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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 2022 it has approximately 1250 students and over 150 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.

As you can gather, we love our school. We invite you to visit us and see firsthand the wonderful community that we are.

David Clift - Principal

The Warrnambool College vision is that every Warrnambool student thrives. This embodies our identity, values and mission and underpins and inspires our teaching and learning program. It includes all members of our learning community. It is a vision for now and a vision for the future. 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.

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