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Christian Brothers' College (St Kilda)


11 Westbury Street, St Kilda East
VIC 3183, Australia

General Overview

Boys day school
Founded in 1878
Number of Students:    530                          
Number of International Students: 24
Countries of Origin of International Students: China, Taiwan
CRICOS Provider Code: 00743E

Website: http://www.cbcstkilda.com

Since 1878, the year in which Christian Brothers College (CBC) St Kilda was founded, the College has taught generations of inner-city Melbourne boys.  The College’s 130 years of service as a Catholic secondary school gives a special sense of purpose and a respected and meaningful place in the Melbourne community.  At CBC St Kilda, it is the duty as educators to be aware of current research and of key research findings in secondary education. In this way students are offered the very best learning options available, without losing sight of traditional values. The College’s mandate is to educate the whole person. Every boy is much more than just a student. He is also a spiritual person, an emotional person, a recreational and a social person. Therefore the programs need to be wide and deep, and flexible enough, to make it possible for every boy at CBC St Kilda to discover who he is becoming and where his capabilities lie. The boys can fully embrace the world and the opportunities that come their way.

CBC St Kilda is located less than 15 minutes drive (5km) from the heart of the city.  The College is easily accessible by all forms of transport and is located close to major public transport routes for train, tram and bus.  Set in Melbourne's inner-city, it borders a vibrant shopping district which provides a safe and busy community on its door-step.

A historic tradition in education of young men

Christian Brothers' College St Kilda traverses three centuries; commencing in colonial Victorian times when the telephone was new, man had not yet taken flight in his flying machines, trams weren't rattling down Dandenong Road, and the mode of transport was horse and cart. Led over the years by thirty Headmasters who were members of the Order passing the baton of the education of its students to the many lay teachers who followed them, culminating in the appointment of the thirty-first and first lay Principal, Gerald Bain - King in 2005.

Since 1878, the year in which CBC St Kilda was founded by the Christian Brothers, the College has taught generations of boys, a number of whom have distinguished themselves in academic, social, cultural, literary, sporting and political fields in Australia. CBC St Kilda's heritage is a rich vein, constantly providing us with inspiration.
Certainly there are tangible reminders of tradition at the College  such as the beautifully preserved nineteenth-century buildings at the heart of the lively St Kilda campus - but the essence of CBC's tradition lies in the ethic and spirit of the boys conduct that can be seen in the boys themselves.

The community of Christian Brothers’ College is proud of the achievements of our Year 12 students in their end of year exams and assessments. We are particularly proud of the attainment of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99.35 by the College Dux, and the fact that 6 of our VCE students received ATAR scores above 90. CBC continues to be a place where high academic achievement is well within the reach of every boy.

School Facilities

•    Computer Laboratories   
•    Science Laboratories 
•    Resource Learning Centre    
•    Performing Arts Centre
•    Visual Arts Facility    
•    Multi-purpose Hall
•    Heated Indoor Swimming Pool   
•    Sporting fields
•    Wireless Network through the classrooms and College grounds

Curriculum at CBC

CBC provides a carefully and seamlessly integrated Senior Pathways Program for our students in Years 10, 11 and 12. The College is committed to ensuring that our students are motivated and focused in their learning. The Senior School focus is about giving the students the tools they need to develop self-confidence in their abilities. Working toward their personal best then becomes an appealing and achievable goal.

The Year 11 and Year 12 program is designed to offer a variety of subjects in different disciplines. Students may choose to enrol in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). In both courses, English and Religious Education are compulsory. In VCE Year 11, students can choose five additional subjects and in VCE Year 12, students chose an additional four subjects.

Students in VCE Year 11 and VCE Year 12 are also eligible to partake in further enhancement studies: for example, in Year 11 a student may study a Year 12 subject (Unit 3/4) and in Year 12 a student may enrol in a University Enhancement Study

Subjects offered in Year 11-12 (subject to change)
  • Accounting
  • Business Communication & Technologies
  • Business Organisation & Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Information Processing & Technology
  • Information Technology Systems
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • English Extension (Literature)
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Home Economics
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Graphics
  • Technology Studies
  • Specialist Maths - Victoria
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Ancient History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Modern History
  • Study of Religion
  • Study of Society and Environment
  • Arts in Practice
  • Computer Studies
  • Design
  • Early Childhood Practices
  • English Communication (Workplace)
  • English Communication
  • Industrial Skills (Building & Construction)
  • Industrial Skills (Engineering Manufacturing)
  • Multi Media Studies
  • Physical Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Trade & Business Mathematics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Religion & Society/Christian Studies
  • Beauty
  • Hairdressing
  • Business Administration VET (Victoria)
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Film, Television and New Media - Studio Arts
  • Music
  • Music Extension (Performance)
  • Dance
  • Visual Art Studies

Tertiary Pathways

The process of subject selection for senior secondary students enables them to access a number of pathway options leading to tertiary studies or employment on completing Year 12.  A range of of opportunities are available to students for university studies, work placements, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.  The school counsellors assist students in the subject selection process to maximise their tertiary sector opportunities in accordance with their career goals, interests and capabilities


•    Football
•    Basketball   
•    Tennis
•    Swimming   
•    Volleyball
•    Cross Country   
•    Soccer
•    Rugby League   
•    Athletics
•    Touch   
•    Table Tennis
•    Oz Tag    
•    Australian Football League and more


Tuition per year (Year 7-12)

Enrolment fee (non-refundable)

(Excludes costs such as OSHC, uniforms, stationery and other school activities)

Homestay fees

Homestay rent per week

Homestay Bond

Homestay establishment fee