Rochester Secondary College is a coeducational 7-12 secondary college of 380 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

Science Week 2018

To celebrate National Science Week the local Grade 6 students from our Feeder Schools: Rochester Primary, St Josephs PS, OLSH, Elmore PS, Colbinabbin PS, Nanneella PS and Lockington  Consolidated participated in a range of different Physics based activities. Each activity … Continue reading

Duke of Ed students travelled to Bogong for a week of adventures

The week of 6th –10th August the Duke of Edinburgh students went to Mount Bogong for our ski trip. Students from Wedderburn travelled with us as well. On arrival we unpacked and met all the staff that would be helping us … Continue reading

Year 7 Visual Arts Students

Framed drawings by Year 7 Rochester Secondary College Visual Arts students Jo Brown, Ava Cottam and Dana Mussared are currently on show at Kits Kafe in Rochester. Visual Arts teacher, Meg Doller, was keen to provide students with an opportunity … Continue reading

Year 11 Work Experience Camp to Melbourne

Thirty-four Year 11 students travelled to Melbourne for work experience and a number of other Year 11 students also completed a local placement. The Melbourne Camp took off on Sunday and gave students the chance to use public transport to find … Continue reading

Rochester Secondary Debating Wins Against Girton Grammar in Round 5

On Tuesday the 24th July, three of our debating teams from Rochester Secondary College competed in Round 5 of the Bendigo Debating Competition. We also had two other Year 7s who have previously debated attend to watch and learn from … Continue reading

Attendance Awards

Every term, our College will award regular school attendance by giving away two movie tickets to the Echuca Paramount Cinema, to one student in every year level who has a 100% attendance rate for that term. The following students have … Continue reading

English Master Class for Year 7’s

“Those who tell stories rule the world”. A proverb which reflects that stories can inspire movement and make people care more deeply about things they may never have before. As our Year 7s reflect on their class novel ‘Holes’, we … Continue reading

Building Progress

The first stage of the new Inter-disciplinary Centre, featuring specialised science and art spaces is nearing completion.  With all work on schedule, staff and students will move into the new spaces towards the end of term three.   Stage one will … Continue reading


Last Thursday, Year 10 students who participated in the Cows Create Careers program travelled to Shepparton for the annual presentation day. After lots of fun and games, the Rochester SC group, ‘Big Red’s Cows’ were awarded first prize in the … Continue reading

Art under the Microscope

Well it had better be a good excursion if you are driving out of town at 5.30 in the morning. And it was! Six students went to Melbourne last Friday. The morning was spent at the Gene Technology Access Centre … Continue reading