Wheelers Hill Secondary College

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Wheelers Hill Secondary College
Location
Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°54′36.34″S 145°10′52.84″E / 37.9100944°S 145.1813444°E / -37.9100944; 145.1813444Coordinates: 37°54′36.34″S 145°10′52.84″E / 37.9100944°S 145.1813444°E / -37.9100944; 145.1813444
Information
Type Public
Established 1980
Principal Marie Ghirardello
Grades 7-12
Enrolment 553
Colour(s) Maroon and Blue          
Yearbook 'The Hill[1]
Website

Wheelers Hill Secondary College is a coeducational state school in the Melbourne suburb of Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia. School number 8474.[2]

The college is divided into two sub-schools and six-year levels: Middle School (7 - 9) and Senior School (10 - 12).[3]

Ranking

Using the VCAA school results data was sorted by (%40+ study score) then (Median study score) then enrolment in VCE 3/4 units). Schools that had students in the VCE exams (Total schools listed under VCE, VET & VCAL):[4]

  • 2003 the college was ranked 38.6% at position 300 of 489 (494)[5]
  • 2004 the college was ranked 47.6% at position 255 of 487 (489)[6]
  • 2005 the college was ranked 54.4% at position 226 of 496 (498)[7]
  • 2006 the college was ranked 58.2% at position 207 of 495 (498)[8]
  • 2007 the college was ranked 57.1% at position 216 of 503 (508)[9]
  • 2008 the college was ranked 24.7% at position 385 of 511 (519)[10]
  • 2009 the college was ranked 48.0% at position 272 of 523 (565)[11]

In 2009 Government school performance summary reports that it was "similar" to other public colleges.[12]

History[edit]

Wheelers Hill Secondary College is situated in the City of Monash in Melbourne's eastern suburbs and was established in 1980. Wheelers Hill High School, as it was initially named, commenced in 1980 with 96 students and nine teachers. The buildings consisted of four general classrooms, three specialist rooms, a library and an administration office. In 1981 the enrolment was boosted by 164 new year 7 students and an additional 14 year 8 students.

Facilities[edit]

The school's grounds include:

  • A canteen. Students can order online via eCanteen
  • A food technology centre
  • A gymnasium
  • A Performing Arts Centre
  • A library
  • An art and technology wing
  • Science laboratories
  • Several computer rooms and smaller computer pods.

Sporting facilities[edit]

The school's grounds include:

  • An AFL and cricket oval
  • Two football ovals
  • Two netball/basketball/tennis courts
  • Passive recreation areas in garden settings

Technology facilities[edit]

The school has many computer labs and small pods. These are supported by Notebooks which add flexibility to the College Program.

Curriculum[edit]

Programs such as instrumental music, performing arts and sporting programs provide opportunities for students to develop particular skills outside the mainstream classroom.[13] The College has a strong pastoral care program supported by a Student Welfare Coordinator, home groups and sub-school teams at each year level. The Pastoral Programs complement the strong academic tradition of the College. A strong emphasis on development and nurturing of leadership skills is a focus of Wheelers Hill Secondary College and programs and structures are in place to enable this.

Houses[edit]

The four houses are:

  •      Jells - Blue
  •      Derrimut - Yellow
  •      Napier - Red
  •      Scott - Green

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

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