‘Every person, every classroom, every day.’


Year 7
SHSC is friendly.
The teachers challenge us. They expect us to do our best and they help us work through problems.
I’m in Jackman. Everyone’s part of it. We try to win the Cup – but it’s not about that…it’s about trying your best and having fun.

St Helena is a co-educational state secondary school located in Eltham North, approximately 28 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. The school’s commitment to fostering the growth and development of the whole child is led by principal, Karen Terry, her team of two associate principals, four assistant principals and nine leading teachers/learning specialist.

The population of 1,627 students is organised into three mini schools: Junior (Year 7), Middle (Years 8-9) and Senior (Years 10-12). In these traditional, yet stimulating and nurturing environments, skilled professionals provide personalised learning experiences that maximise progress and inspire potential. Daring to be excellent positively influences the learning process and the ultimate product: accomplished, resilient and principled graduates who are equipped to succeed and contribute effectively as members of the global community in the digital age.

Student engagement is maximised through a broad range of programs including our large Music and Performing Arts program, an extensive Camps program, House and student leadership involvement opportunities, community service, Sport, and a range of clubs, all of which facilitates learning on every level.

The college community thrives on its culture of connectedness – a key pre-condition for learning. This sense of belonging extends beyond students and staff to parents, community volunteers and alumni. It reflects the values perpetuated over the school’s rich 35-year history.

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