Principals Message


Welcome to Swan Hill College. We are a rural secondary school situated near the majestic Murray River, 350km North West of Melbourne. We have two campuses: the main campus with approximately 730 students from Years 7 to 12; and our FLO (Flexible Learning Options) campus with 40 students. The College offers a broad range of VCE, VET and VM subjects for our students who are supported by 61 teaching and 47 support staff.

At Swan Hill College, we are proud of the range of programs we run. We provide a great deal of literacy support to our students, with extra staff allocated to build student capabilities in reading and writing. At Year 7 and 8, we have the Hands on Learning program and additional literacy support for students who find literacy challenging. We also have a specific focus on reading, with specific reading classes allocated to junior English classes to assist our students. In Mathematics we use a “Problem Solving” program at Year 7 and 8. This is complimented by Maths Pathways, which is a software-based program which differentiates the work according to the student’s level of ability.

In addition to these programs, a broad range of Science, Technology, Physical Education, Humanities, Art, Music, Drama and Foods subjects cater for the range of student interests. These subjects focus on engaging our students, providing them with a solid foundation from which to tackle Years 11 and 12 and then their chosen pathway.

Our FLO campus is situated the Lake Boga side of town and offers a blended learning program for students who have found mainstream education challenging. Our FLO students take part in a range of VM and VET subjects aimed at preparing them for life after secondary school. At FLO, our students learn a huge range of life skills, including, cooking, numeracy, literacy and technology, and even run a coffee shop for the local community.

At Swan Hill College, our staff work in Professional Learning Communities (PLC). In their PLC groups staff focus on analysing our school data and student point of need in order to improve their own teaching practice. Our staff are passionate in their own development and in their desire to see each student grow and develop.

I look forward to an exciting 2024 and seeing each of our students grow and develop through their chosen pathway.

De Rosewarne

Acting Principal