FROM THE PRINCIPAL | Ms Amanda Mullins
Hello and welcome. My name is Amanda Mullins, Principal of Werribee Secondary College.
Our college has a strong academic focus and our history of results show some outstanding achievements. We believe that every student can achieve success and our teachers work very hard to adapt their teaching and learning strategies to ensure excellent student outcomes are achieved by all our students.
We celebrate diversity and interculturalism at Werribee Secondary College. Our core value of respect underpins our behaviours on a daily basis.
I am proud of our college ‘s high academic expectations and outcomes. In addition, we are committed to developing our students social, emotional and physical wellbeing so that their journey to adulthood is a happy, healthy and resilient one.
Werribee Secondary College is an outstanding secondary school and I look forward to welcoming you to our college.
Mr William Hatzis
William’s devotion to the curriculum across years, as well as international student learning develops young adults capable of life long learning and success in their future studies and careers.
Ms Helene Refuerzo
Helene is an asset to our Middle years team, with excellent knowledge of reporting, educational and safety policies and the IB diploma programme including IB Link.
Ms Narelle Bean
Narelle is highly versed and experienced in curriculum design for VCAL/VCE/VET and IB programs, assisting our students in becoming active and inquisitive global citizens.
2022 HEADS OF SCHOOL
Mr Marcus Kerr
Head of Junior School
9741 1822 | Ext: 650
Ms Lesley McLaughlin
Head of Middle School
9741 1822 | Ext: 639
Mr Dwayne Connell
Head of Senior School
9741 1822 | Ext: 624
2022 YEAR LEVEL & PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Ms Sarah Hill
Year 7 Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 628
Ms Jodie Hugo
Year 8 Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 629
Ms Claire Garmaz
Year 11 VCE Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 643
Ms Kelly Jolley
Year 12 VCE Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 631
Ms Jenny Devereux
Ms Renee Dowling
Director Student Wellbeing
Ms Joanne Hammond
Year 9 Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 644
Mr Chris Duffin
Year 10 Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 641
Ms Dora Stankovic
9741 1822 | Ext: 966
Ms Joanna Sommers
9741 1822 | Ext: 605
Ms Catherine Bailey
Ms Gabrielle Pino
VISIONS & VALUES
Werribee Secondary College is a leader in international education in the Victorian state education system. We implement the best quality educational practices evident throughout Australia and internationally. The Werribee Secondary College community “lives worthily”.
We are adaptable life-long learners, who are confident, creative and resilient individuals, empowered to shape the world in which we live.
At Werribee Secondary College we strive for success in students’ chosen endeavours.
The College community provides a safe and caring environment where each student is valued. We celebrate achievements, success and growth for all students. Our programs equip students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for the dynamic world after secondary education.
College leaders, teachers and support staff adopt evidence-based best practice to generate a progressive 21st century educational setting. We enhance learning and develop digital literacy through the purposeful use of emerging technology. With a focus on realising optimal outcomes for learners, staff commit to continuous improvement through ongoing targeted professional development, peer collaboration and reflection.
At Werribee Secondary College we nurture the values of respect, cooperation, honesty, integrity, confidence, perseverance, resilience and responsibility. Driven by these ideals, the College community embraces cultural and social diversity. Students develop a strong sense of personal identity and global citizenship, enabling different cultural groups to interact, learn from each other and grow together.
COLLEGE VALUES & MEANING
|RESPECT means caring for yourself and being considerate of others’ opinions, beliefs, culture and property.||Care for your mind, body and spirit. |
Wear your uniform with pride.
Be neatly groomed and have a positive outlook
|Be courteous. |
Listen and respond to their ideas and opinions.
Look after school and other people’s property.
No put downs.
Accept that diversity is a positive thing
|RESPONSIBILITY means being ready and willing to learn with a positive attitude.||Make wise decisions.|
Be accountable for your actions.
Use time wisely.
Have everything you need with you in class
|Treat others fairly. |
Participate positively in all learning activities while considering the rights of others.
Not interfering with others’ learning.
Be able to do what is needed of you
|HONESTY means being reliable and trustworthy.||Tell and seek the truth. |
Be true to your word.
Admit mistakes and learn from these.
Have honourable intentions
|Be supportive. |
Do the right thing by your family, the school and local community
|COOPERATION means working and learning together in a positive way.||Work productively on your own. |
Learn to rely on yourself to solve problems
|Learn to collaborate with others. |
Make your contribution as part of a team
|PERSEVERANCE means persisting and doing your best at all times.||Work hard by giving 100% effort. |
Improve your learning.
