John Fawkner College has been recognised for its innovative and successful approaches to learning and teaching. The college is only one of two schools in the state to participate in the DEECD Project Excellence Initiative. The school was rebranded and reopened at the start of 2010 with the objective of raising the students’ learning outcomes and being the school of choice in the local area. JohnFawknerCollege offers a safe and supportive learning environment, as well as one that caters for each individual student. It is a school that promotes values and success. Teaching teams in Years 7 and 8 permit strong connections to be made between students and teachers. Each team is responsible for the welfare, discipline and learning of each student. The teams are supported by a year-level co-ordinator and the Middle Years co-ordinator. Through the use of electives in Years 9 and 10, John Fawkner students are able to develop individualised programs that prepare them for their respective pathways in Years 11 and 12. Students entering the later years receive extensive counselling before undertaking studies in VCE, VCAL or VET. Students also have the option to be involved in the school’s unique sports academy program which enables them to link their sporting passion with their studies.

Facilities: The grounds and buildings have recently undergone extensive improvements, with sports grounds and landscaping supporting the learning program. State-of-the-art technology throughout the school permits the development of student skills and creativity. A large hall and gym are regular components of student learning. A canteen and cafeteria address the needs of students during breaks. Since 2009 the school has built new facilities such as a BER Language Centre, FIFA standard Synthetic Soccer field and new netball courts. Currently under construction is a Sports/Learning complex. The nearby community facilities, including swimming pools, add even greater depth to the school facilities.

Curriculum: Years 7 and 8 students experience an integrated and thematic curriculum that permits teachers to immerse students in a wide range of learning activities that take into account their preferred learning styles, while developing the key elements of literacy and numeracy. Year 9 and 10 students undertake a range of subjects through the elective program, permitting considerable student choice. Students in senior years are able to select a breadth of subjects and flexibility in the programs that they develop through the counselling process.

Extra-curricular activities: A wide variety of recreational interests is available in the school’s sporting and activities program. Student leadership is fostered through a peer support program, Student Representative Council and peer mediation.

Student welfare programs: John Fawkner College has a welfare and discipline policy that ensures that the rights of each individual are protected and a safe and secure learning environment is maintained. In addition to ESL and literacy support, students are able to gain assistance through the Homework Club and lunchtime activities. A student welfare counsellor provides social, emotional and behavioural support to students in need. Across the school, the Personal and Social Learning program at each year level permits the development of positive relationships. The college careers counsellor works with groups and individual students in developing pathways for the future, including the Year 10 work experience program. Uniform is compulsory.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 362 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:Jukes Road, Fawkner 3060
  • Phone:03 9359 1166
  • Fax:03 9359 1783

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