School Profile

The Whittlesea Secondary College vision is to equip students for an ever changing world. Together we will challenge students to gain personal, social and academic skills that will inspire them to be successful members of our global community. The College mission statement sets up an important framework for teaching and learning by promoting the ability to develop active and self-motivated learning skills. Students are encouraged to develop individual talents and to become valued and responsible global citizens with curious and creative minds. The College upholds the values of respect, integrity and knowledge and ensures they are readily embraced and applied in academic and social development contexts.

Our College Motto "Challenge, Inspire, Succeed" solidifies our goal of achieving a high level of educational success in all areas of the curriculum. Whittlesea Secondary College (Years 7-12), with 805 students, prides itself on being a well established centre with spacious surroundings and excellent facilities. The campus enjoys an open country style atmosphere.

Whittlesea Secondary College has always taken pride in delivering exciting, diverse and innovative curriculum and has established a strong identity and tradition in fulfilling lifelong learning. Our curriculum offers a broad partnership of learning programs. Senior students have opportunities to pursue diverse pathways in VCE/VET/VCAL and School Based Apprenticeships, leading to further education in University/TAFE and vocational pathways. Whittlesea Secondary College has received funding and work is progressing for a Trade Training Centre to deliver Automotive, Engineering, Building and Construction VET courses in 2013.

Whittlesea Secondary College has always taken pride in delivering exciting, diverse and innovative curriculum and has established a strong identity and tradition in fulfilling lifelong learning. Our curriculum offers a broad partnership of learning programs. Senior students have opportunities to pursue diverse pathways in VCE/VET/VCAL and School Based Apprenticeships, leading to further education in University/TAFE and vocational pathways. Whittlesea Secondary College has received funding and work is progressing for a Trade Training Centre to deliver Automotive, Engineering, Building and Construction VET courses in 2013.

The College is always striving to improve student learning in literacy and numeracy at all levels and utilises the monitoring of student assessment to address individual needs. We actively promote students to be motivated and engaged, with curiosity and creativity encouraged, enhancing student results. Improved outcomes across the school are driven by innovative curriculum and inquiry-based student learning supported by extensive computing technologies. The development and use of the Ultranet is being used to link students, teachers and parents and act as a communication tool for all. Students in Years 7-12 are informed and maximise career opportunities through the career program in line with the Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework. This program is implemented through the pastoral care program which encompasses a range of career enhanced learning opportunities. This also includes health and wellbeing awareness, time management skills, extensive leadership programs and short and long term goal setting. An effective anti-bullying program (Shared Responsibility) is established within the implementation of a Restorative Practices program. Staff support student learning by identifying future learning goals and strategies to progress student success.

The College has 86 equivalent full time staff, including 3 Principal Class, 73 teachers and 21 Education Support Staff.

School community involvement is nurtured at Whittlesea Secondary College with many groups of parents and community members being actively involved in curriculum and extracurricular programs. These programs include Performing Arts/Music performances, sporting events including state level, Scholarship programs, College sponsorship, PAWS (Parents Association Whittlesea Secondary), Whittlesea Men's Shed, Community Health activities, development of the Whittlesea Community Garden, and the Memorial Rotunda built on site by students and community members to honour the memory of those lost in the 2009 bushfires.

At Whittlesea Secondary College we value student centred learning and facilitate and foster strong student leadership in all year levels. Students are empowered to use their knowledge to build individual pathways for their futures and embrace a collective understanding of the global world we live in.