"Dare to be Excellent"

Our Principal

Welcome to St Helena and this website which provides an insight into our safe, supportive and dynamic learning community. As you explore the site we trust you will begin to appreciate why it is that here, each student is inspired to be their best; why they can and indeed do, dare to be excellent.

St Helena’s core purpose is to foster the growth and development of the whole person so each student can thrive and contribute positively in the rapidly changing, globally connected digital age.

We continually cultivate the factors that underpin this vision. They include our:
• culture of community connectedness
• mini-schools model and the orderliness afforded by our routines, policies and processes
• dedicated, expert staff
• personalised, broad ranging learning and wellbeing programs
• values for life focus
• commitment to altruism; and
• our drive for continual improvement.

To talk with our students is to understand that learning, whether physical, intellectual, social or emotional occurs in a happy, relaxed and flexible environment. At St Helena, learning is associated with fun, a sense of adventure, and the understanding that creativity, curiosity and inquiry can lead anywhere. It’s positively contagious! It also helps create the conditions that make daring to be excellent possible.

Having excelled, our students know what it takes to keep extending their potential and are inspired to reach for and express it. The ultimate result is productive lifelong learners.


We are justifiably proud of our reputation within the community for developing mindful, active and informed global citizens who graduate with options and who are ready, willing and able to live meaningfully in the service of others.

Please come and see us ‘at work’ during one of our school tours. It’s the best way to get to know us. Our students and staff will be happy to welcome you and share their respective St Helena learning journeys and experiences with you.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Karen Terry

Our College

Situated in the residential suburb of St Helena, in the City of Nillumbik, about 28 kilometres North East of Melbourne, St Helena Secondary College enjoys a strong reputation in its community. It has a DEECD restricted enrolment zone, which has been a tool to contain enrolments over the past ten years.

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Our Values

St Helena aims to be an energetic and stimulating learning community where all are inspired to “dare to be excellent”.

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Contact Us

St Helena Secondary College
Address: Wallowa Rd, Eltham North VIC 3095

Email: st.helena.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9438 8500
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What's Happening......

Click on the titles of the posts below to see current news of what is happening at the college.

Italian news

September 22, 2017

Italian students attend opening schools’ preview of the 2017 Italian Film Festival. On Monday 4 September, year 9-11 Italian students attended a preview of the…

14pts difference!

September 20, 2017

With only 9 school days left to win points for this year’s house cup, the competition is as close as it has ever been! There…

ES week celebrations

September 8, 2017

During August, St Helena Secondary College and the Department of Education celebrated ‘ES Week’. Our Education Support staff comprise the engine room of the school;…

Welcome to our Exchange Students

September 8, 2017

St Helena is proud to welcome our new exchange students for 2017/2018. Our school community embraces different cultures and their young people to join us…

Book Week at St Helena

September 4, 2017

The theme for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week was ‘Escape to Everywhere’. This theme sparks lots of ideas! It invites…

Programming 4 Girls Challenge Excursion

August 30, 2017

On Thursday 17 August, I had the opportunity to take four enthusiastic but inexperienced year 9 girls to a Programming 4 Girls Challenge at Deakin…

RTO name: St Helena Secondary College
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St Helena Secondary College is a registered training organisation with accreditation to deliver the courses listed on the Learning/VET page.
Contact the College for further details on (03) 9438 8500