Genazzano FCJ College, Kew

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Genazzano FCJ College, Kew

Principal:  Mrs Loretta Wholley

E No.  E1072

Year Levels:  P to 12

Phone Number:  8862 1000

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Genazzano FCJ College Ltd is a Catholic day and boarding school founded by the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus. Established in 1889, Genazzano is an all-girls school from Prep to Year 12, with a coeducational Early Learning Centre. The College enrolment is approximately 1000 students. Genazzano is governed by a College Council appointed by the FCJ Education Board. The College Council appoints the Principal who will implement the vision and strategic directions of the College, supported by the College Executive Team and staff.


Genazzano FCJ College is a Catholic day and boarding school in Kew offering a coeducational Early Learning Centre and all-girls environment from Prep to Year 12. It offers students a holistic education that prepares them for the 21st Century as resilient, adaptable and confident women. Its Hopetoun Hall Boarding House in Camberwell caters for up to 40 girls and accepts students from Year 7 upwards; offering a welcoming community where girls are fully supported by a Director of Boarding, boarding staff and their peers.

In partnership with parents and carers, Genazzano creates a learning environment enriched by the traditions of the Catholic faith and Charism of the Society of the Faithful Companions of Jesus informed by Ignation spirituality, enabling intellectual pursuits to flourish in a climate of excellence, enquiry and discernment.

Our Vision

We share in a future-oriented and distinctive learning culture guided by reflection, wisdom and service. We empower young women to transform the world with hope and care.

Our Mission

Genazzano FCJ College lives its vision through embracing the talents, potential and dignity of each person.

We achieve this by:
• appreciating the unique giftedness of each other
• confidently innovating and adapting to embrace a changing world
• engaging with others with a positive, loving attitude
• energising ourselves through high expectations.

Our hope is that through God’s grace working in us all, each young person grows into their best self, with a zest for life and the generosity and confidence to use their talents and gifts in the service of others.


Genazzano has a strong learning culture where students at all levels actively engage with each other and their teachers. It is the teaching staff that inspire a love of learning and empower students to grow, challenge themselves and embrace the changing world we live in. The College is renowned for providing a variety of opportunities across both its academic curriculum and a comprehensive co-curricular program. The activities, including sport, music, art, drama, science, technology, mathematics, creative writing, languages and social justice, cater for students’ diverse abilities and offer the chance to form life-long interests. There are also a range of exchange and international program opportunities, including sport and music tours and an exchange with St Mary’s College, Broome, and a Timor-Leste program.

Prayer and liturgy are integral components of Genazzano life, providing all students with the chance to reflect upon and develop their spirituality. The College Chapel, a beautiful light-filled sacred space, is always open for those who wish to stop for a moment to reflect and pray. From environmental sustainability to International Women’s Day, students are constantly immersing themselves in important social issues and actively contributing to our community.

School location

Address:  301 Cotham Road
Kew VIC 3101

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Eastern

Parish:  Our Lady of Good Counsel & All Hallows