Loyola College, Melbourne

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Loyola College
Loyola College Logo.png
Watsonia, Victoria
Coordinates 37°42′15″S 145°04′43″E / 37.7041°S 145.0787°E / -37.7041; 145.0787Coordinates: 37°42′15″S 145°04′43″E / 37.7041°S 145.0787°E / -37.7041; 145.0787
Type Independent, Co-Educational
Motto Justice, Mercy, Faith
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1980; 37 years ago (1980)
Enrolment 1,340 (7-12)
Colour(s) Blue, Light Blue, Maroon
Slogan A Catholic Independent School in the Ignatian Tradition
School fees $5,678-$6,168

Loyola College is a Roman Catholic independent secondary school in the Ignatian tradition located on 26 acres (110,000 m2) in northern Watsonia, a suburb of the Australian city of Melbourne. The College was founded in 1980 with an initial enrolment of just 134. Today, Loyola College has a steady student population of approximately 1340 pupils in years 7 through 12. The College theme for 2015 is, "Magis... Many Gifts, One Spirit." along with the official motto being "Justice, Mercy and Faith".[1]


A regional Catholic college, Loyola's associated parishes are: St Damien's, Bundoora; Sacred Heart, Diamond Creek; St Mary's, Greensborough; Our Lady of the Way, Kingsbury; St Martin of Tours, Macleod; St Francis of Assisi, Mill Park and St Thomas, North Greensborough.[2]

Each staff member and student belongs to one of the 6 houses: Chisholm, named after Caroline Chisholm; Flynn, named after The Reverend John Flynn; McAuley, named after The Venerable Mother Catherine McAuley; MacKillop, named after Saint Mary MacKillop; Mannix, named after Archbishop Daniel Mannix; and Xavier, named after St. Francis Xavier.[3]


The College offers a range of subjects including Arts,[4] Design and Technology, English, Humanities, Language, Mathematics, Music, Physical and Outdoor Education and Science. Loyola College also offers extra curricular activities including Clubs and Societies, Performing Arts, Public Speaking and Debating, Service and Spirituality, and Sport. Major events during the school year include St Ignatius Day, the Musical Production and Dramatic Production, House Drama, House Music, Athletics Carnival and Swimming Carnival.[5][6]


The school has a partnership with Jesus Good Shepherd School in the Philippines.

Past principals[edit]

John Kennedy was the founding principal in September 1979.[7] Joseph Favrin has been the principal since 2008.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]