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, three assistant principals and nine leading teachers/learning specialists.

The population of approx. 1,600 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 outcome of being a learner in our community: 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 our virtual College tour and explore our 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 over the past decade. 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 a 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.

Karen Terry

College Principal

Explore Our Offering 

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

Engaging students through diverse and comprehensive curriculum 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.

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We would like to acknowledge and show our respect to the traditional custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We would like to pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and in addition to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia. It is on their land that St Helena Secondary College was built and as we share our knowledge, teaching and learning with our School community, may we also show our respect through the relationships we form and our own connection with this beautiful land around us.

Once you are a member of our St Helena community, you are always a member of our St Helena community!

We encourage St Helena Alumni to share their story here.

Stay tuned for our NEW Alumni Stories page which will profile the post-school journeys of our St Helena Alumni, where they are now, their tips for success, and advice for current and future generation St Helena students as they 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

For more information on college tours, ACE application and enrolment information at St Helena