"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.

Read More

Our Values

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

Read More

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
Read More

What's Happening......

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

Parent? Mental Illness/ Health Issues

July 16, 2018

PARENT? MENTAL ILLNESS/ HEALTH ISSUES? The 2018 Northern Parents Support Group WHAT: An opportunity for mothers and fathers to safely share common experiences, learn about…

Read More . . .

Raising Resilient teens

July 16, 2018

This is a free workshop for parents and carers of teenagers. The topics will include: What is resilience? How can we build the resilience of…

Read More . . .

Kids in the Art Courtyard

June 27, 2018

Art Courtyard Mosaic Project Cold weather has not stopped student enthusiasm for working in the art courtyard on our community mosaic project. While still not complete…

Read More . . .

Parliament House Visit

June 15, 2018

On Tuesday the 22nd of May, the College Captains were invited to attend a seminar at Parliament House. Aimed at future leaders, the seminar covered…

Read More . . .

Captains’ Convention

June 15, 2018

St. Helena hosted an inaugural “Captains’ Convention” on Thursday 7th June. A number of student leaders and teachers from seven local schools got together to…

Read More . . .

Banyule Youth Summit 2018

May 24, 2018

On May 15th, two senior students had the pleasure of taking part in the Banyule Youth Summit, run by the Banyule Council. They were fortunate…

Read More . . .

RTO name: St Helena Secondary College
RTO lD number: 6184

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