veski’s inspiring students (and teachers) program brings together students and teachers from Neerim District, Mooroopna and Kyneton secondary colleges and will provide support before, during and after works being undertaken to refurbish their existing science laboratories.
Neerim District Secondary College
Neerim District Secondary College is located 100 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD in Neerim South and caters for approximately 130 students.
The staff and students work in cooperation with the local community and the other rural government schools in the district to improve the K-12 educational experience and learning outcomes for its students.
Neerim District Secondary College is a small secondary college that has a strong academic and personal development culture. Through the work of Middle Years and VCE coaches, Welfare team and Student Support team, who work closely with students, teachers and parents, there is a culture of high expectations, academic excellence and responsibility for each student’s own learning. The learning environment is underpinned by respect, commitment and community.
Neerim District Secondary College is part of The Tarago Education Community with Neerim South Primary, Neerim District Rural Primary, Noojee Primary, Jindivick Primary, Labertouche Primary and Mary Beck Pre-School.
Mooroopna Secondary College
Mooroopna Secondary College, located in the Goulburn Valley close to the regional city of Shepparton, has approximately 875 students drawn from the townships of Mooroopna and Tatura as well as other surrounding rural areas.
Students come from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds in both rural and town environments. A large proportion of parents and guardians are employed in primary production and rural service industries or the secondary processing factories within the district. One of the largest employers in Mooroopna is SPC-Ardmona, while Unifoods and Tatura Milk industries are major companies in Tatura.
Mooroopna is one of four State Secondary Colleges in the City of Greater Shepparton and the only one on the western side of the Goulburn River. Students from town walk or cycle to school, with those students living further than 4.8 kilometres from the College having access to a state funded school bus service. Extracurricular activities undertaken by rural students depend on parents providing for travel arrangements.
Kyneton Secondary College
Kyneton Secondary College is located 80 kilometres north-west of Melbourne and has approximately 650 students.
The school was established in 1912 as Kyneton High School on a site in Piper Street and relocated to the current site in 1928 in the building now primarily devoted to administration and student welfare as well as one of the original science laboratories.
Students are drawn from townships and rural areas right across the Macedon Ranges. Most students travel to and from school by bus and are supported by a dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff.
Kyneton Secondary College continues to enjoy great success in a host of curricula and co-curricula areas including the arts, science, technology and sport.
In 2012, the College celebrated its 100th anniversary with more than 2000 people attending the College for the celebrations.