Dear Parent/Caregiver

A very warm welcome to Yarrawonga College P-12; we are excited to have you and your child/ren at the College and we aim to provide a quality learning experience and care for your entire family.

The College continues to develop over time, with our  Prep to Year 8 students on the Gilmore Street site we continue to see further resources and facilities added to the spaces.  We received some exciting news recently around the next stage of learning, (9-12) being considered for the next stage of development.

Our teachers get to know each student extremely well and a comprehensive education program is set out clearly for each individual where possible.  The College has excellent teaching, intervention and support processes that enable our students to achieve strong academic outcomes across the NAPLAN testing regime.  There is a genuine and caring community feeling among our teachers and students across the College.

We have worked hard to continuously improve our teaching and learning at the college and recently we have employed a Curriculum and Teaching Practice Leading Teacher to work across Prep to Year 12 on consistency of practice.  Each Campus now has as a minimum a Campus Principal, Engagement & Wellbeing Leading Teacher and a Learning Specialist, along with a Learning Specialist (eLearning) and Leading Teacher working across Prep to Year 12 on teaching and learning.  The 9-12 campus also has a Leading Teacher working on Pathways and Careers education.

The 5-8 Campus continues to improve, last year we achieved stronger than the state average relative growth in all areas, apart from writing, in the state’s NAPLAN program.  Facilities at the Campus have continued to improve with the addition of another full sized synthetic Basketball court with a solid roof shade structure extending the full length of the court along with a planned Year 5/6 fully shaded Playground.

Last year we once again demonstrated evidence of high educational outcomes for students with some excellent VCE results..  There were also fantastic pathway options for all students in senior years including further adult education, apprenticeships, traineeships, jobs, TAFE and university courses.

The College is working to become a zero through to ninety nine years of age learning precinct and we currently offer a number Vocational Education subjects.  Our current range of subjects will extend into the future with a GO TAFE feasibility study that began in July this year.  In 2021 the College will offer, (in partnership with GO TAFE) a Certificate 3 in Watersports with the future goal to set up a Watersports Academy of Excellence.  The feasibility study will assist us to identify whether a GO TAFE campus is sustainable in Yarrawonga (located on the Pinniger Street site of Yarrawonga College P-12).

We strive to foster our students with a high level of self-worth, independence and a sense of community, whilst at the same time instilling the College values of Integrity, Cooperation, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. These five values underpin all that we teach and do. We pride ourselves on providing an environment that is conducive to achieving these aims. Our College uniform is an important part of our positive environment, and we expect it to be worn with pride. We look forward to welcoming you into our College community and sharing the educational journey with your family.

Kind Regards

Damien Keel

Principal