The school opened in 1986. High standards of academic performance, behaviour and dress are expected and achieved. Uniform is compulsory.
These include the one-to-one laptop program, indoor and outdoor
sporting facilities, performing arts complex, library and careers centre. The college’s modern buildings are complemented by spacious grounds with attractively
landscaped courtyards as well as a barbecue area.
: An innovative curriculum structure provides all students with access to balanced and integrated learning experiences that are responsive to
ongoing social, economic and technological changes. A diverse range of VCE subjects in the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Business and Technology Studies is provided. Access to a range of VET in Schools program is also available. VET Hospitality and VCAL are also available and offer many varied pathways for students. Homework is viewed as an important part of the learning process and is regularly set. The college has a strong history of student achievement at VCE level with the majority of students gaining entry to their choice of course at university or TAFE. There is a special elective program in Year 9 that includes peer mentoring at local primary schools to broaden options for students at this level. Pre-CAL is available for Year 10 students, and there is a Year 7 and 8 Flexible Learning Centre to develop varied and deeper-level learning. The school has a newly opened BER Language Centre which offers excellent opportunities for French (LOTE) and ESL students. Opportunities for participation in the Australian Mathematics, English and Science competitions are available and the school has a history of fine achievement in the Alliance
: The college is a strong sporting school and the participation of all students is encouraged, within an effective house system. Many opportunities to participate in inter-school sport are also available.
: Students have the opportunity to be involved in
Rock Eisteddfod productions and plays, debating, lunchtime activities, student leadership programs, school governance, outdoor education activities and cross-age tutoring. A presentation ball is organised for senior students.
Student wellbeing programs
: This includes all aspects of college life, enabling students to develop to their fullest potential within a caring, secure and co-operative learning environment. Students are trained as leaders in and are involved in peer support, peer mediation and as supportive friends. Discipline is firm, fair and based on common sense using Restorative Justice Principles. It assists students to modify their own behaviour and emphasises self-discipline and personal responsibility.
A range of student services is available to support students and families including a student wellbeing co-ordinator, school nurse, social worker and a first aid attendant. A sub-school structure supports this emphasis on student welfare.