Ballarat Secondary College restructure delayed a year

THE separation of Ballarat Secondary College’s campuses has been put on hold.

Ballarat Secondary College

Ballarat Secondary College

The Ballarat East and Wendouree campuses will continue as years 7 to 10 facilities for at least another year. 

A message to parents published on the school’s website said the reorganisation  was delayed until 2016 and Barkly Street campus would continue to provide small specialist VCE  classes for a number of years. 

It said the school’s current year 10 students would complete VCE and VCAL classes at the Barkly Street site in 2015 and 2016 and a year 11 program would begin at the other campuses in 2016. 

The school had received confirmation for the  restructure of the two years 7 to 12 campuses from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 

Speaking to The Courier, acting principal Rick Elliss said the school was working to implement the recommendation of two revitalised and re-energised years 7 to 12 schools, but there had been some hurdles.

However, he would not elaborate on what those hurdles were, only to say further information would be made available next term.

The school announced last year it planned to transform its Ballarat East and Wendouree years 7 to 10 campuses into two separate schools for years 7 to 12 in 2015 and eventually close its years 11 and 12 campus on Barkly Street.

nicole.cairns@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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