BALLARAT Secondary College has revealed its new college name and uniforms for 2017.
The college’s Wendouree campus will be renamed Mount Rowan, while the east campus will become Woodmans Hill.
The Barkly Street campus, which has accommodated years 11 and 12 since 2000, will close at the end of 2016.
The Mount Rowan and Woodmans Hill campuses will have different uniforms to form their own identities.
Principal Rick Gervasoni said the college received feedback from the school community, asking for a learning environment where students could start and finish their secondary education.
“We are really excited about the education opportunities we think we can provide. It’s the start of a new beginning,” Mr Gervasoni said.
“Students who started year 11 (in 2016) have been really positive about staying in their school and some of our staff are really excited about it.
“Year 11’s was evidence of the first big change. This is a really big change and having this new identity and new uniform will physically demonstrate that.”
Mr Gervasoni said the new image and uniforms would provide a unique identity the community could connect with, and students would develop a sense of pride of belonging to a school.
“We will be building our identities around these two sites,” he said.
Mr Gervasoni said the college names were chosen to reflect the areas the campuses were located.
Woodmans Hill is the gateway to Ballarat, while Mount Rowan services the Miners Rest, Creswick and Wendouree communities, he said.
The Mount Rowan campus will offer an ACE academy program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and technology.
Woodmans Hill’s point of difference will be science and an arts academy.
Ballarat East Secondary College, Wendouree Secondary College and Midlands Secondary College merged to form Ballarat Secondary College in 1993.
Masterplans are being finalised to upgrade both the campuses mid-2016.