Rochester Secondary College is a coeducational 7-12 secondary college of approximately 320 pupils situated 180km north of Melbourne and provides for the educational needs of a mixture of rural and semi-rural communities which includes the township of Rochester and surrounding districts. The College is set in attractive grounds and boasts excellent facilities to deliver a comprehensive curriculum.

Our size enables us to be large enough to offer a broad curriculum but small enough to deliver personalised individual attention. Continue reading about our school.

Recent News

Vehicle Maintenance Tutorial

On Monday 3rd June Matthew Coghill gave his presentation about basic car maintenance. Our group braved the chilly winds of the College’s rear carpark so that Matt could take us through the basic checks required to keep a vehicle running … Continue reading

Murray River Culinary Challenge Round 1

What an amazing group of students we have representing Rochester Secondary College in VET Hospitality. They were well equipped to hold their own at the first round of the Murray River Culinary Challenge. Each student had to present a three … Continue reading

Amplifying Student Voice

On Monday the 17th of June, Emily Giffin and I attended a workshop called ‘Amplifying Student Voice’ which was held at the All Seasons in Bendigo. It was great to hear from other schools and meet new people with some … Continue reading

Year 7 Creations

Year 7 Integrated Technology students in 7B and 7C made pencil holders. Students were given a design brief and asked to design their own model considering the type of animal, how many pencil holes to include and the type of … Continue reading

VCAL Out and About

After lots of planning and organising around everyone’s work placements, last week Stacey Sanders’ project took place at REDHS in the aged care section. With lots of help from Deb and the rest of the wonderful staff there, our class … Continue reading

COURAGE TO CARE: “Don’t be a Bystander – Be an Up-stander

The Year 8 students attended a workshop in Shepparton run by the volunteers of “Courage to Care.” The program revolves around the holocaust, an event our Year 8s became aware of in their English studies this term, and the resounding … Continue reading

Flu Attack workshop

On Wednesday, May 8, students studying Units 3 Biology travelled to La Trobe University in Bendigo to engage in a hands-on activity and use equipment not normally seen school. During the activity students gained an understanding of infectious diseases, influenza … Continue reading

GTAC incursion

Specialist educators from the Gene Technology Access Centre presented three interesting and engaging activities for students on Wednesday, May 1st. Government funding enabled these sessions to be provided at no cost to students. Grade 5 and 6 students from Rochester … Continue reading

H R Westcott Oval

We have reinstalled the sign near our oval, the H R Westcott Oval was named in recognition of the contributions of Mr Ron Westcott to the Rochester School Council and the wider Rochester community. An exert from the 1992 school … Continue reading

Thank you – Campaspe Irrigation

A big thank you to Campaspe Irrigation for materials donated to support our VCAL PDS students Nash Hocking, Chase Lind and Mitchell Cricelli.  The irrigation equipment will be installed  in the vegetable garden to return it to a productive site … Continue reading