An education revolution
The Shepparton High School site has been chosen as the location for Shepparton and Mooroopna’s new secondary school.
Developed in conjunction with education experts and the local community, the plan merges four schools – McGuire College, Mooroopna Secondary College, Shepparton High School and Wanganui Park Secondary College – onto one site.
The new school will be designed by Gray Puksand and means new buildings, a wellbeing hub and more support for students with both high aspirations and more complex needs.
For all students now and into the future, the new school site offers many benefits.
- This is the most central location for the young people in Shepparton and Mooroopna.
- Having the school located in easy walking distance to Latrobe University and GoTAFE means our young people will be able to:
- access hands-on practical training like mechanics, hospitality, digital design and web design − to be job ready
- make the transition to university easier - potentially linking senior secondary programs to university studies
- Having the school located close to local businesses will help our young people build relationships with employers to gain work experience and future jobs.
Supporting the Mooroopna community
With the new school to be built in Shepparton, this provides an opportunity to plan for the future of the current Mooroopna Secondary College site. Options for this site will continue to be developed throughout 2018.
Shepparton Education Plan
The Shepparton Education Plan will transform student outcomes, by empowering all students to learn and achieve, experience high quality teaching practices and the best conditions for learning which equip them with the knowledge, skills and dispositions for lifelong learning and shaping the world around them.
The first stage of the Shepparton Education Plan is to merge the four current high schools into one new school on one site.
Recommendation for secondary education
After months of detailed community consultation and engagement, the Victoria Government has endorsed a recommendation to create a new one-campus secondary school in Shepparton ensuring local secondary students have access to the highest quality education.
The Shepparton Education Plan Advisory Committee considered feedback and advice from working groups, education experts and hundreds of community members as part of community consultation before recommending merging the four local government secondary schools into one new school. The Minister for Education endorsed this recommendation.
About the ‘one school, one campus’ model
The four secondary colleges, Shepparton High School, McGuire College, Mooroopna Secondary College and Wanganui Park Secondary College will merge to form one new single-campus school that will be better equipped to meet the needs and aspirations of young people across the area.
This large school, to be located in Shepparton, will be broken up into smaller schools or ‘houses’ to create smaller learning communities where students are well known, and can build connections over many year levels.
Students and teachers will gain all the resources and broad curriculum benefits of a large school, while operating in a caring, supportive environment.
Students will stay in the same house throughout secondary school, with Years 7-9 students learning within their house, and Years 10-12 students moving around the campus for specialised subjects of their choice where needed.
As well as new school buildings and resources designed to meet the needs of students in the future, students will have access to improved learning and teaching opportunities and increased wellbeing and sense of community.
We will develop timelines and transition plans for the next stage, and work with students, principals, teachers and education experts to focus on learning approach, curriculum and student outcomes.
Supporting the Mooroopna community
In order to further support Mooroopna Secondary College students, in 2018, a team of specialist educators will be embedded in the school to support to the College’s leadership and teaching team and their students.
With the new school to be built in Shepparton, this provides an opportunity to plan for the future of the current Mooroopna Secondary College site. Options for this site will continue to be developed throughout early 2018.
What we heard: secondary education
In September and October 2017, we asked for your feedback on options for secondary education. Over four weeks we hosted a series of pop-up information sessions, community workshops and an online survey. We heard from more than 300 people, and analysed almost 2,000 individual comments. A summary factsheet and full report are available below.
Find out more about how the 'House' model works
What We Have Heard So Far
The Victorian Government has announced it is developing a long-term plan to transform Shepparton’s education system - this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
The Shepparton Education Plan will look at how we can give students more options and opportunities, help young people transition through each stage of education, equip teachers with training and resources and improve school facilities.
What you said in June
In June 2017, we asked you to help us understand the needs, challenges, and aspirations of your community. After reviewing your comments, feedback, and ideas we produced a report and a factsheet summary, which are available for download below, and will be the foundation for future community engagement and planning.
We heard what you had to say, and now we're sharing what we heard.
How you had your say:
What you said:
Photos of workshops
Subscribe for updates about the next phase of community engagement beginning in September. This will focus on secondary schools in Shepparton.
Visit this page to:
- Learn about proposed options to change secondary schools
- Provide feedback and complete the survey
- View session times and register to attend the Family and Community workshops
With your ideas, perspective and feedback we can develop an education plan that is tailored to the needs of the Shepparton community. With the help of local leaders, we will be drawing upon the existing collective knowledge of your community to transform educational outcomes.