Hoppers Crossing Secondary College opened in 1984 and is a single campus, co-educational school with an enrolment of approximately 1,500 students. Situated in an urban growth corridor, approximately 20 minutes west of Melbourne, the College welcomes students from Years 7 to 12 from Hoppers Crossing and the surrounding district.
Innovative and Challenging Educational Programs
The College places great importance on developing innovative and challenging educational programs, through which young people recognise the value of growth through learning. This is being achieved through a close working partnership of staff, students, parents and the wider community.
Hoppers Crossing Secondary College aims to achieve the extra-ordinary by providing an education which has a focus on each individual student and developing their potential. Academic rigour is valued at all stages of learning and the classroom focus is on challenge, engagement and achievement.
All staff focus on the delivery of a Common Instructional Teaching Model centred on the 9 High Yield Teaching Strategies that produce significant learning gains for every student. The time and effort that teachers put into their classes ensures the best educational outcomes for our students which has most recently been reflected in our improved VCE Results.
We take pride in offering our students guided support throughout their chosen pathway of VCE, VCAL or VET studies and prepare them for post-secondary options, including tertiary entry and further training or employment. In recent years our rate of Year 12 students entering further education training or full time employment has been maintained at over 90%.
Co-curricular & Enrichment Programs
Hoppers Crossing Secondary College offers a diverse range of innovative educational co-curricular and enrichment programs across Years 7 to 12. These programs include international exchange programs such as: Estancia High School California Cultural Exchange Program, Chinese Overseas Learning Experience and Italy Language Immersion Program. Other co-curricular programs include— High Resolves Student Leadership Program, Year 9 High Achievers Preparation Program, Year 7 & 8 Numeracy and Literacy Support Programs, School For Student Leadership, Wakakirri Secondary Schools Challenge, Inter-House & Inter-School Sports, Year 7 and 10 Scholarship Programs, Student Representative Council, Junior and Senior Music Programs and Group Performances, Work Experience Programs, Managed Individual Pathways for all students from Years 10—12 and Parent Information Sessions across all levels. Through University Enhancement Studies and TAFE articulation pathway programs, it is possible to incorporate TAFE certificates and University degree studies within the students’ VCE/VCAL years.
The College prioritises ICT across the curriculum with the inclusion of: interactive whiteboards in selected classrooms, media projectors in every classroom, two Apple Mac laboratories and two Microsoft laboratories, and a BYOD/1 to 1 Netbook Program, all aimed toward preparing students with the skills required for them to take their place as 21st century learners and citizens.