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 in 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.
The College also has a strong commitment to the pastoral care of students, and incorporates a pastoral program in the curriculum for all Years 7 to 12 students.
Five College Educational Psychologists are available to students and parents.
The co-curricular programs are vast, and St Monica’s College is recognised as a leading sporting school locally, nationally and now internationally. The College has recently established a Northern Football Academy.
The Debating and Public Speaking Society, extensive music and performing arts programs, and ever-popular activities such as chess and art clubs flourish at the College.
A multimillion dollar expansion program Project Forward has commenced, ensuring exceptional facilities will continue to be developed at the College.
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