425 Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Emerald, VIC 3782

(03) 5968 5388

Emerald Secondary College
Access to Excellence

Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Emerald Secondary College.

Established in 1985, Emerald Secondary College provides a quality educational program which serves the community. Each student is inducted into the Access to Excellence philosophy through an academically rigorous program, a teaching staff who know and care for their students, a focus on flexible learning and access to purpose built learning spaces and programs, like our STEM centre.

Emerald Secondary College is a learning community that strives to improve everything we do. We are conscious of the community and connect to it through the many organisations close to us. We value feedback from our parents and review our data to ensure we are meeting community expectations. We act on the challenges that face us and target our efforts to improve outcomes for students. Emerald Secondary College values a collaborate culture of respect and individual responsibility, encouraging students to achieve their personal best, engage actively in their learning, follow their passion and have pride in their school. Our graduating students leave the college with a sense of responsibility as citizens of the world and are prepared to move to the next stage of learning and working with solid values and personal responsibility.

At Emerald Secondary College, student pathways are important. We follow the Victorian Curriculum and offer a wide range of VCE subjects and VCAL, including school based apprenticeships and access to VET courses, the SEAL program, Instrumental Music, a great Outdoor Education Program, Duke of Ed, Systems Engineering, AFL pathways program, an interschool sports program and HPV.

Our VCE students achieve excellent results including:

  • the 2019 DUX whose ATAR was 98.5
  • 22% of English study scores were over 37 compared to 11% in the state
  • regular representation in the TOP Arts Awards for studies in Media and Studio Arts
  • 10% of ATAR scores over 90 and 24% of ATAR scores over 80

During 2020 - Covid-19

  • the 2020 DUX whose ATAR was 93.75
  • 7% of ATAR scores over 90 and 17.5% of ATAR scores over 80

Former Emerald Secondary VCAL graduates have received the Apprentice of the Year award in the last two years in building and horticulture.

Emerald Secondary College promotes a safe and orderly learning environment through Respectful Relationships and adopts a zero tolerance towards bullying. Building student voice and agency is an exciting new direction for the college as it is the key to develop student resilience, critical and creative thinking and community confidence in our school.

Please phone the college, should you require further information about programs

on (03) 5968 5388. We look forward to hearing from you.

Eleni Stathatos