Welcome

Rochester Secondary College is a coeducational 7-12 secondary college of approximately 290 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

Coronavirus Update

PUPIL FREE DAYS The Minister of Education has announced additional pupil-free days. The first will be the last day of Term 1 – Friday 27th of March. This means the last day of Term will be this Thursday the 26th … Continue reading

Coronavirus Update 16th March

Coronavirus Update 16th March

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will keep our community informed with regular updates.  We seek your support in keeping your child home if they are displaying signs of illness. The latest advice from the Victorian Chief Health … Continue reading

2020 Lions Youth of the Year

We were very privileged to have our four school captains, Yazmin Hayes, Emma Palmer, Ben Atley and Emma Palmer represent our College at the 2020 Rochester Lions Club Lions Youth of the Year Competition.  Our students submitted written applications and … Continue reading

GTAC Incursion

On Monday February 17, educators from the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC), a specialist education centre based in Melbourne, facilitated education programs with Year 10 students studying Genetics and Evolution and Year 12 students studying Biology. The Year 10 students … Continue reading

Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus Advice

Last updated 29 January 2020 An outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was detected in Wuhan, China in late December 2019. Cases have been reported predominantly in the city of Wuhan, in the Hubei province of China, as well as some … Continue reading

2020 Bell Times

2020 Bell Times

2020 Bell Times Semester 1 8:55 9:00 Lockers 9:00 9:06 Home Group 9:07 9:56 Period 1 9:56 10:45 Period 2 10:45 11:05 Recess 20 mins 11:05 11:10 Lockers 11:10 11:59 Period 3 11:59 12:48 Period 4 12:48 1:18 Lunch 30 … Continue reading

Cows Create Careers

Rochester Secondary College was the 2019 winning senior school in the Northern Victoria region, receiving $500 in prize money. Pictured are students participating in the presentation day in Shepparton.

Investigative Science

John Atley visited the school and spoke to students about his background and the progression of his career within the police force. He is a former student of Rochester Secondary College. He also spoke about the many careers in the … Continue reading

Cows Create Careers

Phil Candy who works at Fonterra in Stanhope is the industry advocate for the Cows Create Careers project this year. Recently he spoke to Year 10 students studying Investigative Science about his qualifications and what his role at Fonterra involves, … Continue reading

Engineers Without Borders Workshops

On Thursday 25th of July Engineering students from the University of Melbourne and Engineers Without Borders came to Rochester Secondary College and ran workshops with the Year 7 and 8 students. The workshops were aimed at inspiring students about Humanitarian … Continue reading