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PARKWOOD SECONDARY COLLEGE


This college centres its academic, pastoral and extra-curricular activities on the primary philosophy that learning is a lifelong skill. Every member of the college community has the right to learn and teach in a safe and supportive environment. Effective implementation of clear and comprehensive policies is complemented by innovative and relevant curriculum design and delivery. All members of the college are encouraged and supported in pursuit of excellence.

Facilities: The college has excellent facilities including a well-equipped gymnasium, drama/dance facilities, canteen, large sports oval, basketball courts, netball courts and cricket pitch. The science area is well established and the arts area caters for painting, sculpture, visual design and communication, photography, multimedia and digital video production. Technology facilities include wood, food, textiles and ceramics. There are networked PCs in every area of the college.

Curriculum: The college offers a comprehensive and progressive curriculum. The full range of VCE studies is complemented by VET programs. The vertical Middle School (Years 8 to 10) facilitates study of the core subjects as well as a varied range of elective units and potential for both accelerated and consolidated learning opportunities. Year 7 students are offered the full range of Key Learning Area studies as well as high interest and extension activities.

Sport: The sport program emphasises learning skills, teamwork and participation.

Extra-curricular activities: The college offers instrumental music programs, voice tuition, college concert, rock bands, annual musical production, in-house and inter-school debating and public speaking teams, Tournament of the Minds and Melbourne Schools Bands Festival, and annual inter-state tours as well as specific camps, such as outdoor education and high challenge camps.

Student welfare programs: Firmly grounded in the philosophy that every student has the right to learn and every teacher has the right to teach, the college has developed, implemented and actively enforces a series of policies, such as bullying and harassment and welfare and discipline, specifically designed to ensure the emotional and physical wellbeing of all. A unique house/home-room structure encourages positive and supportive relationships across the college. The home-room teacher acts as a mentor and guide for students for the entire time they are members of the college. A careers adviser is available.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 530 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
03 9876******* 03 9876 1633
Fax
03 9879******* 03 9879 0456
Address Tortice Drive, Ringwood North 3134
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