Wellington Secondary College is a large co-educational state secondary college located in the City of Monash, approximately 24 kilometres to the south east of the CBD of Melbourne. It provides programs for secondary school aged students from Years 7-12.
The College has maintained a strong student enrolment of over 1000 students since 1992. In the last three years the enrolments have increased to over 1860 students for 2019. The ethnic mix of its students reflects the multicultural nature of the surrounding area, one of the most diverse in Melbourne.
Additional to the local enrolment, the College has a strong International Student Program of over 90 students, largely from China, Vietnam and Cambodia.
The College provides a quality educational program to the Mulgrave, Springvale, Noble Park, Dandenong North, Keysborough, Westall and surrounding communities. Wellington SC enjoys a very positive reputation in this local community. It has well established traditions, the students and their families are generally aspiring and students are inculcated with the culture of the school’s motto, the “Wellington Way”. Retention of students at WSC is very strong. Academic success is expected and high standards of behaviour required. Students usually remain enrolled for the duration of their secondary education, except where the family relocates.
In 2018 the College successfully completed a Department of Education and Training Review. This guided the preparation and writing of our four year Strategic Plan (2018 – 2021). Click here to access the Strategic Plan
The school opened in 1973 with 5 permanent brick wings set around two large courtyards with a central library. Due to an expanded enrolment, the permanent facilities are supplemented with twenty relocatable classrooms. The facilities are generally excellent and well maintained. A major building programme including two new gymnasia, a performing Arts complex (including a 288 seat theatre), remodelled Visual Arts, Technology and Science blocks was completed in late 2010. (more details here). In 2012 a new Wellbeing Centre was built and opened in 2013. In 2014 a new International Centre of Excellence was opened. In 2015, the new College funded Table Tennis Centre was built in preparation for the 2016 school year. In 2019, the College will complete Stage 1 of a revised Master Plan to provide modern 21st Century learning and administration spaces for all students and staff.
The College employs approximately 160 staff with an effective full time teaching staff of 133.4 and a large support staff of 34.6, including multicultural aides, a college nurse, full time welfare coordinators and careers counsellors.