The best start for a bright future
Damascus College; Ballarat’s only Catholic co-educational Secondary College providing education for the whole family. Damascus is co-sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and the Parishes of Greater Ballarat to serve the community and surrounding areas.
Damascus College was established in 1995, from the amalgamation of its three predecessor Colleges; Sacred Heart College, St Martin’s in the Pines and St Paul’s College.
Our school is a Christ-centred learning community committed to a culture of excellence that values each member. We are committed to inspiring and challenging our students to reach their potential and to contribute confidently to the world around them.
Damascus has a shared vision and values inspired by the Catholic tradition, and there are lots of opportunities to explore your faith, whatever that may be. We are proud of our Mercy heritage and traditions, and are mindful of our place in the global community, and we will continue our commitment to helping people less fortunate.
We offer progressive and innovative learning that maximises educational outcomes. Our students are inspired by high expectations to become self-directed and motivated global citizens. Our diverse curriculum caters for various post-secondary pathways, providing young people with a solid foundation on which to build their lives, by providing high quality, well rounded education that focuses on the development of the whole person.
Our students and staff enjoy modern facilities in an inspiring 50 acre bush setting, only 7km from the Ballarat CBD and we are committed to providing a safe and sustainable environment, cared for by all.
The Damascus community is a strong and vibrant one, where the contribution of all is optimisied. We genuinely nurture respectful relationships that value all members in an inclusive and welcoming community. We have great commitment and pride in contributing to our College, and we celebrate diversity in a safe and supportive school.
Our parents are engaged in College life and they contribute confidently to the growth of the College, our students and the broader community.
We are confident of a bright future for all the young people of Damascus College and we will continue to inspire our Damascus community to reach our potential and place in the world.
We invite you to please travel the Damascus journey with us.