Our College

St Helena is a co-educational state secondary school located in Eltham North, approximately 28 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. The school’s commitment to fostering the growth and development of the whole child is led by principal, Karen Terry, her team of two associate principals, four assistant principals and nine leading teachers/learning specialists.

The population of 1,600 plus students is organised into three mini schools: Junior (Year 7), Middle (Years 8-9) and Senior (Years 10-12). In these traditional, yet stimulating and nurturing environments, skilled professionals provide personalised learning experiences that maximise progress and inspire potential. Daring to be excellent positively influences the learning process and the ultimate product: accomplished, resilient and principled graduates who are equipped to succeed and contribute effectively as members of the global community in the digital age.

Student engagement is maximised through a broad range of programs including our large Music and Performing Arts program, an extensive Camps program, House and student leadership involvement opportunities, community service, Sport, and a range of clubs, all of which facilitates learning on every level.


“for self, others and the college”


“for our actions”


“in all we do”

Enjoy the virtual tour and explore SHSC College

We know how amazing our school community is, and we would love you to see for yourself why.

Here you will find our virtual tour that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Join our Junior School Principal – Mr Shaun Isbister as he takes you on a tour of the school – live in action.

This is a great starting point if you don’t know much about our community, or simply just want to see what St Helena Secondary College can offer.

From our Principal

Welcome to our College. I have been privileged to lead the St Helena community for the past ten years. My educational background is in teaching English, Humanities, Theatre and Psychology.

For the majority of my career, I worked as a Student Wellbeing Coordinator in Melbourne’s North and I adamantly believe that schools should focus on the development of child’s heart and soul as much as their brain.

I am committed to ensuring every child can flourish and take their place in the broader community as a happy, healthy and responsible individual.

Our core purpose is to foster the growth and development of the whole person so each student can thrive and contribute positively in the rapidly changing, globally connected digital age.

Explore Our Offering 

Why choose our College? Discover the many opportunities of our holistic education.

Engaging students through diverse and comprehensive study programs.

How we support our students in education and in life.

Our heritage is to appreciate our proud past, understand our dynamic present and anticipate our bright future.

A few things About us


Situated in the residential suburb of St Helena, in the City of Nillumbik, about 28 kilometers North East of Melbourne, St Helena Secondary College enjoys a strong reputation in its community. It has a DEECD restricted enrolment zone, which has been a tool to contain enrolments over the past ten years.

St Helena aims to be an energetic and stimulating learning community where all are inspired to “dare to be excellent”.

St Helena Secondary College

Address: Wallowa Rd, Eltham North VIC 3095

Email: st.helena.sc@education.vic.gov.au

Phone: (03) 9438 8500

In response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, College Tours are cancelled until further notice. Please check out our College