Ballarat Secondary College
|Ballarat Secondary College|
|Ballarat, Victoria, Australia|
|Type||Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue, Light Blue and White|
Ballarat Secondary College is a multi-campus college, formed in 1994 through the amalgamation of three existing secondary Colleges: Ballarat East Secondary College (formerly Ballarat East High School), Wendouree Secondary College (formerly Wendouree High Technical School) and Midlands Secondary College (formerly Ballarat North Technical School).
The Barkly campus is located in Barkly Street, Ballarat. This campus has students enrolled in Year 11 and 12. Students are offered a wide range of subjects in the VCE, VET and VCAL education programs. The campus was opened in 2000 after a $6,000,000 renovation to several pre-existing buildings including the original Ballarat East Library and the former Ballarat Girls High School. The grounds of the campus include the original Ballarat East Botanical Gardens.
The Wendouree campus is located on the site of the original Wendouree High Technical School (later Wendouree Secondary College) built in 1978, at the corner of Forest Street and Giot Drive, Wendouree. This campus has students from Years 7-10. In January 2012, the administration wing was renovated including a remodeling of the area, new carpet and new furniture.
The East campus is on the site of the original Ballarat East High School (later Ballarat East Secondary College) at the corner of Victoria and Fussell Streets, Ballarat East. Many of the original buildings were demolished in 2008. The office and administration area opened in July 2008, and a new classroom wing opened in June 2009. This campus also takes students from Years 7-10.
A fourth campus is called Link Up, which is based in the Ballarat Learning Exchange in Camp Street, Ballarat. This is an alternative school, based on individual learning plans, designed for students who have dropped out of normal schooling. "It changes the lives of many students with a friendly environment and teachers dedicated to helping students pursue their dream careers and futures.- current student at link up"