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"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

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.

Congratulations 90s CLUB

December 20, 2019

Warmest congratulations to the Class of 2019.     Your hard work and dedication has certainly paid off!    33% of students achieved an ATAR over…

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Gamers Tournament

December 13, 2019

The Gaming Tournament “Beat the IT Guy” (The Master) started with wave of excitement.  The library was inundated with gamers willing to try their luck…

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Opportunities for Banyule Young People – December & January

December 13, 2019
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Ex student Madison James shines bright at Disneyland Tokyo, Japan

December 11, 2019

Lights, Camera, ACTION…and FUN!!! Ex-student Madison James has become part of the fantasy performance team at Disneyland, Tokyo. Madison has been a dancer throughout her…

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Share the Dignity #itsinthebag

December 6, 2019

Over the past few weeks the Yr. 9 Textiles girls at St Helena Secondary College have been busily making bags and collecting essential products for…

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Australian Science Olympiads

November 22, 2019

In August, a group of Year 10 and 11 students participated in the annual Australian Science Olympiad exams for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These exams…

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