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WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL


Williamstown High School is one of

Victoria’s oldest secondary schools, having

served the area for more than 90 years. The

school is well serviced by public transport

linking Williamstown with the surrounding

suburbs and the Melbourne CBD.

 

Facilities:

 

The school is sited on two

campuses. The Bayview Campus is situated

on the beautiful Williamstown foreshore and

was completely rebuilt in 2007. The school

has a girls-only stream of two classes per

year level, which operates between Years

7 and Year 10. This unit is quite unique in a

co-educational school and is co-ordinated

across both campuses. The girls undertake

special leadership programs. The third

stream operating in the school is a Select

Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL)

program for 25 students per year level,

selected on academic ability and aptitude.

The Pasco Street Campus currently houses

Years 10 to 12 and possesses modern

library facilities, refurbished historical

buildings, a Year 12 study centre, extensive

modern science and technology facilities,

modern gymnasium, numerous outdoor

courts, quiet gardens and sporting and

playing areas. Specialised art, multimedia

and music facilities are situated in the

original Williamstown Grammar School

building, the façade of which is listed on the

Historic Buildings Register.

 

Curriculum:

 

A comprehensive curriculum

is offered between Years 7 and 10. The

Years 7 to 9 programs are organised

around Middle Years of schooling principles

with a strong emphasis on the Thinking

Curriculum. A Select Entry Accelerated

Learning program operates in the school

with students either studying subjects

in greater depth or completing their

secondary schooling in shorter than usual

time. Year 10 students are able to study

VCE units following extensive counselling.

The school also offers an elite sports

program for selected students between

Years 7 and 10. Students selected into the

program are able to access elite training

in their chosen sport, during and adjacent

to school hours, while still engaging in the

usual academic program. The full range

of VCE studies is offered to students with

classes being formed on the basis of

student demand. Some girls-only classes

are provided. A dedicated team of teachers

co-ordinate the VCE program and has

responsibility for curriculum, administration,

counselling and career advice and welfare.

The school is also an accredited provider

for full-fee-paying overseas students and

has its own co-ordinator.

 

Sport:

 

It is expected that all students

will participate in the school’s sports

program through which physical

wellbeing, co-operation and school

spirit are enhanced. The school holds

annual swimming and athletics carnivals

and also competes in district, zone, state

and national competitions.

 

Extra-curricular activities:

 

Include wind

orchestras, a world music program, string

ensembles, contemporary ensembles

(including jazz and rock) and many

opportunities for both group and solo

performances. The school holds formal

assemblies at least once a term, along

with special musical performances and an

annual production. Other extra-curricular

activities include accelerated sport

program, debating, numerous leadership

programs, an annual camp at each year

level, starting with a traditional camp in

Year 7 and finishing with VCE study skills,

and exchange programs with French and

Indonesian schools.

 

Student welfare programs:

 

Williamstown High School has an excellent

pastoral care program. Students in Years 7

to 10 are placed in home groups through

which the welfare and administrative

programs are personalised and effective

communication is maintained between

staff, students and families. Year 7

students are supported by the transition

program, which aims to introduce

them to a stimulating, caring, safe and

secure environment with home-group

teachers, year-level co-ordinators, student

wellbeing co-ordinators, an assistant

campus principal and a campus principal

providing for student well being and

discipline. A special transition program

also operates when students are moving

from the Bayview Street Campus to the

Pasco Street Campus. VCE students are

supported by their home-group teachers,

year-level co-ordinators, a later years

manager, the overseas student program

manager and the careers co-ordinator.

 

Enrolment:

 

1425

 

College Principal:

 

Mrs Lisa Sperling

 

Pasco Street Campus:

 

Principal:

 

Mr Gino Catalano

 

Bayview Street Campus:

 

Principal:

 

Mr Darryn Kruse

 

Pasco Street,

 

Williamstown 3016

 

Tel: 03 9397 1899

Fax: 03 9397 6899

Email: williamstown.hs@edumail.vic.gov.au

Website: www.willihigh.vic.edu.au

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1425 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
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