Highlights

  • Year 7-9 students are enjoying their purpose-built learning spaces at the Vines Road Campus, rich in ICT, with inside toilets and locker areas and climate controlled heating and cooling systems monitoring air quality
  • Year 10-12 students are currently at the Quamby Campus.  The construction of Stage 2 will commence during 2013, making it possible for all students to be based on one site in state-of-the-art learning spacesDSC_3559
  • Western Heights College has an active and fully engaged College Council, which includes the College Captains
  •  The College has strong links within the community, including formalised partnerships with the City of Greater Geelong, Vines Road Community Centre, Geelong Regional Library and Vines Road Senior Citizens
  • Western Heights College staff  are caring, well-respected and professional, committed to supporting the learning and development of our young people
  • Our ICT platform and resources are outstanding, including a highly sophisticated intranet accessible 24/7, with devices and programs, interactive whiteboards, microphones and surround-sound to enrich learning.
  •  Sequentially developed personalised curriculum offers a firm foundation at Years 7 & 8, a wide range of electives at Years 9 & 10 including VET and VCE units from Year 10 onwards, with extensive VCE choice and VCAL opportunities at Years 11 & 12
  • Students are offered instrumental music classes and the opportunity to perform as members of the Western Heights College Band
  • The college has an embedded student leadership program with students in formal leadership positions at each year level within the college.
  • Students develop as citizens through their service to the community; assisting with lunch for the Senior Citizens, interactions with residents of Grace McKellar,  Mufti days to support students’ chosen charity, Blood Bank contributions and peer support programs
  • Students participate in chess competitions and book clubs through the Campus libraries

In 2012 Year 12 student, Carlo Guillermo, continued the impressive history and tradition of academic achievement in the college with an ATAR score of 99.35

Year 12 student, Travis Lines was the 2012 Plain English Speaking Awards Victorian Champion, competing against representatives from private, public and catholic schools in Victoria, to become the State Champion.

Western Heights College was the only government secondary school in the Geelong area to have state finalists in any sport in 2012.  The Western Heights College Year 8 girls hockey team were the 2012 Victorian State Champions and the Junior girls football team were runners up to the State Champions.