Mount St Joseph Girls' College, Altona

Mount St Joseph Girls' College, Altona

Principal:  Ms Kate Dishon

E No.  E1235

Year Levels:  7 to 12

Phone Number:  8398 2000

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Mount St Joseph Girls’ College was established in 1964 by the Sisters of St Joseph. The philosophy and purpose of the College grows from the example and work of Mary MacKillop, the founder of the Sisters of St Joseph. She believed that through education, all people would understand 'the message of their human dignity and Christ’s saving love'.

Her message was as simple as it was profound. God is active in our lives, and through the service of her Sisters, God’s compassionate love would become a reality for all.

It is this call to service through education which forms the cornerstone of our College as much today as it did in 1964 when Mount St Joseph Girls’ College was established. Then, as now, the College provides a Catholic education to girls from the eight parishes we serve.

Mount St Joseph Girls’ College is unique in its establishment. It is distinctive as it engages girls in their education.


Mount St Joseph Girl’s College is an all-girls’ school for Year 7 to Year 12. It is committed to the tradition of the Blessed Mary MacKillop by nurturing the growth of students as compassionate, informed women of faith, who will be able to take part freely as responsible citizens of our society.


Mount St Joseph Girls’ College offers a comprehensive education providing opportunities for students to excel in VCE, VCE VET and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). There are special programs to enhance the learning and lifelong skills of students with learning difficulties.

The enrolment is academically non-selective and students have achieved 100% pass rate at VCE with outstanding results and tertiary entrance placements. The College offers a wide range of extra-curricular programs. One of the highlights is the Peace Exchange Program with Seirei School in Japan.

Religious Education is the central part of the curriculum, with opportunities to express faith through liturgies, prayers and celebrations of the Eucharist at special occasions.

School location

Address:  133 Maidstone Street
Altona VIC 3025

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Western

Parish:  Mary Help of Christians

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