Viewbank College

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Viewbank College
Viewbank College logo
Address
Warren Road
Viewbank, Victoria, 3084
Australia
Coordinates 37°44′28″S 145°5′10″E / 37.74111°S 145.08611°E / -37.74111; 145.08611Coordinates: 37°44′28″S 145°5′10″E / 37.74111°S 145.08611°E / -37.74111; 145.08611
Information
School type Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Motto Caring for Excellence
Established 1994[1][2]
Status Open
Principal Judith Craze
Staff 95 (as of 2011)[3]
Teaching staff 81 (as of 2011)[3]
Years offered 7–12
Enrolment 1125 (as of 2011)[3]
Campus type Suburb
Houses Hydra, Ignis, Stella, Terra
Colour(s)               
Navy blue, maroon, and gold
Newspaper Viewbank College Newsletter
Yearbook Phoenix
Revenue $10,613,904 (in 2010) [3]
Communities served Banyule City Council
Website
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The administration building at Viewbank College

Viewbank College is an Australian public secondary school located in the north eastern suburb of Viewbank, in Melbourne, Australia.

History[edit]

Viewbank College was founded on the site of Rosanna East High School in 1994, the result of a merger between it and Banyule High School.[1][2]

The two original schools serviced the surrounding area, predominantly enrolling students situated in the City of Heidelberg (now known as the City of Banyule). Banyule High School commenced in 1961 and by 1970 its student population had swelled to over 900. As a result, Rosanna East High School was started in 1970 to reduce the pressure on Banyule High School. It begun operating in the grounds of Rosanna Golf Links Primary School but the following year, with the completion of the construction of new buildings at the Warren Road site, the school moved to its permanent location in Viewbank.[1] With decreasing enrolments in both schools, in 1993 talks were held in consideration of a merger. By January 1994, Viewbank College as a school had begun. On 6 November 1996, an official opening was conducted by the Honourable Richard McGarvie, the Governor of Victoria at the time.

The school continues to operate from the Warren Road site and retains ownership over the Banyule Theatre (previously part of Banyule High School)[2] with the remaining land sold off for residential development. The theatre is now used for teaching and performance.[2]

Program[edit]

As well as offering students diverse learning challenges in the classroom, students have opportunities to develop and explore their talents through the Enhanced Acceleration Program, the debating Program, the music and drama program and the extensive Sports Programs. Students are actively encouraged through the strong Student Leadership program to become involved in the greater life of the College.

The College encourages parent involvement through the College Council, Friends of Music, Friends of Viewbank and Friends of the Performing and Visual Arts.

Viewbank has an association with Narita Kokusai High School in Japan.[4]

Performing Arts[edit]

In recent years Viewbank College has become renowned in the local area for their Musical Productions. Each year over 120 students are involved in all aspects of the shows, including but not limited to Cast, Stage Crew, Audio Crew, Lighting Crew, Orchestra, Makeup Crew and Front Of House. The shows are generally "Big Broadway Musicals" attracting over 1400 ticket sales over 6 shows. Productions are held in July/August each year and are held at the college's Banyule Theatre.

Year Production
1994 Man Of La Mancha
1995 Sweeney Todd
1996 Son of Phantom
1997 The Pirates Of Penzance
1998 Annie Get Your Gun
1999 Bye Bye Birdie
2000 Mid Summer Nights Dream
2001 Lola Montez
2002 The Scarlet Pimpernel
2003 Guys And Dolls
2004 Little Shop Of Horrors
2005 Anything Goes
2006 Annie
2007 Crazy For You
2008 Grimm Tales
2009 Oliver
2010 Hot Mikado
2011 Oklahoma
2012 Hello Dolly
2013 How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
2014 Hairspray
2015 The Producers
2016 The Addams Family
2017 All Shook Up
Year Junior Production
2015 Robin Hood
2016 Law and Order

Incidents[edit]

In 2007 two students burnt down a section of the junior school lockers and were caught after investigation by the police.[5]

See also[edit]

Curriculum[edit]

Authorities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "College History". Viewbank College. Viewbank College. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Expression of interest - school based apprenticeship and traineeship support program (PDF) (Report). Banyule Nillumbik Regional Careers Group. November 2002. p. 12. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Viewbank College, Rosanna, VIC". My School. ACARA. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Japan Trip 2014." Viewbank College. Retrieved on June 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Two teens charged over Melbourne school fire". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 June 2007. Archived from the original on October 28, 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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