Canberra Private Schools introduces Padua College - Mornington Campus in Mornington, for all your education and learning for your childs future, We invite you to explore and learn more about the quality 21st Century education with Padua College - Mornington Campus.
In 1898 the Sisters of Mercy opened the College of Our Lady of the Sea Boarding School for Young Ladies in Tanti Avenue, Mornington. In the following year, the Sisters established Padua House Preparatory School for Little Boys.
The name ‘Padua College’ was assumed in the 1940s, and the college soon outgrew the Tanti Avenue site, so in 1975 the Mornington Campus was founded in Oakbank Road. It was officially opened in February 1977, and continued to grow, so that in 1987 a second campus was established at Inglewood Crescent, Rosebud.
From these small beginnings, Padua College has developed into a thriving Catholic community on the Mornington Peninsula.
The administration of the College passed from the Sisters of Mercy in 1976 to lay principals, including Mr Bernard McDowell (1977 - 1983), Mr Peter Gurry (1984 - 1995) and Mrs Patricia Cowling (1995 - 2000). The current Principal, Mr Christopher Houlihan, commenced in January 2001.
Steeped in history, Padua College - Mornington Campus is one of the popular school in the Mornington area. Our aim is clear and present in all aspects of the school. Respect, Compassion and Resilience are some of the qualities demonstrated towards the personal attributes we strive to gain and display in our community.
We endeavour to celebrate each other’s uniqueness by providing opportunity for all and to develop a culture that identifies that the journey towards excellence is often paved with trial and error, risk taking, learning from mistakes, flexibility and adaptability. We believe that encouraging students to take ownership of the learning is critical in achieving the best learning outcomes and that implicit in this concept is that students learn their own areas of strength and areas of development, through useful and explicit feedback.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the quality 21st Century education Padua College - Mornington Campus offers all children who enrol in our school.
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