Welcome to the Western Port Secondary College website! The College is situated in the seaside town of Hastings and was opened in 1974. It is located in a beautiful rural setting which the students take much pride in.
We endeavour to promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance, understanding and co-operation which is underpinned by our four core values of Respect, Challenge, Opportunity, Honesty & Integrity. This will enable our students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.
The school has recently undergone an extensive review and written a strategic plan to cover the next four years. The key focus of this plan in on our core business – Teaching and Learning. Our priority is your child’s learning and our key aim is to accurately map students to the Ausvels continuum and develop a differentiated, challenging and engaging personalised curriculum program for every student in every class. Our targets centre on the growth our students make during each semester of their schooling, how we measure that growth, and how this growth is tracked and informs the continued differentiated learning program for each student.
Our school places a great emphasis on pastoral care and a very positive approach to student wellbeing. We are constantly seeking to develop each student’s personal and social skills. We believe that the best environment for students to learn is one that is safe, inclusive, respectful, caring and purposeful, and one where personalised and individual learning programs can be achieved. Being a mid-sized secondary college of 600 students this is achievable for us. Each and every student is known and has a place in our school.
Western Port Secondary College provides a broad curriculum which caters to many pathway options. We recognise the need to prepare students for further education, for work and for the future in a world of technological and social change. Our recently completed Master Plan building project has ensured facilities are second to none with outstanding modern buildings, classrooms and learning areas. The construction of our own Trade Training Centre on site to begin shortly will complete the blueprint for a school offering a broad range of curriculum and vocationally based subjects and course catering for the diversity of all student’s needs.
The College offers outstanding opportunities in a range of areas and has been recognised for its accreditation as a 5 Star Sustainable School, National award winning Beacon Program: Bright Futures-No Dole. We also offer a range of activities such as our Taiko Drum program, Human Powered Vehicles, Advance, extensive sporting and Performing Arts opportunities plus many more.
The College welcomes prospective families and students to tour the Campus. For a personal tour with me please contact Sue Iles on 5979 1577 to arrange a time.