About YSC

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Yarram Secondary College offers Year 7 to Year 12 coeducation across two campuses.

Located 220 kilometres from Melbourne, the township of Yarram, population 2100, is a central hub for the surrounding smaller, rural and agricultural communities.

The main campus has a large site with several ovals, sealed and covered recreational areas, and garden spaces. These surround a central core structure of 24 teaching and learning spaces, an administration block, a library, an open learning space and a two court shared community stadium.

Yarram Secondary College has a second campus, Yarram Community VCAL, based offsite and catering for students 16 to 21 years of age who have disengaged, or are at risk of disengaging from mainstream education.

YSC is a member of the Wellington Network of Outer Gippsland, South Eastern Victoria Region. It is the major destination for students graduating from the four local primary schools (government and catholic). It attracts 95 per cent of the intake pool at Year 7, with the nearest alternative secondary schools situated over 50 kilometres away. 

The 2020 staffing profile includes two principal class members, two leading teachers, two learning specialists and 27.6 equivalent full time teaching staff (EFT) and 17.1 EFT education support staff.

The school motto is ‘Learning for Life’ and opportunities to ‘learn local, live global’ are embraced. The tradition of developing the whole student,  through a balanced focus upon academic, vocational, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes,  continues. 

The school curriculum is based upon the Victorian Curriculum.

YSC is structured into two distinct Sub-Schools; Years 7-9 Junior School and Years 10-12 Senior School. These Sub-Schools have clear focuses and vision for each.

 The Junior Sub-School focuses heavily on the development of each student’s academic, social, emotional and physical well-being and growth. All students in Years 7-9 participate in the Targeted Acceleration Program (TAP); a revolutionary reading advancement program designed by the world-renowned cognitive psychologist Dr. Carol Christenson. Students in the Junior School are exposed to all curriculum areas and participate in collaborative inquiry subjects, which build students’ 21st century learning capabilities in Year 8 with Broadening Horizons and Year 9 with Community.

The Senior Sub-School has a clear focus on providing the best possible pathways for all students; whether this be tertiary study, further training or employment. The Senior Sub-School pathways include the Victorian Certificate of Education, Vocational Education and Training (on and off site), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning and University courses via face to face, Distance Education and Victorian Virtual Learning Network delivery.

Enrichment opportunities are provided at YSC through art, music, chess, instrumental music, performance productions, leadership, public speaking, camps and excursions, sport and external online and residential academic programs in Maths, Science and Engineering.

Assistance is provided through individual educational plans for Koori students, Out of Home Care students and those on the Program for Students with Disabilities (including a specialised learning centre).

Global connections are offered through a Sister School program in China involving reciprocal exchange visits, the Year 9 Young Leaders to China program and a biannual USA STEM Study tour that incorporates learning opportunities at NASA. Year 12 students can participate in an end of secondary schooling trip to Cambodia to undertake humanitarian and environment work.

We openly invite anyone interested in coming to Yarram Secondary College to make an appointment for a school tour or take part in our existing booking processes. Please call the school for further information.