About Dandenong High School
Established in 1919, Dandenong High School is one of the oldest and most culturally diverse secondary schools in Victoria. We are a co-educational setting from Years 7 – 12, with an enrolment of approximately 1800 students on one site. The school is renowned, both nationally and internationally, for its unique house structure and state of the art facilities. These were designed to ensure a dynamic learning environment that fosters a student’s creativity and independence, and ensures the development of a strong connection to their teachers and their peers.
The school has an innovative approach to teaching and learning based on the principles of direct instruction, discovery and enquiry, and has developed an evidence-based pedagogy that ensures excellence in every classroom. In Years 7-9, students learn with a team of teachers for their core subjects within their house, building positive relationships that develop their confidence. Learning is personalised and technology is embedded and differentiated to meet their individual needs and ensure they reach their potential. The school also has an outstanding SEAL accredited accelerated and enhanced learning program.
Our Senior Studies program in Years 10 – 12 provides all students with a tailored individualised pathway, allowing for an informed choice from an extensive range of pathways opportunities. These include VCE, Vocational Education and Training, programs at the D.R.E.A.M Trade Training Centre and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. Strong links with tertiary institutions and community partners ensure our students build entrepreneurship and other 21st century skills necessary for success once they leave school.
Our school is future thinking, with a comprehensive STEM program that provides students with a technology pathway from Years 7 – 12 including project based learning in the junior years, a specialised STEM subject in Year 9, a championship winning robotics program and VCE Systems Engineering.
A strong wellbeing team support staff, students and their families, and offer inclusive peer mentor and wellbeing programs throughout the year.
Dandenong High School also values student leadership and agency, and is committed to creating an environment where students are empowered to enact positive change.