Founded in 1954, the college aims to build learning and growth in partnership with students, parents and the community. There is an emphasis on student achievement within the context of the college motto, “Minds Conscious of Right”. Tolerance and social justice are fostered in a friendly, caring and supportive environment. The school is organised into sub-schools to cater for the different social and academic needs of students. Uniform is compulsory and students are expected to enrol with the ambition of successfully completing Year 12..
Facilities: Include a VCE Year 12 home and study rooms, specialist library/resource centre, multiple computer laboratories, (the college also supports a VCE notebook program for all Year 11 and 12 students at no cost to families), a purpose-built science centre, extensive outdoor areas and a two-court basketball stadium/recreation centre, an assembly hall and self-contained Year 7 transition wing. A fully equipped technology centre, administration centre, performing arts complex (including a 300-seat theatre) and a technology-rich language centre are all part of the college’s excellent, state-of-the-art facilities.
Curriculum: In Year 7, there is a Select Entry Acceleration class and a Select Entry Enhancement class, which provide alternatives to the mixed ability teaching practices in mainstream classes. All students in Years 10 to 12 can construct individual programs that meet their specific needs. There is an extensive choice including strong programs in Japanese, Indonesian, Music, Dance, Theatre and Technology and Design, together with all of the traditional subject areas.
Sport: The college prides itself on its successful participation in team and individual sports in inter-school, state and national competitions. There are many outdoor education options including skiing, hiking, sailing, canoeing, climbing and a series of camps.
Extra-curricular activities: It is assumed that all students will participate in the extensive extra-curricular program, which includes sister schools in Bali and Japan, where study tours are available to students. The music program includes classroom music, instrumental music, junior and senior concert bands, a swing band and contemporary music groups. Dramatic productions (including the Rock Eisteddfod and the State Schools Spectacular), debutante balls and music tours. Student leadership is emphasised through the active involvement of College Captains and student leaders. Academic and sporting competitions, such as the national mathematics competition, spelling competently, debating, surfing, equestrian and others are encouraged.
Student welfare programs: Two pupil welfare co-ordinators, a college chaplain, year-level co-ordinators, two careers/work education co-ordinators, sub-school leaders and three assistant principals provide support to students.