Coffs Harbour Senior College

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Coffs Harbour Senior College[1]
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 30°19′34″S 153°06′04″E / 30.32612°S 153.10111°E / -30.32612; 153.10111
Type Senior College, Public, Co-educational,
Motto A Unique Learning Environment for your HSC[5]
Established 1995
Director Dianne Marshall[2]
Enrolment 848 (11-12)[4]
Campus Coffs Harbour Education Campus[3]
Colour(s) Purple and jade

Coffs Harbour Senior College is an Australian school in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. It is several kilometres south of Coffs Harbour on Hogbin Drive in an area which is becoming the centre of population distribution for the greater Coffs Harbour area. The college is a partner with TAFE and Southern Cross University on one site known as Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC). The college provides opportunities for students in Years 11 and 12 to gain their Higher School Certificate.[6]

The college provides opportunities for students to study in an adult learning environment. A prime function of the College is to be a tertiary preparation centre for students. The students have access to computer laboratories, library facilities, commercial kitchens and a student learning centre which provide access to the latest technologies. The students also have access to a cafeteria, coffee shop, automatic teller, Co-Op Bookshop and other facilities not normally available in a traditional school but are available to the students because of the partnership.[7]

The focus of the college is to educate young people in a more mature learning environment, with a focus on freedom and responsibility, care, cooperation and acceptance. Students are allowed to call teachers by their first names and close student/teacher cooperation is encouraged.

The Campus[edit]

The Coffs Harbour Education Campus[8] is a partnership between the Southern Cross University, TAFE NSW and the NSW Department of School Education.

The comprehensive joint facility offers enrolment in articulated education and training programmes of each of the partners, ranging from Year 11 to postgraduate level.

There are no sectoral boundaries between facilities on the campus; all are jointly owned and utilised as appropriate by the three partners. Students from Southern Cross, TAFE and the Senior College share the facilities. Classes from all sectors operate on an integrated timetable and the staff from all three sectors have offices in a shared environment.[9]


30°19′34″S 153°06′04″E / 30.32612°S 153.10111°E / -30.32612; 153.10111