BENDIGO SOUTH EAST COLLEGE
This college of over 1,450 Year 7–10 students is located in regional Victoria and works hard to offer its students opportunities and experiences to match or exceed its non-government, metropolitan and global counterparts. It has launched programs to offer eager artists and athletes avenues to grow expertise in their chosen fi eld while also maintaining a high level of academic excellence.
The school’s Athlete Development Program represents a signifi cant investment in building an athlete-friendly elite training facility, creating a new level of opportunity for young athletes in country Victoria.
The Academy of Creative Arts provides specialist learning facilities, high-performance workshops and production studio environments that enable participating students to have contact with elite professionals as role models and mentors, and to have the opportunity to perform at competitions and other performance events, as well as to attend camps and partake in other practical experiences.
And then there’s The Inn, Bendigo South East’s refurbished library space, which has been designed to foster innovative learning contexts (collaborative workspaces with digital displays, independent workspace settings and reading places). It hosts the school’s Professional Discussion and Engagement Program, the goal of which is to focus staff attention on discovering and discussing contemporary strategies for improving learning and the level of curriculum delivery.