Mckinnon Secondary College, Mckinnon
Name: Mckinnon Secondary College
Type: Secondary School
Address: McKinnon Road
Region Southern Metropolitan
Phone: (03) 8520 9000.
Fax: (03) 9578 9253.
McKinnon Secondary College is a year 7 to 12 co-educational school with a student population of 1,200. The College was founded in 1954 in the south eastern Melbourne suburb of McKinnon. A full maintenance upgrade of the College buildings was recently completed. College facilities include: an assembly hall, a gymnasium and weights room, a music auditorium, seven computer laboratories, a Year 12 Centre with networked computer resources, a Resource Centre and a Korean Garden. The College buildings and grounds are consistently well maintained. A science and technology centre will be built in 2002.
McKinnon Secondary College has a reputation for academic excellence and is a specialist music school. There are consistently more applications for entry to year 7 than places available. In recent years there were 100 more applications for year 7 than places available. Most students who attend McKinnon aspire to university. Of the 2000 year 12 cohort, 98% were offered tertiary placements for 2000, 83% of which were university placements and 17% were for TAFE.
A McKinnon education aims to enhance the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all students and to develop students' key competencies. The College strives to maintain a positive, caring and safe learning environment in which all students are provided with the opportunity to achieve success. Opportunities for success are provided within a challenging, comprehensive curriculum and an extensive co-curricular program. The College actively promotes a culture that encourages and celebrates the achievement of excellence, that values and respects individual diversity and that encourages participation by all members of the community. Students are encouraged to take pride in themselves and the College.