“We Strive, We Achieve, We Excel” is the college motto. This approach is applied to academic, sporting, cultural and social pursuits, all of which are carried out in a caring, happy and safe environment. The core value of Wantirna College community is RESPECT, characterised by respect for individuals, respect for the community and respect for the environment. Admission is open, subject to an interview. Uniform
is compulsory.

: In Years 7 and 8 there is a compulsory curriculum. Chinese and Spanish are taught to Year 12 (elective from Year 9 onwards). Years 9 and 10 students take a core curriculum and have a choice of electives. Extra assistance in English and Mathematics is provided if required. A large range of elective subjects are on offer from all learning areas including Health and Physical Education, Humanities, Science, Technology, English, Mathematics and the Arts. VCE, VCAL and VET are pathway options available to senior students. The college has a comprehensive information and communications technology network, including internet access and an extensive intranet.

Sport: A comprehensive range of sport is played and the school participates with enthusiasm and success in inter-school competitions. Whole-school sporting events including swimming, athletics and cross-country occur throughout the year.

Extra-curricular activities
: There is a strong music program with many school bands and ensembles that perform and compete throughout the state. Musical instrument tuition is available. The annual college musical production is a highlight with opportunities for students to learn performance, stagecraft, lighting, sound and technical production. The school has an extensive camping and excursion program with opportunities at every year level. There is a strong focus on student leadership in both core and extra-curricular programs.

Student wellbeing programs
: The school has adopted a whole-school approach to student wellbeing and engagement. A Middle Years Team, Later Years Team, Student Wellbeing Team and an Individual Needs Team provide support for students and parents. An extensive transition and peer support program is provided for Year 7 students.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1258 students
  • 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)
  • Address:Harold Street, Wantirna 3152
  • Phone:03 9801 9700
  • Fax:03 9800 2590

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