Hoppers Crossing Secondary College is located in the Wyndham Network of the Western Metropolitan Region. The school has a current population of 1000 students, in Years 7 to 12.
In addition to involvement in the Smarter Schools National Partnerships, the school is participating in the DEEWR Literacy and Numeracy Pilot in-depth case studies.
VELS data recorded between March and September 2009 showed a statistically significant growth in reading with an average improvement of 0.6 VELS level (0.25 is expected).
This practitioner case study shared the Hoppers Crossing Pilot experience and highlighted the strategies the school and network employ to improve achievement in English, and the overall literacy of their students.
Wayne Terrill, principal
Rachel Sulman, literacy coach
Rob Kendall, assistant principal – literacy