Whitefriars College Inc., Donvale

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Whitefriars College Inc., Donvale

Principal:  Mr Mark Murphy

E No.  E1158

Year Levels:  7 to 12

Phone Number:  9872 8200

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Since 1961 the Carmelites have offered a Catholic education to the sons of families of neighbouring parishes. Increasingly over the years, the Carmelites have enlisted the support of other dedicated teachers to collaborate in the privilege of helping young men grow in wisdom, stature, knowledge, skills and integrity and thus develop a capacity for leadership in the broader community. Whitefriars students are nurtured in the Carmelite spirit which fosters depth, heart and joy in relationships, a sense of justice and an appreciation of life in all its many forms and experiences. At Whitefriars, students and staff see themselves as undertaking a journey together - a journey that draws us into the life of God. The value of each individual is highly prized and we see we all have a capacity to care for each other, to support each other, to enjoy each other and to help each other develop our full potential. A dynamic community of learners, friends, artists, achievers and contributors quietly takes shape within a peaceful bushland environment which supports the development of an enjoyable, productive, well balanced life.


Situated on twenty hectares Whitefriars is a single campus College for boys in Years 7-12. Excellent facilities supporting the broad curriculum include a chapel, five science Laboratories, Visual and performing Arts Centre which includes a 240 seat Theatre, Drama Studio, Extensive Library, VCE Centre, two Gymnasiums, three sporting ovals, two computer Laboratories, Student Support Centre and extensive grounds. All students entering Year 7 have their own Notebook Computer. Co-curriculum program includes an Outdoor Learning Program, ACC Inter-school Sport and an extensive music program.


At Whitefriars we hope that our students develop a strong sense of who they are and what they stand for, and come to a clearer understanding of what they want from life and what they can contribute to the world. We hope that they leave Whitefriars as confident, happy, secure young men, able to live and work co-operatively with others. Whitefriars is a registered provider for International Students with a current enrolment of 25 students.

School location

Address:  156 Park Road
Donvale VIC 3111

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Eastern

Parish:  St John's