St Albans Secondary College
St Albans Secondary College is located 18 kms to the north west of the Central Business District of Melbourne, within the City of Brimbank. St Albans is easily accessible by public transport, particularly rail, and by car being only a 20-30 minute trip to the city centre via the Calder Freeway and Western Ring Road. It is also in close proximity to Melbourneï¿½s airports - Tullamarine and Essendon.
The St Albans community has welcomed new arrivals to Australia since World War II, and this is reflected in the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of our students, as well as in the multicultural vitality of our community.
Consistently strong enrolment figures allow the school to maintain flexibility in both staffing and curriculum, and thus to effectively address the educational directions valued by the whole school community. St Albans Secondary College provides a comprehensive, broad curriculum, which successfully attends to the academic, social and individual development of our students, and addresses studentsï¿½ vocational aspirations.
The College also includes in the curriculum, challenging programs in the performing and creative arts, sport and physical development, and information and communication technologies. These programs enhance studentsï¿½ learning in the eight Key Learning Areas, and together with intellectually rewarding extra-curricular activities such as interschool debating, student leadership programs, a university mentoring program, subject area competitions, and the TAFE Tasters program, students are provided with particular opportunities to develop their unique interests and talents. In addition, the Individual Needs program supports the learning needs of students who require special support to achieve their potential.
St Albans Secondary College recognises the responsibility to its community to provide a safe, secure and supportive environment where students can learn and feel valued and respected as individuals. The school is divided into three Sub Schools each with a team of Year Level Coordinators who monitor the academic, social and emotional progress of students by liaising regularly with teachers and parents.
Our Welfare Team, including a psychologist, health promotion nurse and a youth worker, compliments the work of the Sub Schools through a range of classroom, small group and individualised programs to meet the requirements and interests of teenagers. Our Whole School Approach to welfare and discipline, together with an emphasis on social skills programs, support young people in their development into caring and socially responsible adults.
St Albans Secondary College is a community in which the staff and parents work together with, and for the benefit of, students. Parents are encouraged to engage actively in their childï¿½s education through membership of school committees, participation in classroom support programs, and through regular meetings and contact with teachers and Year Level Coordinators.
The College is an integral part of the educational community of St Albans. Through our Transition Program, strong relationships have been fostered with local primary schools. The schoolï¿½s Work Education and Tertiary Orientation programs have established further positive links with local community groups and businesses, as well as with tertiary providers, especially Victoria University of Technology where many of our students complete their studies.
To enhance student learning, St Albans Secondary College has identified two major priorities for the next three years:
o Implementing the Middle Years Reform Program
o Improving organisational health and staff well being
Academic Results and Trends
Year 12 ATAR |