Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the Somerville Secondary College website. Our college is a relatively small, coeducational secondary college offering learning programs and pathways from Years 7 to 12.
At Somerville Secondary College we understand that quality teaching and learning takes place in an environment based upon the development of positive relationships between teachers and students. Our Pastoral Care Program is a key feature of our curriculum and is targeted appropriately for each year level. This strong pastoral approach promotes a positive learning environment and is complemented by our Collaborative Classrooms student management model. We also understand that quality learning takes place when teachers know their students well and are able to determine the next step in their learning continuum. Our focus on personalization and differentiation of teaching and learning for students ensures that our teachers are able to cater for wide variations in student ability levels.
Somerville Secondary College offers excellent access to Information & Communication Technology resources for students and teachers. All of our learning spaces are equipped with state of the art teaching & learning technologies. All students have access to a 1:1 24/7 tablet/netbook computer program. The current machine being issued to students is a state of the art Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet. For students who do not access the 1:1 program we maintain a set of notebook computers which can be borrowed on a period by period basis and we also maintain two computer labs.
At Somerville Secondary College we have outstanding teaching and support staff with very low staff turnover. Carefully chosen Form Group teachers form the first point of contact for students and parents and are a key person in the education of each student.
Thank you for visiting our website and I encourage you to come and talk to us about your child’s learning journey.

Christopher Lloyd
Principal