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Welcome to Vermont Secondary College

Vermont Secondary College promotes the achievement of excellence in a learning environment that is safe and caring, and embraces diversity.

Our College is committed to the development of lifelong learning skills that motivate and enable all students to achieve their individual goals and make a positive contribution to the global community.

Vermont Secondary College's true worth lies in its ability
to help the children grow as people, not just as students" - parent

 

 

Success of a Vermont Secondary College Student

It is always with some trepidation that I respond when a student tells me that they will indulge in a ‘gap-year’ after Year 12. I have visions of students lolling on couches, playing video-games and generally failing to contribute to their personal growth or their community. Thus, when one of my students, whom I have had the pleasure of teaching in both History Revolutions and Australian Politics via Distance Education, told me that she was taking a ‘gap-year’ I was mildly alarmed.

This was clearly not the appropriate response in the case of Emma Muscatello (Year 12 2018). Emma has been offered an internship in the Office of the Secretary General of the European Union in Brussels for 2019. This is an extremely prestigious offer that will allow Emma to become exposed to the mechanics of high-level international relations, to shadow high-level policy makers and government officials and also to undergo expenses paid travel around member-states and potentially further afield.

Emma’s achievement is a fine example of the benefits of undertaking language study and engaging broadly with the world. Emma has studied German whilst at Vermont and previously won the Sagse Scholarship (2017) which allowed her to travel to Germany on a cultural exchange, an experience which included delivering a speech at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin entirely in German.

Whilst in Brussels, Emma will also undertake studies in French so she can further expand her knowledge base and better prepare herself for a future career in Law or Diplomacy. Emma is a fine example to all of us of the benefits of engaging fully with the opportunities that are presented, to working incredibly hard in pursuit of our goals and seeking to engage broadly with the world as an international citizen. All the best in the future Emma.

Aidan Message (History & Politics Teacher/ Head of Learning and Teaching)

 

In a fantastic development for Vermont Secondary College The Hon James Merlino MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Minister for Emergency Services announced a $4,873,000 upgrade for VSC via a media release on Thursday 10 May 2018.
 
To view the full media release please click this link: 
 
The Department of Education and Training (DET) also have a web site re: the project for Vermont Secondary College. Go to:
 
The section of our college to be replaced through the permanent modular school buildings project is known as the ‘C block’ and this is the entire top half of our existing ‘C Wing’. Completion date is mid-2019.
The building company behind the project is BHA Project Management and they can be found at: https://www.sensum.com.au/
 
We look forward to working closely with the relevant agencies on the completion of this exciting project and thank the Andrews Labor Government and the Department of Education and Training for the investment in our ever expanding college. 

 


Congratulations to our very own Mikala Cann being drafted to the Collingwood Football Club with pick 13 in the 2018 AFLW Draft
 
Mikala is a very competitive midfielder who wins her own ball and plays with zest and passion. Her elite running allows her to create numbers around the contest and transition both ways. Mikala also impressed for Vic Metro at this year’s Under-18 carnival, was an All Australian member and won a premiership with the Box Hill Hawks (Hawthorn) in the VFLW.
 
Mikala will be a great asset to the Collingwood Football Club and we look forward to following her AFLW journey.
 
Well done Mikala

 

2018 Term dates:

 

School office opens Monday 29th January 2018

Students start Tuesday 30th January 2018

 

Term 1: Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 29 March 2018 

 

Term 2: 16 April to 29 June 

 

Term 3: 16 July to 21 September 

 

Term 4: 08 October to 21 December

 

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