Greater Shepparton Secondary College was formed by the merger of four secondary colleges in Shepparton and Mooroopna, as part of the Shepparton Education Plan. We occupied our new College in Hawdon Street in 2022. The ILSP Campus in Wilmot Road is also an integral component of the College and has been created to serve the needs of the students requiring more supports than are available in the mainstream settings.
Greater Shepparton City Council (GSCC), located 180 kilometres north of Melbourne, with a population of 66,000, is the fifth-largest city in regional Victoria and consists of Shepparton City, Mooroopna and Tatura. 75% of the municipality’s population live in Shepparton and Mooroopna. The area is a culturally and linguistically diverse community with almost one quarter of the population born overseas, including recent arrivals and refugees from Africa and the Middle East. It has Victoria’s largest concentration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people outside of Melbourne. There are over 6,000 businesses and a workforce of 30,000.
The establishment of the new Secondary College in Shepparton is the initial phase of the Shepparton Education Plan, which aims to improve educational outcomes for P-12 and beyond. The plan will improve transitions, pathways and opportunities for students through improving teacher capacity, resources and a contemporary school infrastructure. The Shepparton Education Plan and the creation of a revitalised secondary school model is the outcome of longer-term work by schools and consultation with the community to collaboratively improve learning opportunities, community engagement and educational outcomes.
The College comprises:
- Approximately 2500 students arranged in nine houses of 300 year 7-12 students.
- New school facilities with contemporary shared teaching and learning spaces and specialist areas
- Hubs for specialist subject delivery, including a STEM Enterprise Centre of Excellence, and student wellbeing
The location of the new College was the site of the former Shepparton High School in Hawdon Street, Shepparton. This site offers many opportunities being in close proximity to the Shepparton Campuses of Latrobe and Melbourne Universities and Goulburn Ovens TAFE, and to commercial and cultural precincts. This supports the development of student pathway options and community engagement.
The transformational change involved in the development of the new Secondary College attracts teaching and staff applicants with skills that support a high level of engagement and consultation with students, staff, parents and the broader community as the culture, learning focus and organisation of the campus is developed, implemented and refined.
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