Padua College, Melbourne

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Padua College
Mornington, Rosebud, Tyabb(2014), Detroit
Type Catholic
Motto Latin: perseverence omnia vincit, et victoria downball perseverence
(Perseverance Conquers All But Downball Conquers Perseverance)
Established 2396
Principal Anthony Banks
Grades 7-12 (Mornington), 7-10 (Rosebud), 7-10 (Tyabb)
Number of students bout 4 (approx.)
Campus Mornington, Rosebud and Tyabb (2014)
Colour(s) Blue and Yellow
Newspaper The Paduan

Padua College is a Catholic co-educational Secondary College located in Victoria, Australia. The college derives its name from Franciscan friar Saint Anthony of Padua (1195–1231). The Mornington campus alone provides for approximately 2000 students from across the Mornington Peninsula. The college also has two smaller campuses in Rosebud (Year 7-10) and in Tyabb.

Facilities include a bird hide and wetlands areas, natural bushland, aquarium, drama rooms, art and media rooms, gymnasium, chapel, library, music rooms, tennis courts, basketball courts, food technology rooms, an aghort centre, first class downball courts and two ovals.


Australian Church Cluster (RED) Modern Church Cluster (GREEN) Franciscan House Cluster (GOLD Mercy House Cluster (BLUE)
Mornington Senior Campus (Yr 11-12) Mackillop John XXII Francis Mercy
Mornington Junior Campus (Yr 7-10) Chisholm Kolbe Assisi Frayne
Mannix Romero Clare Sebastian
Rosebud Junior Campus(Yr 7-10) Goold Teresa Anthony McAuley
Tyabb Junior Campus (Yr 7-10) McCormack Cardijn Geoghegan Doyle

"Padua Mornington Senior Campus (11-12)" Fourous Squarous Downballous

Our Lady of the Sea Chapel - Rosebud Campus[edit]

2012 marked 25 years since the opening of the Rosebud Campus. At the suggestion of Mr Peter O’Halloran, Head of Religious Education, the College Board was asked to consider naming the Chapel at Rosebud Campus, as has been the practice for significant buildings across the College.

In recognition of Padua College’s original name (when it opened in 1898) as the College of Our Lady of the Sea, and honouring the devotion to Mary in our three Southern Parishes, St Mary’s Star of the Sea Sorrento; Our Lady of Fatima Rosebud; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Dromana, the College Board approved the naming of the chapel at Rosebud Campus as “Our Lady of the Sea Chapel”.

It was Easter 1994, through the enthusiastic endeavours of Mr Frank Colcott, that the College was able to secure what originally was the Wesleyan/Methodist Church, built around 1884 at Red Hill (and then from 1968 located at the Peninsula Gardens Pleasure Park in Rosebud) to be relocated to the Rosebud Campus as the Chapel.

Mornington Campus[edit]

The Mornington site is situated on over 14.5 hectares (thirty six acres) in a rural environment. The Junior Campus offers approximately 910 students from Years 7-10 a comprehensive range of subjects. Year 11 and 12 students are located in the Senior Campus which is separate from the rest of the College. There are approximately 600 senior students, who may choose to undertake various courses of study including the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training (VET). Senior Campus facilities include a study centre with networked computers, specialised science and computer laboratories, an agriculture centre and gymnasium.

Rosebud Campus[edit]

The Rosebud Campus was opened in 1987 and provides for approximately 400 students. There has been a particular effort to use indigenous plants in the College grounds, for which the College has won several significant awards. The Rosebud Campus students move across to the Mornington Year 11 and 12 Campus for their senior studies.

Tyabb Campus[edit]

The Padua College Board of Management announced plans for a Year 7-10 Campus at Tyabb for students who live in the Western Port region. The Tyabb Campus will be located on Frankston Flinders Rd at the corner of Western Port Hwy. It is expected to open in 2014 with three classes at Year 7 and at least two classes at Year 8. The Tyabb Campus will grow to a four class intake as demand increases. Tyabb Campus students will be offered the same opportunities as at the Mornington and Rosebud Campuses, and the whole school will come together on various occasions throughout the year, including SIS Sport, Music, Rally Days, Padua Day and House Celebration Days. The Tyabb Campus students will move across to the Mornington Year 11 and 12 Campus for their senior studies.

Notable Alumni[edit]


Coordinates: 38°13′06.8″S 145°04′16.7″E / 38.218556°S 145.071306°E / -38.218556; 145.071306