"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.


May 17, 2019

From Monday the 18th to Wednesday the 20th of March, we ran a special event called Hot Laps! Hot Laps is an opportunity for students to show…

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Tickets selling fast for WICKED…..be quick!

May 10, 2019

TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST…BE QUICK!   St Helena Secondary College is proud to present our 2019 College Production of ‘WICKED’ – The Untold Story of…

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Mt Gambier Success

May 10, 2019

On Friday the 3rd of May the Intermediate and Senior Jazz bands made a 7-hour bus trip to the James Morrison’s Generations in Jazz Festival.…

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Lights! Camera! Action!

May 10, 2019

Off we went for the second annual Performing Arts Tour to Los Angeles and New York City. 14 students set off just before the end…

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Workshops in May

April 24, 2019

Parent Sessions in Boroondara https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/adolescent-development-what-you-need-know https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/understanding-school-refusal  

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WICKED is coming!

March 22, 2019

St Helena Secondary College is proud to present our 2019 College Production of ‘WICKED’ – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz Opening Night:…

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