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Genazzano F.C.J. College, KewCompare
School Facts
School sector:Non-government
School type:Combined school
Gender:Single Sex-Girl
Total student:1117 (boy:0, girl:1117)
Total staff:134
Student attendance:
None-english student:
ICSEA value:
1186, ranks No.52 More ICSEA Ranking...
ICSEA distribution:
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VCE rank:No.43 (2015), No.39 (2014), No.42 (2013), No.42 (2012), No.32 (2011), No.21 (2010), No.30 (2009), No.26 (2008)
Address:285-301 Cotham Road Kew VIC 3101
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School Comment
Genazzano FCJ College was established in 1889 by the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus. A Catholic girls’ day and boarding College of over 1100 students from Prep to Year 12 Genazzano is structured in Stages of Learning: Early Years (Prep to Year 4),... more
Student Assessment
Year 3467450438476420255
Year 555954252255451397
Year 759460358761158820
Year 963766763163761327
Student assessment is based on he National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy(NAPLAN) results in 2011.
Tuition Fees in 2012
Year LevelPer Year
Year 1$12,786
Year 2$12,786
Year 3$12,786
Year 4$13,998
Year 5$13,998
Year 6$13,998
Year 7$17,793
Year 8$17,793
Year 9$17,793
Year 10$17,793
Year 11$20,037
Year 12$20,037
By Student - 14 Mar 2018, Rate: bad
Firstly, I know that everyone has a different point of view but, this is mine and i do hope you take this into account. I have been a Gen girl since year six and I have not been happy at this school. The teachers all say that they want to inspire girls to be themselves but how can we do that when we are constantly told, "no hair should be loose, your dress is 0.01cm too short." The teachers at this school are good if you are doing outside of school tutoring but, if you aren't like many students, the teachers wont help you or give you extra work if it is too hard. The Girls at this school are downright horrible! I have had many friends at Gen that have straight up stabbed me in the back out of sheer cold blood. Sorry they were the only words I could think of. also, The school tells everyone how they have such a great music program (which they do) and how the school grounds are amazing. But what about the teachers, students, academic side of thing? The reason they don't explain them is because they all suck! Honestly this school has been horrible to me and I spend most recess and lunch by my self because the girls are rude. Most of the time I will come home from school and cry my eyes out. I do not recommend coming to Gen. Lastly, there are NO PHOE RULES. People will have phones in pockets and under pencil cases on their desks. They will ring and buzz and the teachers will not do anything about it. But, the sport at the school is very good if you are in the 'A team' The school is all about having fun and they will let anyone in a team even if they are really bad but this is a good way to make everyone feel included. They aren't about winning but the students are very competitive. VERY! Also the b*tchy and inappropriate girls are the "popular group" which make up 3/4 of the grade then the other 1/4 is made up of really smart people who only care about school school school and that is all they talk about in break time.
Thank you for reading my opinion and I hope you make the best choice for your daughter.
By Parent - 24 Oct 2017, Rate: bad
My child has been attending Genazzano since Prep, I have had strong connections to this school. Genazzano has always been known as a top private girl's school, exceeding in academics, sports, music, etc. So of course I wanted my child to receive the crème de la crème when it came to education. Unfortunately, we -- my daughter and I -- have been betrayed by this school and the only emotions that are associated with this once-prestigious school are ANGER and UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT. Genazzano claims to be school that cares about its students, however, this school only cares about one thing, and one thing only - the image and "prestige" of Genazzano. I have paid tens of thousands of my hard earned money to fund a superficial school. The principal - Karen Jebb, uses these funds to finance a PERSONAL GYM in her office. Furthermore, she pushes forward her absolutely deranged ideals to her subordinates, now they are left acting like puppets of her evil schemes. Genazzano students are absolutely BRILLIANT, they are opinionated, passionate young women, yet their zeal has all gone to waste. I have heard from my own daughter and parents of other students of changes they went to bring forward - the ability for young women to wear PANTS, because apparently this school is encouraging students to be UNCOMFORTABLE in their learning environment yet the school still expects OPTIMAL results from these students. In an interview with the Weekly Review, Karen Jebb claims to “support anything the girls want to do,” Really? You did not want to support the students when a majority of them wanted to wear pants. Furthermore, she claims “I want to make sure our students go confidently into the world, ready to embrace life’s challenges, contribute positively to their community and to pursue the career of their choice.” These poor slaves at Genazzano will not be able to develop themselves into confident women, as you – Genazzano – are denying them the freedom of expression. We live in a capitalist society, where we actually LISTEN to the PEOPLE, but here… Genazzano is only listening through their narrow-minded, conservative pea-sized brains. Jebb refuses to adopt SUSTAINABLE renewable energy sources, she refuses to listen to the students, she refuses to stop being a DICTATOR, who enjoys BULLYING her subordinates, who enjoys DENYING the basic human rights of her students. My own daughter sometimes comes home in a dishevelled state… she truly cannot survive being in this dictatorship. My daughter cannot even receive a somewhat satisfactory education, because the school cannot afford to hire a teacher to teach her a subject. Even when she tries to express her opinions, her opinions are immediately denied because her skirt is 0.5 cm above her knee. I am considering my loyalty to this “school”.
By Parent - 01 Jun 2016, Rate: bad
The is school was is desparate need of a new prinicpal...lousy teachers, disappointing school structure, poor emphasis on academic culture... extreme emphasis on uniform/appearance (DETENTIONS ARE AWARDED FOR SPORT SHORTS OUTSIDE THE COLLEGE, no water bottles in assembly).
However, 2016, a new year with a new principal! Hopes of a refreshing new school structure and virtue to our daughters! WRONG. The new principal is consistent with the role of poor management as the last principal. Girls are meant to be uplifted, encouraged through their learning! However, Genazzano places strict rules in their 'playgroud'. FOR EXAMPLE, a school music tour is being planned for the summer where Genazzano have sent a statement regarding the clothing to be worn. This in includes no visible necklines, no bare shoulders, no visible bra straps, no cut-off shorts, no leggings short skirt etc. How RIDICULOUS.
ALSO, science, english and maths departments are incredibly unorganized. Only a few teachers have been standouts. The health department is good however, for a private school it is typical for students to have high standards and the health subjects for VCE are not regarded as a pre-requisite for university or ATAR increasing.
The sport life of the college is not really encouraged as much as proper uniform is!!! The sport activities are available but ignored as not much emphasis is placed on it so teams can barely be formed and at times Genazzano is, at times,out of the GSV competition.
My daughter has told me that on too few occasions, there has been conflict between teacher and student relationships...? Whereby there has been bullying from the teacher towards the student - to the point - where students and parents have organized meetings with higher authorities to mediate the conflict
and separate the student from the teacher.
Overall, for a private school, Genazzano has many poor areas in regard to culture and academic life.
A disappointment
Academic: Poor
Sport: Neutral to Poor
Uniform: A+ (if how your daughter looks in a uniform is what you want her to succeed in)
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