Echuca College

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Echuca College
Echuca-College-Logo.gif
Diversity Our Strength
Location
Echuca, Victoria
Australia
Information
Type Government Owned Secondary School
Established 2006
Principal Christopher Eeles
Enrolment ~1000
Campus Echuca
Colour(s) Purple and White.
Website

Echuca College is a state secondary school in Echuca, Victoria, Australia. It was established in 2006 by the merger of Echuca Secondary College and Echuca High School.[1] The school is currently situatated on one campus at Butcher Street. The College Principal is Mr Christopher Eeles with Assistant College Principal Mrs Melissa Gould.

History[edit]

The history of the school dates back to the late 1900s when the school was known as Echuca Technical School. Echuca Technical School ceased to be a technical school in the early 1990s and moved to the Butcher Street site, where it remained as Echuca Secondary College until 2006 when it was merged with the other state secondary school in Echuca, Echuca High School. Echuca College received a 15 million dollar grant from the Government to transform the school to a 'state of the art' learning centre.[2] Recently, Echuca College received another grant to help with landscaping.

Since the 23rd of November 2009, Years 10 to 12 have moved to the College Drive Campus. Echuca College is now situated on one campus. The Crofton Street Campus is now under the control of DEECD.

Echuca High School[edit]

Echuca High School was a mid-sized government secondary school functioning between 1903 and 2005. Located to the north of Echuca's business district, the Echuca High School campus was situated at the end of Crofton Street and next to the Campaspe River. Sections of its facilities, particularly the sports fields, were prone to occasional flooding.

The school had a typical student enrolment in the 600s, catering from students between the ages of 12-18. The school motto was 'Play the Game' and its emblem featured two crossed boomerangs.

Echuca Secondary College[edit]

Echuca Secondary College was a mid-sized state secondary school. It was formerly known as Echuca Technical School or Echuca Tech and was established in the late 1880s. Echuca Tech ceased to be a technical school in the early 1990s and moved to the Butcher Street site, changing its name.

Facilities[edit]

Echuca College has upgraded its facilities to be 'state of the art' and a great key advantage to students learning. Echuca College has upgraded their computer network, to cope with demands in the future.[3] Purchased several hundreds of Dell Laptops to be used learning aides for students.[4] Have introduced smartboards as a learning tool for teachers & students, with sound systems and projectors in every classroom throughout the school.[5]

They also have their own Manufacturing & Design workshop which is also state of the art, incorporating many items that would be used in a normal workshop, they use a computer system called "OnGuard" which a student needs to read information about the certain tool that wish to use and answer questions about how to use it and safety. Once they finished and they are all correct, the student is now licensed to use that tool in the workshop. The Performing Arts Centre of the school incorporates and Drama & Dance room, music room & I.T. Room. The Dance & Drama room are made of floorboards and are also used for performances due to the very large space. The music room also has state of the art musical keyboards, drumkits, electronic drumkits, guitars, soundboards and mastering software. The I.T. Room incorporates Dell desktop computers with LCD monitors to be used in I.T classes or Production Art classes

Academics[edit]

For L.O.T.E, they teach Indonesian and they have several Indonesian teachers, they are also trialing a new subject called Production Arts, which takes on the roll of students producing a production to show to parents and others, this will take up to 14 weeks, depending on the time the teachers designate.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Echuca College came 5th in the 2009 Rock Eisteddfod.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Echuca College", Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria), accessed 13 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Case Study - Echuca College", Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria), accessed 19 September 2009.
  3. ^ "ICT Infrastructure", Echuca College, accessed 20 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Laptop Trolleys & Student Laptops", Echuca College, accessed 20 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Interactive Whiteboards", Echuca College, accessed 20 July 2009.

Coordinates: 36°07′59″S 144°43′57″E / 36.13306°S 144.73250°E / -36.13306; 144.73250