Sandringham College

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Sandringham College
Sandringham, VIC
Australia  Australia
Coordinates 37°57′24″S 145°1′28″E / 37.95667°S 145.02444°E / -37.95667; 145.02444Coordinates: 37°57′24″S 145°1′28″E / 37.95667°S 145.02444°E / -37.95667; 145.02444
Type Public, Co-educational
Motto Achievement, Creativity, Independence, Integrity, Respect
Principal Amy Porter
Enrolment ~1365
Campus Sandringham 7-10, Senior Campus,

Sandringham College, established in 1988, is a two-campus secondary college located in the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Sandringham.

In 1987 the State Government of Victoria decided to merge four schools: Beaumaris High School, Hampton High School, Highett High School, and Sandringham Technical School. It was at the time when the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) was first introduced as the main certificate for the later years of schooling. The Sandringham Technical School site became the senior campus of Sandringham College; Hampton High, Beaumaris High and Highett High became Years 7-10 junior campuses.


Sandringham College now comprises the following two campuses:

  • Senior Campus (formerly Sandringham Campus and Sandringham Technical School), located on Holloway Rd, Sandringham. It has a student population of approximately 760.
  • Sandringham 7-10 Campus[1] (formerly Highett Campus and Highett High School), on Bluff Rd, Sandringham. It has a student population of approximately 435.

The former Hampton Campus was closed in December 1988. The former Beaumaris Campus closed in December 2015, and Beaumaris Secondary College, a stand-alone school, was opened on that site in 2018.

The Sandringham Junior Campus [1] caters to students in Years 7-10, whilst the Senior campus is designed for the education of students studying for the VCE, the VCAL, or undertaking Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies. The Senior Campus encourages creativity, self-discipline and an 'adult' relationship between students and teachers. In addition, it has an international program, with sister schools in Britain and Asia.

The school is known for its music and arts programs, along with one of the largest range of subjects in the state, attracting many students from a wide area of south-east Melbourne.[citation needed]

Architecture and History[edit]

Both campuses of Sandringham College were designed by the Public Works Department of Victoria and built in the Light Timber Construction style.

  • Highett High School was constructed in 1955 with Stage 2 extensions made in 1957 and 1960.
  • Sandringham Technical School had two LTC wings constructed in 1955.

Both campuses are clad in grey cement tiles and, with minor alterations, all buildings remain intact.

Notable Students[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sandringham 7 to 10 Campus - Sandringham College". Sandringham College. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Jeffrey Walker". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Jeffrey Walker | HOLLYS HEROES | TV2 |". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Saddle Club actress killed by train". Sydney Morning Herald. AAP. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2018-09-05. 

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