Yarra Hills Secondary College is a multi-campus college of approximately 650 students, across two campuses in the Mooroolbark/Kilsyth and Mount Evelyn districts of outer eastern Melbourne and part of the North East Victoria Region.
The College recently completed building a large new campus at the Mooroolbark site and has also committed to ensuring its Mount Evelyn (7-10) campus continues as a viable and entrenched part of the Mount Evelyn and Yarra Valley communities. This has now created a two campus college, with the Mooroolbark site housing both junior (7-10) and senior (11 & 12) educational precincts on a single campus, with the Mt Evelyn campus remaining years 7-10 only.
Having increased year 7 enrolments at both of our junior campuses for 2014 and 2015, as well as strong community interest, we anticipate continued growth over coming years. Our programs build strong foundations which provide a solid basis for future success by emphasising literacy, numeracy and the embedding of information and communication technologies across all subjects within the curriculum. A solid core curriculum is supported by an extensive elective program that recognises the different needs and talents of students and supports individual learning and career pathways. All year 10 students have access to participation in an extension program into VCE studies, assisting in maximising tertiary entrance scores. A broad and engaging curriculum has led to a high proportion of our students achieving successful academic pathways to university or TAFE through VCE or alternatively into vocational pathways through VET and VCAL school based apprenticeships. The college co-curricular program also includes outstanding sport, camps, performing arts and outdoor education programs, as well as a very highly regarded instrumental music program.
The school has 70 equivalent full-time staff: 3 Principal class, 50 Teachers and 17 Education Support Staff.