Notre Dame College is a Catholic co-educational Years 7-12 College located at Shepparton, with an enrolment of approximately 1700 students. The College offers two programmes and is currently located on two campuses.

These programmes include:

  • Knight Street Campus – Years 7 - 8 and Years 10 - 12
  • Emmaus Campus – Year 9
  • Emmaus Campus - MCP

Knight Street Campus

The Knight Street Campus is located in the centre of Shepparton and caters for students in Years 7 to 8 and 10 to 12. We provide a broad based and innovative curriculum which aims to develop the intellectual, physical, aesthetic, spiritual and social aspects of every student. While engendering a love of learning, we also encourage each student to strive to reach their full potential.

Facilities

Notre Dame College has extensive facilities on their nine acre site on Knight St including,

  • The Library - a welcoming, modern and spacious facility which promotes and provides wide ranging curriculum support for the college community.
  • The Marist Technology Centre - is used for metal, plastics and wood fabrication.
  • The Brother Ray Martin Centre for Excellence in Hospitality and Food Technology - consists of two kitchens (one which is of an industrial standard), a restaurant dining room and lecture theatre.
  • The Mercy Centennial Stadium - provides first class facilities for the College’s extensive physical education, outdoor education, and sport and recreation programmes as well as full school events such as the College Mass and College Assemblies.
  • House based Learning Communities including kitchen and common room facilities for year 10 to 12 students.
  • The Monsignor Anthony Bones Hall and Starkie Hall - provide excellent facilities for various performing arts programmes, assemblies and social events.
  • The Mother Augustine Mungovan Chapel - which we use for class Masses and individual prayer.
  • The College Uniform Shop - all items of the College uniform are available for purchase from our Uniform Shop.
  • The Learning Diversity Centre - which provides assistance to students who experience difficulty with literacy and numeracy and students for whom English is an additional language.
  • The Careers Centre - providing assistance to students about matters relating to subject planning, employment opportunities, tertiary education and work experience.
  • St Brendan's Church - located next to the College; all students attend Mass on a fortnightly basis.

Emmaus Campus - Year 9 Programme

The Year 9 Programme on the Emmaus Campus provides our Year 9 students with a unique learning opportunity.

Programme Aims

  • Challenge students in their learning.
  • Design and deliver a flexible curriculum program that facilitates deep engagement with learning.
  • Provide a classroom organisation which facilitates teaching and learning practices that are responsive to the diverse learning, social, and emotional needs of young adolescents.
  • Provide opportunities for students practical involvement in applied learning.
  • Provide opportunities for students to take on roles of responsibility.
  • Develop an appreciation of our environment and an understanding of sustainable practices.

Campus Design

Located on 48 acres approximately 8 kilometers north of Shepparton on a green field site. The Year 9 Programme:

  • Provides three large purpose built learning communities each of which are home to a pair of sister houses.
  • Provides large flexible spaces with moveable furniture to facilitate teams of teachers to work with the students both individually and in groups.
  • Promotes use and ownership of the facilities by the learner.
  • Provides an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) rich environment with students having access to wireless technologies with all students having a laptop computer provided to them by the college.
  • Provides a range of flexible spaces to meet the needs of the Year 9 curriculum.
  • Integrates eating areas, outdoor areas and gathering areas for sharing and learning.

Learning Community Organisation

  • Each Community has one Head of Community leader. The Head of Community leader provides assistance to the Director of Year 9 Programme in the day to day management and pastoral care of the Year 9 students within each Learning Community.
  • Each Learning Community caters for a pair of sister houses: Crane/Kennedy; Jennings/Mungovan; MacKillop/McGann.
  • Pastoral groupings are house or sister house based.
  • A team of teachers is allocated to each Learning Community.
  • Pastoral Group Leaders support the academic progress and wellbeing of each of the students within their Pastoral Group.

Student Support Programmes Services

  • Learning Enrichment Program including: ASL support
    • Supporting students with learning difficulties
    • Integration Aides
    • Counselling/Psychological services
    • Careers Information and Counselling
    • Homework Club
    • Library services
    • Music Tuition

Emmaus Campus - McAuley Champagnat Programme

This programme is currently under review.