Simonds Catholic College St Mary's Campus
7-10 Campus: 273 Victoria Street
West Melbourne VIC3003
Tel: 03 9321 9200
Fax: 03 9321 9299
Email: principal@sccmelb. catholic.edu.au
Website: www.sccmelb. catholic.edu.au
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Welcome to Simonds Catholic College
Simonds Catholic College is a unique school across two campus in West Melbourne (Year 7-10) and Fitzroy North (VCE). 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 mean that we are able 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. VCE (Year 11 & 12) classes were introduced in 2010. A separate VCE campus has been established on the site of St Brigid’s Primary School fitzroy North which closed at the end of 2009. This site is located at the corner of Nicholson Street and Alexandra Parade and is well served by public transport. The school site has been completely renovated to provide excellent learning facilities for senior students. The boys at Simonds come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. One of the great things about the school is the way the boys accept each others’ differences and relate to each other in a friendly and supportive manner. They are an excellent example of all that is good in our multi-cultural Australian society.
Small Class Sizes
To increase the learning opportunities of our students we deliberately limit the number of students in each class. In 2012 we have a maximum class size of 24 students in Year 7. The average VCE class size is 14 students. The maximum VCE class size is 20 students. These small numbers facilitate the development of a culture of learning. The school’s excellent classroom facilities have been enhanced with the redevelopment of the Library which is now a spacious and colourful learning area with numerous books and eighteen computers the Science Laboratories and the Arts area. The VCE campus was completely redeveloped during 2010 to provide modern learning facilities within a beautiful traditional building.
Learning & Teaching
The curriculum at Simonds aims to develop the whole person through an integration of faith and life. We provide a broad education that invites challenges and enables students to discover their particular talents and encourages them to pursue excellence. Our curriculum in Years 7-10 is designed to provide students with a broad range of knowledge and social personal and thinking skills that will adequately prepare them for the demands of their final two years of secondary education as they undertake the VCE.
VCE & VETiS
In addition to the VCE studies arange of VET (Vocational Education & Training) studies is offered through the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster (IMVC). These studies allow for the completion of the VCE and a vocational certificate course normally provided to school leavers at a TAFE College.
The pastoral care of each student is of the utmost importance at Simonds. The College aims to provide an environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential and where students staff and parents experience an atmosphere of mutual respect cooperation and support.
The sport program at Simonds aims to foster and develop a wide range of experiences for all our students. Emphasis is based on participation and enjoyment. Every student is placed in one of four sporting houses when they commence at the College; Blue red gold or Green. Throughout the year the four houses compete in Swimming cross Country and Athletics Carnivals. These competitions enable students to develop team spirit and build camaraderie across year levels.
Information Evening - Year 7 2013 and New Families
Thursday 25 October at St Mary's 7-10 Campus @ 7pmSchool ToursPlease contact the school to arrange a School Tour.
Enrolment Applications for all Year Levels 7-12 in 2013 are now being accepted
Parents are invited to contact the school to request an Information and Enrolment package to be sent by mail. Telephone: 9321 9200Email: enquiries@sccmelb. catholic.edu.au
The Prospectus and Application for Enrolment Form may also be downloaded from our website.