Our Mission

Notre Dame College is a Catholic co-educational secondary college located at Shepparton, in the Goulburn Valley.

Based on our faith in God and built on our Marist-Mercy traditions, we provide a comprehensive and challenging educational experience for all students and staff in a faith-filled, pastoral community. Together with families, we strive to develop the full potential of each individual within a just and caring Christian community.

Our Vision

To seek, to see, to respond

We seek to grow our Catholic community and develop high achieving and globally connected students who see their responsibilities to themselves, each other and the communities in which they live and who respond as good citizens and people of faith.

Our Values

We seek to embed the following Values into the life of the College.

  • Justice and service
  • Compassion and respect
  • Courage and humility
  • Service and the love of work
  • Family and hospitality
Graduate Outcomes

Australian Democratic Principles

Australian society is defined, among other aspects, by a belief in elected Government; by a commitment to the rule of law, to equal rights for all before the law; and by a belief in freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association. Our society is also tolerant of a range of religious, political, social and cultural beliefs and values in the context of the fundamental principles of our democracy.

The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 requires all education providers to operate in a manner consistent with this set of Australian democratic principles.

Government has an obligation to foster adherence to the principles of Australian democracy by all education providers. Identifying this framework through legislation reminds all Victorians not only of the values we hold in common, but also of our shared responsibilities in promoting these values.

The Act requires that all providers of education, both government and non-government owned, deliver their programs and teaching in a manner that supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy.

At Notre Dame College we are committed to:

  • Elected Government
  • The rule of law
  • Equal rights for all before the law
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech and association
  • The values of openness and tolerance

Please Note: The Australian Democratic Principles, enshrined in the Act, do not constrain the operation of religious schools, nor will any other provision in the Act, subject to schools complying with minimum education standards.