About Wedderburn College

Wedderburn College Council, Principal, Staff and Students welcome you to Wedderburn College. Wedderburn College is located in the North Central district of Victoria in the township of Wedderburn, approximately seventy five kilometres north of Bendigo on the Calder Highway. The College services the towns of Wedderburn, Inglewood, Borung and Korong Vale and the surrounding rural districts.

About Wedderburn College

Educating students for the 21st century is the focus of the College with the provision of state of the art information technology facilities and teaching and learning programs. The College has an average enrolment of 210 students for Foundation through to Year 12. Students’ curriculum is delivered within Professional Learning Communities:

  • Foundation to Year 2
  • Year 3 to Year 6
  • Years 7 & 8
  • Years 9 & 10
  • Senior (Years 11-12, including both VCE & VCAL)

The College provides a rich range of educational experiences for students from Prep to Year 12. The College operates within the North Central Cluster of schools which enables the provision of expansive technological, agricultural and current certificates for wide range of 21st century skills and knowledge. The core purpose of the North Central Cluster is to improve learning outcomes and opportunities for students and to facilitate pathways towards further education or careers.

 

Getting ready for 2016

 

The College is a hub within our community working closely with community and business partners to maximise opportunities for students and the community. Strong relationships with various service providers, sports bodies, businesses and government departments enhance the opportunities available for our students. All members of the College community have a right to be and feel safe. The College implements a whole school approach to violence and bullying.Wedderburn College has a definite emphasis on developing and improving student outcomes appropriate to their level of development. The College’s current Strategic Plan (2018-2022) has three main improvement goals around the areas of Student Learning, Engagement and Wellbeing.

  • improve student learning outcomes for all students
  • improve student wellbeing 
  • improve student engagement with learning

 

Vision & Values

Vision: Developing positive learners for the world community

Motto: No reward without effort

Values: Respect. Responsibility. Resilience

Key Staff

Principal: Ms Rachel Lechmere

Assistant Principal: Mr Dean Lockhart

Leading Teacher (Engagement & Wellbeing) : Lea Humphrey

Leading Teacher (Curriculum & Assessment) : Danny Fowles

Student Services: Ms Nikki Lockhart (Occupational Therapist); Ms Janice Deocampo (School Nurse)

Our Student Leaders are also integral to the College. Our Leaders support and enjoy the challenge of learning and working together.

School Captains for 2019: Samuel Lockhart & Rebecca Turnbull

 

School Council

The school council has particular functions in setting and monitoring the school’s direction.

School councils have three main responsibilities:

  • finance: overseeing the development of the school’s annual budget and ensuring proper records are kept of the school’s financial operation
  • strategic planning: participating in the development and monitoring of the school strategic plan
  • policy development and review: developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect a school’s values and support the school’s broad direction outlined in its strategic plan.

Other key functions of school councils include:

  • raising funds for school related purposes
  • maintaining school grounds and facilities
  • entering into contracts
  • reporting annually to the school community and the Department
  • creating interest in the school in the wider community
  • representing and taking the views of the community into account
  • regulating and facilitating after-hours use of school premises and grounds
  • operating a children’s service at the school.

The 2019 Office Bearers are:
President: Carolyn Stephenson 
Vice President: Deanne Casserta
Treasurer: Suzanne Jackson
 
 
 

College Building Fund

The Wedderburn College Building Fund has been established to allow past students and parents to support the maintanance and beautification of our College buildings and its surrounds. Wedderburn College was built in the 60's and has educated many people from the Wedderburn area in this time. Most past students enjoy reminiscing about their school days, most recognisng that school days were the best days of their lives. Often the reflections are accompanied by stories of teachers and the antics students got up to.

You can donate to Wedderburn College's Building Fund. It's totally tax deductible and you'll be paying back the school that gave you your start in life and continues to give you great memories to you share with mates, especially old school friends.

Bendigo Bank
Wedderburn College School Building Fund
BSB: 633-000
Account: 147030290
(please email us with your contact details so we can provide a receipt)

Or contact the College (03 5494 3011 or wedderburn.p12@edumail.vic.gov.au) to find out how you can continue to make sure that Wedderburn College is a great school.