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UPPER YARRA SECONDARY COLLEGE


The college’s wide and inclusive curriculum caters for students’ individual abilities and differences. Students are encouraged to actively participate in their own education and to have positive attitudes about both themselves and the college. Uniform is compulsory.

Facilities: The college is situated against a scenic backdrop of mountain ranges. Features include an art gallery and creative arts wing, theatrette, VCE centre, new science and technology centre and multimedia room. The college has its own gymnasium, tennis courts, netball courts, basketball courts, oval, and extensive outdoor education resources.

Curriculum:In Year 7, students participate in a general program or may choose between two LOTE programs: German or Japanese. From Year 8, the college follows a “programs” approach to learning and students can enrol in an extension program. Programs include Sport Fitness, Academic Science and Technology, Applied Technology, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, an academic program and a work education program. They can also take a Year 11 subject in Year 10 or a Year 12 subject in Year 11. In Years 11 and 12, students have the opportunity to take a pathways approach to study, which enables them to combine a selection of VCE subjects with TAFE level certificates [VET] and accredited work education or study for their VCAL certificate.

Sport: Athletics, Australian Rules football, badminton, canoeing, cricket, cycling, equestrian, golf, hockey, netball, snow skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and weightlifting.

Extra-curricular activities: Instrumental music program, concert bands, a variety of other drama performances, Young Environmental Protectors, after-school catch-up classes, college magazine, camping, outdoor education program and interstate trips. The college has sister schools in Japan, Germany and Thailand and operates successful exchange programs. The college also runs an international students program, accepting full fee-paying international students.

Student welfare programs: The college places a high priority on student welfare and provides counsellors, a chaplain, a mentoring program and a welfare co-ordinator. The school is organised into year-level teams who, with the help of home-group teachers, monitor and extend the wellbeing of students. A unique personal development program has been designed by the college. All students participate in this program on a weekly basis to help with the skills needed to achieve their goals.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 600 students
Fees Free (Government School)
Phone
03 5967******* 03 5967 1877
Fax
03 5967******* 03 5967 2109
Address 81-89 Little Yarra Road, Yarra Junction 3797
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