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THOMASTOWN SECONDARY COLLEGE


Established in 1971, Thomastown Secondary College offers students a comprehensive curriculum and excellent facilities. Funded as a Leading School in 2006, Thomastown Secondary College will focus on delivering a personalised curriculum for all Years 7 and 8 students. Since 2007, personal profiles and academic progress for these students have been accessible by students and parents. This strengthens the existing spirit of mutual support and respect, where each student is encouraged and assisted to achieve his or her full potential. The college provides a progressive education in a safe and supportive environment and fosters the development of social and academic skills seen as essential to the post-school environment.

Facilities: Excellent facilities are available to students and are accessed by the community outside school hours. The college is situated on a four-hectare site adjacent to Thomastown West Primary School, a large swimming and sporting complex, the community library and community centre, and several community recreational grounds.

Curriculum: The college offers 22 VCE subjects and VET programs are also available. Languages Other Than English are Italian, Macedonian, Vietnamese and Arabic. The unique vertical structure of the college facilitates effective support and enrichment programs including literacy, numeracy and music, early access to a flexible VCE program, acceleration programs from Years 6 to 12 and a strong community language program to Year 12. There are also teaching and learning partnerships with Deakin University, a work placement program, peer support mediation and counselling, and primary school transition programs for Year 6 students conducted at the college.

Student welfare programs: The college has three vertically structured units for students in Years 7 to 10, where students are able to develop a strong sense of identity and belonging. Individual units have their own team of teachers responsible for the welfare and educational program of each student. Each student has a home-group teacher who, in partnership with parents, provides personalised guidance and support. The home-group teacher knows the students well and follows their progress in all areas of school life from Years 7 to 10. They collate student reports and liaise with parents. The home-group teacher will also assist older students with careers advice on future course selection and work experience.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 580 students
Fees Free (Government School)
Phone
03 9465******* 03 9465 0844
Fax
03 9465******* 03 9465 9697
Address 80-96 Main Street, Thomastown 3074
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