Principal's Welcome

I would like to welcome your family on behalf our school community. I trust that your relationship with our school will be a productive and rewarding one. Southern River College is a comprehensive school that prides itself on delivering quality teaching and learning programs to our diverse range of students. Our students, in particular, have the opportunity to access pathways that are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. We encourage our students to be the best they can be and pride ourselves on delivering first class curriculum and pastoral care. We seek to develop confident and active global citizens by creating opportunities for all students Years 7 to 12. Our College promotes academic excellence and vocational aspirations for all our students. We have a focus on building a sense of belonging at the College where students feel included, accepted, supported, and respected.

Southern River College was built in 1975 and opened its doors in 1976. The College has a rich history and strong alumni that goes beyond graduation. Along with a general education program we run the Inspire Programs in Academic Enrichment, Music, Soccer, Netball and STEM enrichment. We recognise that not all students learn at the same levels and provide support programs via our Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), and SALP (Specialised Autism Learning Program). Our culture is positive and transformational, and we encourage students to take pride in themselves and their culture.

At Southern River College we want to invest in our student’s future by being open to their diversity and aspirations. We achieve this by creating enduring partnerships connecting industry and education together, using exemplary practice. We recognise we are part of a global world and apply real world modelling in our classrooms and teaching practice. We want our students to excel hence we promote academic excellence and vocational aspirations for our students. We are committed to being a Positive Behaviour Support School, promoting our values throughout our classrooms, community and practice. We are a Visible Learning school and believe when students, parents, community, and teachers all work together, the best possible student outcomes are achieved.

Our College has many local and industry partners that help to build the learning culture of our school. Flexibility of delivery is the key to Southern River College’s ability to aid students in achieving their post school destination. This makes us strive for how we can make a difference for each child. We are innovative and creative in our purpose and will work with you and child to achieve a positive educational journey.

We welcome our parents to be part of our community. As a school we look forward to the opportunity of working with our families and strengthening your child’s learning journey.

Heath Dullard, Principal