After months of detailed community consultation and engagement, the Victorian Government has endorsed a recommendation to create a new one-campus secondary school in Shepparton.
Shepparton High School, McGuire College, Mooroopna Secondary College and Wanganui Park Secondary College will merge to ensure local secondary students have access to the highest quality education.
The Shepparton Education Plan Advisory Committee considered feedback and advice from working groups, education experts and hundreds of community members as part of the consultation before recommending the merger.
This decision is a crucial step in the long-term plan to transform education across Shepparton and Mooroopna.
Visit www.engage.vic.gov.au/SheppartonEducationPlan to learn more and sign up for updates.
Mooroopna Secondary College
To further support Mooroopna Secondary College students, in 2018, a team of specialist educators will be embedded in the school to support to the college’s leadership and teaching team and their students.
With the new school to be built in Shepparton, this provides an opportunity to plan for the future of the current Mooroopna Secondary College site. Options for this site will continue to be developed throughout early 2018.
About the Project
The Victorian Government is developing a long-term plan to transform education in Shepparton and Mooroopna. The first stage of the Shepparton Education Plan is focusing on secondary education and will provide every student with more options and opportunities to improve educational outcomes. It will guide our young people as they transition through each stage of their education, equip teachers with additional training and resources, and improve school facilities.
In June, we asked you to help us understand the needs, challenges and aspirations of your community. We held nine workshops and focus groups, had over 2,000 visits to our website, and analysed more than 4,750 individual comments to ensure we heard what you had to say. We then released the comprehensive ‘What We Heard’ report and summary factsheet so that everyone could access the findings.
In September and October 2017, we asked for your feedback on options for secondary education. Over four weeks we hosted a series of pop-up information sessions, community workshops and an online survey. We heard from more than 300 people, and analysed almost 2,000 individual comments. A summary factsheet and full report are available below.
See the ‘Publications’ below for more detail.