Wednesday 29th April 2015
Welcome
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“The Wellington Way”
Values/School Motto:
 Caring
 Striving
 Learning
And succeeding.
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A successful school:
Our community is very satisfied
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2015 Enrolment
 1498 Students:
 1589 Local and 82 International Fee Paying Students
 Year 7:
 306 Students
 178 Boys and 132 Girls
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As shown in the Parent Opinion Survey
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Multiple Career Pathways are provided
 VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) with a broad
range of offerings
 VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) at both
Intermediate and Senior Levels
 VET (Vocational Education & Training) within both VCE &
VCAL
 MIPs (Managed Individual Pathways) for all students in
Years 10 - 12
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We have consistently excellent VCE results
Further Mathematics
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Maths Methods
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English
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Physics
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Accounting
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Year 7 Subjects - 2016
 English
 Humanities
 Mathematics
 The Arts
 Science
 Information Technology
 Health & Physical
 Languages (French and
Education
Mandarin)
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Accelerated Programs
 Our Select Entry Accelerated Program commenced with Year 7 in
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2010. This year our 6th Year 7 Accelerated group commenced.
We will continue our accelerated program in 2016.
Mathematics Acceleration through selection into advanced maths
groups from Years 7 – 10 culminating in advanced study of VCE
Mathematics.
In 2015, there are 3 groups (90 students) participating in Year 7
Maths acceleration.
Accelerated study of VCE subjects from Year 10. This is decided on
an individual basis through assessment of student needs and
abilities (In 2015, 130 Year 10 students are undertaking an advanced
VCE Study in Maths Methods, Legal Studies, Biology, History and
Economics).
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ICT
1:1 computing from 2012 - Year 7 BYOD from 2014 - Whole School Wireless
Internet Access - Interactive Learning Management System (Moodle)
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Year 7 Devices - 2016
 At Wellington we recommend that parents purchase
or lease one of the following devices for use in 2016
and beyond:
Acer Netbook with SSD (Solid State Drive)
or
Acer Netbook with HD (Hard Drive)
 Detailed information will be available later in the year in
the enrolment packages sent to Wellington families. Mr
Stefyn and Mr Brown can answer your questions tonight.
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Compass introduced in 2013
 Compass is an interactive on-line tool that allows
parents to view their child’s attendance and progress.
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Support Programs
 Individual Learning Plans for “at risk” students
 Literacy Enhancement
 Numerous small EAL classes (12 -14 students per
class)
 Recovery Maths
 After School Homework Clubs
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Students have access to:
 Strong academic programs
 Leadership opportunities
 Music
 Extra-curricular clubs
 Drama
 Tutoring/Homework Club
 Sport/Houses
 A safe, secure environment
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Students are happy and feel safe
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Uniform – Winter, Summer and Sport - Worn With Pride
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R Block
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We welcome parent involvement
 Wellington from a parent’s perspective
 Opportunities for parental involvement:
 College Council and Sub Committees
 Performing Arts, Parents & Friends
 Parents’ Club
 Annual Parent Survey
 Volunteer Support:
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Mrs Merih Acar
Council President
Library
Canteen
Uniform Shop
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Student Leadership
• Junior, Middle & Senior School
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Captains
Student Representative Council
House Leaders
Sports Leaders
Performing Arts Leaders
International Captains
Curriculum Leaders
College Captains – Kelly and Dean
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Brandon and Emily
Our Junior School Captains
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International Program
 Up to 90 students, predominantly from Vietnam and China, with
expanding numbers from Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia, add
significantly to the multicultural diversity of Wellington Secondary
College
 This mix of students (50 different nationalities) reflects the strong
multicultural nature of the surrounding area, one of the most
diverse in Melbourne
 “The Wellington Way” is the unifying factor
 If interested in hosting International Students, please see Ms Connie
Tzelepis, Ms Jade Li or Ms Lyn Thai.
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Key dates for Year 7 enrolment
 Academic Scholarship and
Friday 8th May
Friday 8th May
Saturday 16th
May
(9.00am – 12.00pm)
Wellington Accelerated Program OnLine Application closing date.
 Music and Sport Scholarships
application closing date.
 Scholarship and Accelerated
Program Tests at Wellington
Secondary College (M Block).
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Key dates for Year 7 enrolment
Friday 22nd
May
By Friday 30th
May
From Friday
30th May
 Parents return Year 7 Application
Form to Primary School. NB: The
new format of the Application Form.
 Selection process completed for
Accelerated Program
 Scholarship and Accelerated
Program results announced and
families notified
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And for other year levels…….
 Contact the General Office to express interest early in Term 3
 Supply the General Office with copies of your last two sets of
reports and a copy of your birth certificate, passport or
appropriate travel documents
 Attend appropriate information sessions as advised by the
General Office
 Attend enrolment interview with the Assistant Principal, Mrs
Dulcie Commons.
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Mr Hugh Blaikie
Principal
www.wellingtonsc.vic.edu.au
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R Block (Humanities) – opened March 2009