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Principal's Welcome

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

Vermont Secondary College was established in 1962 and is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It is a large, single campus, co-educational secondary college of approximately 1300 students, 970+ families and 140 teachers and support staff. The College values of Excellence, Integrity, Responsibility, Respect and Tolerance reflect our College ethos.

The College experienced continuous growth from the 1980’s until 2002 when enrolments were capped. Approximately 90% of enrolments are from within the Vermont Secondary College neighbourhood, which underpins the strong community support. Demand for enrolment from outside our neighbourhood greatly exceeds available places.

Vermont Secondary College is proud of its proven record of academic achievement while preparing our young citizens for an increasingly diverse range of student learning and career pathways. The College is consistently ranked amongst the top non-select entry State secondary colleges based on our VCE and NAPLAN test results that are consistently at or above State and ‘Like School’ levels of performance.

We place a strong emphasis on knowing and valuing our students while personalizing and enriching their learning experiences and are committed to:

  • promoting the achievement of excellence in a learning environment that is safe and caring, and embraces diversity

  • 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.

The now completed Stage Two rebuild has greatly assisted the College in implementing new academic programs and allows us to further build upon our positive and productive learning environment.

Our students, staff and parents have a strong sense of Vermont Secondary College as a community school due to the long tradition of outstanding academic achievement combined with a comprehensive co-curricular program that encourages students to develop their talents and leadership potential outside of the classroom.

We enjoy an exceptionally high level of parent support through this cohesive, close knit community that shares our vision, aims and values. We firmly believe the educational needs of children are best served in an environment where parents feel part of the school and its decision making processes.

The College’s comprehensive range of co-curricular activities, including our acclaimed Instrumental Music, Choral and Performing Arts programs support the growth of students into confident, successful and contributing citizens.  The College is also a premier sporting school with many students competing at a local, State and National level.

In a caring, well-disciplined atmosphere, the College expects and achieves high standards in all aspects of student leadership, endeavour, behaviour and presentation.  Our College values are consistently reinforced in student learning, teaching practice and through school management.

Our Grade 6 to Year 7 transition program ensures that students new to the College feel welcome, comfortable and secure in the purpose built Year 7 Learning Centre. This combined with the Year 7 Integrated Studies program and supportive House structure contributes significantly to a smooth, safe transition into secondary school. We welcome you to our school community.

Tony Jacobs

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