WERRIBEE SECONDARY COLLEGE | Live Worthily
The Werribee Secondary College office operates Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm, during school terms.
Classes operate between 8.55am to 3.01pm.
All visitors are to enter via the main office to sign in upon arrival.
General enquiries, payments and appointments to meet with staff can all be made via the main office.
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2022 TERM DATES
Term 1: 31st January* – 8th April
Term 2: 26th April – 24th June
Term 3: 11th July – 16th September
Term 4: 3rd October – 20th December* (year level end dates vary)
2022 Curriculum Days: 25 February, 8 June, 19 August, 31 October
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Can I Update My Contact Details?
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How/ When Can I Order School Uniform?
School uniforms for Werribee Secondary College are available for purchase through Academy Uniforms.
Orders can be placed online with Academy Uniforms for free delivery/pick-up, or, you can visit their store in Deer Park for fittings.
Once a term pop-up shops are held on-site at the school with the date/times for these published to Compass each term.
Learn more about the WSC uniform, ordering and policy here.
You can also buy and sell second-hand uniforms and school books online using the Sustainable School Shop website.
A free subscription is automatically provided for all WSC families to use the service upon sign up.
How Do I Enrol A Student At Your School?
Please visit our Enrolments page for full details (including details on admissions for our SELP and IB programs).
Please use the ‘Find My School Zone‘ tool to establish if you are located in our school zone; Due to our high number of enrollments we are only able to accept students located in our zone. A meeting with a Principal is generally required, along with supplying past student reports and proof of address.
If you are within our zone, you may submit an admission application form (below) for consideration. If applying for special programs, additional testing may be required.
Who Do I Contact About My Child’s Performance, Actions or to Report a Problem?
The best person to speak to is your child’s year level coordinator.
Our year level coordinators are trained to assist with most situations or can refer the matter on if required.
Coordinators are your best point of contact as they have regular interaction with the students and teachers of that year level. This enables them to provide the most relevant assistance and information and help put a plan in place. They are also your point of contact for behaviour and attendance queries.
You can contact all coordinators via our main office on 9741 1822, by email or through Compass.
A list of Year level coordinators and their details can be found on the ‘Our College‘ page of this website.
If the matter involves the immediate safety or well being of a student or our community, please advise our office when you call so they can ensure you promptly reach a coordinator, wellbeing team, head of school or principal team member.
If you have a concern regarding the immediate health or safety of a student outside of hours, please phone emergency services on 000 for assistance.
What Is The Process If My Child Needs To Leave School Early For The Day Or To Attend An Appointment?
Please supply your child with a note before school, which they must take to their Year Level Coordinator before school starts, setting out the time of the appointment or reason for leaving early. The Year Level Coordinator will issue your child with an Early Leavers Pass which they show to their class teacher, allowing them to leave class.
They must then present the note at the General Office and must sign the Early Leavers Book. If this procedure is followed, students can sign themselves out, and parents will not need to come into the school.
Parents collecting students must show photo identification.
Students must sign back in if they return to school on that day.
Please note that students cannot be called over the PA system. If the above procedure is not followed, there will be a delay as staff will have to go and collect your child from class.
How Do I Report My Child’s Absence?
Absences can be reported through Compass.
A handy guide for Compass is supplied to all new enrolments (copy below).
If you expect your child will be absent for an extended period of time, please contact your year level coordinator to discuss.
Is My Child Or Their Property Insured At School?
No. If accident or property insurance is required we suggest arranging your own insurance coverage via a commercial insurer.
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
The Department does not provide personal accident insurance for students. Parents and guardians are responsible for
paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students including any transport costs. Student accident insurance
policies are available from some commercial insurers. These cover a range of medical expenses not covered by
Medicare and Private Health Insurance.
PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE
Personal property is often brought to school by students, staff and visitors. This can include mobile phones, iPods,
electronic games, calculators, toys, musical instruments, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises. The
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development does not hold insurance for personal property brought to
schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property.
Please ensure that all school clothing, books and personal property are clearly labelled with the student’s name. Many
items are not returned to their rightful owners because they are not labelled correctly or clearly.
USBs should include a folder with the student’s name and form to assist in returning it to the correct person. If you have
lost anything please ask at the General Office during recess, lunch or end of day.
Can You Assist Students With Disabilities or Language Barriers?
Yes, we have multicultural and integration aides provide individualized support to our students.
Our Integration aides assist students with funding under the Program for Students with Disabilities. This may include vision or hearing impairment, physical, or learning disabilities.
Our multicultural aides can assist students for whom English is not their first language to succeed at our College and develop their language skills.
How Can I Keep Updated On News or Changes At The College?
Your Compass Newsfeed is where we will always keep you updated about news, changes or upcoming events. Please make sure you check it regularly or let us know if you encounter any issues.
We release a College Newsletter twice monthly, a copy of which can be found on Compass or via the newsletter icon in the menu section on this website.
We also have an official College Facebook page which is regularly updated with news, events and student work.