our academic results are testament to the professionalism, expertise and care of our teachers and the dedication and motivation of our students.
Our VCE Class of 2016 received outstanding results, with a median VCE Study Score of 35 placing Genazzano within the top schools in the state. Our two Duces received ATAR scores of 99.85 each, and of the 137 VCE students, 99.26% were offered tertiary places.
Ms Karen Jebb
Karen commenced as Principal of Genazzano FCJ College in January 2016. She is a faith filled, modern educational leader, nurturing girls and young women for 21st century career opportunities, balanced by an innate sense of social responsibility and personal purpose.
Karen comes to Genazzano with an exemplary career as a Principal, with a long history promoting science and mathematics. She has demonstrated significant talent in strategic planning, leadership, team building and improved academic results during her 27 year career in Catholic education.
Highly regarded within the Catholic education sector as a progressive and innovative leader, Karen was Principal at Our Lady of Sion College in Box Hill prior to joining Genazzano.
“A Genazzano education encourages students to view the world critically, to be discerning in their decision making and, most importantly, to understand that learning is a life long journey”, Karen said.
Her academic qualifications include a Masters in Education, Graduate Diploma in Theology, Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science.