Our College History

The College commenced in 1996 as a Years 7 to 10 school at Victoria Street, West Melbourne, following the amalgamation of St Mary’s Boys’ Regional School, West Melbourne, and Cathedral College, East Melbourne. The VCE was introduced in 2010, and 2011 saw the first cohort of Year 12s. To cater for the expansion into senior secondary education the school opened an additional campus specifically for VCE students in Fitzroy North.


I have come that they may have life and have it to the full."  John 10:10

Simonds Catholic College is a unique school. Our small size means that each boy can be individually known, valued and have a sense of belonging. The excellent facilities means that we are able to offer a broad and exciting curriculum within the setting of a small school.

The boys at Simonds come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. One of the great things about  the school is the way the boys accept each others’ differences and relate to each other in a friendly and supportive manner. They are an excellent example of all that is good in our multi-cultural Australian society.

Over several years we have been developing a staff that has excellent professional qualifications and is committed to providing a high standard of education in an environment of mutual support. They are most generous in their commitment of time and share a concern for the pastoral needs of the boys entrusted to their care. Parents should be well pleased with the excellent role models that the staff present to their sons.