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WESTERN PORT SECONDARY COLLEGE


The college mission is to provide excellence in education and opportunity for all. College practices are based upon the commitment of staff, students and parents to work co-operatively. The college seeks to provide the best possible curriculum to meet the needs of the students and community in a safe and inviting environment. There are programs to assist students in transition to the college and into the wider community, with extensive vocational education programs.

Facilities: Include performing arts centre, gymnasium, music centre, arts/technology wing, information technology centre, comprehensive library, study room and conference facilities for VCE, athletics track and pavilion. Stage 2 of the School Master Plan was completed in 2011 with new hospitality, gymnasium, ICT facilities and major landscaping. From 2012, the college implemented that all senior school students receive a free netbook for academic purposes.

Curriculum: The curriculum is based on the eight Key Learning Areas with a broad range of VCE programs including the provision of pathways to further education and employment, such as VCAL. The college offers a substantial number of programs in the Visual and Performing Arts areas. Music and Indonesian are core elements of the Years 7 and 8 programs. Year 9 students are given the opportunity to select from a broad range of electives in the Arts and Technology, SOSE and Enterprise Education. The school also has the Victorian Youth Development Program in Surf Lifesaving. Year 10 students study a core content of English, Mathematics and Science together with electives from each of the other Key Learning Areas. There is access to VCE subjects for Year 10 students. A new personal learning program has been implemented at Year 9 which includes access to an individual iPad for each student.

Sport: An extensive inter-house and inter-school sport program runs throughout the college with sports education being a required part of the Years 7 and 8 course
of study.

Extra-curricular activities: Instrumental music, college band and ensembles including the renowned Taiko drum program, Human-Powered Vehicle, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, college production and concerts, year-level and leadership camps and tours, class excursions, debutante ball, student leadership council, debating and peer support.

Student welfare programs: The emphasis is on shared responsibilities of teachers, parents and students to provide an environment that maximises each student’s success and achievement of full potential. The school runs a pastoral program (Footprints) at middle-school level where pastoral teachers follow their group through the Year 7 to 9 levels. The college also has a chaplaincy program and the Defence Force counsellor as part of the Welfare Team. The use of sub-school leadership teams and pastoral care teachers, together with a number of community agencies, provides strong support within the welfare program.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 620 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
03 5979******* 03 5979 1577
Fax
03 5979******* 03 5979 3734
Address High Street, Hastings 3915
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