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Simonds Catholic College, West Melbourne VIC
273 Victoria Street
Melbourne West
A two-campus Catholic secondary school for boys in the inner city of Melbourne.
Melbourne Metro
03 9321 9200
St Brigid's VCE Campus

20 York St, Fitzroy North
Telephone: 9403 6800
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Peter Riordan
Secondary School
Year 7 - 12
Year 7-10: $2570
VCE: $3200


Simonds Catholic College is a secondary Catholic school for boys.  With approximately 500 students, we operate across two inner city campuses in West Melbourne and Fitzroy North.  Our size allows us to limit the number of students in each classroom, whilst still being able to offer a broad curriculum.  Supported by modern technology our junior students have an opportunity to explore their interests across academic, cultural, religious, technological and sporting dimensions, while VCE, VCAL and VET Pathways are available to our senior students.  At Simonds Catholic College we realise that each student is unique and their different needs and talents are nurtured through both support and extension programs.  The combination of these factors means that our students are provided with an exceptional learning environment where each student is known, supported and challenged.

About Us

The small size of Simonds Catholic College allows for boys to be individually known and appreciated for their own unique characteristics. A wide variety of structures and processes have been established to promote a sense of belonging and well-being amongst the boys, especially those who are new to the College.

Pastoral Care Teachers

All students are allocated to a Pastoral Care class; Year 7-10 students will have a teacher who normally takes them for several different subjects. The Pastoral Care Teacher is responsible for the welfare of each student in their Homeroom.

Pastoral Classes

Boys in Years 7-10 have a Pastoral Class each week.  The aims of this class are to support each boy’s social and emotional learning and to promote the wellbeing of all students.  Year 11 and 12 students participate in a fortnightly Pastoral session.

Student Counsellor and Coordinator of Wellbeing

Our Student Counsellor and Coordinator of Wellbeing, Mr Pascal Rohan is available to assist students, parents and staff with any emotional or wellbeing needs. 

Student Representative Council (SRC)

Boys from Years 7-10 nominate themselves to be elected to the Student Representative Council by their peers.  In Years 11 and 12, Student Leaders are chosen from the whole student group. Those students elected attend an annual, two-day leadership camp and provide leadership for all students at Simonds Catholic College. Members of the SRC organise many different activities across all year levels, including the annual Simonds Trivia Night and fundraising for social justice.

Catholic beliefs and teachings, particularly those relating to justice, charity and compassion. We encourage everyone to give of themselves, allocating time and other resources to people who are in need, both within and beyond the school community;

Pastoral programs that promote an appreciation for the whole person. We foster a spirit of mateship that strengthens through the school years, forging lifelong bonds;

Respectful behaviour. We strive to provide a collaborative and supportive learning culture that recognises the dignity of each person. Respect for self, others and the environment is intrinsic to school life;

Inclusivity, respecting people of all cultures, genders and religions who act in empathy with our values;

Fully committed teachers who provide contemporary and purposeful learning for all students;

Motivated students who actively pursue excellence and assume responsibility for their own learning.
The Simonds Catholic College community, united in faith, inspires young men to become active, global citizens. Guided by Gospel values, we provide a safe and supportive learning environment in which each student is individually known. We challenge our students to become courageous, resilient and hope-filled.
Our vision is to develop confident, well-rounded young men who have hope for their future.

Transport Options

Simonds Catholic College is very well serviced by public transport.

St Mary's Campus - 273 Victoria Street, West Melbourne

Tram route 57 operates between the CBD and West Maribyrnong and stops directly outside the school. Alternate tram routes stopping close by include 19, 30, 55 & 59 as well as numerous bus routes operating in the local area. Additionaly Flagstaff Station is located a 5 minutes walk away on the corner of La Trobe/William Street.

St Brigid's Campus - 20 York Street, Fitzroy North

Tram route 96 operates along Nicholson Street and stops directly outside the school. Alternatively Tram route 11 runs along Brunswick Street/St Georges Road and numerous bus routes operate in the area.

Principal's Message

Simonds Catholic College is a two-campus Catholic secondary school for boys in the inner city of Melbourne. Our small size (500 boys in Years 7-12) means that each boy can be individually known, valued and have a sense of belonging. The excellent facilities enable us to offer a broad and exciting curriculum within the setting of a small school. Our close proximity to the beautiful St Mary’s Church at West Melbourne, and St Brigid’s Church in Fitzroy North, means that boys are provided with frequent opportunities to reflect, pray and celebrate the Sacraments in an inspiring and historical religious setting.

The St Mary’s Years 7-10 Campus is located in Victoria Street, West Melbourne, whilst the St Brigid’s VCE Campus is located on the corner of Nicholson Street and Alexander Parade, Fitzroy North. Both campuses are very well served by public transport. Simonds Catholic College is a member of the Associated Catholic Colleges competition.

To increase the learning opportunities of our students we deliberately limit the number of students in each class. There is a maximum class size of 22-24 students in Years 7-10. The average VCE class size is 14-15 students. These small class sizes facilitate the development of a culture of learning. Years 7-10 are issued with an iPad so as to provide students with opportunities to access the curriculum through 21st century technologies.

Over several years we have been developing a staff that has excellent professional qualifications and is committed to providing a high standard of education in an environment of mutual support. Our teachers are most generous in their commitment of time and share a concern for the pastoral needs of appropriate benchmarks and standards in regard to their studies, student progress is closely monitored to ensure that every student is given the opportunity to reach his full potential and 'be the best that he can be’.

Simonds Catholic College is an excellent school that provides high quality programs to students with a spiritual, academic, social, sporting and cultural dimension. I commend it to you for your consideration as a school that will provide a quality education within a caring environment. If you would like further information about the school and its suitability for your son, or if you would like to have a tour of our school’s facilities, please contact the College on 9321 9200.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Peter Riordan





Simonds Catholic College, West Melbourne VIC

273 Victoria Street 
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