Sport: Patterson River Secondary College successfully competes in a range of summer and winter sports including badminton, tennis, table tennis, netball, hockey, softball, basketball, cricket, volleyball, soccer and football. Other sports such as surfing, golf, soccer, go-karting, kayaking and rock climbing are also offered. Outdoor education is available to students in Years 10 to 12 as a VCE subject.
Extra-curricular activities: Music is a strong focus at the college, with students studying a wide range of instruments. There are bands, quartets, ensembles and choirs. Students have a chance to be involved in the annual musical soiree, or other events such as the college production. Events such as Battle of the Bands and Patto Idol are also developing as part of the college culture. Patterson River Secondary College has a sister school in Germany, which gives opportunities for students to take part in cultural exchange. Other tours include music trips to America, teaching experiences in the Kalahari Desert and the opportunity to walk the Kokoda trail. Students also take part in national mathematics, science, geography, and computer competitions.
Student welfare programs: Patterson River Secondary College prides itself on having a caring and supportive environment. Student wellbeing is supported by the Welfare Team including an adolescent health nurse, youth counsellor, careers counsellor, dedicated year-level co-ordinators and pastoral care teachers. The transition to secondary school is very important. The college ensures that new students feel safe and happy by having clear policies on harassment and bullying and a consistently applied discipline policy. Student leadership is also a college priority. Leadership roles undertaken by students include college and year-level captains, the Year 11 peer support leaders, and an active Student Representative Council. All teachers undertake regular ongoing professional development activities to ensure students receive a high-quality and fulfilling educational experience.
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Year 7 - Year 12|
Free (Government School) |
03 8770******* 03 8770 6700
03 9786******* 03 9786 9810
|Address||Eel Race Road, Carrum 3197|