COLLEGE ENROLMENT ZONE
New enrolments at Werribee Secondary College can only be guaranteed for students whose permanent residence is within the College’s catchment area.
Please check your local school zoning using the Find My School online tool provided by the Department of Education.
Spaces for younger siblings of currently enrolled students will be considered where available.
Parents (within our zone) who feel the learning of their child would be best fostered at Werribee Secondary College are invited to make an application.
Please follow the information relevant to the entry year level below.
For more information on school zones please click here.
YEAR 7 ENROLMENTS
For parents seeking to enrol their child from Grade 6 in to Year 7, it is essential that they follow the enrolment protocols which are available from their child’s Primary School.
Information for parents/carers on moving from primary school to secondary school can be found online here. Your child’s government primary school will provide you with guidance on how to access the Year 7 Placement Information Pack and Application Form (which will also be available via the above information link from term 2, 2022).
Details on our advanced Select Entry Learning Program (SELP) for high academic achievers can be found here.
All enrolments at our College must reside within our school zone.
For any further guidance regarding year 7 enrolments please contact Mr William Hatzis | EMAIL | (03) 9741 1822
YEAR 8 -10 ENROLMENTS
Admissions for students of years 8-10 can be considered for those residing in our school zone and where spaces are available. An admission interview with an Assistant Principal will usually be required. It is important that students attend this interview along with parents. For more information, please contact the General Office on 9741 1822 or complete the application form below.
For details on our advanced Select Entry Learning Program (SELP) for high academic achievers please see more details here. For those looking to enrol in our Year 10 IB Link program, please view the details below (please note that IB testing does not guarantee entry, please discuss your application with our College prior to registering)
For any further guidance regarding middle years enrolments please contact Ms Helene Refuerzo | EMAIL | (03) 9741 1822
YEAR 11 & 12 ENROLMENTS
Admissions for students of years 11 and 12 can be considered for those residing in our school zone and where spaces are available. An admission interview with an Assistant Principal will usually be required. It is important that students attend this interview along with parents. For more information, please contact the General Office on 9741 1822 or complete the application form below.
For details on our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme please view the details below and more on our curriculum page. We also offer VCE, VCE VM, VPS and VET programs to suit all students future career pathways.
For any further guidance on senior years enrolments please contact Ms Narelle Bean | EMAIL | (03) 9741 1822
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (IB)
Werribee Secondary College is proud to offer the worldwide recognized IBDP as an alternative to VCE. The IB focuses on creating global thinking, inquisitive citizens. Beginning with the IB Link program at year 10, and the diploma program at year 11 and 12, IB enables students to learn a diverse range of pre-tertiary study skills, environmental knowledge, language and tolerance. With 3 core areas (Extended Essay, Theory Of Knowledge and Creativity, Action, Service) as well as 6 academic subjects, the IB program sets students on track for further studies near or abroad.
Further details of the IBDP curriculum can be found on our Curriculum page.
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
The IB is both a nationally and internationally recognised diploma, offered at Werribee Secondary College since 2013. Completion of the IB Diploma is strong predictor of success in university. Please note that applications are subject to school zoning and availability of places.
For further details including 2023 applications please contact:
Ms Helene Refuerzo: Assistant Principal
03 9741 1822
EDUCATION FOR LIFE
INTL BACCALAUREATE ORGANIZATION
The IBO aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. IBO have developed challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment, encouraging students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.
WHY STUDY IB?
THE WSC IB PROGRAMME PROVIDES:
International university recognition.
Compulsory breadth and depth.
Catering for learning differences.
Wide range of pre-tertiary study skills.
Development of the attitude of altruism.
Mobile, academically diverse students.
Growth toward a more tolerant world.
Additional language development.
Higher and standard level options.
Preparation for a global future.
IB DIPLOMA CURRICULUM
IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics.
Students must also choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.
Diploma Programme subjects can be taken at higher level of standard level.
In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.
Subject choice requirements ensure that the science-orientated student is challenged to learn a foreign language and the natural linguist becomes familiar with the scientific processes. While balance is maintained, flexibility is catered for with the student choosing their Higher Level subjects to pursue areas of personal interest and to meet special requirements for university entrance.
CORE STUDIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA
The unique features of the IB Diploma are the three core studies that allow students to extend and enhance their learning and embrace the culture and ethos of our own attitudes and values through the depth and breadth of academic offerings and the emphasis placed on Creativity, Action and Service. In developing the role of service to the community, a sense of global humanity and tolerance is fostered, all in tune with mission statement and ideals of Werribee Secondary College.
The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the Diploma Programme subjects they are studying. The world studies extended essay option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two Diploma Programme subjects.
Theory of knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
Creativity, action, service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for new learning wtih academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiemental learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.
IB ACADEMIC SUBJECTS
The academic subjects offered are grouped.
Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of the six subject areas, with at least:
– Three, and not more than four taken at Higher Level (HL)
-The remaining subjects taken at Standard Level (SL)
A HL course represents 240 teaching hours over the two-year period and an SL course represents 150 teaching hours over the two-year period.
At Werribee Secondary College were currently offer:
Group 1 – IB Literature: ENGLISH
Group 2 – IB Language: SPANISH AB INITIO (BEGINNER)
Group 3 – IB Individuals and Societies: ECONOMICS, HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY
Group 4 – IB Experimental Sciences: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY
Group 5 – IB Mathematical Studies: MATHEMATICAL STUDIES, MATHEMATICS (STANDARD LEVEL)
Group 6 – IB The Arts and Electives: MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS
For more information about the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and other possible subjects that may be offered based on number of student interest: Click Here
YEAR 10 IB LINK PROGRAM
The Year 10 IB Link program has been developed as an entry point for students seeking to undertake the IB Diploma Programme in years 11 and 12. It focuses on enquiry based assessments, extended investigations and the community, setting students up for success in the senior Diploma programme.
An application form for the Year 10 IB Link program can be obtained by contacting the College.
Applications to the IB Link program will require copies of the following supporting documents:
– Complete reports for previous year
– Prior semester reports for current year
– Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN results
– Birth certificate
– Passport or visa
– Any other relevant information to support your child’s application
For further details or to discuss your eligibility for enrolment in the IB Link program for 2022 please contact:
Ms Helene Refuerzo – Assistant Principal
+613 9741 1822 | ENQUIRE
WE WELCOME STUDENTS FROM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE
Werribee Secondary College is a fully accredited international school. Our International Student Program began in 2000 and we welcome students from a diverse range of cultures.
The college is renowned for its level of student academic achievement and the high standard of curriculum programs. The motto ‘Live Worthily’ encapsulates the school vision and goals. Students are empowered with resilience and skills that enhance their post-secondary education options, within Australia and overseas.
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE DIRECTLY WITH:
International Student Program
Department of Education
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne VIC 3001 (Australia)
Werribee Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to: www.study.vic.gov.au
Werribee Secondary College is also fully accredited with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).