Brentwood Secondary College
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|Brentwood Secondary College|
|65-71 Watsons Road
Glen Waverley, Victoria
|Motto||"Learning for Leadership, Learning for Understanding, Learning as a community"|
|School district||Eastern Metropolitan Region|
|Teaching staff||130 approx|
|Number of students||1535|
Blue, Green, Red, Yellow
|Houses||Macpherson(Blue), Reardon(Green), Armstrong(Red), Wheeler(Yellow)|
|Business Manager||Robyn Geshev|
Glen Waverley South Primary School adjoins the college, and they have their own oval, which is used for many sport activities such as cricket, and Australian football.
Brentwood Secondary College opened in 1969.
In recent years, the number of students attending the college has increased. Brentwood currently has about 1535 students enrolled in years 7 to 12. The year levels are divided into junior school (years 7 and 8), middle school (years 9 and 10) and senior school (years 11 and 12) with 2 year level coordinators for each year level respectively.
Since 2009, the college has been divided into two sub-schools, junior school (Years 7 to 9) and a senior school (Years 10 to 12). Each sub-school will be led by a head of school and supported by 2 student managers for each sub-school year level.
In 2006, a major redevelopment of the college's facilities to the science, mathematics, gymnasium. This complex costing in excess of $4 million was spent, with the government contributing $2.49 million and the college community contributing $1.74 million. The upgrades included new science and mathematics class rooms, a new gymnasium with physical education teaching rooms with an up stairs table tennis area.
The college consists of four "block" buildings, a performance centre and a gym and multiple portable classrooms.
Brentwood currently has 4 computer labs and a Mac lab in addition to the computers in the Library.
Brentwoood currently has a gymnasium, weights room, a mezzanine for boxing and table tennis and the Hall, utilised for Productions and various classes offered at the College.
Thinking, Learning and Creativity Project
Brentwood Secondary College was successful in gaining funds from the Victorian Government through the Leading Schools Funding program to develop and trial a new educational program which may be used as a model for other schools.
Thinking, Learning and Creativity (TLC) is a core subject for year 7 students which combine studies in English, History, Geography and Information and Communication Technology for 9 periods per week. The TLC project is an innovation to Brentwood's year 7 Curriculum introduced in 2007.
The construction of a specially designed, technology rich TLC centre was completed in 2007 and formally declared open by Maxine Morand, Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Women’s Affairs and Member for Mount Waverley.
In year 7, students complete Mathematics, English, a Language (Japanese or German), Science and Physical Education for the whole year with a semester of History, Geography, Music and Art.
During the middle years students are able to choose from a selection of semester (two terms) length studies, with the only mandatory subjects being Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities. Subjects on offer are: “English , Mathematics, Science, Commerce, Geography, History, German, Japanese, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Health, Woodwork, Food Technology, Textiles, Information Technology, and Technology” (Brentwood Secondary College website).
Brentwood Secondary College currently offers a number of VCE subjects. The College does well in VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) with many students receiving high ENTERs (Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank).
Students are required to complete 2 years of language study. Brentwood Secondary College’s Languages programme offers Japanese and German.
Brentwood Secondary College has a sister school in Japan. In alternating years Ono Senior High School and Brentwood send students to the other school to be hosted by students' families. Brentwood also has a similar exchange program with Erasmus Gymnasium in Denzlingen, Germany.
Brentwood has an extensive Instrumental Music Program. Students have a choice to learn an instrument and tuitions offered are: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone and Drums. Once students are ready to go into ensembles, they are expected to perform in music concerts which Brentwood conducts. These are: Music Soiree, Junior Music Night, Presentation Night
Brentwood Secondary College offers a number of sports such as tennis, cricket, table tennis, hockey, and more. It boasts a number of facilities to suit students individual sporting likes. Students are welcome to join sport teams which compete against other government schools.
- Lin Jong - Australian rules footballer for Western Bulldogs
- George Lambadaridis (2009) - Footballer for Brisbane Roar
- Madeleine Hogan (2006) - Renowned Australian Paralympic athlete
- Troy Williams (1990) - CEO Australian Dental Industry Association & Federal Election Candidate
- "2003: Your school's VCE performance". The Age. 2003-12-18.
- "Brentwood Secondary College: Middle School". Retrieved 2006-11-06.
- "Brentwood Secondary College's Newsletter". Archived from the original on August 29, 2007. Retrieved 2006-11-19.
- "2007 VCE results" (PDF).
- "Brentwood Secondary College, Glen Waverley | School profile - 2016 | My School". www.myschool.edu.au. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
- Brentwood Secondary College: Official website
- Ono Senior High School: Sister School's Official website (both in Japanese and in English)