8 – 12 Gilmore Street, Yarrawonga
Office Hours:  8.30am – 4.30pm
PO Box 39, Yarrawonga  VIC 3730
Ph: 03 5744 1751email

Welcome to Yarrawonga College P-12

Our school community once again demonstrated high level resilience and commitment to keeping everyone safe during the 2022 school year.  Term 3 onwards has felt more Pre-COVID normal, although faced many challenges with staff and student illness.

Once again the college celebrated the Year 12 student’s academic and future pathway outcomes for 2021.  The percentages of students moving into various pathways differs from year to year.  This year we saw 25% of our 2021 Year 12 students head off to university, 44% have taken on Full Time Work, 17% have taken on an apprenticeship or traineeship.  The other 14 % are employed part-time, have deferred study or are at another government school.

Congratulations to our Year 11 and Year 12 students; the past 3 years have been a challenge for all of them.  Considering that students were learning from home for the vast majority of 2020 and 2021 they have achieved some amazing results during that period.  This year’s Year 12’s have also been disadvantaged having to learn from home for much of Year 11.  This cohort of students and their teachers have been so pleased to be able to attend school without closures during the 2022 school year.

We are very excited about the potential of brand-new purpose-built classrooms and facilities to house our Year 7 to Year 12 students soon.  This is something that the School Council has been working on since 1987 with renewed enthusiasm in the early 2000’s.  The vision is to see all 3 campuses move onto one site, (Gilmore St) providing a seamless education for students as they progress from Prep to Year 12.  Over time, the Pinniger Street Campus will then become a further and adult education site with learning options for everyone.

The college is appreciative of the support from the Department of Education to provide funds for our Tutor Learning program.  After students missing so much school over the 2020 and 2021 school year the program has been beneficial.  This program will once again operate into the 2023 school year, great news!

The college continues to invest in mental health and wellbeing support for our students and will continue to employ several professionals to ensure best practice occurs.  Next year the college will continue to employ two psychologists, a counsellor, Primary and Secondary Student Welfare Officers and Engagement and Wellbeing Leading Teachers at each Campus.

In 2023 the college will add to the curriculum leadership profile across P-12, employing a Learning Specialist to focus on Literacy Improvement, specifically from Year 3 to Year 8.  This will bring senior leadership roles directly related to curriculum, teaching and learning improvement to 10 positions including Principal Class personnel.

Thankyou to the Yarrawonga P-12 school and wider community for once again putting our students first, your support is appreciated and valued.


Damien Keel
College Principal