Welcome to Ballarat Secondary College
Ballarat Secondary College is truly something special in the city of Ballarat.
Ballarat Secondary College is a large multi campus college which offers a broad and comprehensive curriculum from year 7 to year 12 and beyond. Offering a unique approach to the personalisation of learning for every student the college has an enviable reputation in Ballarat and across the state for its excellence providing personalised learning pathways for every student. The Teaching Excellence Award winning Pathways program is a central element to the way the college is organised around students and their learning needs.
The College draws students from the East and West of Ballarat and from the towns and other small communities in the surrounds attracting students from as far afield a Maryborough, Bacchus Marsh, Daylesford and all points across the greater city of Ballarat. Many students and families are attracted by the benefits of children being able to attend a small middle years campus where positive and productive relationships can flourish and every student is known. Those same students enjoy the benefits of a large secondary college as they move into the senior program accessing one of Ballarat’s widest selection of VCE, VET and VCAL offerings in a unique adult learning environment at the Barkly Senior Campus.
With approximately 1000 students being supported across our campuses and over 150 dedicated and teaching and support staff the college is very proud of the record of learning improvement that it’s students achieve. Working within its philosophy of holding every student at the centre of its work the college has achieved literacy and numeracy improvement for students at a rate not being achieved in other schools in the town or in many comparable places across the nation.
Seeing itself as a partner in the community in support of the wellbeing of students Ballarat Secondary College is also the largest provider of secondary re-engagement support for students in our town. Our Link-Up Re-engagement Program has achieved national recognition for the quality of outcomes it is able to build for many young people who would otherwise slip through the net.
At Ballarat Secondary College developing the next generation of citizens and leaders is a driving goal behind a long term commitment to student leadership and community engagement. Students from our college have achieved significant profiles in every field of endeavour, both as student leaders at school and as members of the wider community and beyond.