Cheltenham Secondary College

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Cheltenham Secondary College
Location
Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°57′12″S 145°04′06″E / 37.95333°S 145.06833°E / -37.95333; 145.06833Coordinates: 37°57′12″S 145°04′06″E / 37.95333°S 145.06833°E / -37.95333; 145.06833
Information
Type Public
Motto Health and Learning
Established 1959[1]
Principal Keith Muller
Enrolment 1,160
Colour(s) Blue, Red and yellow
              
Website

Cheltenham Secondary College is a co-educational high school in Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia, catering for students in years 7 to 12. The school officially opened in 1959 as 'Cheltenham High School', and then later changed its name to Cheltenham Secondary College.


Facilities[edit]

Below is a list of some of the school's facilities.

Sports Centre
The sports centre was officially opened in early 2003, and comprises two full-sized indoor courts, electronic scoreboard, elevated spectator seating, fully equipped changing rooms, as well as kitchen and storage facilities. Physical education classes, weekly sport rotations and whole-school assemblies are regularly held in the sports centre.
Performing Arts Centre
The performing arts centre was officially opened in late 2003, and was developed from the previous school hall. The centre comprises a 200 seat theatre, two music classrooms, two spacious drama/theatre studies classrooms as well as several music tuition rooms. The annual school production is presented in the centre every year.

Uniform[edit]

Students are strictly required to wear a school uniform on school grounds and at off-campus school events unless specifically announced otherwise. The standard uniform consists of a distinct boys' uniform, girls' uniform, summer uniform (worn during terms 1 and 4), winter uniform (worn during terms 2 and 3), as well as optional items and accessories. In addition, students are required to wear a sports uniform during physical education classes and weekly sport rotations.

Standard girls' uniform[edit]

Girls' summer uniform
Navy blue v-neck woollen jumper with school logo (blood red jumper for VCE students)
Bottle green tartan dress
Royal blue ankle socks OR navy blue knee-high socks
Appropriate black school shoes
Girls' winter uniform
Navy blue v-neck woollen jumper with school logo (blood red jumper for VCE students)
White collared school shirt
Plain navy blue school tie
Bottle green tartan skirt
navy blue knee-high socks OR opaque black school tights
Appropriate black school shoes

Standard boys' uniform[edit]

Boys' summer uniform
Navy blue v-neck woollen jumper with school logo (blood red jumper for VCE students)
Short sleeved, white collared school shirt
Navy blue school tie with gold and red stripes
Grey school shorts
Light-grey speckled woollen walking socks
Appropriate black school shoes
Boys' winter uniform
Navy blue v-neck woollen jumper with school logo (blood red jumper for VCE students)
Short sleeved, white collared school shirt
Navy blue school tie with gold and red stripes
Dark-grey school trousers
Dark-grey woollen walking socks
Appropriate black school shoes

Enrolment and school structure[edit]

The school is functionally divided into two sub-schools; a Junior School, catering for students in years 7 to 9; and a Senior School, catering for students in year 10 and VCE. The school's total enrolment exceeds 1100 students every year, and excessive demand for enrolment into year 7 over the past decade have restricted the school's annual year 7 enrolment to a specific geographical zone surrounding the school. Applicants residing outside of the zone must submit a formal written application in order to be considered for enrolment. Within the Junior School, each year level cohort is divided into nine 'form groups' of around 24 students (e.g. 8A,8B,8C,8D,8E,8F,8G,8H and 8J), and students undertake the majority of their formal classes with their form group. Over the last decade, the school's total male enrolment has far exceeded its total female enrolment, and this has led to the formation of several all-boys form groups in the junior school to allow the formation of co-educational form groups with more balanced ratios of boys to girls. In 2004, the school's year 7 cohort had a female enrolment of only 27%, the school's lowest ever year 7 female enrolment. However as the years have progressed, the number of girls has risen and sits at roughly 40%.

Annual enrolment statistics[edit]

2004[2]

Girls Boys Total
Year 7 59 156 215
Year 8 91 136 227
Year 9 86 129 215
Year 10 81 128 209
Year 11 84 96 180
Year 12 47 87 134
Total 448 732 1180

2005[3]

Girls Boys Total
Year 7 81 127 208
Year 8 61 155 216
Year 9 91 125 216
Year 10 84 122 206
Year 11 75 109 184
Year 12 74 79 153
Total 466 717 1183

2006[4]

Girls Boys Total
Year 7 75 150 225
Year 8 84 124 208
Year 9 61 150 211
Year 10 85 117 202
Year 11 74 93 167
Year 12 67 87 154
Total 446 721 1167

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.australiangraduate.com/cheltenham.htm
  2. ^ Cheltenham Secondary College (2004). Southern Cross Magazine 2004. 
  3. ^ Cheltenham Secondary College (2005). Southern Cross Magazine 2005. 
  4. ^ Cheltenham Secondary College (2006). Southern Cross Magazine 2006.