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Our Story

Surf Coast Secondary College commenced in 2012 as the only stand-alone Government secondary school in Torquay. We are proud to be the school of choice for over 1000 young people in the local Surf Coast area.

Being a still relatively ‘young’ school, Surf Coast Secondary College has always had a focus on ensuring that we are catering to the modern needs of our students and facilitating a curriculum that develops our students as capable and active citizens of both our local and global community.

Long gone are the days when blackboards and sitting in rows constituted the majority of the school day, hence a key focus of Principal, Erin Wright, and her team is the promotion and facilitation of independent and active learning. 

The teaching staff at SCSC believes in the premise that the more actively a student participates, the more they will engage in their learning, which more than often translates into improved outcomes and greater depth of learning.

As part of the College’s focus on providing its cohort with the most contemporary learning, all students are equipped with an iPad or laptop, giving them instant access to school tasks and associated learning material, at the same time as honing their technical skills.

We are a school that values the development of skills and attributes within our students that will prepare them extremely well to be independent, creative and critical thinkers.

The College has grown from a student population of approximately 250 when it opened to over 1000; demonstrating the confidence that the community has in its local school to deliver the best outcomes for its young people.

“The main goal we have as a staff group is for SCSC to be the school of choice for all students in our neighbourhood area and I’m supremely confident that the current programs we have in place already meet this high ambition.”

Surf Coast Secondary College Our Story

Acknowledgement of Country

Surf Coast Secondary College sits on beautiful Wadawurrung country and we acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and play on. We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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