Established in 1928, Our Lady of Sion College is a Catholic secondary school for girls renowned for its inclusive and welcoming community, and its commitment to excellence. Our vision statement, “Sowing the seeds of hope, uncovering excellence within and inspiring a commitment to justice”, underpins the student centred focus of our faith, learning, wellbeing and co-curricular programs. We work to ensure that each student is named and known, and is encouraged and supported to pursue her dreams and aspirations.
We are a vibrant learning community constantly looking for ways to engage, challenge and extend our students. We value student voice and are very proud of the way that students demonstrate commitment and leadership.
We have award winning choirs and artists, top mathematicians and chemists, articulate debaters and champion aerobics teams. Sion students can participate in ballroom dancing one day and an AFL umpiring course the next. They produce magnificent garments in textiles and lead discussions in human rights and global issues. Ultimately, our students are encouraged to embrace all opportunities and to love their learning.
Some aspects of our school that our students and families value include:
• We are a faith community that supports students to develop a love of scripture, participate in liturgical celebrations and retreat experiences, and commit themselves to making a positive difference to their world
• Learning experiences that are designed to enrich, challenge and reward students
• Our students feel happy and safe, and the positive relationships we cultivate foster a strong sense of community
• Our strong sense of purpose and commitment to excellence; the vast majority of students pursuing tertiary studies with most attending university
• Learning is tailored to the particular needs of girls; they are less restrained by gender stereotypes and develop confidence that they can freely pursue their interests
• Students confidently undertake subjects such as Maths and Science, and enjoy extensive co-curricular opportunities such as chess, creative and performing arts, debating and public speaking
• Our Year 9 Ayin and Year 10 L’Chaim programs that extend learning beyond the classroom
• Our extension and enrichment program that includes the Denise O’Hara Science Academy, Model United Nations Assembly, a wide range subject competitions and international tours
• Access to effective digital technologies that support learning
• Our Leadership, Colours, Duke of Edinburgh programs that encourage personal development and recognise achievement
• Membership to Girls Sport Victoria which sees hundreds of Sion students representing their school in a wide range of sports
• Our extensive music program that attracts close to 400 students in 17 varied ensembles and choirs
• Our excellent facilities designed specifically for the varied needs of each stage of learning.