The Victorian Government is transforming local education through the Shepparton Education Plan.
Development of the plan began in 2017, with the vision of improving student outcomes by empowering all students to learn and achieve, experience high quality teaching and the best conditions for lifelong learning.
The plan has focused on secondary schooling first but is now evolving through all stages of education, including early years, primary school and pathways into higher education. The plan aims to strengthen teaching, learning and student wellbeing, and supports successful transitions from early years to Prep and Year 6 to secondary school, while delivering new pathways to enable more of our young people to pursue post-secondary education and training – including links to local industry and its needs.
In 2020, Greater Shepparton Secondary College formed from the merger of four secondary schools, offering students better support services and the widest-ever range of subjects, VCE, VCAL and post-secondary pathways.
From 2021, a new Integrated Early Learning Centre (IELC) next to the Mooroopna Primary School site will open its doors, supporting local children access the most effective and inclusive early childhood education and care.
Stage two of the Plan (Early Years), focuses on the educational journey of children from birth to school. It proposes a range of outcomes and supporting actions to ensure local children have access to integrated, effective, and inclusive early childhood education and care services.
Together with its Secondary, Primary and Tertiary stages, The Shepparton Education Plan is a long-term plan to transform education in Shepparton to help young people get the best possible start in life. It looks at learning from birth to post-secondary school.
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The Department is working with key local stakeholders to identify and meet community needs including the delivery of the Our Place model in partnership with the Colman Foundation.
What Our Place means
The Colman Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that supports the achievement of improved social outcomes in communities. The Department has partnered with the Foundation to establish the Our Place model at ten school sites across Victoria.
The Our Place model supports an integrated learning community by creating a shared entrance between a government school and early learning centre. The model offers parents and families access to a range of services from one location such as early childhood, primary and adult education, maternal and child health services, and training and job seeking services.
What the plan means for you
Whether a student, parent, family member, carer, staff member, educator and/or member of the local community, the plan will benefit you.
Our schools and a dedicated Shepparton Education Plan team have been working hard to deliver the objectives of the plan. There is work to be done in supporting greater educational outcomes in the Greater Shepparton community and it is an exciting, rewarding space to be in.
The plan is a long-term commitment and represents unprecedented investment. We need the community to be involved in the journey to make the plan as successful as it can be for our young people.