This college was founded in 1985 and offers a comprehensive education combining academic and practical pursuits in a curriculum that encourages student choice. It is a recognised leader in the areas of technology and curriculum development. Uniform is compulsory for Years 7 to 12.

Facilities: Technology facilities incorporate woodwork, sheet metal, engineering and electrical. There is a double-court gymnasium, music and drama centre, six fully networked computer classrooms, library featuring DVD-ROM, computer cataloguing and Video Commander system and a modern science technology centre. The college architecture harmonises with the bush setting. There is a new Senior School Centre catering for VCE students and includes six classrooms, a study room, common area for students as well as offices and Careers, VET & VCAL centre. The new Flexible Learning Centre caters for Year 8 students and innovative teaching and learning practices, with excellent multimedia access including Mimio boards, data projectors, laptops and computers, and comprises three teaching and learning areas as well as a flexible multimedia room. 

Curriculum: The full range of VCE studies is offered, with units in Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities, Arts, Business and Technology Studies. VCAL and VET studies are also available in a comprehensive range of areas. Year 9 students undertake, in addition to the core curriculum, units in Personal Best, Workforce Planning, Fitness and First Aid. Year 8 students undertake Integrated Studies in the flexible learning centre and the college is a SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) school, offering a course designed for gifted and talented students as well as the opportunity to complete their schooling at a faster pace.

Sport: All traditional sports are available within the school’s outdoor education and camps program, which incorporates the Advance program. The college’s outdoor education program is outstanding and offers a range of courses and experiences to all year levels. 

Extra-curricular activities: Music, drama and dance performances, extensive bushwalking and outdoor education programs, a well-organised camp program, an environmental management and recycling group, Student Representative Council and student leadership programs. The college is a recognised leader in Rock Eisteddfod performances. 

Student welfare programs: The college has an integration program and also caters for students with learning disabilities. Parent involvement is integral to college operation and decision-making. Through programs like the peer support program and the home-group system, pastoral care is high
on the college’s agenda. There is a wellbeing co-ordinator and an extensive team of support staff including a guidance officer, counsellors, social workers, vocational and leadership group leaders, and a mentor program.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 820 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:425 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald 3782
  • Phone:03 5968 5388
  • Fax:03 5968 5322

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