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VICTORIA UNIVERSITY SECONDARY COLLEGE


Victoria University Secondary College serves a diverse community and aims to provide the widest possible academic and practical experiences for all students. The aim is to provide an individual focus based on student needs.

Facilities: At the Brimbank Campus, students benefit from a fully developed gymnasium, drama complex, music, technology, science and home economics centres, Later Years study centre and a theatrette. Outside, the facilities include top-class tennis, netball and basketball courts and large playing fields. The Deer Park Campus includes a community activity centre, large playing areas, specialised food technology and art areas plus a new science centre and music complex. A Trade Training Centre is being built in Cairnlea for the start of the 2014 school year.

Curriculum: Victoria University Secondary College provides a modern, comprehensive curriculum for Years 7 to 12 in accordance with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development guidelines. There is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. Students are exposed to a broad range of studies in Year 7 and then have the opportunity to specialise and develop detailed skills through elective studies in Years 8 to 10. Programs include AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) which prepares students for tertiary study, vibrant Performing Arts and Music programs, Student Leadership Development, Rugby Academy in conjunction with Melbourne Storm, a scholarships program and debating teams. Students are offered the opportunity to accelerate and select subjects in a higher year level. In particular, Year 10 students are encouraged to complete at least one VCE subject. Languages offered are Italian, Vietnamese and Chinese. A comprehensive range of VCE studies and a close partnership with Victoria University provides real pathways to post-secondary opportunities. The college has strong partnerships with local businesses and places value on recognising paid work and voluntary work through a vocational certificate.

Extra-curricular activities: Students are encouraged to participate in drama and musical productions, the college band, debating, public speaking, sport and a number of lunchtime and after-school clubs.

Student welfare programs: The college prides itself on a strong welfare and discipline policy where all students are treated fairly in a caring environment. The college uniform is practical, economical and compulsory. A comprehensive transition program assists students with transitions into, within and out of the college. Interpreters are available for most languages. Pastoral care and a commitment to small teams of teachers form the basis of their student welfare program. This is supported with peer support, peer mediation and peer counselling programs. At the senior end of the college, the Managed Individual Pathways program ensures that all students are supported in finding pathways that lead to further learning, work or engagement in society.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment for enrolment information or to take a tour of either the brimbank or deer park campus, please contact the transition leader.
Fees: Free (Government School)
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Brimban******* Brimbank Campus:Jamieson Street, St Albans 3021PO Box 83, St Albans 3021Tel: 03 8312 0200: 03 8312 0211Deer Park Campus:Billingham Road, Deer Park 3023PO Box 83, St. Albans 3021Tel: 03 9363 1155: 03 9363 8681
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