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With its expansive green lawns, mature gardens and beautifully landscaped grounds, Genazzano FCJ College is situated on a sweeping seven hectare site.
The College places significant emphasis on its physical environment in a belief that it stimulates a student's imagination, learning and creativity, while also providing them with a place to which they will long to return and be a part of.
Glass panelled walls bring the outside in. Open spaces create collegial learning experiences. There are areas for quiet times and listening, and integrated spaces that facilitate social relationships and collaboration.
Genazzano FCJ College is located at 301 Cotham Road, Kew. In the heart of the leafy Eastern suburbs, the College is only 10 kilometres from the city.
The historic Wardell Building stands at the heart of Genazzano and houses the College reception, spacious class rooms, staff offices, student services, the Wardell Theatre, Creative Arts department and the College Chapel. Designed by celebrated nineteenth century architect, William Wardell, the building (completed in 1891) is a spectacular example of Gothic Revivalism and is a Melbourne landmark.
The striking four level d'Houet Building (built in 1999), features extensive library and technology facilities, state-of-the-art science laboratories and preparation areas, classrooms, tutorial rooms and conference facilities, a modern careers centre, fully equipped gym and circuit room, and College cafeteria. The d'houet Building is also home to the Performance Psychology Centre and the Learning Enhancement area.
The charming Grange Hill Building (a Victorian manor purchased by the College in 1948) and its surrounds are home to our Early Learning Centre (ELC) and Prep to Year 6 students. Featuring light-filled, contemporary and creative learning spaces that have been created to support our rich and varied curriculum, Grange Hill features state-of-the-art classrooms, a stunning central library interfaced with communal piazzas and outdoor areas where students have the opportunity to construct, research and reflect.
The library services at Genazzano include the d’Houet Library and the Judith Elizabeth Paphazy Early Learning Resource Centre at Grange Hill. Trained and experienced staff maintain these beautiful spaces, curate outstanding collections and offer a range of learning opportunities for the College community.
As well as physical spaces, the library service has an online presence to support learning. This can be accessed via the Genazzano FCJ College Library Services site.
The Madeleine Centre is a superb 450-seat venue providing exceptional performance and learning spaces for students and the community. Constructed in 2011, it features an orchestra pit, music classrooms, instrumental tuition rooms, foyer and exhibition spaces, catering facilities, control room (with space for student learning) and state-of-the-art optical-fibre theatrical, communication and automation network. The venue also boasts a gallery and sculpture garden overlooked by a magnificent oak tree and St Raphael’s courtyard.
Hopetoun Hall is located just 4kms away from the main campus in Camberwell. The house is a beautiful Victorian era house converted and extended to host 40 students from across the country and the world. The students benefit from modern bedrooms and study areas as well as communal dining areas.
The Physical Education Precinct incorporates Centenary Hall, which houses a full gymnasium, assembly hall and a 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool, enabling students to develop their sporting skills in inspiring surrounds and with quality equipment. Our abundant College grounds include a large oval, open grassed areas and the renowned Tennis Precinct, which includes seven courts, mirroring those of the Australian Open, providing a sensational stepping stone for those students who dream of playing in the big time.
The College has a multitude of transport options available and is well serviced by all types of public transport, including buses, trams and trains.
The College is located on the 109 tram route, which connects with the 16 tram route to Malvern and beyond along Glenferrie Road, and with several others at Kew Junction. For an overview of the tram routes around the area, please visit the Yarra Trams website.
Camberwell is the closest train station, and the Ventura bus company connects with train stations at Alphington and Clifton Hill. Ivanhoe station is nearby and also connects to a bus service.
Public bus transport services operate to and from Genazzano FCJ College. The public bus transport services to and from Kew are contracted by the Government to Transdev. For more information on, download the Kew Schools Bus Routes information booklet or the Bus Travel for School Students information booklet. Information regarding all of their bus services can be found on the Transdev website