GET IN TOUCH
Werribee Secondary College operates Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm during school terms.
All visitors to enter via the main office.
General enquiries, payments and appointments to meet with staff can all be made via the main office.
2020 TERM DATES:
Term 1: 28th January – 27th March | Term 2: 14th April – 26th June
Term 3: 13th July – 18th September | Term 4: 5th October – 18th December
What Is The Process If My Child Needs To Leave School Early For The Day Or To Attend An Appointment?
Please supply your child with a note before school, which they must take to their Year Level Coordinator before school, setting out the time of the appointment or reason for leaving early. The Year Level Coordinator will issue your child with an Early Leavers Pass which they show to their class teacher, allowing them to leave class.
They must then present the note at the General Office and must sign the Early Leavers Book. If this procedure is followed, students can sign themselves out, and parents will not need to come into the school.
Parents collecting students must show photo identification.
Students must sign back in if they return to school on that day.
Please note that students cannot be called over the PA system, and if this procedure is not followed, there will be a delay as staff will have to go and collect your child from class.
How/ When Can I Order School Uniform?
The school uniform shop is open twice a week.
Tuesday 8.15am to 1.30pm
Thursday 8.15am to 3.30pm* (*currently shortened to 1.30pm due to covid-19)
Please note: The uniform shop is currently closed due to restricted access to school grounds during Covid-19.
Please phone 9974 8646 during the above hours for any uniform queries or to place a phone order.
Learn more about the WSC uniform policy here
Our College also offers a second-hand uniform shop which is operated by our Parents & Friends Committee.
The second-hand uniform shop is currently closed due to Covid-19.
For any urgent requests please email the college.
How Do I Enrol A Student At Your School?
Please visit our Enrolments page for full details (including details on admissions for our SELP and IB programs).
Please use the ‘Find My School Zone’ tool to establish if you are located in our school zone; Due to our high number of enrollments we are only able to accept students located in our zone. A meeting with a Principal is generally required, along with supplying past student reports.
If you are within our zone, you may submit an admission application form (below) for consideration. If applying for special programs, additional testing may be required.
How Do I Apply For The Select Entry Program (SELP)
Please refer to the enrolments page for further information on the SELP program
Year 7 SELP Entry
Most students enter the Program at Year 7. In order to do so they must sit for the Entrance Examination whilst in Year 6.
Enrolment into the program is determined by performance on these tests. The main testing session is conducted in May.
Applications for Year 7 SELP for 2021 are now closed.
SELP Entry At Years 8-10 (2021 Entry testing Saturday 12th September 2020 – Prior registration required)
A small number of SELP places are available at years 8-10.
Entry into these places is subject to zoning and a satisfactory performance on the Entrance Examination.
SELECT ENTRY TESTING
Testing for entry into Year 8, 9 and 10 SELP in 2021:
Test date: Saturday, 12th September 2020.
The test will be held online due to COVID19 restrictions.
Parent(s) must register directly with EDUTEST (below) from Monday 17th August, 2020, and pay the registration fee online by the closing date Friday 4th September 2020, as stipulated by EDUTEST.
Once you are registered with EDUTEST, you will be emailed an application package; This must be completed and returned (in hard copy) to Werribee Secondary College.
Student Offers and the results of the test will be emailed to parents early Term 4, 2020.
The Department of Education enrolment rules regarding School Zones will affect eligibility for enrolment. (See Priority order of Placement below)
– Results on selection test
– School reports and NAPLAN results
– Availability of places
– DET School Zone eligibility for enrolment
Please register with EDUTEST below:
All testing queries need to be addressed to the EDUTEST team.
Please ensure your email address is current as ALL correspondence will be via email.
How Do I Report My Child’s Absence?
Is My Child Or Their Property Insured At School?
No. If accident or property insurance is required we suggest arranging your own insurance coverage via a commercial insurer. More details below:
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
The Department does not provide personal accident insurance for students. Parents and guardians are responsible for
paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students including any transport costs. Student accident insurance
policies are available from some commercial insurers. These cover a range of medical expenses not covered by
Medicare and Private Health Insurance.
PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE
Personal property is often brought to school by students, staff and visitors. This can include mobile phones, iPods,
electronic games, calculators, toys, musical instruments, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises. The
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development does not hold insurance for personal property brought to
schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property.
Please ensure that all school clothing, books and personal property are clearly labelled with the student’s name. Many
items are not returned to their rightful owners because they are not labelled correctly or clearly.
USBs should include a folder with the student’s name and form to assist in returning it to the correct person. If you have
lost anything please ask at the General Office during recess, lunch or end of day.
I Need To Speak With Someone About My Child’s Performance, Actions or to Report a Problem, Who Do I Contact?
The best person to speak to is your child’s year level coordinator.
Our year level coordinators are trained to assist with most situations or will refer the matter on if required. They are the best point of contact as they have regular interaction with the students and teachers of that year level, so can provide the most relevant assistance and information and help put a plan in place. They are also your point of contact for behaviour and attendance queries.
You can contact all coordinators via our main office on 9741 1822 or by email.
A list of Year level coordinators and their details can be found on the ‘Our College‘ page of this website, or, on Compass.
If the matter involves the immediate safety or well being of a student or our community, please advise our office when you call so they can ensure you promptly reach a coordinator, wellbeing team, head of school or principal team member.
If you have a concern regarding the immediate health or safety of a student outside of hours, please phone emergency services on 000 for assistance.
Can You Assist Students With Disabilities or Language Barriers?
Yes, we have multicultural and integration aides provide individualized support to our students.
Our Integration aides assist students with funding under the Program for Students with Disabilities. This may include vision or hearing impairment, physical, or learning disabilities.
Our multicultural aides can assist students for whom English is not their first language to succeed at our College and develop their language skills.
How Can I Keep Updated On News or Changes At The College?
Your Compass Newsfeed is where we will always keep you updated about news, changes or upcoming events. Please make sure you check it regularly or let us know if you encounter any issues.
We release a College Newsletter each month, a copy of which can be found on Compass or on this website.
We also have an official College Facebook page which is regularly updated with news, events and student work.
Looking to enrol now or in the future?