Parkdale Secondary College
|Parkdale Secondary College|
|Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia|
|Type||Public, Co-Ed, Day school|
|Motto||Latin: Pergo Et Perago
("I undertake and I achieve")
|Colour(s)||Blue, Green & Yellow|
Parkdale Secondary College, which is located in the bayside suburb of Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, is Parkdale's local public school. It is located on Warren Road opposite Don Tatnell Leisure Centre.
The principal of the school as of 2007 is Greg McMahon.
Parkdale Secondary College is a Year 7–12 public secondary college with an enrolment of approximately 1,200 students. Parkdale is involved in the iNET program of RATL, which allows international students to study at the school. Parkdale also has a sister school in Japan called Nishi High School.
- Nee Clements (1967-1969)
- Annathea Hackett (1970-1987)
- Philip Knight (1988-2006)
- Greg McMahon (2007–present)
Parkdale High School was established in 1964. In 1989 the name of the school change to Parkdale Secondary College. During the time Phil Knight was principal, the school grew from approximately 400 students in 1988 to 1025 students in 2006.
Represented by the Parky Seahorse, Parkdale competes in the Beachside District in athletics, swimming, cross-country and alternative sports. The Mordialloc-Braeside Football Club was formed in February 1969 by three 13-year-old students of the then Parkdale High School, which included Peter Moait, John Ronke and Dean Carroll.
Andrew Mullett, a teacher at the school, has directed the annual school play since 1983, his recent additions include those below:
- 2013 - Promises/Taking Stock
- 2011 - A Rum Business
- 2010 - Going Forward
- 2009 - Shady Deals
- 2008 - The Night Shift
- 2007 - Lost for Words
- 2006 - Perspectives
Parkdale competes in the National Rock Eisteddfod biennially. Most recently the 2009 entry, "Dream Stealers" was awarded a 3rd in the grand final, and received a wildcard into the National TV Special Results. In the 2007 entry Parkdale positioned 3rd in the Premier Division and was a wildcard in the 2007 National TV Special Results. The 2005 entry positioned 4th in the Premier Division Grand Placings, and was the Victorian state winner of the National TV Special Results.
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