St Monica’s College, Project Forward


ST MONICA’S College, Epping is a vibrant coeducational community of students, staff and parents, which embodies the truths and values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its structures, processes and styles of relating.
The College was founded in 1964 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan to serve the needs of Catholic girls in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Male students were first accepted in 1978, when a second junior campus was opened. A rural campus, Ostia, was established in 1999. Ostia is in the village of Strath Creek.
St Monica’s College is acknowledged in the wider community as a leader in the area of literacy and numeracy and is committed to supporting all students in the development of these essential skills. The College employs specialist literacy and numeracy staff to coordinate a whole school approach in which all teachers share responsibility for developing students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.
The needs of all students are recognised and catered for, and the College employs specialist staff with expertise in the education of highly able students (HORIZONS Accelerated Learning Program), students with learning difficulties and well established integration programs.
The College’s LOTE Learning Centre incorporates the Theatre of All Nations. The College teaches Italian, French, Greek, Spanish and Japanese. The College runs a bilingual immersion program (CLIL) in Japanese, Italian and Greek.
Demonstrating its commitment to senior studies, the College provides an extensive range of VCE offerings with small class sizes to ensure high results. Meanwhile, VET and VCAL programs are offered on site and these are proving popular for many SMC families. Students have access to the VCAL Hub, a purpose built facility.
Project Forward
A major redevelopment and expansion program for St Monica’s College, commenced in 2015 and is progressing rapidly. It is the biggest and most important project undertaken by the College since its inception. It is called ‘Project Forward’.
Two major projects are underway with the first, a purpose built administration building, due for completion in early August. The second project, with funding approved from the Victorian Government, is a state of the art multi-level teaching and learning centre on the Davisson Street Campus. This comprises a student reception, office area, as well as a multi-purpose area and student lounge. Floors one and two will house various sized classrooms and staff office areas.
The College has also refurbished and opened the Sister Julian Quaine Library on the Davisson Street Campus. It comprises collaborative and individual study spaces, external staircase and entry, photocopy and resource centre, beautiful reading lounge and teacher work zones. Its designer, Brad Wray from Branch Studios, also designed the award winning Pamela Coyne Library on the Dalton Road Campus.
All teaching and learning areas are also undergoing upgrades to continue our dedication to have modern, spacious and contemporary learning zones for students and staff to excel in.
For more information, please contact the College on
(03) 9409 8800