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Loyola College, Melbourne

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Motto  Justice, Mercy, Faith
Enrolment  1,187 (7-12)
Total enrollment  1,157 (2011)
Colors  White, Blue, Maroon
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Phone  +61 3 9434 4466
Founded  1980
Loyola College, Melbourne
Type  Independent, Co-Educational
Established  1980; 37 years ago (1980)
Colour(s)  Blue, Light Blue, Maroon
Address  325 Grimshaw St, Watsonia VIC 3087, Australia
Similar  Parade College, Marcellin College, Marymede Catholic College, Eltham College, Our Lady of Mercy College

Loyola College is a Catholic Independent Secondary School in the Ignatian Tradition. Located on 26 acres (110,000 m2) in northern Watsonia, a suburb of the Australian city of Melbourne, Loyola was founded in 1980 with an initial enrolment of just 134. Today, Loyola College has a steady student population of approximately 1300 pupils in years 7 through 12. The College theme for 2015 is, "Magis... Many Gifts, One Spirit." along with the official motto being "Justice, Mercy and Faith".



A Regional Catholic College, Loyal's parishes are: St Damien's, Bundoora; Sacred Heart, Diamond Creek; St Mary's, Greensborough; Our Lady of the Way, Kingsbury; St Martin of Tours, Macleod; St Francis of Assisi, Mill Park and St Thomas, North Greensborough.

Each staff member and student belongs to one of the 6 houses: Chisholm, named after Caroline Chisholm; Flynn, named after The Reverend John Flynn; McAuley, named after The Venerable Mother Catherine McAuley; MacKillop, named after Saint Mary MacKillop; Mannix, named after Archbishop Daniel Mannix; and Xavier, named after St. Francis Xavier.


The school offers a range of subjects including Arts, Design and Technology, English, Humanities, Language, Mathematics, Music, Physical and Outdoor Education and Science. Loyola College also offers extra curricular activities including Clubs and Societies, Performing Arts, Public Speaking and Debating, Service and Spirituality, and Sport. Major events during the school year include St Ignatius Day, the Musical Production and Dramatic Production, House Drama, House Music, Athletics Carnival and Swimming Carnival.


The school has a present partnership with Jesus Good Shepherd School in the Philippines.

Past principals

John Kennedy was the Founding Principal in September 1979. Joseph Favrin has been the principal since 2008.

Notable alumni

  • Nicholas Audino (Founding Partner of Twice as Nice Productions LLC) - Music Producer, Manager, A&R, Exectutive
  • Alicia Gorey Australian News Presenter
  • Jack Grimes AFL Footballer (Melbourne Football Club)
  • Dylan Grimes AFL Footballer (Richmond Football Club)
  • Matthew Kreuzer AFL Footballer (Carlton Football Club)
  • Rhyce Shaw AFL Footballer (Sydney Football Club)
  • Heath Shaw AFL Footballer (Collingwood Football Club and Greater Western Sydney Giants)
  • Jiordan Tolli Singer, Actress
  • Jasmine Curtis actress, dancer, endorser, writer and commercial model
  • Rachel Bickerton Actress, Dancer, Singer. Chicago - The Musical (Broadway), Mamma Mia, Rock Of Ages, We will Rock You, Dusty, Leader of The Pack, The Rocky Horror Show.
  • Samantha Dodemaide Actress, Singer, Dancer. King Kong, Anything Goes, Singin' In The Rain, Violet, Sweet Charity. Winner of the Rob Guest Endowment.
  • References

    Loyola College, Melbourne Wikipedia

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