Have pride in work.
|Assist and encourage others. |
Have realistic expectations of others
|INTEGRITY means where you stick to your principles||Do what you believe it the right thing, even when no-one is watching||Act ethically and with principle in dealings with each other|
|CONFIDENCE means that you trust in your own ability to succeed||You tackle your work expecting to do well. |
Have high, but realistic expectations. Have the confidence to seek help when needed
|In our community we encourage and support each other. |
We acknowledge successes, building confidence in others
|RESILIENCE means the ability to bounce back after a period of adversity||You may be ‘down’ for a little while, but you overcome problems||Support your friends who may be going through difficult times and help them to get back on their feet.|
COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
Werribee Secondary College became a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) in 2006, after demonstrating that it met the rigourous international education standards required of CIS member-schools. The College was re-accredited in 2016 and is currently undergoing the re-accreditation process again in 2021-22.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ORGANIZATION
Werribee Secondary College became the first Victorian government school to be authorised to offer senior students the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Our first student cohort was enrolled to study the IBDP in 2013 and our IB students have since produced excellent results.
SELECT ENTRY LEARNING PROGRAM (SELP)
Our College offers an exclusive select entry learning program dedicated to advancing gifted, high achieving and committed students with an advanced curriculum. The SELP program at Werribee Secondary College experiences a high demand for places with it’s strong history of outstanding results.
YEAR 12 RESULTS
98% of our Year 12 students were able to obtain first round offers in terms of their desired pathways for 2020, these being Tertiary courses, apprenticeships or employment.
2020 combined results of our VCE and IB students:
Study Scores of 40 or more: 5.6% (this excludes IB)
ATARs of 99 or more: 4 students
ATARS of 95 or more: 17 students
ATARS of 90 or more: 36 students
Median ATAR: 76.3
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank is the score that Universities use to select students for most courses.
The table below presents some of the key indicators of the amalgamated results of our 2020 VCE and IB students against comparative state averages:
|ATAR||WSC VCE & IB||STATE AVERAGE|
|ATAR’s 95 & over||8.3%||5%|
|ATAR’s 90 & over||17.6%||10%|
|ATAR’s 80 & over||36.3%||20%|
|ATAR’s 70 & over||59.8%||30%|
|ATAR’s 60 & over||74.5%||40%|
2020 Over 90 Results (VCE & IB):
|Last Name||First Name||En. Type||ATAR||Course Name||Institution|
|Patel||Jainil||IB||99.75||Commerce/Engineering||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Escalada||Louis||IB||99.55||Science/Engineering||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Dhanorkar||Manas||IB||99.55||Biomedical Science – Scholars program||Monash University|
|Chunduri||Apuroop||12||99||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Joshi||Deeya||12||98.9||Biomedical Science – Scholars program||Monash University|
|Withheld||12||98.85||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Golubovac||Sara||IB||98.05||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Zhong||Jiahui||12||97.7||Laws (Honours)||Monash University|
|Iheakor||Naomi||IB||97.3||Physiotherapy (Honours)||Monash University|
|Marinaro||Cara||IB||97.3||Midwifery||Australian Catholic University|
|Nguyen||Mai Thanh Huong||12||96.65||Biomedicine||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Mao||Yizhen||12||96.55||Physiotherapy (Honours)||La Trobe University|
|Singh||Ramandeep||IB||96.45||Biomedical Science||Monash University|
|Gopi||Dayvineesha||12||96.1||Biomedicine||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Golubovac||Marko||12||95.65||Commerce||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Wong||Levin||IB||95.45||Science/Biomedical Science||Monash University|
|Gao||Tristan||12||95.25||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Sethupathy||Jayitaa Ann||12||93.85||Engineering /Commerce||Monash University|
|Rana||Hetvi||12||93.85||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Laller||Lipika||12||93.65||Education(Primary and Secondary)||Australian Catholic University|
|Patel||Mishaben||12||92.85||Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours)||Monash University|
|Abrar||Maham||IB||92.8||Biomedical Science||Monash University|
|Huang||Haining||12||92.65||Commerce||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Gruntowicz||Claire||12||92.2||Bachelor Medical Science/Science||ANU – Australian National University|
|Bassi||Mahima||12||92.15||Commerce||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Degamia||Divya||12||92.1||Biomedicine||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Mannan||Maham||12||91.8||Biomedicine||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Kame||Kashmery||IB||91.5||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Lah Pay||Ju Ray Paw||IB||91.5||Orthoptics (Honours)||La Trobe University|
|Li||Eileen||12||91.4||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Saedi||Ikram||12||91.35||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Withheld||12||91.25||Commerce/Information Technology||Monash University|
|Tan||Denzel||12||90.7||Data Science||Monash University|
|Dlima||Pratika||12||90.5||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
|Dasanayaka||Isuri||IB||90||Science||University Of Melbourne (The)|
The College is required to produce an Annual Report each year, which is tabled at the College Council Annual General Meeting. From April each year, the Annual Report is available to download from our website. The format of the Annual Report is mandated by the DET. Performance reports and other information for every Australian school are publicly available via the MySchool website. The MySchool website is administered by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
STRATEGIC & ANNUAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
Werribee Secondary College is committed to continuous improvement, and to this end is guided by its School Strategic Plan (SSP) which is reviewed each four years in accordance with the policies and procedures as determined by the Department of Education and Training (DET). Each year the College develops an Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) which articulates the focus of the school’s efforts to deliver the objectives of the SSP. The School Strategic Plan and associated Annual Implementation Plans are endorsed by College Council.
