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MOUNT ERIN SECONDARY COLLEGE


The college services the areas of Frankston South, Baxter, Somerville, Tyabb and Pearcedale. Mount Erin is a medium-sized 7 to 12 college of 840 students on a single campus in Frankston. Uniform is compulsory.

Facilities: Mount Erin Secondary College is well resourced and the library centre, information technology pods and computer laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The college has excellent technology and science facilities, music facility, auditorium, gymnasium, tennis courts, basketball courts and playing fields. The college has a Deaf Education Centre, which caters for all students on the Peninsula. An active Parents’ Association assists the college uniform shop and the sale of second-hand books. The college is set on substantial grounds with natural bush settings including a bushland conservation precinct.

Curriculum: A comprehensive curriculum is provided across the Key Learning Areas. Students in Years 7 and 8 study a comprehensive compulsory program of subjects. In Years 9 and 10, students undertake core subjects and electives, with provision for support and extension, especially access to the VCE. VET programs include Hospitality, Automotive Engineering. VCAL programs incorporating school-based new apprenticeships are offered and the college runs a “Hands-On Learning” program and hosts the Southern Operation New Start initiative. Mount Erin is accredited to offer the Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) program, which addresses the needs of academically gifted and talented students. The college offers a broad range of VCE studies and students are counselled to ensure their programs provide pathways suitable for their needs and ambitions.

Sport: The college operates a Sports Academy, under the guidance of a leading Australian Sports School. Participation is encouraged in a wide range of sports and many students excel in inter-school competition across all fields. Students can access specialist coaching or swimming and athletics squads after hours.

Extra-curricular activities: These include academic competitions, instrumental music tuition, bands, debating, drama productions, arts festivals, debutante balls and subject excursions. An extensive camp program includes local and interstate tours and Years 7 and 12 orientation camps.

Student welfare programs: Mount Erin Secondary College acknowledges the right of every student to be safe, secure and happy. Student support and assistance is provided through an extensive welfare and pastoral program, a learning centre, community reading programs and academic intervention for students in need. The college has a nurse, a psychologist, counsellors, a careers counsellor, Managed Individual Pathways project worker and a tracking co-ordinator. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged and student leadership opportunities are available through an active Student Representative Council and programs that include peer support and peer mediation. Transition programs prepare students for Year 7 and VCE. Enrolment enquiries are welcome and tours of both campuses are available on request.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 870 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
03 5971******* 03 5971 6000
Fax
03 5971******* 03 5971 1421
Address Robinsons Road, Frankston 3199
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