Princes Hill Secondary College

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VIC Princes Hill Secondary College All Secondary   Carlton North Feature

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Princes Hill Secondary College, Princes Hill SC, or PHSC, is a state, coeducational Secondary school located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Princes Hill, Australia.

The first Princes Hill school was established in North Carlton in 1889 and has been in continuous operation since that time. The current buildings were completed in 1973, after a fire destroyed the old school, winning awards for architectural excellence. In addition to the school buildings, the College has access to Princes Park at the rear of the school for recreational and sports activities, as well as its own gymnasium and two outside sport courts. The College also has its own school camp at the Mirrimbah country Centre in the foothills of Mt. Buller. The school is uniquely located within the educational hub of inner Melbourne with access to the resources of The University of Melbourne, Museum and Zoo, all of which are located in the vicinity.

The College provides for approximately 800 students from Years 7-12. The College is non-selective and draws students from over 30 Primary schools in the Cities of Yarra, Melbourne, Moreland and Darebin, with about 20% of our students travelling from more distant suburbs. The Victorian School of Languages, the Princes Hill Community Centre and a variety of other users add to the creative community activity centred around the College.

The quality and expertise of the College teaching staff is one of the great strengths of the school with many having served in consultancy and higher education roles. It is also a very stable team, with many staff having been at the school for seven years or more. There are also a number of recent graduates who add energy and innovation to the staff group.

The mutual respect established in the school between students and staff contributes greatly to the quality of the teaching and learning environment of the school.

The College Student Code of Conduct sets out clear guidelines and expectations for student conduct and progress with a particular focus upon recognising and rewarding student achievement. Participation in public events, performances and competitions is widely encouraged and successes are enthusiastically celebrated by the College.

Princes Hill Secondary College is the centre of a vibrant community of parents, students and teachers. All play an active part in the daily life, decisions and programs of the school. It is a community united by a shared belief in the importance of the following values:

Community: belonging together and caring for each other Diversity: respecting and valuing individual and cultural difference Social Responsibility: a passionate commitment to ethical and socially just action Creativity: nurturing a spirit of innovative inquiry and expression Achievement: striving to set and reach challenging personal goals Self-reliance: the self-discipline and resilience required to achieve these goals

These values underpin the teaching philosophy of the school, which recognises that every child is unique and the educational needs of each will be different. Equally the school program is founded upon the belief that every child is able to set and meet challenging goals. The College’s capacity to inspire each student to fulfil their potential is a key to the success of the school.

These beliefs permeate and inform everything that the school does.

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