Learning and Teaching

On behalf the College community I welcome you to Damascus College Ballarat. Thank you for wanting to learn more about what Damascus College Ballarat has to offer young people in their secondary education.

Damascus College Ballarat, a school in the Mercy tradition, is Ballarat’s only Catholic co-educational secondary college.

The emphasis at Damascus College is on community. The sense of belonging and being cared for are just two of the reasons why Damascus is such a great school.

Most important to us at Damascus is the welfare of our young people and hence the emphasis on providing an environment which is secure and safe, happy and productive.

'Happy students learn better'. There is undoubtedly a direct connection between academic success and student well-being. The Teacher Advisor/House structure at Damascus is the basis of the pastoral care extended to students, care which is both comprehensive and individual.