Foster Secondary College is located in Gippsland, in the township of Foster and serves the educational needs of the Corner Inlet community. Students at the College live in and around Wilsons Promontory National Park, the Wilsons Promontory and Corner Inlet National Marine Parks, Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park, State forests. farming, fishing, hospitality, conservation, recreation, health and education are major industries, supporting a vibrant community rich in sporting, arts and cultural activities. The environment is highly valued by the community. The Corner Inlet area attracts many people who choose the lifestyle offered in such a rich natural area.
The college Statement of Values reflects that the school is committed to consultation and democracy in decision-making and has an administrative structure that is based on clear procedures, documented policies and representative committees. The College also prides itself on being a compassionate learning community that deals with the issues of life in a restorative way. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the school reflects this.
The school is proud of its co-curricular offerings that feature an excellent additional needs department, classroom and instrumental music program shared across five local secondary schools, an extensive school camps program, comprehensive involvement in intra and inter-school sport and a fantastic Year 9 community program now in its eighth year. Foster Secondary College looks forward to a bright future and is always looking for committed staff, keen to help shape that future.
The curriculum at Foster Secondary College is designed to offer depth in student learning and meet the demands of breadth in choice as we prepare students for a life of education after they finish school. Students in Years 10 – 12 may access Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects, Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses or enrol in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program. While there is some overlap in these different courses at post-compulsory stage of learning, the College has formed key partnerships through the VET cluster, the Bass Coast South Gippsland Local Learning & Employment Network (LLEN) and with neighboring schools to enhance delivery options for students. The school is also looking forward to the introduction of the South Gippsland Trade Skills Alliance for which it is the lead school. Foster Secondary College consistently enables students to reach their potential and has a very strong record in achieving tertiary placements in universities and TAFEs, apprenticeships and employment for later years students.