Performance reports and other information for every Australian school are publicly available via the MySchool website. The MySchool website is administered by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
View the 2021 College Annual Implementation Plan (Full)
View the 2021 College Annual Implementation Plan (Shortened – 1 Page Goals Version)
View the 2020-2024 College Strategic Plan
View the 2020 College Annual Implementation Plan
View the 2016-2019 College Strategic Plan
Werribee Secondary College is the longest established secondary school in the Wyndham area, with a proud tradition of academic excellence. With very high demand for enrolments since 2000, the College continues to offer over 1560 students a high quality education, designed to assist them to develop skills and competencies, and to acquire the knowledge needed to meet future challenges.
In 1858 the First ‘Wyndham School’ was established, which became the Werribee Common School in 1862. In 1873 ‘Werribee School’ commenced under new state school legislation identified as State School 649
Proclaimed in 1921 and officially opened May 1923, Werribee Higher Elementary School ran up until the establishment of Werribee High School in 1955
In 1956 Werribee High School opened in the Duncans Road location, then was elevated from a Class II to a Class I school in 1960 following extensive building and facility upgrades. Werribee High School was officially declared open by the Minister of Education in 1961.
Werribee High School/ Werribee City Council construction of the Education Community Activity Centre was completed
The SEAL select entry level program was introduced at Werribee Secondary College
The international student program was established, opening the College to students from around the world
Fire destroyed the technology wing buildings which comprised about one third of the College’s permanent buildings
Werribee Secondary College was (and remains) accredited with the Council of International Schools
Werribee Secondary College was granted the IB Diploma Programme in 2009, with its first official program intake in 2013
2017 saw the completion and opening of the brand new recital center, followed by the completion of the college re-build in 2019.
The Werribee Secondary College School Council meets once a month, with the prime responsibilities to oversee the schools direction on finance, strategic planning, child safety and policy development and review. Each year, the College annual review is presented at the Council AGM and discussed, before being authorized by the Council President once all members are satisfied.
Nominations for election to School Council are called by the Principal in February of each year. All parents and guardians of a student at Werribee Secondary College are eligible to stand for election as a Parent Member.
The council contains sub-committees who meet monthly to discuss and report on specific areas:
– Curriculum & Management
– Parents & Friends
Copies of each council meeting agenda are available to the school community on Compass.
Council Members (2021-2022)
Council President & Parent Member: Dr Damian Marinaro
Vice President & Parent Member: Dr Abdul Jabbar
Treasurer & Parent member: Ms Almas Waleed
Parent Members: Ms Danielle Jakob, Mr Muhammad Hoque, Mr Babu Gogineni
Student Members: Ms Chahatpreet Kaur Sekhon, Mr Suchir Shetty
DET members: Ms Amanda Mullins, Ms Helene Refuerzo, Mr Greg Lentini, Mr William Hatzis, Ms Narelle Bean
Ex Officio: Ms Ros Fantini
Werribee Secondary College is committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of all students with Child Safety of the highest priority.
We encourage our entire community to report any Child Safety concerns which will be immediately acted upon by the College, confidentially and in line with Department regulations.