John Fawkner College

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John Fawkner College (formerly Fawkner Secondary College)
Coordinates 37°42′12″S 144°58′17″E / 37.70333°S 144.97139°E / -37.70333; 144.97139Coordinates: 37°42′12″S 144°58′17″E / 37.70333°S 144.97139°E / -37.70333; 144.97139
Type State school
Established 1956
Principal Mark Natoli
Years 7 to 12
Number of students ≈400, Coeducation

John Fawkner College (formerly Fawkner Secondary College) is a public co-educational secondary school located in Fawkner, Victoria, Australia. In 2009 the school has approximately 400 students from Year 7 to year 12.[1]

School's Administration Courtyard

John Fawkner College is recognised for its innovative approaches to teaching and learning achieving recognition in 2009 for all of the previous year's VCE graduates successfully engaged in further education, training or work. The school emphasises building character and provides for students to discuss the full range of opportunities and pathways before undertaking studies in VCE, VCAL or VET leading to university, vocational education or trade based apprenticeships and training.[2]

In 2008 the College received $1.1million in funding from the State Government, Moreland City Council and the Department of Education for upgrading its soccer facilities with a new FIFA-accredited synthetic soccer pitch. Soccer is very popular in the school with all students having the opportunity to join the school Soccer Academy.[3]

In 2009 John Fawkner College was granted 3 million dollars alongside Box Forest College to change and better the schools image. The changes include a new name, a new logo, new uniform and a large complex that will contain six new classes with state-of-the-art technology.


Fawkner Secondary College opened its doors in 1956. In 2006 the school celebrated its 50th birthday.


  1. ^ Fawkner Secondary College Archived 21 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine., school website, Accessed 12 August 2009
  2. ^ Farrah Tomazin, Top marks for keeping it real, The Age, 15 June 2009. Accessed 12 August 2009
  3. ^ Media Release, Moreland City Council, Fawkner Secondary College gets $1.1 million sporting chance[permanent dead link], Moreland City Council, 29 September 2008. Accessed 12 August 2009