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 Greg Lentini
Greg brings years of experience within Junior years education, student transition from primary to secondary and also oversees our college facilities and environment
Ms Helene Refuerzo
Helene is an asset to our Middle years team, with excellent knowledge of educational and safety policies and the IB diploma programme including IB Link.
Mr William Hatzis
William’s devotion to Senior years and international students learning develops young adults capable of life long learning and success in future studies and careers.
Ms Narelle Bean
Narelle is highly versed and experienced in curriculum design for VCAL/VCE/VET and IB, assisting our students in becoming active and inquisitive global citizens.
HEADS OF SCHOOL
Mr Simon Hartley
Head of Junior School
Tel: +61 3 9741 1822 | Ext: 628
Ms Victoria Turner-Craig
Head of Middle School
Tel: +61 3 9741 1822 | Ext: 644
Mr David Orr
Head of Senior School
Tel: +61 3 9741 1822 | Ext: 631
Mr Marcus Kerr
Year 7 Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 650
Ms Jodie Hugo
Year 8 Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 629
Ms Claire Garmaz
Year 11 VCE Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 643
Mr Dwayne Connell
Year 12 VCE Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 624
Mr Daniel Marget
Year 9 Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 641
Mr Chris Keegan
Year 10 Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 639
Mr Thomas Breed
9741 1822 | Ext: 647
Ms Angela Callea
IB Program Coordinator
9741 1822 | Ext: 605
COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
Werribee Secondary College became a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) in 2006, after it was able to demonstrate that it met the rigourous international education standards required of CIS member-schools. The College was re-accredited in 2016.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ORGANIZATION
Werribee Secondary College became the first Victorian government school to be authorised to offer students the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Our first student cohort was enrolled to study the IBDP in 2013.
TAAS SELECT ENTRY LEARNING PROGRAM
We are the only school in the Wyndham area to offer the exclusive TAAS select entry learning program dedicated to advancing gifted, high achieving and committed students with an advanced curriculum.
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.
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 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
The Werribee Secondary College school council for 2020/21 consists of the following members:
Council President & Parent Member: Dr Damian Marinaro
Vice President & Parent Member: Ms Kym Ham
Treasurer & Community member: Ms Leanne Wilson
Parent Members: Dr Narottam Das, Mr George Huang, Dr Abdul Jabbar, Ms Danielle Jakob, Ms Almas Walleed
Student Members: Mr Marko Golubovac, Ms Adiba Mohammed
DET members: Ms Amanda Mullins, Ms Helene Refuerzo, Mr Greg Lentini, Mr William Hatzis, Ms Narelle Bean, Ms Astra Kirsanovs
Ex Officio: Ms Ros Fantini
Copies of each council meeting agenda are available to the school community on Compass.
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.
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