Frequently Asked Questions
Can I arrange to tour the college?
Tours of the College are conducted at certain times of the year by a member of the Principal Team.
Please contact the College Receptionist on 9389 0600 and request to speak to the Year Level Coordinator for the entry level of interest to you. Alternatively, you may email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
How will the College’s enrolment restrictions affect me?
You have the choice to seek enrolment at a school that is not your local school. See findmyschool.vic.gov.au for the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones. The school has limited spaces available and applications are considered using the ‘priority order of placement’ outlined in the . The priority order of placement prioritises students who live within the school zone and out of zone siblings. For more information on the Placement Policy, learn about .
See the Enrolment link for more detail.
How does the College extend able students?
The College provides three types of extension. In all subjects, an extension work requirement is set in each semester and students are able to negotiate a task that will stimulate and challenge their skills. Additionally, the College provides a wide range of special programs outside of normal classes for students with specific interests and abilities. It is also possible for students to access studies at higher year levels or for accelerated promotion to be considered. This approach has been adopted to enable the particular talents of every student to be identified and nurtured.
Why doesn’t the College have a uniform?
The College prides itself on encouraging a sound base for personal responsibility and individuality among students. Enabling students to wear their own clothes is one example of this. Whilst there is a College dress code which sets guidelines, the diversity of our students is reflected in their choice of dress.
What about the size of the College grounds?
The College is fortunate in having access to Princes Park directly behind the school. A specific section of the park is available to students for recess and lunch where they are supervised by staff as at any other school. This also means that in addition to the school’s gymnasium and basketball courts, the College PE and Sports classes can use specialist facilities at the park, including tennis courts, soccer and football ovals.
What sports opportunities are available?
All students in Years 7-10 participate in sport. At Years 7-8 students select a different sport activity each term from over 15 choices that include team, recreational and non-traditional sports. They can also elect to participate in inter-school competition, with the school fielding over 100 teams across all year levels. The College also holds annual swimming and athletics carnivals for all students that include competition and recreational activities.
What is the main focus of the Princes Hill curriculum?
Princes Hill Secondary College provides a wide range of programs to students from The Arts, Humanities and Sciences to Health and Outdoor Education. This diversity of programs is reflected in the many varied post compulsory pathways undertaken by our students. The College achieves excellent results across all faculty areas, and students go on to study in fields as diverse as Law, Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Medicine and the Visual and Performing Arts.