Brian Hanley

Where is your College located in relation to the Capital of your state/territory St Monica's College, Epping is situated in the northern suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne.  The College also has a rural campus, Ostia, at Strath Creek in Central Victoria.
What is the nature of your College We are a Catholic, regional coeducational College (Years 7 12) located on two metropolitan campus in Epping and a rural campus in Strath Creek.
How many students 1930
In what year did you commence as Principal of this College 1991
What was your role prior to taking up this appointment

I was Deputy Principal of Parade College (CBC), Bundoora.

What are the one or two aspects of your College that you are especially proud of

We are proud of our curriculum offering diversity and breadth and our Wellbeing structures.

What are the main challenges to you and other Catholic schools in your local area
  • We are located in an area where new housing developments are occurring and we need to meet the present and future demand. 
  • We are also concerned that as many of our more established regional parishes are on a lower socio-economic level, that we ensure all families who seek to enrol at the College can have access to the College.
What do you believe are the one or two main issues confronting Catholic Secondary Colleges nationally

Adequate and just Government funding is a major issue for Catholic Education.




195 Brighton Road, Somerton Park
South Australia, Australia 5044