"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.

Pathways Information Evening – Wednesday 24th July

July 19, 2019

2020 Year 10 and VCE/VET/VCAL & Alternative Pathways Parent Information Evening   When: Wednesday 24 July, 5.30pm – 8.45pm Location: S.M. Dyet Theatre/Robert Lamb Centre/Trudy…

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June 28, 2019

Join our Music Domain in a fun night QUIZ of ROCK 10th August 2019 7.30pm ST1 Light supper provided BYO Drinks and nibbles   Book…

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The Banyule Sugar Glider Project

June 7, 2019
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Jacaranda VCE Success Expo

June 7, 2019

  Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Keynote: Supporting students through the pressures of VCE Dr Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists, author of 15 books…

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Gum Boot Toss

June 7, 2019

On Thursday 30th May, Ms Mirabella and House Captains; Zoe Ryan, Jarryd Cripps, Aggi Boyd and Daniel Giannakos ran St Helena’s Gumboot Toss, House Competition.…

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Pink and Green should be seen! WICKED words!

June 7, 2019

So another successful Production season has come and gone and what a season it was! For the first time in St Helena history, Wicked was…

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St Helena Secondary College is committed to child safety,  we have zero tolerance of child abuse.  All teachers, support staff, volunteers, and council members observe child safe principles as outlined in our Child Safety Code of Conduct.  The school actively works to protect children, empower them and to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.

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