COLLEGE VISION: To provide effective learning for all students
COLLEGE VALUES: Responsibility Respect Integrity Personal Best
COLLEGE MOTTO: ‘Empowering young people to make a difference’
Dromana College offers a boutique learning environment providing a quality education for 1300 students in Year 7 to 12. Almost all students travel to school via bus. Our location amongst tranquil bushland with magnificent views over Port Phillip Bay, adds a unique character to our culture of learning and achievement. An informed focus on student learning guides our objective to embrace the academic learning program as the first priority offering around it a broad range of learning experiences in other areas, experiences which enable our students to explore their interests and talents at whatever level these may be. Students are able to complete their schooling at DromanaCollege as well rounded individuals, ready to take their places as contributing members of society in the future.
The College recognises the traditional owners of our land, the Bunurong people, and we pay our respect to them by naming our home groups using traditional Koorie names. Our Student Family Occupation (SFO) Index of 0.5637 reflects the broad range of socio-economic backgrounds of our student population.
The College Leadership Team is committed to all students maximising their potential and have developed programs and structures to support this. This includes integrated learning projects, high levels of information and communication technology support and single sex classes in English and Mathematics at certain year levels. The college staff have recently developed a model of effective teaching which is currently being trialled by the Leading Teachers through lesson observation by the Principal Class Officers. As a school with a well established and highly successful Notebook Computer Program, we have the teaching expertise and facilities to deliver exciting learning opportunities relevant to the demands of a rapidly changing world. The Student Family Occupation index of the College has increased in line with increasing enrolment and the college has a Year 7 cohort of 254 students in 2015.
Our VCE students continue to achieve excellent outcomes. The diversity of the post school pathways range from Law at Monash University to a chef in the Australian Defence Force and clearly reflect the quality of the students that choose to come to our College. They are our greatest resource. Their willingness to embrace our clearly defined values of respect, responsibility, integrity and personal best, and our teachers’ dedication to working with them continues to help them reach their potential to live great lives.
Leading teachers are responsible for the implementation of one or more priorities contained in the school strategic plan, and are responsible for coordinating a large number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning. The leading teachers at DromanaCollege focus on the introduction of changes in methods and approaches to teaching and learning and are responsible for the management and leadership of a significant area or function within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school’s educational program.
The college operates a specialised Year 9 program, where students undertake a variety of learning projects on ‘Project Day’ in their own area of the school. Students also participate in single gender Mathematics and English classes and have a broad range of elective choice designed to maximise engagement with learning.
In recent years the College has invested in a number of new facilities including a state of the art Design and Technology Centre, an All Weather Multi Purpose Sports Grounds and a dedicated Language Centre with video conferencing facilities.