Overnewton Anglican Community College, Yirramboi Campus at Keilor, opened in 1987 in direct response to community need for accessible quality education in the north west of Melbourne. The second campus, Canowindra at Taylors Lakes, opened in 1996.
Our VCE results are particularly pleasing when we consider that Overnewton encourages all students to complete the VCE regardless of their academic ability.
The College is organised into Junior School (Preparatory – Year 4, Canowindra Campus), Middle School (Years 5 - 8, Yirramboi Campus), Year 9 (Canowindra Campus), and Senior School (Years 10 - 12, Yirramboi Campus). Each School has its own Head of School and its own Parent Support Team and is functionally self-contained. The structure gives a small school community intimacy to the entire College and is supported by our large school facilities, large VCE subject choice and support services. The College is a safe, happy, ordered environment in which disciplined behaviour is a natural outcome of motivated students, engaging and demanding programs and excellent pastoral care systems.
The College has a Chaplain at each campus and every child attends Chapel once a week. Christian festivals are celebrated, Christian values are promoted and active faith is encouraged. Religious Studies is taught from Preparatory Year to Year 11.
To allow access to our education, the College maintains affordable fees with State and Commonwealth Government funding providing the balance.
Recognising that education is a partnership, the College seeks high parental involvement and each family contributes 12 hours of service to the College per term. There are over fifty parent working groups helping in areas such as classroom assistance, gardening, yard duty, student banking, photocopying, catering, canteens and the annual fair. There are regular working bees at each campus. The parental involvement is a key to the success of a student's experience in the College. Students attend the College knowing they have the complete support and commitment of their parents behind them.
Overnewton Anglican Community College strives to be an inclusive learning community with a strong Christian foundation. We value a respectful environment where students, staff and families, working together aspire to excellence. Broad educational opportunities prepare students to serve as empowered, thoughtful, community-minded citizens.
A community of learners embracing the future.
Our Christian Foundation binds and informs our values. All members of the community are encouraged to grow spiritually and explore their faith.
We are proud to belong to the Overnewton community, doing our best to contribute positively, within and beyond it. The Overnewton community includes students, staff and families, both past and present. The educational and ethical standards that are promoted have a profound effect on the wider community.
We respect ourselves, our environment and the people who are part of our past and our present. We acknowledge the right of everyone to equality of opportunity and forgiveness for mistakes.
We are lifelong learners, helping each other in our journey towards greater knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
We strive to excel in our learning, our work, our relationships and our play; making the most of every opportunity we are given.
Information about Overnewton College is available on the College website: www.overnewton.vic.edu.au