At East Doncaster Secondary College they aim to develop passionate learners who are critical thinkers with the confidence and capability to engage in the global community. The college also aims to promote and sustain a reflective learning culture where students experience a sense of achievement and growth in their academic, personal, social and emotional development. The college has high expectations of students’ commitment to being mutually supportive and striving for success as learners. It is proudly multicultural with a student population from 43 nationalities and including a number of international students.

Facilities: Extensive information technology resources, music centre, science laboratories, computerised library, six tennis courts, oval, auditorium/gymnasium and full creative arts and technology facilities including pottery, photography, visual communication, metal and wood. The school’s VCE Student Centre is an outstanding teaching and learning facility.

Curriculum: A core of subjects is taught in Years 7 and 8, allowing for informed choices to be made in relation to a variety of Middle School electives. Languages include both Chinese (Mandarin) and Italian. A wide range of VCE subjects is offered. The college has a strong EAL department. The college offers an Advanced Learning Program for High Achievers (ALPHA) from Years 7 to 9. Students in Year 10 have access to Advanced English and Maths as well as to a broad range of VCE subjects.
Sport: Students participate in sport at all levels. The college has sporting carnivals in swimming and athletics and participates in inter-school sport. The Middle School program includes swimming, weight training, basketball, netball, tennis, squash, orienteering, aerobics, self-defence, badminton, table tennis and volleyball.

Extra-curricular activities:
A student’s life at the school is full of opportunities, being rich and varied with a range of co-curricular activities in music, sport, productions, debating, clubs as well as camps and international experiences for educational and personal development. The college’s students are vibrant, energetic, and talented young people. There are many student leadership opportunities and the college aims to continue to increase student access to decision-making and self-determination as learners. There are camps for Years 7, 8, 9 and 11, as well as an extensive work experience program in Year 10.

Academic performance: East Doncaster Secondary College has a strong tradition of academic excellence. More than 95 per cent of students continue their studies at the tertiary level. The college community values disciplined working attitudes within a safe, pleasant and supportive environment and emphasises the need for a partnership between students, parents and teachers to achieve success. Uniform is compulsory, with VCE students having some additional options.
Student welfare programs: There is a health and personal development program in Years 7 to 9. Home Group Teachers, Year-level Co-ordinators and Sub-school Heads develop programs to support the emotional and social development of students at all year levels. In addition, the college has student welfare co-ordinators, careers teachers and a full-time nurse.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1500 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:20-48 George Street, East Doncaster 3109
  • Phone:03 9842 2244
  • Fax:: 03 9841 8010

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