Narre Warren South P-12 College opened in 2002 and is located in the suburb of Narre Warren South within the rapidly growing south east growth corridor of Melbourne. In 2002 the College commenced with 819 students from Prep to Year 7 and 48 staff. In 2017 we have grown to approximately 2113 students across Prep to Year 12 with 200 staff.
The College is a unique school on one campus with two sub schools, Primary, (Prep to Year 6 ) and Secondary, (Years 7 to 12) with a current leadership structure of:
In 2014 the College SFO is at 0.64 and has changed only slightly as enrolments have stabilised. Cultural diversity is a feature of the College Community with at least 50 ethnic groups being represented speaking 68 languages. A third of the College’s student population come from families where the language background is other than English.
In 2010 the College adopted a team approach where groups of teachers worked at one year level. That meant for most teachers in Prep to Year 10 their teaching load was at that level. This has been very successful and has continued through to 2017. Teams have full responsibility for all students in a particular year level. They have responsibility for student well-being and day to day operations, while domain leaders have the responsibility for the curriculum. In conjunction with Year Level Teams, Wellbeing Support is provided across the College with two Student Well-being Counsellors, a number of Youth Workers, Psychologists and other professionals. The College receives additional assistance from Regional SSSO staff.
In Years 11 and 12, VCAL is delivered by a dedicated team of teachers. Teachers of VCE are part of the VCE Team and may also teach at other levels.
The College's main communication system is ‘COMPASS’ this assists parents to liaise with the College, view their child’s attendance, work tasks, make payments, approve excursions, view reports and communicate directly with your child's teachers.
The P-12 Curriculum is designed to provide diversity, pathway opportunities through VCE, VET and VCAL programs and ensure students maximise the opportunities that exist after school. The College has implemented a variety of programs including: Step into Prep, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Fusion (Performing Arts - Music, Dance, Drama), Reading Intervention Program, HOL (Hands on Learning), EAL (English as an Additional Language) programs from Prep to Year 12, a diverse range of Elective Programs and extensive access to computer and learning technologies.
A Careers Team supports students and parents through the Managed Individual Pathways Program (MIPs) and work placement.
Our commitment is to help people achieve their learning goals in a fun and supportive learning environment. Narre Warren South P-12 College provides specialised training to the community.