We are committed to providing a stimulating learning environment where sound values are fostered, and students are given the skills and direction for independent lifelong learning. The school aims to educate, nurture and provide opportunities for growth in its students as they become active, responsible and caring members of our community. The school provides an environment that caters for individual student
From 2023 the VCE Vocational Major will replace the existing VCAL at the
Intermediate and Senior levels. The VCE Vocational Major is a 2-year vocational and
applied learning program that will enable transitions into apprenticeships,
traineeships, further education and training and university (via non-ATAR pathways)
Hopetoun P-12 College offers a wide range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities to Year 10 and above in skill-based subjects such as: Agriculture, Automotive, Building and Construction, Hospitality. Undertaking VET while at school allows students to mix general and vocational education and to make a start on training for a career before they leave school.
These, and other course are provided in pathways with the Wimmera Trade Training Centre, Federation University, Horsham Learning Centre, Skillinvest, Longerong College and Horsham College.
Students spend one day a week at these sites gaining competencies in their subjects. Transportation to Horsham is available via the public bus service.
VET studies allow secondary students to gain practical skills in a specific industry while contributing towards the completion of their senior secondary certificates, either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
Students can also study VET through school-based apprenticeships or traineeships (SBATs) or part-time apprenticeships and traineeships. In government schools, all SBATs will be supported by the Head Start program from 2023.
Year 9 Advance
Offered to our Year 9 students, Advance is an opportunity for our students to give back to
our community. The program encourages local community groups to support and recognise young peoples’ participation in society. Participating in this program gives students the chance to do something meaningful in their community. Students can plan projects, meet new people, develop personal and leadership skills.
Advance is delivered through a partnership where:
The Victorian Government provides program funding, guidelines, curriculum materials and support to plan, implement and evaluate Advance.
Community organisations may be involved in a range of ways, including providing materials, a learning environment and support for young people’s community activities using a youth development approach.
Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Project:
The Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative provides intensive teaching support to secondary school students who are at risk of finishing school without the literacy and numeracy skills they need for future work and study. This initiative seeks to support and build on the work that our school is already doing to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students, by providing additional teaching support to prioritised students as part of a whole-school approach.
Student Representative Council
Our SRC comprises of students who are self-nominated through a written application
process across the whole school. This team is the student voice within the school, ensuring
that everyone is heard. Throughout the year, the SRC conducts fundraisers, coordinates
events, and regularly holds meetings to discuss any matters raised by the student body.
Our school runs Breakfast club daily from our cooking centre. Students have access to
porridge, baked beans, toast, fruit, and cereal. This service is free to all students and is kindly sponsored by Foodbank Victoria.
Our Buddy program allows the students in our School to connect as a whole community. It broadens the people we usually associate with creating a larger network for all students. Buddies involves regular activities that encourage the interaction of students from Prep to
Homework club is offered every Thursday afternoon from 3.20pm - 4.00pm for both the
Primary and Secondary students.
Student Wide Positive Behaviour Support: SWPBS
SWPBS provides members of the College community with a framework to promote a
positive environment that enhances teaching and learning. SWPBS aims to develop the
three key values of our school, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork.
Chaplaincy Program Information for Parents
Aims to support the emotional wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care services and strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community.