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About the College

Our Lady of Sion College is a Catholic girls school, with a current enrolment of approximately 940 students from Years 7 to 12. The College is incorporated under the Australian Companies Act and is managed by a Board of 12 directors.

Annual Report

Each year the College releases its Annual Report to the School Community from the previous year, attesting to minimum standards as specified in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic.). The Annual Report is also a chance to share the goals, achievements and celebrations of the College, its staff and students, with the greater College community.

Vision Statement

Our College Vision is:

Sowing the seeds of hope, uncovering excellence within and inspiring a commitment to justice.

Mission Statement

Our Lady of Sion College is a Catholic College where young women are encouraged to live in fidelity to the Word of God known in the Scriptures and the life of Jesus. These young women inherit the tradition of the Church and the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, which calls them to actively seek to transform the world.

This tradition calls them to be:

  • creative and contemplative
  • passionate and compassionate
  • concerned always for justice, truth, reconciliation and peace
  • people who build bridges with others and remain open to change.

These young women will be offered opportunities that will enable them to become individuals filled with hope, who speak to the divine within themselves and beyond their imagining. They will become young women who will always strive to:

  • discover the presence of God
  • discern
  • have the courage to speak the truth, and the energy to act for change
  • bring the gifts of healing and nurturing in places of discord.

Our Lady of Sion College imbues in our young women:

  • a sense of belonging to a tradition
  • a hunger for achieving what is right
  • calls them in all things, to speak the truth in love.

Motto and Crest

Our Lady of Sion

The motto of Our Lady of Sion College is Veritas in Caritate. These words, ‘Truth in Love’, capture the essence of the passage in Ephesians 4:11–16 from which they were taken. The passage issues a call to all God’s people to grow into unity with one another and to full maturity centred in Christ. By respecting and encouraging the diversity of gifts possessed by individuals, the community will guide itself to greater strength through love. ‘Speaking the truth in love’ is the way to draw people towards maturity.

Democratic Principles

The College supports the principles of the Australian Democracy and is committed to supporting the elected Government, the rule of the law, equal rights for all before the law, freedom of speech and association, freedom of religion, and the values of openness and tolerance.