School Category: Government Secondary
Yarra Hills Secondary College
Welcome to Yarra Hills Secondary College
Thank you for visiting Yarra Hills Secondary College’s website, we hope the information contained within here is informative and of interest to you.
Yarra Hills Secondary College is a multi-campus government secondary school in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria Australia. We have two campuses, a year 7 – 10 Campus at Mt Evelyn and a Mooroolbark Campus with both year 7 – 10 and senior (year 11/12) precincts on the one site. Current enrolments are between 700 – 750 students and have been rising over the last four years.
The Mt Evelyn Campus typically accepts students from the local Mt Evelyn area, nearby Lilydale, Silvan and towns further down the Warburton Highway in the Yarra Valley, including such areas as Wandin, Seville, Woori Yallock and beyond. Students attending this campus progress to the Mooroolbark Campus for their senior studies. Bus transport is made available to do this.
The Mooroolbark Campus directly serves the Mooroolbark, Lilydale, Kilsyth, Montrose, Croydon and Bayswater areas. Direct local transport exists linking each of these areas to the campus through either the Cambridge Rd/Hawthory Rd bus stops at the rear of the school or Hull Rd and Mooroolbark Station near the main entrance.
Yarra Hills is renowned for providing a wide selection of pathways for all students, successfully offering a large complement of VCE studies, as well as VET (Vocational Education & Training) and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) School Based Apprenticeship Training, where we are also a founding member of the atEast VCAL consortium.
Yarra Hills has an extensive Performing Arts program, including several highly successful Concert Bands led by the Director of the Australian Youth Band Mr Richard O’Toole. Additionally, we have singing troupes and an excellent annual College Production which involves a large number of students.
The Outdoor Education Program is also renowned throughout the wider community, providing students the opportunity to experience learning beyond the classroom. The College has its own buses, canoes/kayaks, diving/snorkelling gear and a full set of camping/hiking equipment.