About Warrnambool College

Warrnambool College is a government high school (years 7-12) in the regional town of Warrnambool in south-west Victoria, Australia. It was formed from the merger of Warrnambool Secondary College (previously Warrnambool High School) and Warrnambool North Secondary College (previous Warrnambool North Technical School) in 1994. As of 2014 it has nearly 1200 students and over 110 staff. This includes the WAVE school, a small campus for alternative education located in central Warrnambool.

At Warrnambool College we recognise that schools are no longer immune from the challenges that our society must continually grapple with.

We, like all organisations, must strive to be better tomorrow than we are today.
We must strive to be more relevant today than we were yesterday.
We must ensure our students are enabled to independently face the challenges of tomorrow.

Warrnambool College Vision:

'At Warrnambool College we achieve success through persistence, resilience and mutual respect'.
The Warrnambool College vision embodies our identity, values and mission. It underpins and inspires our teaching and learning program, it includes all members our of learning community. It is a vision for now and a vision for the future.

Warrnambool College Values:  

  • Mutual Respect
  • Strength
  • Honesty
  • Persistence
  • Global Learner
  • Courage
  • Resiliance
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Success takes many forms, and, though easy to define, it can be difficult to achieve. We hold students to high levels of achievement in their own personal success in learning. We provide the scaffolding, support and encouragement to assist our students. It involves helping students to build resilience, a strong work ethic, and the ability to create, monitor and evaluate achievable, measurable goals. Our community also benefits from understanding the value of team work and the role coaches or mentors can play.