Mount St. Joseph Girls College

For over fifty years our College has invited families into a high quality educational partnership committed to the fulfilment of the potential of each student. We place the individual girl at the heart of the learning process and the academic record and community profile of our school and staff reflects our success in maintaining this core value. As a specialist learning setting for girls we maximize the opportunity to challenge gender stereotypes and empower young women.

School Founded
1964
Student Numbers
930
Affiliation
Catholic
Gender
Girls
Year Levels
YEAR 7 – YEAR 12
Boarding
No
www.msj.vic.edu.au

03 8398 2000

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133 Maidstone Street

Altona

Melbourne

Victoria

3018

For over fifty years our College has invited families into a high quality educational partnership committed to the fulfilment of the potential of each student. We place the individual girl at the heart of the learning process and the academic record and community profile of our school and staff reflects our success in maintaining this core value. As a specialist learning setting for girls we maximize the opportunity to challenge gender stereotypes and empower young women.

 

Our school is based on a culture of positive relationships where students can flourish in an environment that is inclusive, safe and engaging. The cornerstone of trusting relationships between students, staff and parents are built on our shared vision of ensuring the dignity, wellbeing and connectedness of each member of our community.

 

As a proud Catholic school we embed the Gospel values of compassion, forgiveness, inclusiveness and love in all we seek to achieve together. At the heart of our mission is the rich heritage we have inherited from St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Following in the footsteps of this famous female educator and social justice advocate and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart we commit ourselves to walking with young women on their learning and faith journeys. With high expectations extending to all staff and students we encourage all to strive for excellence and ongoing growth academically, spiritually and emotionally.

 

We seek to support every girl on her journey of self-discovery and to celebrate individual and communal successes. Students are encouraged to own and direct their learning growth and every effort is made to differentiate the learning journey for students according to their needs and strengths.

 

School community members are encouraged to view the local and global world around them with compassion, understanding and a sense of self-belief that they can make a real difference to those with whom they live or choose to support.

 

We encourage you to visit our school to learn more about us.

The curriculum is built on a firm framework of core skills for success including literacy and numeracy across all learning areas. With high levels of competency in these two areas students are well equipped to succeed in their respective specialised learning areas.

With an emphasis on differentiating the learning according to the personal learning goals and learning growth scaffold for each student, staff are continuously using formative and summative assessment and student feedback to inform their teaching.

The rich curriculum in the areas of LOTE, Visual and Performing Arts, Sports and Physical Education and Design and Technology is supported by a diverse co-curricular programme.

The College is one of only ten of Melbourne secondary schools invited into the inaugural University of Melbourne Network of Schools Programme providing mentoring for staff in current best practice in education.

Every student has access to an Apple MacBook to support home and school based learning and individual iPad Mini devices support the Year 9 Beyond Horizons Programme.

The Learning Support programme supports students with specific learning needs and students can choose between a breadth of subject selections in VCE, VCAL and VET.

The Duke of Edinburgh Programme also enables our young women to further develop strength, resilience and a sense of global responsibility.

  • Contemporary Flexible Learning Spaces
  • Information Resource Centre
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Visual Arts Centre
  • Food Technology Area
  • Lecture Theatres
  • Student Counselling Area
  • Outdoor Sports Precinct
  • Indoor Sports Centre
  • Weights/Circuit Training Facility
  • Contemporary Science Laboratories
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability Area
  • Careers and Pathways Centre
  • Canteen
  • Chapel
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