At Strathmore Secondary College staff work hard to develop the students’ skills for the future and help them to shape a positive identity for themselves in the community. Learning is very complex and includes the academic and social aspects of life. The college is serious about enhancing these learning experiences for its students and regularly introduces fresh ideas and new courses.
Facilities: Technology and facilities are regularly updated and the college has an arts and technology centre, theatrette, indoor heated swimming pool, playing fields, cafeteria, large gymnasium, music and performing arts building and upgraded science and home economics rooms. With the near-completion of the Victorian Space Science Education Centre, Strathmore is set to become one of the most well-resourced government schools in Victoria.
Curriculum: The curriculum objective for the Junior School (Years 7 to 10) is to provide a comprehensive, orderly and rigorous core of learning from which specialisation is possible. Students are also given individual counselling into subjects that offer enrichment, extension or support in particular areas. The Senior School (Years 11 and 12) offers a wide range of subjects at VCE level and has recently introduced the VCAL into the curriculum. Students are assisted to complete a course that best suits their needs and maximises future opportunities.
Sport: Strathmore Secondary College is an exemplary sports school. Students compete in a wide variety of traditional inter-school sports. Sport and physical education is compulsory from Years 7 to 10.
Extra-curricular activities: The performing arts program provides activities such as the school production, college choir, school orchestra and music ensembles. Further opportunities for student development are offered through debating, public speaking, Student Leaders’ Network and the peer mentoring and peer mediation programs.
Student welfare programs: Students are grouped in teams to enhance pastoral care and student involvement. This structure is supported by the work of the student support services team, which includes (amongst others) the student welfare co-ordinator and psychologist.