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BRIGHTON SECONDARY COLLEGE


We are a co-educational open-entry government secondary college catering for over 1200 students from Years 7 – 12.  Established in 1955, the college has a tradition of excellence. Students are offered an outstanding program in a structured, supportive and caring environment in which they are encouraged to reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on the wide range of opportunities available to students, facilitated by dedicated staff.

Facilities: State-of-the-art Science, Arts and Technology wing (completed in 2013), VCE Study and Learning Centre, Year 9 Discovery Centre, Performing Arts Centre and Hall, Music and Drama Centre, Library with computer facilities, range of specialist Art and Technology areas, modern cafeteria and careers centre. The college also has a sporting stadium which includes indoor and outdoor gymnasium, basketball, netball and volleyball courts, as well as synthetic turf hockey and tennis facility.

Curriculum: The broad curriculum emphasises academic studies, creative and performing arts, technology studies, social development and sporting competition. At Junior levels there is a comprehensive range of subjects including Mathematics, English, Science, Health, Music, Drama, Food Technology, Computer Studies, Metal and Woodcraft. Languages taught are French and Japanese, with the option to participate in overseas study tours to France and Japan. An innovative Year 9 program has been developed to embed education into the lives of students, along with opportunities for volunteer work in the community and philanthropic sector. The students have the chance to learn in interactive classrooms, in a purpose-built facility called the Year 9 Discovery Centre. A broad range of VCE studies are offered as well as vocational studies. Students enjoy online learning via our student Netbook program as well as co-curricular pursuits such as music. Our Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) program for high achieving students is highly sought after. Entry is via examination and interview, for more details phone (03) 9592 7488. SEAL offers students the opportunity to work at an accelerated and challenging pace to feed their academic appetite. Students have the option to complete a three year VCE that leads the way in top VCE results and tertiary placements.

Sport: There is a strong House system and active participation in inter-school sport. House swimming, cross country and athletics sports are annual highlights.  The college boasts a range of State Champion teams, most recently the Year 7 Girls State Soccer Finalists (2014), the Year 8 Girls State Hockey Champions (2013), and the Year 8 Girls State Softball Champions (2013), Year 12 Boys State Basketball Champions (2012).

Extra-curricular activities: House choral and drama festivals have been presented each year since 1961, and there is an annual college production. There is a strong instrumental music program, weekly tuition, Senior and Junior performing groups and annual Music week concerts.

Student welfare programs: A strong support structure is provided by sub-school managers, year-level and student welfare co-ordinators, along with the college Chaplain. A peer support program is in place for Year 7 students along with a peer counselling program for all students. In 2013 the College introduced Mentor groups, where a Mentor Teacher and small group of students from a variety of year levels meet weekly to work on activities and share insights on education, life and the world around us. For Year 7 students there is also a Transition Teacher for each year 7 class, to assist with the move into Secondary education. Annual elections are held for student leadership positions including Student Representative Council and Year 12 committee plus College and House captains.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1200 Students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
03 9592******* 03 9592 7488
Fax
03 9592******* 03 9592 5724
Address 120 Marriage Road, East Brighton Victoria 3187
Email
brighto*******
brighton.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au
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