Narre Warren South P-12 College is on one campus consisting of two sub schools - Prep to Year 6 and Year 7 to 12. The school has 200 equivalent full-time staff, principal class, 130 teachers and 60 education support staff, including administration, student support and integration staff. The school is a welcoming place where students from many cultures learn together in excellent facilities.
- The College is categorized as “low” compared to other State schools in socio-economic terms.
- The school family occupation and education (SFOE) index is 0.5819.
- Many students have not attended Kindergarten or day care prior to commencing school.
- Nearly all our students from Year 6 stay on to do their secondary education.
- The College experiences significant change over of students over the 13 years of schooling.
- Cultural diversity is a feature of the College community with at least 50 ethnic groups being represented speaking 64 languages.
- Approximately 50% of the Year 7 enrolments originate from the primary school.
- Approximately 40% of our senior students undertake a VCAL pathway (trade/vocational focus)
- More than half of the College’s student population comes from families where the language background is other than English, and around 50% qualify for the EAL program.
- Attendance rates at both Primary and Secondary levels are better than the state benchmarks.
- Wellbeing support is provided across the College with two counsellors, a number of youth workers, Psychologists and other professionals available
- ‘Compass’ is the main communication system for the College. Compass is available to parents and students to assist with attendance, learning tasks, payments, permissions, reporting etc.
- Many community groups access a variety of the College’s facilities for sport and the College is a central facility within the community.
We take great pride in all our students working hard at school and getting excellent results. Our VCE median study score has been stable at 30- 31 for the past seven years, placing us well above the state average. Coupled with our outstanding VCAL and VET results, we are a College that meets the pathway needs of all of our students. This is an outstanding achievement and has gained the school recognition far and wide, including 20 State Awards since 2006 for staff and students in our VCAL program and two Premiers Awards for VCE (perfect study scores). The foundations for these results are found in our exemplary programs in the Primary and early Secondary sections of the College, where our focus on academic achievement and strong civic participation are evident. Student Attitudes to School reflect a strong sense of connectedness to school in both the Primary and Secondary areas of the College. Parent opinion well above state benchmarks is also indicative of a happy and harmonious College community.