Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows VIC







Established: 1995

Principal: Tracey Kift

Address: 29 Gibson Street, Broadmeadows 3047


Key Information


150 Teaching

86 Non Teaching


$3,050 (Year 7)

$4,140 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



Italian, Japanese & French


VET Available

About our school

Penola Catholic College is in the heart of the north-western region of Melbourne. We pride ourselves in providing top-tier education without burdening families with exorbitant fees.

With a rich history dating back to 1995, we continually evolve, offering not just education but a transformative experience for students and their families.

One of the hallmarks of our College is its unwavering commitment to academic excellence. We boast a team of dedicated and highly qualified educators who are passionate about nurturing young minds.

The curriculum is carefully crafted to not only meet but exceed educational standards, ensuring that students are well- prepared for their future endeavours.

At Penola, our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including well-equipped classrooms, science and computer labs, a library, sports amenities, a hairdressing salon and that’s just to name a few!

These resources are essential in providing a holistic education that caters to intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.

Quick Facts

  • Formed in 1995, after the amalgamation of Sancta Sophia College, Therry and Geoghegan Colleges
  • The Sisters of St Joseph ministered to the local community and lived on site from 1901 till the late 1980s.
  • Project-based learning (PBL) across Years 7, 8 and 9
  • Year 8 Contemporary Learning Lab
  • Specialised Year 9 Contemporary Learning building
  • Accelerated studies program, allowing students to begin VCE studies in Year 10
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • VET and Vocational Major subjects

More from the school


  • Performing Arts Centre
  •  Dedicated VCE building
  • Hairdressing Salon
  • Engineering facilities
  • Full Hospitality Kitchen
  • Science laboratory
  • Multiple sporting grounds
  • Gymnasium

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 532 514 547 513 536
Year 9 550 528 568 558 558

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 7 527 533 536 514 532
Year 9 559 552 564 552 566

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

Campus Locations

Main Campus

29 Gibson Street, Broadmeadows, 3047

Second Campus

35 William St, Glenroy, 3046

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