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Strathcona is situated across three campuses, our Junior and Senior Schools located in Canterbury and our Year 9 campus Tay Creggan is located a short train ride away in Hawthorn.



Purpose-Built Year Level Facilities

New families are regularly surprised by the variety of facilities in the seemingly compact Senior School Campus. From state-of-the art learning facilities, to technology infrastructure and impressive spaces for sport and the arts, the Senior School Campus provides an inspiring environment for students of all ages.

Strathcona’s vibrant ELC is a thriving age and stage appropriate learning environment. Coupled with modern, light-filled learning and play spaces, as well as state of the art resources. It is conveniently located on the Senior School Campus, at the corner of Scott Street and Prospect Hill Road.

A purpose-built Senior Centre for Years 11 and 12 provides facilities to support the students at this level with seminar rooms, quiet study areas, a large gallery for whole year gatherings or lectures, a study space and kitchen.

Strathcona’s Year 10 Centre is a special base for girls in this year level, complete with kitchenette, social areas, classrooms, and a terrace overlooking the playing field.

The Year 10 Centre is an ideal space for our Parent Seminar Series, weekend courses and workshops for students, and an event space for festivals and fairs.

Built in 1893, the magnificent heritage listed home in Hawthorn provides our Year 9 students with an idyllic and unique environment for maturing intellectually, socially and emotionally.

Purpose-built facilities at Tay Creggan include:

  • Spacious classrooms
  • Fully equipped science laboratory
  • Learning Lounge (library)
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Large, light-filled art room.

The Yarra River at our doorstep provides an environment for water activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rowing.

Sporting facilities also include:

  • Boat Sheds
  • Jetty
  • Sports field
  • Basketball court.

Student learning experiences are enhanced by our purpose-built Junior School, specifically designed to meet the requirements of primary aged students.

Our outstanding specialist facilities include:

  • Library
  • Curriculum extension areas
  • Art studio
  • Multi-purpose activity room
  • Music room
  • Individual music studios for instrumental lessons

Some classroom features include:

  • Reading nooks
  • Play spaces
  • Learning centres
  • Bathrooms designed for Prep aged children
  • Full-length sliding glass doors and windows to allow for abundant natural light and warmth
  • Outdoor learning areas
  • Classroom access to gardens
  • Flexible spaces
  • Environments for exploring, experimenting and reflecting


With three dedicated libraries on three campuses, students can quickly access the resources, services, staff and environments they need to enhance their learning.

These include:

  • Wheelton Knowledge Exchange (Senior School Campus, Canterbury)
  • Tay Creggan (Year 9) Learning Lounge (Tay Creggan, Hawthorn)
  • Junior School Library (Junior School Campus, Canterbury)

The libraries give students access to:

  • Comprehensive print, audio visual and digital collections
  • Online databases for data locating and processing
  • e-books
  • Flexible learning spaces with wireless network access for portable devices

Sports Facilities

Strathcona’s Senior School Campus offers great sporting facilities, including:

  • Large multi-purpose oval  with synthetic playing surface
  • Indoor heated 25m pool
  • Five tennis and netball courts
  • Indoor gymnasium complex
  • Weights and training room

Visual and Performing Arts

Our Creative and Performing Arts Centre offers:

  • Four art rooms
  • Multimedia laboratory
  • Recording studio
  • Music and drama facilities including a performance area
  • Food technology facility.


Students in Years 7 to 9 are required to bring their own iPad to School. We recommend that students have an iPad with at least 32 GB of memory. The students use iPads to read textbooks and type so full sized iPads are generally recommended over iPad minis.

In Years 10 to 12 we have a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, where students may continue to bring their iPad, or they can use their phone or laptop if they prefer. Sets of laptops are also available for student use.

All students sign a Responsible Digital User Agreement at the start of the year, which lays out the guidelines for appropriate use of these devices by members of the student body.