Somerville Secondary College

College Context

A Community School

Somerville Secondary College is situated in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula in the township of Somerville, 55 km from Melbourne’s central business district.

Our local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Somerville has close access to the Somerville railway station on the Stony Point Line, as well as a bus service to Frankston.

The college has students from Year 7-12, and with the township experiencing urban growth there is a focus on the school having a population of a maximum of 700 students in future years.

The college grounds and facilities are attractive and well maintained. The school is in an outstanding position within the community, a short walk to the train station and township shopping precinct and blends seamlessly into the local landscape.

Our college’s learning areas are open-planned, flexible and well resourced. There are several features such as the onsite state of the art Design Centre, the award-winning teaching and learning spaces, dedicated arts, science and technology spaces, and a high quality multipurpose outdoor recreation space.

The college is also the home of the Yumarrala Wetlands, which is a haven to wildlife and an asset which is shared by the college with the community.

The college aims to provide access to authentic learning experiences where students have access to a curriculum that is based on the Victorian Curriculum with specialist learning experiences across all curriculum areas.

The college offers the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) as well as VET in school certificates.

Somerville Secondary College’s school vision and associated statement was updated in 2018 after significant consultation with a wide range of members of the school community including parents, students, staff, local primary schools and the general community.