Reviewing four proposed options for the community
Following the release of the Phase 1 'What We Heard' report, we began the Phase 2 of the secondary school community discussion.
In September and October 2017, we asked the Shepparton community for your feedback on four different options for secondary education.
To read more about the four options, see: Secondary Education in Shepparton: Proposed options for community feedback
Identifying the right option for Shepparton
Over four weeks we hosted a series of pop-up information sessions, community workshops and an online survey. More than 300 of you had your say and almost 2,000 individual comments were analysed.
The result of this survey showed that your community supported the establishment of one school as the preferred option.
You made it clear you want your young people to aim high and to reduce any perception that different secondary schools provide different education experiences to different sectors of the community.
The Shepparton Education Plan Advisory Committee considered this feedback before recommending merging the four local government secondary schools into one new school.
Following this recommendation, the Victorian Government formally endorsed the approach.
The new school will provide a better environment for teaching and learning. This will improve opportunities for our young people to meet life’s challenges, build resilience and reach their full potential.
To read more about the results of this conversation, see: Shepparton Education Plan: Phase two community engagement report