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Wollert Secondary College

Location
222 Highpark Dr Wollert 3750

New School

  1. Start

    Q2 2021

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new secondary school in Wollert East. It opened in 2023, helping the growing local population get great education close to home.

The first stage of the school has space for 700 students, including approximately 50 places for young people with specialist needs. The school is open to Year 7 students only in its first year, and will progress by year level thereafter.

This school is a supported inclusion school, which is a mainstream school with additional professional capabilities and facilities to cater for a higher than usual proportion of students with disability. Students with disability will receive enhanced support and high-quality education alongside mainstream students to the greatest extent possible in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.

The first stage of construction included a learning community, gymnasium, as well as administration and performing arts spaces.

Once all stages are completed, the school will accommodate 1,300 students including 100 places for students with disability and high needs.

Melissa Lozanovski has been appointed as the new principal of this school.

Funding

In the 2018–19 State Budget, $271.7 million was allocated to schools across the state for land acquisition. This includes funding for this school.

In the 2021–22 State Budget, this school shared in the $491.565 million for new schools construction.

Funding type
New School
  • Wollert Secondary College was chosen as the new school name following community consultation. The school is named after the suburb it is located in.

    We used Wollert East Secondary School as an interim name while the school was being built and established.

  • Melissa Lozanovski has been appointed as the new principal of this school.

    Melissa is a passionate educator who strives to provide an inclusive learning environment for all students. She has taught early primary through to the senior secondary levels and believes that the educator’s role is to guide and nurture each student to achieve their own level of excellence. Melissa is honoured to be appointed as founding principal of Wollert Secondary College. She is excited to lead the school community and see all students thrive as confident, independent learners.

  • School zones are available at findmyschool.vic.gov.auExternal Link .

    For all enrolment enquiries please email wollert.sc@education.vic.gov.au.

  • The first stage of the school includes:

    • an administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities
    • a learning neighbourhood building with general purpose classrooms, and flexible and collaborative teaching spaces
    • a science building
    • a performing arts and food technology building
    • a community hub with a competition-grade gymnasium
    • 4 outdoor hardcourts
    • a bike shed.
  • Funding for a second stage of the school depends on future state budgets, but plans include:

    • another learning neighbourhood
    • an art and technology building.

    When the second stage is built, the school will be able to grow to 1300 students, including approximately 100 places for students with specialist needs.

  • We planned construction so the school can open with everything it needs, including different types of teaching spaces. The second stage caters for future school growth.

  • Supported inclusion schools are mainstream schools designed to support a higher number of students with a disability than typical mainstream schools. Students with disability will receive enhanced support and high-quality education alongside mainstream students to the greatest extent possible in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.

    Supported inclusion schools offer additional amenities to support and enhance learning such as:

    • acoustics and lighting designed for the needs of students with particular disabilities
    • wider corridors where wheelchairs can pass
    • fitness rooms for physical education and therapy
    • enhanced accessible toilets fitted with hoists
    • smaller multipurpose spaces suitable for consultations, 1:1, or small group learning
    • additional provisions for student pick-up/drop-off
    • covered walkways
    • kitchen facilities for students with special dietary or medication requirements.

Wollert East Secondary School (interim name) - indicative site plan

Wollert East Secondary School (interim name) - new school, indicative site plan
Wollert East Secondary School (interim name) - indicative site plan

This image shows the site plan for Wollert East Secondary School (interim name) bordered by Craigieburn Road East and Highpark Drive. Marked up on the plan is:

Stage 1 - buildings opening day 1, Term 1

  • Administration, library and specialist building
  • Science building
  • Performing arts and food technology building
  • Learning neighbourhood (classrooms)
  • Gymnasium and community hub
  • Hardcourts
  • Bike shed

Stage 1 - opening in 2023

  • Specialist learning building

Future stage subject to further budget funding:

  • Specialist learning building
  • Learning neighbourhood (classrooms)
Download Wollert East Secondary School (interim name) - indicative site plan

Reviewed 07 February 2023

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