Oberon High School
Oberon High School is a secondary school located in Belmont, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (Melway Ref Map 465 G2). Established in 1963, Oberon High School is a single campus years 7-12 school situated in the Geelong suburb of Belmont. It caters for students in Year 7 until Year 12. The current principal is Tim McMahon.
|Oberon High School|
|Motto||Shape your future, go one better|
|Number of students||1000+|
|Color(s)||Blue, green and white|
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The student population is drawn from a very wide urban, rural and coastal area. It is in close proximity to three other large secondary colleges (two state and one non-government) and shares a common boundary with a state primary school.
The school offers a comprehensive program which includes a core curriculum in year 7 - 8 (English, Mathematics, Science, LOTE - Japanese, German, Indonesian, Technology, Arts, Studies of Society and Environment, Health and Physical Education). At years 9 to 12 a wide range of pathways are available. These include VCE, Vocational Education Training (VET), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and school-based apprenticeships.
The school encourages a number of extra–curricular activities. A variety of team and individual sporting pursuits are provided, all leading to state level. An annual drama production, House musical afternoons, concerts, jazz bands, instrumental music tuition and a range of choral groups comprise a comprehensive performing arts program. A structured camps and tours program is offered at year 7 – 10, and international student exchanges are arranged with sister schools in Germany, Indonesia and Japan. An annual Arts Festival and special subject weeks, for example Science week, Book week or Maths week provide an extension to the curriculum program.
Enrichment experiences are an important part of school life and include Enterprise Education, Young Achievers, Rostrum of Youth, debating, Tournament of Minds, national mathematics and science competitions, community service and a boat building program.
Oberon competes in the RACV Energy Breakthrough. In 2008 Midnight finished 5th in the 24-Hour Hybrid Trial.
As a result of the building and maintenance program Oberon High School has numerous facilities including:
- a food technology centre
- a fully equipped gymnasium
- a 200-seat auditorium and rehearsal rooms for the performing arts
- an upgraded Science and Technology wing
- newly developed rooms for year 7 form groups, which include computer pods
- Previously Year 12s have been exempted from the strict uniform policy and have been able to wear casual clothing. This rule was abolished in 2009.
The school's grounds include:
- a football and cricket oval
- tennis courts
- netball courts
- basketball courts
- a hockey field
- handball courts
- passive recreation areas in garden settings
- Patrick Dangerfield, AFL footballer for the Geelong Football Club, and formerly the Adelaide Football Club