Education Plan

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.

To learn more about the Shepparton Education Plan, download the factsheet or complete document.
Shepparton Education Plan factsheet
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Shepparton Education Plan
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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.

To learn more about the school model, view information about 'Option 3' on the ‘Phase 2: Secondary Schools’ tab above, or download the factsheet.
Shepparton Education Plan – Fact sheet - One school - one campus
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Shepparton Education Plan – Factsheet - One school - one campus
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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.

Factsheet

Full report


Find out more about how the 'House' model works

What We Have Heard So Far

Introduction

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:

Infographic with participation rates: 3 week engagement, 9 workshops/meetings, 200+ people attended workshops, 4750+ individual comments analysed, 2124 website visits, 185 people participated in the survey

What you said:

Infographic with main themes from engagement: Working together, broad range of student choice and experiences, supporting the needs of every young person, considering local needs, re-thinking school models, valuing our schools, high-quality modern schools

Photos of workshops

9 workshops were held in Shepparton during the first phase of engagement in June 2017

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.


Early Years & Primary School

KINDERGARTEN PARENT

Please note: This survey is specifically designed for parents and carers of children who have attended kindergarten.
1. Do you currently have or have you recently had a child(ren) attend four-year-old kindergarten in the last three years? Required

For example: my child is making new friends, my child is developing new skills, my kinder has referred me to services, my child at kinder gives me time to myself.

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For example: Transport, having to complete multiple drop offs in one day. Distance from home, the travel to and from does not make my child's attendance worthwhile.

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4. What services would you like to be able to access at kinder?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Primary School Parent

Thank you to everyone who completed our onlinle survey. Your feedback will feed into the new school design.
1. Do you currently have or have you recently had a child(ren) enrolled in primary school?
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3. Was the Primary School you decided on for your child the closest one to your home?
4. What are the most important aspects of a school?

When considering your child's needs.

5. What aspects of a school would turn you away?

Please select your top 3

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Secondary School Parent

Thank you to everyone who completed our onlinle survey. Your feedback will feed into the new school design.
1. Do you currently have or have you recently had a child(ren) enrolled in year 7, 8 or 9?

Transitioning from primary school to secondary school would have been smoother for my child(ren) if...

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Transitioning from primary school to secondary school would have been smoother if I had received support with...

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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.