Wangaratta High School
|Wangaratta High School|
|Type||State, secondary, co-ed|
|Slogan||Learning Matters, Relationships Matter, I Matter|
Physical education centre
Wangaratta High School is a secondary education institution in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia. It was the 2002 winner of the Kool Skools award. It has consolidated from three campuses (Ovens College and the Wangaratta HS / GoTAFE Campus), back to one campus in 2014. WHS is the only public secondary school in Wangaratta it has a significant focus on supporting students to achieve their own individual pathways programs, and attracts students from surrounding areas for its Arts, Technology and Performing Arts programs. Currently in 2016 approximately 840 students attend the school.
The Senior Years Learning Community, housing students in Years 10 - 12 is a state of the art building powered by geothermal energy. It was completed in 2009 along with the refurbishment of the PAC (Performing Arts Centre. A new administrative office and Science / Technology and Arts building was completed in 2013. Currently the Middle Years Learning Community, housing students in Years 7 - 9 is being completed. This stage is expected to be completed ready for students to move in during Term four, 2016. Future plans include demolition of the 'old' buildings on the Edwards street site; refurbishment of the current Year 7 Learning Community (old library) into the Wellbeing Precinct as well as a new sports centre and double gym.
Students are given the opportunities to engage in many activities. They are given a choice to go on a camp to Mittagundi, where students spend nine days hiking, camping, rock-climbing, kayaking and living in the old days. They are also supported to go on camps with the school to other towns and cities in Australia and overseas, involving outdoor education, music performance, and LOTE (Language Other Than English).
Extracurricular activities include involvement in the schools many bands, each of which go on a camp each year, to various parts of Australia.
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