WERRIBEE SECONDARY COLLEGE | Live Worthily
The Werribee Secondary College community is diverse and supportive with a strong focus on positive student outcomes. Students, parents, carers and staff all contribute to the culture and on-going success of the school.
Inclusivity means everybody is always welcome. Our active community regularly engage in activities and events to enrich students learning, social development and the college environment.
STUDENT VOICE & LEADERSHIP
We value our students experiences and encourage positivity and connectedness through student voice and agency. Student voice is not simply about the opportunity to communicate ideas and opinions; it is about students having the power to influence change. Authentic student voice provides opportunities for students to collaborate and make decisions with adults around what and how they learn and how their learning is assessed. Agency gives students the power to direct and take responsibility for their learning, creating independent and self-regulating learners.
Student leaders have an increased sense of responsibility to help others and to model leadership principles and values. The team takes responsibility for the operation of the Houses and plays a key role in the organisation of special events including Harmony Week and the Swimming and Athletic Sports Carnivals.
Created and run by students, for students, our College Instagram page promotes safe, fun social interactions and peer support. Open to all Werribee Secondary College students (only), it offers social connection, study groups, competitions and well being sessions.
2023 COLLEGE CAPTAINS
Positive Climate for Learning Committee (PCLC)
2023 Captain: Anika Bhat
The Positive Climate for Learning Committee forms part of the WSC leadership team, working on improving the environment for, and attitude to, learning. We have quite a few goals that we’re currently working towards such as continuing, and developing, the merit system and also working towards building better relationships between students and teachers to promote learner agency. Learner agency refers to the amount of direction and ownership a student has over their own individual learning, we believe learner agency is important as it can promote more confident and engaged learners that thrive. We will also be sending out surveys to gauge how everyone is finding their learning throughout the year. In addition to this we promote student wellbeing (especially in the classroom). If you have any suggestions for any improvements to be made regarding learning at WSC, feel free to contact the committee Captain.
Community Engagement Committee (CEC)
2023 Captain: Marat Schegeni
The Community Engagement Committee forms part of the WSC student leadership team. We focus on ensuring that student voice is heard in the organisation of community and school events. Our main goal is to establish and strengthen the student connection within, and outside of the college. We are working on many new projects that range from school activities, to ways that students are able to get involved and connected to the wider and international community. We conduct meetings regularly, with student leaders from junior, middle and senior school, as well as create surveys to maximise student engagement. We are always looking for student suggestions so please contact us with your ideas.
Operating for over 20 years.
Learn and practice chess strategies.
Play socially or competitively with inter-school event opportunities, often competing in Victorian state finals. The club is a warm and welcoming place. Bring your lunch.
Room RW4, Lunchtimes
Contact: Ms Kirsanovs
TERRIFIC TEXTILES CLUB
Expand your fabric art and textile skills.
No prior skills are necessary.
A safe space to learn and meet like minded people. Bring your lunch and participate in the workshops or finish off projects in a self-paced mode
Room T8, Wednesday Lunchtimes
Contact: Ms Frankish
A place for imagination, creativity and art production. Experiment with art materials in a personalised, open and exploratory manner. Drawing, painting, ceramics, crafts and mixed media for all ability levels. Develop techniques and folios, and collaborate on group projects to beautify the school and community.
Room A1, Tuesday Lunchtimes
An entertaining club open to all kinds of gamers. Play party games in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Special gaming events with prizes throughout the year.
To join, please contact the club President.
Room E7, Moday Lunchtimes
President: Bradley Imalenowa
SELF DEFENCE CLUB
Bringing together a group of like-minded girls to practise and learn how to defend themselves in dangerous situations. Operarted in a fun and inclusive manner the club guides students to improve their strength and conditioning.
Fortnightly on Friday Lunchtimes
Contact: Ms Wieland
A range of activities for student wellbeing. Check the Wellbeing office and school newsletters for more details:
Find Your Focus
Middle School Chill Zone
Contact: Student Wellbeing Team
MATH HOMEWORK CLUB
Student tutors assisting their year 7-10 peers with mathematics homework and concepts. Monday & Wednesday
Lunchtimes | Room N4
Contact: Ms Corcaci & Maths Teachers
CRAFT & READING CLUBS
Visit the library for Crafty Tuesdays (new projects each week), or Thursday’s for a quiet reading zone (bring your lunch & book and read without distraction).
Tuesday’s & Thursday’s
Contact: Library staff
MORE CLUBS & PROGRAMS
To learn more about our variety of co-curricular activities including Cadets, Music, Drama, Sports, Cafe Club & Debating please visit the Curriculum & Programs page
Parents & Friends Association
WHAT IS THE PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION?
The WSC Parents & Friends Association is a group of dedicated volunteer parents/guardians, former parents and former students of Werribee Secondary College/ Werribee High School who wish to be actively involved in the College community. We meet to determine the needs and promote the interests of the school and to create a point of connection bringing parents, College Council, citizens, students and staff.
WHAT ROLE DOES PARENTS & FRIENDS PLAY?
The WSC Parents and Friends Association plays an important role in our school community. We meet with the College Principal, bi-monthly to learn about current school issues and discuss matters that we feel may benefit our school. The Parents and Friends meetings provide an informal forum to voice opinions, express views and ideas, ask questions, and provide feedback on behalf of all school parents/guardians. Parents and Friends members learn firsthand about the implementation of new programs, policies and changes whilst actively engaging with other parents and members of the school community
WHAT DOES PARENTS & FRIENDS DO?
Fundraising is one of our primary focuses. Over the years we have purchased a diverse range of school equipment to benefit students. Past purchases include:
- sporting uniforms and equipment
- air-conditioning units and industrial ovens
- garden greenhouses
- class sets of books, calculators and microscopes
We also sponsor annual awards at the College’s presentation evening as well as other special school events. You may have met some of members at one of our welcoming morning teas when your child/children first commenced at the College.
See the Parents & Friends section on page 2 of the College newsletter for upcoming meeting dates and event news.
JOIN US OR FIND OUT MORE
If you are interested in becoming a more active member of the school community and wish to join the Parents and Friends Association, please complete the online application below.
We look forward to meeting you and welcome any feedback you may have regarding the Parent and Friends.
LOOKING FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY?
Werribee Secondary College is located in Duncans Road, Werribee, a 30-minute drive from the Melbourne and Geelong central business districts. Ample free staff parking is provided on site. The Werribee Railway Station is located just 10 minutes away by foot.
Our College currently employs approximately 150 staff including Principals, Leading Teachers, Learning Specialists, Classroom Teachers and Education Support. Our dedicated and diverse team work together to develop well-rounded, lifelong learners, equipped with knowledge, resilience and skills to achieve future success.
For further information about Werribee Secondary College, including our results, Annual Report, Strategic Plan and Annual Improvement Report (AIP), please refer to the Our College page of this website.
Werribee Secondary College is compliant with all Department of Education recruitment policies and guidelines, including selection processes and merit and equity principles. Comprehensive information regarding school jobs and policies are available from the Department website.
HOW TO APPLY
Potential applicants seeking employment at Werribee Secondary College can view the available opportunities and relevant selection criteria on Recruitment Online (below). For any further information, please feel welcome to contact us.
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our school actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment in accordance with their legal obligations including the Child Safe Standards. The College’s Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct are available on this website.