Croydon Secondary
is a medium-size school that provides a
comprehensive education for all of their students. Their values are respect,
honesty, commitment and achievement. The goals set out in the Strategic Plan
focus on teaching and learning and providing a secure and stimulating learning
environment. The college has a sub-school structure that develops students’
sense of belonging and wellbeing. In addition, the school co-operates
creatively with all of the secondary schools in the City of Maroondah, sharing resources and planning an
ambitious and positive future as part of the Maroondah Regeneration Project.
The college takes pride in a pattern of improving results and increasing
enrolments and is intent on sustaining this pattern into the future. The school
continues to improve academic performance while sustaining their other areas of
strength: in music, the arts and debating.

Facilities: Croydon
Secondary College

consists mainly of light timber construction classrooms dating back to the
school’s beginnings in the 1950s. There are more recently built and
attractive buildings:
the Library, the Music and Performing Arts Complex and the Technology and
Visual Arts building. The school also has a strong and developing German
program, including a student exchange with its sister school, the Albert
Einstein Gymnasium, in Ulm,

Curriculum: At Years 7 and 8, all students undertake a common
program involving English, Maths, Humanities, Science, German, Music, PE
and Sport. They take Art, Visual Communication and Design, Woodwork and
Metalwork, Home Economics and Textiles and Performance in semester-length
units over two years. At Years 9 and 10, students take core subjects, English,
Maths, Humanities, Science, Health and PE as well as electing semester-length
units from a range of offerings including German, Art, VCD, Woodwork, Textiles,
Garment-making, Multimedia, Film Studies, Photography, Video Production,
Textiles, Dance, Drama, Music, Outdoor Education, Advanced PE, Healthy Eating,
Home Economics, Computer-aided Design, Information Technology, and a Humanities
elective. At Years 11 and 12, the college offers comprehensive VCE and VCAL
programs. The school has a strong commitment to providing pathways in
every learning area and believes that a student who commences a subject in the
junior school should be able to follow that subject through to Year 12.

Sport: The school participates in the Maroondah District sports
network with teams from all age groups competing in many sports. All students
take part in a wide range of sporting experiences through the Physical
Education and Sports program at the Junior levels, with an opportunity to
specialise in Outdoor and Leisure Education in Years 9 and 10. There are a
number of camps that link strongly with this program.

Co-curricular activities: The college has a widely acclaimed band
program that includes some local primary school students. The band has, in
recent years, toured interstate. A significant number of smaller specialist
groups including jazz, percussion, rock and wind, have also formed. Costs for
instrumental music lessons are kept at a reasonable level. Specialist teachers
visit the school to support the program. Students are encouraged to compose and
perform regularly. Some instruments are available for hire from the college.
Debating is very strong with students going on to compete successfully in inter-school
competitions. Rock Eisteddfod is a regular feature, alternating each year with
the college production. The annual ‘Artsfest’ celebrates creative achievement
in arts and technology. Students compete in a number of competitions such
as Tournament of the Minds. Camps at all year levels, including camps to Tasmania, Central Australia
and a ski camp, are also a feature of the school’s program.

Student wellbeing programs: The school has a strong and demonstrated
commitment to student safety and wellbeing. In particular, it takes a very
strong stand against bullying, harassment and discrimination. The college has a
careers teacher, student wellbeing co-ordinator and chaplains, as well as a
sick-bay attendant. Sub-school leaders manage students on a daily basis.
Student leadership is promoted at the college through peer support and Student
Representative Council.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 576 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Croydon Road, Croydon 3136
  • Phone:03 9725 8277
  • Fax:03 9723 6375

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