Ballarat Secondary College - Barkly Senior Campus, Ballarat East
Name: Ballarat Secondary College - Barkly Senior Campus
Type: Secondary School
Address: Barkly Street
Town: Ballarat East
Region Central Highlands Wimmera
Phone: (03) 5336 7200
Fax: (03) 5336 7250
The College is the largest school in Ballarat with more than 1500 students. It has three campuses - two Year 7 to 10 campuses at East and Wendouree and a Years 11 and 12 centrally located senior campus in Barkly Street. Recently over $7 million has been spent on upgrading our outstanding facilities and buildings. The multi campus structure provides the advantages of both a large school and a small school.
On Wednesday 17 May 2000 Victorian Premier Hon. Steve Bracks opened the College's new senior campus. From January 2000 the Senior Campus had moved from the Norman Street site in North Ballarat to the Barkly Street site in the eastern area of central Ballarat.
The College was formed through the merger of the Ballarat East, Midlands and Wendouree Secondary Colleges at the start of the 1994 school year. Since the merger there had been a strong desire to relocate the senior campus centrally. With the relocation came a name change - from Midlands Senior Campus to Barkly Senior Campus.
Ballarat East High commenced on the current East Campus site in 1955. Ballarat North Technical School also started in 1955 before becoming Midlands Secondary College in 1990 and Wendouree High Technical School began on the current Wendouree Campus site in 1978.