Genazzano FCJ College, Kew VIC







Established: 1887

Principal: Loretta Wholley

Address: 301 Cotham Road, Kew 3101


Key Information


112 Teaching

65 Non Teaching


$28,772 (Year 7)

$32,569 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



French, Italian, Latin & Mandarin


VET Available

About our school

Genazzano FCJ College is an all-girls’ day and boarding College of students from Prep to Year 12, with a co-educational Early Learning Centre for 3 and 4 year old children. We confidently innovate and adapt to a changing world by allowing students to grow academically and personally, whether they be day, boarding or international students.

Nurtured in the Catholic faith and the principles of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus from 1889, Genazzano FCJ College is a school where young women learn to lead and inspire others, embrace life, and go confidently into the world. We engage with our local and global community with a positive and loving attitude, serving a higher purpose through our Catholic faith and social justice programs that take action to benefit society and people in need.

Genazzano is a vibrant, energetic community that seeks to positively influence all aspects of a student’s development. At Genazzano, learning and wellbeing go hand in hand. We share in a future-oriented and distinctive learning culture guided by reflection, wisdom, and service. We empower young women to transform the world with faithfulness, courage and confidence. We apply distinctive learning approaches based on cross disciplinary, student centred thinking and a commitment to excellence. Our transformational learning experiences focus on soft skill acquisition, not just content; and our high performance culture promotes independence, self-belief, and professional practice across the entire school.

Our Boarders are housed in neighbouring Camberwell at Hopetoun Hall, an excellent boarding facility for students in Year 7 and onwards. Hopetoun Hall is a place where our students can grow in independence and are surrounded by caring staff. By being off-site our boarding students truly leave the school campus to go to their Genazzano home at the end of the day.

The gifts and talents of individuals are recognised and developed with amazing facilities and grounds that support contemporary approaches to learning and teaching and a wide variety of performing arts, academic, and sporting co-curricular activities.

Principal's Message

We provide holistic learning outcomes at Genazzano which ensure students are equipped with the important life skills they will need after graduation. We achieve this through staff and student collaboration, where together they explore the suitability of programs to enhance their relevance; and dashboards have been created to monitor student learning and progress. This distinct learning culture is future orientated and responds to the needs of 21st century learners, offering new pathways from ELC to Year 12. We have also redesigned our timetables to meet the changing needs of students and staff; and created integrated programs allowing for interdisciplinary studies.

Principal: Loretta Wholley

Quick Facts

  • Genazzano Institute of Learning & Brain Sciences is at the forefront of utilising neuroscientific research in school education to improve learning and teaching
  • Proud to offer Academic, Music, Sport and Boarding scholarships
  • Victoria’s only all-girls’ Catholic Boarding School
  • Genazzano celebrates its third year as an Innovative School
  • Sports programs include GSV Sport, School Sport Victoria (SSV), Secondary Catholic Sport Association (SCSA), GenAquatic Swim Club and Rowing
  • Head of Aquatics and Head Swimming Coach is former Olympic swimmer, Mr Matt Welsh OAM
  • Music programs include choirs, bands, ensembles and orchestra
  • Rated as ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ in the ELC
  • Studio Beyond

More from the school


  • Indoor Pool
  • Indoor Gymnasium
  • Tennis Courts / Netball Courts
  • Oval
  • 5/6 Playground
  • Prep – 4 Playground
  • Montagner Auditorium
  • Wardell Theatre
  • Junior School Library
  • Senior School Library
  • Off-campus Boarding House
  • 7 acres of expansive green lawns, mature gardens and beautifully landscaped grounds.
  • Physical Performance Centre
  • International Lounge
  • Genazzano Institute
  • Studio Beyond- an alternate pathway

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 3 485 459 482 525 470
Year 5 536 503 525 541 511
Year 7 609 581 592 601 595
Year 9 620 600 628 648 623

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from:

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 3 528 464 461 499 469
Year 5 564 536 541 554 531
Year 7 585 596 576 595 589
Year 9 629 619 615 638 623

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from:


University enrolled: 94%
TAFE/VET enrolled 3%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

301 Cotham Road, Kew, 3101

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