Myrtleford P-12 College commenced in 2009, from the merger of Myrtleford Primary School and Myrtleford Secondary College. It is located in the lovely rural town of Myrtleford in North East Victoria, some 290 kilometres from Melbourne. Myrtleford has a population of 3,000, but has the infrastructure of a much larger town. It is on the Great Alpine Road, and is a gateway to the beautiful Alpine National Park that incorporates Mt Buffalo, Mt Feathertop and Mt Bogong and extends into NSW. It is also the gateway to the large ski fields of Hotham/Dinner Plain and Falls Creek.
There have been challenging times for the rural community with drought, bushfires and the closure of the tobacco industry but the last census showed that the local population is continuing to increase, although the school-age population has declined in recent years. DEECD research suggests a decline in total student numbers in Myrtleford in the foreseeable future.
Education in Myrtleford is provided in collaboration with Marian College and St Mary's Primary school, and the Myrtleford Preschool. VCE is provided jointly with Marian College. Myrtleford P-12 College has an enrolment of 230 students organised into three teams: P-4, 5-8 and 9-12. School facilities are being progressively rebuilt taking account of current technology and research into the needs of the 21st century learners.
Myrtleford P-12 College has chosen the by-line "inspirational" as the cornerstone of what we do, our smaller size enables us to aim to present a cohesive, engaging and relevant curriculum in a pleasant physical environment, conducive to the growing and sharing of ideas and best practice. We encourage children to set targets and follow individual pathways. Our school is creating its own sense of valued community and self worth.
Staff at Myrtleford P-12 College have a responsibility to promote and implement standards of behaviour and dress that is expected in the workforce and society. Our job is to create employable citizens, which goes beyond general literacy and numeracy skills.
School culture is based around the 4 values.
Be Responsible Be Respectful Be a Responsible Community Member Be Safe