Eaton Community College, Eaton
Name: Eaton Community College
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: 20 Recreation Drive
State: Western Australia
Phone: 08 9724 4444
Fax: 08 9724 4400
Eaton Community College (ECC) is the first new government secondary school to be opened in the Bunbury District for 16 years. It is also the first purpose-built middle school and the first to take Year 7 students as part of the secondary cohort in this district - there are only two others in the state.
Built to relieve pressure on Australind SHS, the College opened its doors on 3 February 2003 to 357 students in Years 7 to 9, to progress to Year 10 in 2004. It has a current population of 450 students in years 7 to 10. While the school mostly draws from the local community of Eaton, it has attracted students from a wide spread of areas ranging from the inland towns of Burekup, Roelands and Dardanup, to the more coastal locations of Dalyellup, Picton, Clifton Park and Australind.
ECC is not a local area intake school - all enrolments are enrolments by choice.The college site is adjacent to the Glen Huon Primary School and close to community facilities such as the shopping centre, Dardanup Shire Offices, community oval and a new aged care development, thus placing it in the heart of the Eaton Community.
The site contains a significant wetlands of 2 hectares that form the focal point of the buildings, as well as spacious, well landscaped gardens and lawns that provide a beautiful and healthy environment for active, growing adolescents.Each year group has its own Learning Community or 'home' which supports the College's sub-schooling organisation and provides a safe environment and sense of belonging for students.