We would like to warmly welcome all Year 11 and 12 students and their parents/
guardians to the Senior Sub School.

We would like to especially welcome the following students who have recently enrolled in Year 11:

  • Evelyn Bui
  • Awour Chan
  • Nicolas Nguyen
  • Vi Dang
  • Elena Huynh
  • Harry Nguyen
  • Casper Ramus

We wish them a smooth transition and every success at our College.

Our senior students have had an excellent start to the new school year. They have attended on time and in full school uniform.

Our teachers report that students have engaged well in all their classes, participating with enthusiasm, and setting a positive tone for the year ahead.

Our Year 12 Parent Information Evening was held on Wednesday 21 February 2024. Thank you to all parents and students who attended a very informative evening, which focused on providing information about VCAA requirements and strategies to support their child in their final year of secondary school. The Year 11 Parent Information evening will run in a fortnight, on Wednesday 6 March, starting at 6:00pm.

The Year 12 Study Camp was held earlier this year, on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 February at University College on the grounds of the University of Melbourne, Parkville. The students did not let a little rain prevent them from enjoying the outdoor engagement activities, which were unfortunately shortened when the rain became heavier. The VCE and VCE VM students experienced a variety of presentations from some prominent guest speakers, including Jamal Baba, a former graduate of St Albans Secondary College who, along with Donald La, presented an engaging session on study skills.  Some of our own staff also presented a variety of sessions, including English/EAL/Literacy workshops. Mr Jennings made his first appearance at the camp as College Principal and continued the St Albans Secondary College tradition of reading the Dr. Seuss classic, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” to the Year 12 students. On the second day, students attended a Melbourne University tour or RMIT University visit. Overall, they had a great time working together and connecting outside of school.



We have a very active and committed group of students working with our SRC this year. The School Captains for this year are Kevin Nguyen and Sally Li, and they are supported by the Vice Captains, Kelly Lam, Wren Truong, Sarah Mai and Jessica Thompson. We are in the process of selecting Year 11 SRC representatives. We would like to congratulate our student leaders for representing our student body and look forward to working with them.

We have a team-building day planned for the Year 11 students this term. We are taking the cohort to Lady Northcote on Friday 15 March 2024, where they will be involved in a variety of activities lead by experienced staff. We will also be hosting our traditional ‘Soccer Challenge’ on Monday 25 March 2024. Students are already making predictions about which team will win!

The Year 12 Enrichment programs will also run again this year, as will the compulsory mid-year and September holiday practice exams for all Year 12 VCE students intending to complete their external exams.

Throughout the year, we will conduct our Case Management to ensure that the attendance, achievement and individual needs of all our students are monitored closely.

Progress Reports for all Year 11 and Year 12 students will be available to families through the Parent Portal on Compass on Friday 22 March 2024.  

Parents/guardians will also have the opportunity to speak to teachers on Wednesday the 27 March 2024 during the Parent Teacher Interviews.

The Coordinators look forward to a fast-paced year in the Senior Sub-School and hope to meet many parents of our senior students as the year progresses.

Below are the Year Level Coordinators and homegroups they will be overseeing:

  • Marlene Cassar – 11B (D-J),12B (D-J) &11Y
  • Laura Gough – 11A (A-C),12A (A-C),11W &12W
  • Robert Krysinski – 11F (S-Z) &12F (S-Z)
  • Matthew Olthof – 11D (N), 12D (N) & 12V
  • Kiran Pannu – 11C (K-M), 12C (K-M) &11X
  • Anna Woods – 11E (O-R),12E (O-R),11V & 12X

We invite parents to contact us on 9366 2555 if they have any queries or concerns about the progress of their child or sub school events.

We would like to remind families to check Compass regularly for Senior Sub School notices and events. We look forward to working in partnership with families and keeping the community updated on Senior Sub School events during the year.


VCE VM Report

This is the first year the College will be implementing the Year 12 VCE VM Study Design.

The year has begun well with students eager to start their new VET courses and finalising work placements. We have many industries being explored this year with students involved in a range of VET placements from Hospitality, Building and Construction, Fashion, Community services, Hair and Beauty and Music to name a few.

Year 12 VCE VM students delighted the school community with Valentine’s Day lunchtime activities on Wednesday the 14 February. Students worked extremely hard over a short time frame to entertain students with a barbeque, cupcakes, drinks, Valentines Day merchandise and more. The purpose of the event was to celebrate all kinds of love in our community.

Fresh and chocolate roses were also available for sale. Students participated in a raffle to win a Valentine’s Day hamper, listened to music and enjoyed the activities.

The proceeds from the Valentines’ Day event will go towards the VCE VM program to fund project resources.

Lots of community events are planned for our VCE VM students this year and we will keep you informed as activities take place.


Ms Marlene Cassar – Senior Sub School Leader