College History

college history
Our Lady of Sion College is unique among Melbourne's secondary colleges for girls. Behind its name is a history which is of interest and particular relevance to our times.

The College was founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion with 15 students. MM John was the first Director/Principal who led the new school through the financial difficulties of the Depression.

The Sisters had almost nothing for themselves as they wanted the College to get underway. 

Enrolment continued to grow and by 1958 there were 238 girls studying at the College. Now over 900 students are taught and supported by almost 100 staff members.

Our Lady of Sion College continues the Sisters' commitment to the Biblical values of justice, peace and love and invites the girls to make a contribution to the Church and world.