South Oakleigh College is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne and has more than 45 nationalities represented by staff and students. The values “Respect, Responsibility, Resilience” underpin the college’s commitment to facilitating a safe and secure environment for all students where they can pursue academic excellence, achieve personal growth and graduate as responsible and resourceful young adults. Staff provide students with a challenging and stimulating work environment, encourage and extend their strengths and talents, and give them every opportunity to achieve their goals. South Oakleigh Secondary College’s mission statement, “Providing opportunities for the future and a sense of belonging”, supports a commitment to meeting the educational needs of all students and recognises that students come with different experiences, abilities, expectations and ambitions.

Facilities: South Oakleigh Secondary College has excellent facilities including a 350-seat performing arts theatre, modern computer laboratories and networked computer system, instrumental music rooms and facilities, excellent science and technology buildings, and equipment, specialised art and visual communication areas, senior school lounge and study area, a well-resourced library, extensive outdoor grounds, Careers Resource centre, Automotive Centre and hairdressing studio.

Curriculum: South Oakleigh offers a broad range of subjects including VCE, VET and VCAL in the Senior School and a solid foundation in the Junior School in the areas of literacy, numeracy and the use of ICT. All students are encouraged to undertake enrichment and extension programs. Other special programs include separate ESL classes at each year level; Year 9 Alternative Sports Program; Year 9 Project; on-site VET programs; rich co-curricular programs including local and interstate camps; international bi-annual study tours to sister schools in Japan and Greece; participation in national Science, Mathematics and English competitions; Author-in-Residence Workshops; participation in the STELR program with Australian Academy of Technological and Scientific Engineers; In2 Science program with Tertiary Science Institutions; Scientists in Schools Program with CSIRO; senior school study classes during school term break; Student Leadership training programs; Student Representative Council; peer support; college student leadership positions including: whole school, sport and year-level captains. The college conducts an award-winning arts program with students participating in community and national art competitions, music presentations and performances. South Oakleigh Secondary College also participates successfully in inter-school sports competitions. In 2012, the Arts Faculty was successful in gaining a $100,000 grant to develop a Media and Communication Centre (TV Studio). Innovative Arts programs are also available at the college.


Student welfare programs: Specialised educational, vocational welfare and counselling support, peer mediation, Wellfest Week, Adolescent Nursing program, college chaplain, boys’ groups, WRED friendship groups.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • 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) at year 7 entry scholarships are available for academic, all-rounder, sports and the arts. senior school scholarships bank of cyprus lote award, robert hood memorial award and huntingdale rotary scholarships.
  • Address:Bakers Road, South Oakleigh 3167
  • Phone:03 9579 2322
  • Fax:03 9579 2946

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