Copland College, Melba

Name: Copland College
Type: Secondary School
Address: Copland Drive
Town: Melba
Postcode: 2615
State: Australian Capital Territory
Region ACT
Phone: +61 2 6205 7622
Fax: +61 2?6205 7629
Pupils: 450


Copland College opened in 1978 at Copland Drive, Melba, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It is a supporter of the IB Diploma Program.

Many students come from nearby Melba High School.

There are plans by the ACT Government to change the school'sstructure under the Towards 2020 proposals, there are three suggestedoptions:

Establish the Melba Collegiate of Schools. Under this option,Copland would remain on its current site and cater for students inyears 9-12.

Establish the Melba Secondary College. Under this option, thecollege would close and a new Melba Secondary School catering for years7-12 would open on the college site.

The college runs as it currently does, catering only to students in Year 11 and Year 12.


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