East Doncaster Secondary College
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|East Doncaster Secondary College|
|25 George Street
East Doncaster, Victoria, 3109
|Motto||Creating a Culture of Curiosity|
|Houses||Bradman, Chisholm, Dunlop, Sutherland|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue and Yellow
East Doncaster Secondary College is a co-educational school and has over 1500 students. The college offers a broad education from Years 7 to 12 and has a strong multicultural background, with over 40 nationalities represented.
In addition to core curriculum areas including English, LOTE, Science, Mathematics, PE, Health and Humanities, the school offers students a range of other areas to develop skills and build career pathways.
The school's Technology and Science Centre provides an extraordinary array of equipment and processes. Electronic and Robotic Systems are introduced enabling students to further explore additional technologies and enhance problem solving.
The school offers a wide variety of art forms and skills including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, video and visual communication and design.
Drama And Theatre Arts
The school's students are given opportunities to experience both professional and amateur theatre and are offered in-class tutorials, not only in acting but in other stagecraft disciplines such as set design, costume and make-up. Theatre history and acting styles are actively explored from Year 7 through to Year 12.
Grounds, buildings and facilities
The school is split into five different blocks, each one with a three digit number with the first number being the block it is assigned to.
The "100 block" consists of 6 classrooms, three of them hosting computer facilities, and one of them dedicated to the performing arts. It is the oldest block on the campus.
The "200 block" is dedicated to visual arts, and contains ceramics, media and art facilities. It is the second oldest block on the campus.
The "300" block is dedicated to technology and science. It contains a physics lab, two woodworking rooms, and multiple chemistry labs. It was built in 2007 during the renovation of the 400 block.
The "400 block" formerly hosted science subjects and contained the school's chemistry labs, but now hosts Textile and Food Technology classes, and is also where the majority of Year 7 classes take place. The change happened in 2007 when the building was renovated.
The "500" block is not dedicated to any specific classes, and consists of portables that have been permanently placed.
There is also a newly built performance arts centre, also known as the PAC, this facility is for entertainment purposes such as holding a ceremony, assembly and performances. Next to the PAC there is a new 600 block this class room is mostly used for drama classes and room changes.
The school also has a block that is not numbered called "The John Landy Centre", which is dedicated for VCE students. It is used to host school functions, as well as any Year 11 or 12 classes. Rooms inside are designated with the prefix "JL".
The school's grounds also consists of an oval, 6 tennis courts, 2 indoor and 2 outdoor basketball courts, two quadrangles for congregation purposes, as well as a large quantity of 4 Square and square courts.
The school has wheelchair access in most areas as well as walking, running and sprinting access.
- Professor Doug Hilton, molecular biologist