Pray and Persevere
St Monica’s College Epping is a regional Catholic secondary school, drawing most of its students from primary schools in the northern suburbs. Originally established for girls in 1964, the College became co-educational in 1978. The campuses, one for Years 7-9 and one for Years 10-12 are close together. The College also owns a 20-acre country property, Ostia, in Strath Creek. A vast range of VCE studies, VET and VCAL subjects are offered at Years 11-12.The College is a leader in the provision of Information Technology, with up to date resources and equipment. There is an active Educational Support Faculty catering for students with a variety of special needs, including enhancement studies for highly able students (HORIZONS Accelerated Learning Program). True to the Catholic mission of the College, students participate in community service and social justice projects. The sport program at St Monica’s College is very comprehensive with an excellent coverage of all major sports. The College prides itself on the specialist programs including basketball, hockey, football, swimming, tennis and foremost the Soccer Excellence Program (a first in Victoria).
From humble beginnings in 1964 our College now enrols over 1900 students and is located on two modern, well-equipped city campuses in Melbourne’s northern suburbs along with Ostia, our country campus in the tranquil valley of Strath Creek.
Our College is a Catholic co-educational secondary school (Years 7 – 12) and is regional in ownership and governance. As such, the College serves the priority parish of Reservoir North as well as the parishes of Epping, Thomastown West, Lalor, Mill Park, Reservoir, East Reservoir and East Preston. Applications are received from other parishes too.
It is always our intention to provide a contemporary and relevant Catholic education to our girls and boys. We seek to develop and nurture the formation of the whole person and we do this by remaining faithful to our Mission Statement.
We treasure our cultural diversity, our shared understanding of community, our vision for the future and our adherence to the College motto ‘Pray and Persevere’.
In the person of St Monica (332 AD – 387 AD) we find a rich source of inspiration and determination to succeed.
Please contact the College if you wish to receive further information about a Monican education.
Brian E. Hanley B.A., Dip. Ed., Grad. Dip. Ed. Admin., M. Ed., MACE, FACEL
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