Brisbane Water Secondary College

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Brisbane Water Secondary College
Location
Umina and Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
Information
Type State Run High School
Motto Strength Through Unity
Established 2001
Principal David Allomes
Enrolment 2000
Colour(s) Blue, White and Yellow
Website

Brisbane Water Secondary College is a secondary high school located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The college consists of two campuses, the Middle School Campus at Umina and The Senior Campus at Woy Woy.

History[edit]

Brisbane Water Secondary College is a public high school that was created in 2002 by the merging of Umina High School and Woy Woy High School. Both former high schools now constitute the two campuses of the Secondary College. The Umina Campus, located along Veron Road, Umina Beach, caters for Middle School students from Years 7 to 9 and the Woy Woy Campus, located along Edward Street, Woy Woy, caters for Senior School students from Years 10 to 12.[1] The logo of the new school was a Griffin, a mythical hybrid of a lion and an eagle to symbolise the joining of the two schools into one college.

Facilities[edit]

The Umina Campus has a large Agriculture Farm used for teaching across Years 7 to 12. The Cattle Club has won many awards in Agricultural shows with its limousin steers and with students for judging and parading.

The college also is currently trialling "Sports Academies". The two academies currently being trialled are for Rugby League and Football (Soccer). The rationale for the academies to be in place is to encourage students who have athletic potential but might otherwise leave school to stay until the end of Year 12.

From 2009 the senior campus refurbished its Design and Technology faculty to provide high quality vocational courses for students.

From 2011 the Umina Campus has established a dedicated selective Creative and Performing Arts class for years 7 and 8 as part of an ongoing rejuvenation of its CAPA program. The college has continued to enjoy triumphs in the Arts, and is frequently involved in such Arts programs as Central Vision,[2] Schools Spectacular,[3] Starstruck [4] and the Kool Skools recording project, which the campus has won a record 4 times since its inception.[5]

Staff[edit]

Following the retirement of longtime principal Frank Gasper in 2013, the current principal of the Umina campus is Brent Walker and the current principal of the Woy Woy campus is David Allomes. The College Principal is Sally Conn.

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