Bendigo Senior Secondary College

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The Admin building of Bendigo Senior Secondary College

Bendigo Senior Secondary College (BSSC) is an Australian state school for Year 11 and Year 12 students in Bendigo, Victoria.

There are four state 7-10 colleges in Bendigo - Eaglehawk Secondary College, Bendigo South East Secondary College, Crusoe College and Weeroona College Bendigo. Students from these schools attend Bendigo Senior Secondary College for their final two years of schooling.

In 2006 BSSC held a two-day Future Search conference to determine the key ideas for the school's strategic plan.

In 2006 funding was granted for BSSC to develop a Master Plan around the use of the former Bendigo Prison which is located next to the school. This will provide access to additional classrooms and administration areas.


The Bendigo Continuation School opened on April 27, 1907, with the aim of preparing students for entry into the public service, teacher training, university or other education. The school incorporated nearby buildings such as the Sandhurst Corporate High School (later St Andrew's College) and eventually the James King Hall and Administration block was built in 1930. The former Bendigo Supreme Court was used to serve as the music rooms when it was obtained in 1959, after the relocation of the Bendigo Girls' High School. Other additions include the Alexander Wing (1967) and the Commonwealth Library (1977).

1975 saw BSSC become a Year 11 and Year 12 school. In 1976 it became Victoria's first senior high school and in 1990 it became Bendigo Senior Secondary College.

In 1991 a building program saw the construction of new buildings, with an overall upgrade all of the facilities starting from 1995. The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jeff Tho - Australian representative to the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games in badminton
  • Glenn Warfe - Australian representative to the 2012 Olympics in badminton[2]
  • Joel Selwood - AFL player with the Geelong Cats
  • Scott Selwood - AFL player with the West Coast Eagles and the Geelong Cats
  • Ben McGlynn - AFL player with Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bendigo Senior Secondary College, Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H2229". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  2. ^ "London 2012 - Glenn Warfe Athlete Profile". Retrieved 4 August 2012. 

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Coordinates: 36°45′19″S 144°16′50″E / 36.75528°S 144.28056°E / -36.75528; 144.28056