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St Albans Secondary College

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School ID: SH610011
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Applied number: 100

St Albans Secondary College has consistently been recognised as a high performing Victorian Government school

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General Description

St Albans Secondary College is a 7 – 12 co-educational school located 18 km to the northwest of central Melbourne.  The College is proud of its history as the original secondary school in the area, and of its continuing role as an educational focal point within the community of St Albans and surrounding suburbs.

The St Albans community has welcomed new arrivals to Australia since its establishment in 1956, and this is reflected in the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of our students, as well as in the multicultural vitality of our community. The vast majority of our students come from non-English speaking backgrounds, covering 53 different nationalities.

Consistently strong enrolment figures allow the school to maintain flexibility in both staffing & curriculum, and, so, to effectively address the educational directions valued by the whole school community: the academic, social and personal development of its young people.

The curriculum is organised into 9 key learning areas, and a comprehensive range of VCE and VET studies, together with a challenging VCAL program, are offered at the senior years. Also offered one Certificate III in Music, Information and Digital Media Technology and Applied Fashion Design, and Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, and our school is a member of the Brimbank VET cluster of schools.

St Albans Secondary College has consistently been recognised as a high performing Victorian Government school. Research undertaken by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the University of Melbourne in 2008 identified our school as one of eight schools that achieve ‘extraordinary success’ given the socio economic characteristics of their school community. In 2015, the growth achieved by our students in reading and numeracy was recognised by the national curriculum and assessment body, ACARA, with the school identified as ‘having demonstrated substantially above average gain in NAPLAN results’. Growth in Literacy and Numeracy continues to be strong, and VCE results, in particular, are outstanding with a median study score of 30 maintained over 4 years, and an average over this period of 90% of Year 12 VCAL and VCE students exiting to University and TAFE pathways.

Why choose us?

St Albans Secondary College is dedicated to providing an environment that values excellence, is respectful of all members of the community and which inspires each individual to achieve their potential, and to take their place with confidence in a changing society.

Our committed and highly skilled teachers encourage students to build a positive and individual identity.  This helps them to develop the confidence and self-esteem that leads to individual learning success, creating self-assured young adults ready to pursue their interests, hopes and dreams.

At St Albans Secondary College, international students are welcomed into a caring, disciplined learning environment. Their wellbeing and academic progress are continually monitored. Their learning is enhanced through the provision of extra English classes, as well as through extension and enrichment programs in English and Mathematics.

Each student’s transition to further education at university or TAFE is supported through extensive careers and pathways guidance and advice from our highly experienced Managed Individual Pathways Team. VCE results and post-school pathways for international students at our school are outstanding.

‘Community’ is an important part of the College’s strength.  We actively seek the contributions and involvement of families, business and university partners to create the best possible surroundings for your child to learn and grow.

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Avg Cost of tuition/Year AU$17,548
Cost of living/Year AU$18,610
Application fee AU$280
Estimated Total/Year AU$ 36,438

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Year 7 to Year 12

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