Established in 1898, Padua College is recognised as one of the Peninsula’s top secondary schools.

As a Catholic coeducational school for students from Year 7 to 12, we are renowned for our extensive curriculum and co-curricular choice, innovative approach to education and wellbeing, vibrant learning environments, extensive sports, music and performing arts programs and academic achievements.

At Padua College, students are empowered to utilise their god-given talents to make a positive impact on the world and strive to be the best they can be. Our embedded values, strong leadership and continued investment in the best staff and facilities offers a holistic education that encourages:

• Emotional growth, where students know themselves and how they relate to others;
• Moral development, so that students make good decisions in their lives;
• Spiritual growth, spiritually so that they find a deeper meaning in what they do.

Through our unmatched breadth of curriculum, learning experiences and diverse pathways, we support students to nurture their unique talents, explore new passions, and achieve their best.

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Frequently Asked Questions
When should I enrol my child?

Our enrolment intake for Year 7 is held two years prior to the year of entry between February to May each year. So, if your child is currently in Grade 5, we encourage you to submit an online enrolment application now for 2026. Whilst applications are accepted at any time, due to strong demand and to avoid disappointment, please apply now.

To apply for a place at one of our campuses, please complete the online Enrolment Application Form or contact (03) 5970 4244 to speak with our Enrolments team. 

Does my child have to be Catholic?

Whilst enrolment is offered to Catholic primary school students and families as a priority, you do not have to be or become Catholic to enrol at our College. We welcome and value a rich diversity of cultures and religions within our community and encourage applications from students of all faiths, denominations, and traditions.

What programs do you offer for enhanced learning?

We offer an extension pathway for students who have demonstrated high performance in the areas of English and Mathematics. This program is aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and provides tailored and challenging learning experiences and further opportunities for students to excel in these subjects.

Additionally, we offer a range of Capability Units that our Year 7 and 8 students can choose from. These units are designed to develop skills and knowledge that are relevant for the future, such as creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. The programs and learning initiatives we offer enrich and personalise the learning experience of our students to support their academic and personal growth.

What sports programs do you offer?

Our students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of team sports. From interhouse rally days and carnivals to traditional interschool competitions, House sports and a physical education program, there are enormous opportunities for students to explore and excel in sports. 

Sports include soccer, netball, basketball, swimming, athletics, football, cross country, surfing, aerobics, equestrian, gymnastics, softball, touch rugby, volleyball, cricket, sailing and more. Padua College is one of 20 member schools involved in the Southern Independent Schools (SIS) association providing sporting competitions in swimming, cross country, athletics, football, and a wide range of other weekly sports.

What performing arts programs do you offer?

We offer an array of performance opportunities for students. Be it music, drama, dance or any other chance to show off what we do, you’ll always find Padua students performing somewhere in our supportive performing arts community. When not on a stage, you’ll catch our students working in our Padua Performance Studio designed for live-streamed and recorded performances. 

Students from all year levels across all campuses are invited to participate in wonderful musical productions and theatre study plays to show their dramatics and production skills. Participation in performance events provides students with the opportunity to build on their self-esteem. These performances very quickly become a highlight of their College life.

What music programs do you offer?

Students have the opportunity to be part of a vibrant instrumental and vocal music program designed to provide a wide range of choices and musical pathways. Our music program caters to a broad variety of student tastes from classical music, jazz, pop, rock, and ensemble groups. Students learn how to play their instrument, technique, and music elements relevant to their chosen instrument with over fifty opportunities each year for music students to perform live. These include major concerts at our St Clare Performing Arts Centre, small soirees, Padua Day celebrations, lunchtime shows, assemblies and a myriad of smaller performances. The College has over 30 bands and ensembles in every style imaginable. From rap to jazz to classical, there is always something going on! We are particularly privileged at Padua College to offer this opportunity as not all schools offer such a unique program.

Do you offer scholarships?

Padua College provides an excellent all-round private school education at an affordable fee, so scholarships are not provided. As a Catholic school community, we offer excellent staff, facilities, spacious grounds, and unmatched resources enabling students to excel in areas of curriculum, leadership and the sporting, cultural and religious life of the College.

How do I know which campus my child can go to?

All students begin their Padua journey at the Year 7-9 Campus closest to their home, then move to the Mornington Senior Campus for Years 10-12. Places at each campus are allocated by the College according to where you live.

Morning Campus: students who reside in Mornington, Mt Martha and Mt Eliza (southwest of Humphries Road) are eligible to apply to our Mornington Campus.

Rosebud Campus: students who reside in Safety Beach (south of Ellerina Road) through to Portsea and across to Cape Schanck, Red Hill, and Flinders are eligible to apply to our Rosebud Campus.

Tyabb Campus: students who reside in Somerville, Moorooduc, Tyabb, Hastings, Crib Point, Somers, Bittern, Merricks, Balnarring and Pt Leo are eligible to apply to our Tyabb Campus.

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