Damascus College is an amalgamation of Catholic secondary schools in Ballarat, namely St Martin’s in the Pines, Sacred Heart and St Paul’s Colleges.

Facilities: The college is located on two campuses. The Senior School (Years 9 to 12) at Mt Clear is situated on 20 hectares and the facilities are outstanding. The Junior School (Years 7 to 8) is situated in Ballarat East and also has excellent facilities and resources.

Curriculum: A vertically-structured curriculum is offered for Years 7 to 10 in Religious Education, English, Health, Physical Education, LOTE, Mathematics, Science, SOSE, Technology and the Arts. A wide range of VCE and VET units is offered and the college has links to automotive, building, agriculture and horticultural courses through the VET program. Damascus College also offers the VCAL.

Sport: The college has an extensive sport, physical education and health program that includes teams in a wide range of inter-school sports after school and on weekends.

Extra-curricular activities: Choir, debating, drama, music productions, private music tuition, speech, drama and singing lessons, student council, sports, school camps and retreats.

Student welfare programs: The college offers a wide range of services to assist personal development including welfare and careers counselling, work experience, special education programs for low achievers and gifted children, and a strong pastoral care program.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1040 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 4k - 8k
  • Address:Junior Campus: 200 Victoria Street, Ballarat East 3350Senior Campus: 1412 Geelong Road, Mt Clear 3350
  • Phone:03 5337 2222 / 03 5337 2222
  • Fax:03 5332 9699 / 03 5330 2366
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:After School Sports, Book Club, Chess Club, College Choir, Debating and public speaking, Drama Club, Environment and Sustainability - The Green Group, Fundraising and volunteering, French and Indonesian Language immersion trips, Interschool Sporting Association (Ballarat Associated Schools), Leadership opportunities - SRC, Peer , Mentoring Groups, Minecraft Club, Music Lessons - Instrumental music and voice, Photography, Performing Arts Program - drama and music productions, Rowing Program, Social Justice - Timor Leste Immersion Program and Justice Action Group (JAG), Sustainable Racing Team (SRT), Visual Art Exhibitions
  • Scholarships Available:Bright Futures Scholarship - incoming Year 7 student Academic Endeavour and Excellence Scholarship Sporting Endeavour and Excellence Scholarship Arts Endeavour and Excellence Scholarship Dorothy Griffin Scholarship Dorothy Irene Ellis-Thomas Scholarship Dr Yvonne Aitken Scholarship Diocese of Ballarat Scholarship

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