Genazzano remains Victoria’s only Catholic girls boarding school, with a long and proud history educating and nurturing the wellbeing of students for more than a century.
Genazzano accepts students from year 7 upwards at their boarding house called Hopetoun Hall; a safe and welcoming place where all girls enjoy a friendly community life in an environment conducive to study.
Just three kilometres from the College, the off-campus location provides boarders with a sense of “going home” at the end of each school day.
The sense of kinship at Hopetoun Hall is established in the girl’s diverse array of backgrounds and experiences, which makes coming together as a boarding community highly enjoyable.
Many of the house routines provide opportunities for strengthening a unified spirit through daily life and learning about one another.
Unlike school, when girls return “home” to Hopetoun Hall the concept of year levels are forgotten, and the boarders are drawn together.
This feature is supported by:
Older boarders provide a great amount of support for the younger boarders, which enhances the respectful and nurturing culture within the house.
Dedicated and professional staff are committed to providing quality care for all boarders, while getting them involved in social activities, study routines and specific educational programs, including tutoring support.
The boarders feel a sense of belonging to a community and this extends to the College community and beyond, with each and every boarder individually encouraged to participate in a large variety of co-curricular activities.
All boarders are supported by staff to embrace these opportunities, from academics and social justice, to art, drama, music and sport.
Our boarders leave as independent, confident young women with an aspiration towards excellence and motivation to challenge their potential and strive for greatness.
Open mornings are a chance to hear from the principal and take a student-guided tour of the College from 9am to 11am.
Open days for 2018 include: Friday May 18, Thursday June 14, Thursday July 26, Wednesday August 22 and Monday October 22.