‘Every person, every classroom, every day.’

St Helena Secondary College began with a strong sporting tradition in 1984.

Year 7
This is an accepting school.
The teachers have been lovely and are so helpful.
I’m in a band and do volleyball, athletics and swimming. Doing these activities I got to meet people from other year levels which was great. You get to work as a team and listen to others – it’s the only way to get the results you want.
My maths teacher encourages independence but I know I can ask for help when I need it.
To dare to be excellent is to take opportunities and try new things. I took up clarinet and volleyball this year.

Swimming sports were held from 1985 and while students participated in a range of competitive sports in those first years, the Tennis team excelled.

Today the school’s commitment to sport remains resolute as the associated activities contribute significantly to the physical, mental and social growth of our students.

It is through the college sport program that many students develop an active lifestyle commitment along with the skills, attributes, character strengths and disciplines that serve them well for a lifetime and open up a world of social and recreational enjoyment.

We value and celebrate participation, sportsmanship, camaraderie and school spirit. As always, one’s personal best is enough.

Program features:

  • Sport at St Helena complements the classroom Physical and Health Education program.
  • Interschool Sport
  • Athlete Development Program

Students from Years 7-12 can register to compete in one of the sports listed below.

Students commit to training prior to competition.







Cross Country









Table Tennis



Our extensive facilities include:  

A brand new $2.5 million Sports precinct complete with:

  • a full size FIFA quality soccer pitch with synthetic turf. AFL goal posts can also be installed.
  • 4 multiuse synthetic cushioned hard court surfaces marked for netball, Fast Five and tennis

Night lighting will facilitate night community use.

This facility will be shared with Glen Katherine Primary School, the Eltham Netball Club, the Eltham Redbacks Soccer Club and other community groups outside school hours.

  • a fully equipped Fitness Centre
  • 5 outdoor basketball courts

Notable St Helena Athletes


Jarryd Clifford, Australian Paralympian, Rio 2016: 7th in both the 1500m and 5000m event with a PB in the latter.   Bronze medal in the Paralympic World Championships in London, 2017.

Gold Coast Suns players: Brayden Fiorini, Darcy MacPherson

Richmond player: Nick Vlastuin

House System/Community Engagement

The House System is a foundation tradition that over the school’s history has been a highly effective way to foster student wellbeing, social growth and school connectedness.

In 2013/14 a comprehensive consultative review of the system led by a dedicated committee of students and staff resulted in the establishment of four new Houses in 2015.