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

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

Official Opening

Our new building was officially opened on Wednesday 13th March by Mr Mark Gepp – Minister VLC for Northern Victoria.  We enjoyed a magnificent morning, Koori Elder Mr Rick Ronnan and KESO Mr Howard Armstrong performed a traditional smoking ceremony … Continue reading

History Master Class

7A were fortunate to attend a History Master Class, where the students could ask questions to a real historian, our very own Mr Peter MacIver. Recently, the Year 7s have been investigating the differences between primary and secondary sources and … Continue reading

ARTS Domain 2019

Rochester Secondary College Arts Domain started 2019 with a beautiful new Arts wing, that is spacious, filled with lots of natural light and inviting for students to use their imagination and to create art. With a Photography darkroom, ceramics/3D area … Continue reading

Strategic Partners

We had a very successful meeting with our strategic partners at Elmore/Lockington/Rochester Community Bank Branches, we are very grateful for their ongoing support.  Our Campaspe Academy Sport (CAS) program would not be able to operate without this ongoing financial support.  … Continue reading

Year 10 Design It Make It

In a dual act of #waronwaste, Year 10 Design It Make It students have been upcycling men’s shirts into cutlery holders. Their fabulous, original designs – including this one by Bianca Gent – will ensure they can confidently say no … Continue reading

Bendigo Bank House Presentation

We saw the end result of a positive collaboration between Rochester Secondary College, the Elmore/ Lockington/ Rochester Community Bank® branches and Bendigo Health. Year 8 students, Kody Lees, Josephine Brown, Isabella Miriklis and Aylee Treacy travelled to Bendigo along with … Continue reading