Founded in 1979, St John’s Greek Orthodox College operates under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, but is open to students of other faiths. Most of the students are of Hellenic descent. The college endeavours to provide an excellent educational environment based on high academic standards and discipline, while developing its students into active, sincere and virtuous Christians. It focuses on preparing its students to be effective participants in Australian society with an emphasis placed on their Orthodox Christian religion and values, as well as their Hellenic heritage, language and culture. The Greek Government acknowledges and fully recognises the study of Greek across the college curriculum. The school aims to bring out the very best in every child and develop their unique talents through the diverse academic, VET, co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes. The majority of students enrol to further their studies at university.

Facilities: The college provides a wide variety of facilities including a state-of-the-art gymnasium/Performing Arts Centre, sporting grounds, an adventure playground, fully-equipped science and computer laboratories, food technology, art and music facilities.

Curriculum: St John’s offers a broad-based curriculum from Prep to Year 12 levels, committed to academic excellence. A significant feature is the provision of Greek language, heritage and culture as well as religious instruction in the Orthodox faith.

Sport: Sport is an integral part of school life and all students participate in inter-school sporting competitions that includes a number of sports: basketball, football, netball, softball, cricket, volleyball and Australian Rules football. Students also participate in swimming and athletics carnivals.

Extra-curricular activities: Students are encouraged to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities including dance, performing arts, languages, private music lessons (piano, strings and guitar), Art Club, Stockmarket, IT group, gospel studies etc which gives students the opportunity to perform publicly in the wider community, and community service. A camp program is also provided.

Student welfare programs
: St John’s Greek Orthodox College aims to create a positive and happy atmosphere conducive to learning. Self-confidence, social and cultural development, and appreciation of members of the school community and the wider community, are promoted. Uniform is compulsory.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Greek Orthodox
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 250 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: 4k - 8k prep $4000 to year 12 $7000
  • Address:21 Railway Place West, Preston 3072
  • Phone:03 9480 5300
  • Fax:03 9480 4314

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