Epping Secondary College is a co-educational college which began back in 1976. The suburb of Epping has seen substantial growth in industry and infrastructure over the past fifteen years. Recent planning initiatives in the City of Whittlesea have seen rapid growth in housing around South Morang, Mill Park and Epping.
The current student population is 1300 with approximately the same number of boys as girls. The three main feeder schools are Epping, Meadowglen and Greenbrook Primary Schools. The college is an harmonious multicultural community with students and staff from a range of nationalities.
Epping Secondary College is organised into three Units: A Year 7 and 8 Unit supporting transition through an integrated learning program, a Year 9 and 10 Unit with all Year 10 students doing a VCE subject and a Senior Unit offering a more adult learning environment. A comprehensive VCE program and a VET in Schools program is in operation. For the past five years the college has run an alternative Pathways program for Year 10 students to address the needs of students exploring a range of Pathways. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) was introduced in 2003, and now both Intermediate and Senior VCAL are running.
The college community holds the core values of Commitment, Respect, Honesty, Fairness and Perseverance as guiding its behaviours. There is a strong transition of pastoral care and support programs for students to address individual needs and equity issues. The college has a full time Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator, three Counsellors, a Multicultural Aide and we also have a partnership with psychologists from New Chapter Psychology.
The college has a strong academic focus with many students achieving some excellent results. At the end of each year, many of our students enter into courses at university, whilst others gain access to TAFE, apprenticeships, traineeships or work. The college employs a full time careers advisor and a Transition Broker to support students at risk of leaving school.
The college has high expectations of students and staff, promotes a positive attitude to learning, and encourages all students to succeed. The fostering of student leadership and enterprise is an important feature of college life. There is also a very strong support for interschool sport with many successes at the Local, Regional and State level.
Parents have high expectations for their children and the college. Parent participation is reflected throughout the college in learning programs, in decision making through School Council and its subcommittees and through support of school activities.
Learning for Life is the college motto and is the foundation upon which the college programs are developed. Student learning is the core purpose of the college and continuing improvement in curriculum, the learning environment, management, leadership, reporting and monitoring are central to the endeavours of the college community.
Parents of prospective students are most welcome to make an appointment to visit the college and see the classes in progress. Please feel free to contact the principal team on ph 9401-2599 if you have further questions.