Whitefriars College, Donvale VIC

Gender

Boys

Years

7-12

Enrolments

1100

Established: 1961

Principal: Mark Murphy

Address: 156 Park Road, Donvale 3111

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Key Information

Staff

112 Teaching

64 Non Teaching

Fees

$12,570 (Year 7)

$13,990 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects

33

Languages

Indonesian, Italian & Mandarin

Features

VET Available

About our school

When the Carmelites decided to build a school for boys in Donvale in 1961, they had a clear vision in mind; that our College identity would be shaped and influenced by our Catholic Carmelite tradition, founded on the pillars of contemplation, community and service. It is our hope and prayer that each Whitefriars boy will grow to become a reflective, compassionate, community-minded gentle man, in the way of Mary. As you enter our unique bush setting, there is a pervasive sense of calm which flows through into the corridors and classrooms. At Whitefriars, we make time for contemplation. We reflect together, pray together and listen to each other. Whitefriars values excellence and each student is encouraged and challenged to achieve his best in all aspects of College life. There is also a time for action, for serving our community, for learning, for discovering new interests and opening doors to new ways of thinking, collaborating and acting, which will prepare our young men for the world beyond school. Students are engaged and enjoy learning as they discover new activities and pursuits whilst making friendships that will last a lifetime. Whitefriars is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools, a global organisation which challenges schools, through a rigorous review and evaluation process, to deliver an international standard of education. At Whitefriars, we understand that we have a responsibility to promote inclusion and respect throughout the world. As global citizens we are culturally aware, respect the traditions of others and value social justice, diversity and the environment.

Quick Facts

  • Governed by the Carmelites.
  • Valuing community, contemplation and service.
  • Set on over 19 hectares of natural bushland, adjoining the Mullum Mullum Creek.
  • House-based Vertical Pastoral Care structure.
  • Individually tailored Literacy and Numeracy programs.
  • Academic, Sport, Performing Arts, English and Sustainability/ Environment clubs.
  • Offering a wide range of senior pathways inc. VCE/VET/VCAL.
  • Multi-purpose courts, sports pavilion and change rooms opening mid-2022.
  • The Resilience Project partner.
  • Council of International Schools accredited.

More from the school

Facilities

  • Arts Centre/Visual Arts Centre
  • Bush Setting (19 Hectares)
  • Design & Technology Centre
  • International Learning Room
  • LOTE Resource Centres x 2
  • Performing Arts/Drama Centre
  • Religious Education Centre
  • Trade & Industry Centre
  • Library Resource Centre
  • Yr 12 Common Room
  • Multi-purpose Areas x 2
  • Basketball Courts x 5
  • Weights/Circuit Room
  • Gymnasiums x 2
  • Cricket Nets x 3
  • Soccer Pitch
  • Careers Centre
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Counselling Room
  • Music Centre
  • Science Labs x 7
  • Media Suite
  • Theatrette
  • Wireless Site
  • IT Labs
  • Chapel
  • Wetlands
  • Ovals x 2
  • Halls x 2
  • Canteen

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 560 519 551 554 590
Year 9 588 563 584 583 620

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au

Campus Locations

Main Campus

156 Park Road, Donvale, 3111

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