We are building the Greater Shepparton Secondary College, which will accommodate between 2700 and 3000 students. Funding currently allocated will allow us to design the college, and demolish and remediate the site.
The new college, created by merging Shepparton's four existing public secondary schools, will be built on the current Shepparton High School site. Designs have been released for the school, see 'School Design' below for more details.
Three of the existing secondary schools will continue as campuses while we construct the new college buildings.
Transition arrangements, including free transport (see dropbox below), have been developed after significant consultation with local schools. These will minimise disruption on student learning while we get on with the job of construction.
The new school will ensure every student in the Greater Shepparton region has access to the broadest range of subjects, dedicated health and wellbeing teams, and increased training opportunities and education pathways.
This project is part of the Shepparton Education Plan.
For further information including the latest school updates and to subscribe to the school’s newsletter, please visit the Greater Shepparton College school website.
In 2019, we called for school name ideas from the Greater Shepparton community for the new secondary school. We ran two consultations throughout the year to work with locals to identify a name that would reflect the school's unique identity.
With your ideas and preferences in mind, from 2020, secondary students will attend Greater Shepparton Secondary College.
Greater Shepparton Secondary College’s contemporary new facilities are designed to improve learning.
The facilities will allow the school to offer students broader choices, new opportunities and better support.Facilities will include:
For more information, download the Greater Shepparton College school design brochure in PDF or Word.
All students at Greater Shepparton Secondary College will wear a new uniform from term 1.
The school uniform has a colour palette of teal, charcoal and white, with orange highlights in some items and was worked on by the uniform committee, which had both student and parent representatives.
Each student will be provided with a $200 voucher to be redeemed at local uniform suppliers, for summer and sports uniform. Summer/winter uniform combinations can be worn by students year-round if they wish.
Year 12 students will be required to wear the regulated school uniform items and will have the option of purchasing a bomber jacket and polo top (long or short sleeved) as a commemorative item.
Starting from 2020, all Year 7s will start at McGuire Campus where the program will be specifically designed to enhance literacy and numeracy skills and extend critical thinking.
All Year 9s will attend the Mooroopna Campus, where they will study a specalised curriculum, crafted specifically for their needs.
Shepparton High School students will move to the Wanganui Park Campus (except Years 7 and 9).
Mooroopna Secondary College’s year 8s and 10s will remain where they are, while Mooroopna's 11s and 12 students will move to either the Wanganui Park Campus or McGuire Campus, depending on their subject selections.
We will work with local schools and the community to minimise disruption to students and their families, and to ensure that transport and school bus services are configured so that students can get to school.
For further information download the transition brochure here. (Word) (PDF)
The leadership team was chosen because they are passionate advocates for education in Shepparton. The team includes many familiar faces whose local knowledge and expertise will ensure students are empowered to learn and achieve.
The leadership team will be led by Executive Principal Genevieve Simson, who previously taught at Mooroopna Secondary College and McGuire College. Most recently, she spent nine years as principal of Victoria University Secondary College, which itself was created by a merger of three schools.
Schools conducted student leadership elections and selected 11 student leaders across the four current schools to lead the college from next year.
From these 11 students selected, expressions of interest were called from those wanting to become college captains. Two captains and two vice-captains were officially appointed on 6 November 2019.
Free travel assistance has been announced for students attending the Greater Shepparton Secondary College until it opens on a single campus.
Free travel during the transition period will be available to students that currently use the School Bus Program and those new to the program. In addition, government secondary school students travelling on public transport to the college will have ticket costs fully reimbursed through the Conveyance Allowance Program until the single campus opens. Please visit the school website for more information on free travel assistance, and future travel plans and arrangements for students attending the new college.
You can read more about frequently asked questions in this document.
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