Our Lady of Sion College is a Catholic girls school, with a current enrolment of approximately 950 students from Years 7 to 12. The College is incorporated under the Australian Companies Act and is managed by a Board of 12 directors.
We are proud of our long history of educating young people within our Catholic and Sionian tradition. The College aims to provide a dynamic educational experience that works towards the full flourishing of our students.
Our Lady of Sion College Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board meets eight times a year and is responsible for the College's performance against our strategic directions, masterplan, finance, policy, and risk and compliance responsibilities including Child Safety.
The Board of Directors offer the College great wisdom and valued expertise in a range of areas that together enrich the work of the Board and in turn the faith, learning and wellbeing opportunities and excellent facilities the College offers its students.
From time to time, board vacancies arise, and we encourage those who may be interested in serving our wonderful College community to contact our company secretary, Renae Hill with a copy of your resume and a brief summary of your interest and skills. Renae may be contacted via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At present, the College is entering an exciting time of development and would value the contribution of potential Board members who have an interest and expertise in major building projects and IT infrastructure.
Please see our Governance Structure here.
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.
Our College Vision is:
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:
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:
Our Lady of Sion College imbues in our young women:
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.
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.
The Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Sion, known in Australia as Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, are actively committed to recognising, safeguarding and upholding the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults. The Sisters have also prepared a Statement informing our community that they have created policies and procedures to help care and protect both vulnerable children and adults. To read this Statement, please click here.