School History

Staughton College has been educating Melton young people for over thirty years. We enjoy spacious school grounds next to Victoria University in Melton South, just a short walk from Melton Station.

Our History

Simon Staughton and his family were the first settlers in the Melton South district. They travelled from England to start a new life in Victoria when there were no roads or services and few people in the district. After years of pioneering effort, Simon owned tracts of land from Melton to Werribee and left a rich inheritance for his descendents. The Staughton family motto was “Through Industry you progress”. We are proud to build on the Staughton pioneering spirit of perseverance and achievement here at Staughton College.

Try Persevere Achieve

Our school motto is Try – Persevere – Achieve. This is a snapshot of our philosophy. It reminds all of us in our College community that learning involves a series of steps. These steps seem simple but they are essential if we want to grow as people – not just now but throughout our lives.


The first step in anything is to try – to have a go even when we don’t know whether we will succeed. Sometimes just a small step is enough for us to start to learn


Next we need to persevere – to keep trying even when we make mistakes or hit a difficult patch. Many things in life are hard and we only succeed if we persist with our efforts.


It is only when we persevere that we move forward in life. We always enjoy the satisfaction of achieving something worthwhile. When Staughton College students achieve, we celebrate as a community.