Sunshine College, Ardeer

Name: Sunshine College
Type: Secondary School
Address: Cnr Glengala Rd & Allison St
Town: Ardeer
Postcode: 3022.
State: Victoria
Region Western Metropolitan
Phone: (03) 9361 9080.
Fax: (03) 9361 9088.
Pupils: 1040

Sunshine College is a 4 campus 7-12 College with an Australian Technical College soon to be built as the fifth campus. Sunshine has the well-deserved accolade of providing the highest ratio of students with successful pathways on leaving school, with fewer students than any neighbouring schools seeking employment or further education places when they leave year 12. We have strong three-way partnerships between staff, students and parents in linking students to appropriate courses and career pathways.

North campus caters to students from years 7-10. As a small campus of only 250 students, we have a strong emphasis on pastoral care, with each child linked to a homeroom teacher with whom they share their learning every day. The year level coordinators and the pastoral care team leaders provide many opportunities for students to connect to their peers and staff in a positive and productive partnership. As a result, our student data shows higher than state average connectedness to school, staff and peers when students are surveyed annually.

Sunshine College works closely with its feeder primary schools to ensure that transition to secondary school is as smooth as possible. We are a member of the SMYLE (Sunshine Middle Years Learning Experience) cluster.


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