Viewbank College

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Viewbank College
Viewbank College logo
Warren Road
Viewbank, Victoria, 3084, Australia
Coordinates 37°44′28″S 145°5′10″E / 37.74111°S 145.08611°E / -37.74111; 145.08611Coordinates: 37°44′28″S 145°5′10″E / 37.74111°S 145.08611°E / -37.74111; 145.08611
School type Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Motto Caring for Excellence
Established 1994[1][2]
Status Open
Principal Judith Craze
Assistant principals John Munro
Maree Gaffney
Staff 95 (as of 2011)[3]
Teaching staff 81 (as of 2011)[3]
Years offered 7–12
Enrolment 1125 (as of 2011)[3]
Campus type Suburb
Houses Hydra, Ignis, Stella, Terra
Navy blue, maroon, and gold
Newspaper Viewbank College Newsletter
Yearbook 'Phoenix'
Revenue $10,613,904 (in 2010) [3]
Communities served Banyule City Council
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The administration building at Viewbank College

Viewbank College is an Australian public secondary school located in the north eastern suburb of Viewbank, in Melbourne, Australia.


Viewbank College was founded on the site of Rosanna East High School in 1994, the result of a merger between it and Banyule High School.[1][2]

The two original schools serviced the surrounding area, predominantly enrolling students situated in the City of Heidelberg (now known as the City of Banyule). Banyule High School commenced in 1961 and by 1970 its student population had swelled to over 900. As a result Rosanna East High School was started in 1970 to reduce the pressure on Banyule High School. It begun operating in the grounds of Rosanna Golf Links Primary School but the following year, with the completion of the construction of new buildings at the Warren Road site, the school moved to its permanent location in Viewbank.[1] With decreasing enrolments in both schools, in 1993 talks were held in consideration of a merger. By January 1994, Viewbank College as a school had begun. On 6 November 1996, an official opening was conducted by the Honourable Richard McGarvie, the Governor of Victoria at the time.

The school continues to operate from the Warren Road site and retains ownership over the Banyule Theatre (previously part of Banyule High School)[2] with the remaining land sold off for residential development. The theatre is now used for teaching and performance.[2]


As well as offering students diverse learning challenges in the classroom, students have opportunities to develop and explore their talents through the Enhanced Acceleration Program, the debating Program, the music and drama program and the extensive Sports Programs. Students are actively encouraged through the strong Student Leadership program to become involved in the greater life of the College.

The College encourages parent involvement through the College Council, Friends of Music, Friends of Viewbank and Friends of the Performing and Visual Arts.


In 2007 two students burnt down a section of the junior school lockers and were caught after investigation by the police.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "College History". Viewbank College. Viewbank College. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Expression of interest - school based apprenticeship and traineeship support program (Report). Banyule Nillumbik Regional Careers Group. November 2002. p. 12. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "Viewbank College, Rosanna, VIC". My School. ACARA. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Two teens charged over Melbourne school fire". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Commission. 3 June 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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