Traralgon College

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Traralgon College,[1] is a co-educational public high school in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.College Profile

Traralgon College is a large College of 1200 students. The college comprises a Junior Campus (Years 7-9) and Senior Campus (Years 10-12), and offers a broad curriculum to cater for students with academic, trade or vocational interests, with an extensive range of VCE subjects, VET and VCAL programs.

Traralgon is a dynamic regional service centre with excellent business/retail, educational, medical, cultural and sports/recreational facilities. It is located in the Latrobe Valley, 145km east of Melbourne, and forms part of Latrobe City, with an area population of 75,000. The area is home to Victoria's electricity generation industry, with other key industries including agriculture, forestry, manufacturing (including the development of new technologies) and government services. Traralgon is surrounded by beautiful natural features, with mountains, national parks, lakes and the ocean only an hour's drive away.

Melbourne is readily accessible by road or rail. The rail journey is 2 hours, with frequent services to and from Melbourne every day. There is good highway access through the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the CBD and other universities and colleges. It consists of two campuses, east and west which are located at either end of the town.

East Campus[edit]

The east campus of Traralgon College is in the process of renovations after a long needed change to the schools environment which is due for completion sometime soon. This campus consists of students in the year level 7 to 9 and started to offer the Hands On Learning program in 2009.

West Campus[edit]

The west campus is the more serious and academic part of the school as it consists of VCE and VCAL in the year levels 10-12.

History[edit]

The college lost its camp and some buildings in the East Campus in four fires suffered in 2006.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traralgon College". School Details. State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development). Retrieved 2008-10-07. [dead link]
  2. ^ Lanigan, Roslyn (2006-12-21). "School's camp up in smoke". Latrobe Valley Express. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 

Coordinates: 38°11′27″S 146°31′10″E / 38.19083°S 146.51944°E / -38.19083; 146.51944