Victoria University Secondary College is a learning community where all staff learn together and continuously improve, and where students are guided to discover their talents, make the most of them and develop goals for their future.

Our vision is for students to be educated and enabled to Create the Future: their own future, their communities’ future and the global future. 

Students create their future by following our College values:

Aspire to Achieve

Strengthen the Community

Respect Ourselves and Others

Our vision is future focused and empowering. We aim to encourage visionary thinking; to enable members of our learning community to adapt to an ever changing world and prepare for global challenges; to be adaptive and flexible in their thinking and to have the skills to engage with current and emerging technologies.

We empower members of our learning community to develop control over their own thinking and actions, develop the self-belief and confidence to persevere with learning challenges and tasks and to take initiative and act. Our focus on reflective thinking develops independent learners. Our focus on collaboration develops students who are able to work co-operatively towards a common goal; to share ideas and resources while respecting and recognising individual contributions.

Members of our learning community are enabled to be curious and to actively evaluate new knowledge; to test its quality, value and reliability, and to give an informed opinion in a range of contexts. Teachers enable students to relate new learning to prior knowledge, explore the relevance of concepts learned to the individual, local and wider community and connect their knowledge to future opportunities. Students develop the skills to create respectful learning relationships within the school and the wider community.

At VUSC we believe all students can succeed with effort and persistence. We teach our students to aim for excellence in all that they do. Our teaching and learning framework is based on a synthesis of recent educational research. Enacting this research in the classroom leads to high quality instruction that is reliably delivered throughout the school.

Parents and prospective students are warmly invited to contact the College and make an appointment for a tour to see our classes in action. We look forward to seeing you at Victoria University Secondary College. 

Genevieve Simson
College Principal