Hume Central Secondary College (usually referred to as HCSC or Hume Central) is a co - educational public government school in the northern suburb of Broadmeadows, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Hume Central Secondary College was established with the Broadmeadows Schools Regeneration Project to bring students of Broadmeadows and surrounding areas, 21st century learning and facilities. Thus a merge of 3 other secondary colleges in the area: Hillcrest Secondary College, Broadmeadows Secondary College & Erinbank Secondary College. Hume Central Secondary College has an approximate 2400 students over 3 campuses. The Dimbola Campus due for completion in late 2009 is a p - 9 campus that houses over 1000 students. The Blair Strret Campus is a 7 - 9 campus that houses over 700 students and the proposed $100 million Senior Campus due to be completed by 2010 will be a 3 - storey building situated in the Broadmeadows Town Park and will house around 600 students from years 10 - 12.
Hume Central Secondary College is a brand new school in the suburb of Broadmeadows, Victoria. Hume Central Secondary College consists of 3 secondary colleges in the area (Hillcrest Secondary College, Erinbank Secondary College & Broadmeadows Secondary College) to form one entity. Hume Central Secondary College was established on the 1st of August 2007, although the Hillcrest and Erinbank Campuses did not officially merge until the first school day of 2008. Students from all three campuses are expected to merge on the first school day of 2009.
Hume Central Secondary College represents a new beginning for the diverse community of young people of Broadmeadows and aims to be the local secondary college of choice. Hume Central Secondary College values success and provides opportunities for learning that equips students with the personal attributes, skills and qualifications needed for challenges in adult life in the 21st century. Hume Central Secondary College holds high expectations for all members of the school community and celebrates achievement.
All students from Years 7 - 12 are expected to wear full college uniform daily, including to and from school and on most excursions. By having a compulsory uniform, the college aims to promote a positive image of the college to the wider community. Hume Central Secondary College's uniform is as follows:
COMPULSORY UNIFORM ITEM YEARS 7 - 12
White college shirt- long or short sleeve
Grey college trousers or shorts
College tie(compulsory terms 2&3)
College Blazer or spray jacket
Black lace up shoes or plain black runners
College sports shorts or track pants
College sport polo
The college sports uniform is to be worn only for PE and sporting events. The Academic uniform is to be worn at all other times.
Black stockings (to be worn with dress or skirt
White socks to be worn with shorts, dress or skirt
Winter scarf - only navy colour
Navy or White hijab
Plain navy cap or plain navy wide rim sun hat (for outdoors only)
Hair accessories navy only (no bandannas)
Jewellery - simple jewellery only eg studs, sleepers, single bracelets, etc
No colourful or decorative waistbands or belts (only black for trousers or shorts)
Hume Central Secondary College
offers a comprehensive curriculum that is designed to engage and challenge students at every level of their learning journey. Students’ different learning strengths, abilities and needs are recognised and supported by flexible learning programs that address the needs of students both individually and as a group.
A general curriculum is offered, which progressively develops and builds on a student’s knowledge, understanding and experience of a subject. Core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography are offered in these years. Multimedia, Creative Design, Technology, Textiles and Physical Education are also offered.
The senior program is built around skills, interests and career pathways. The curriculum is broader and more specialised than Years 7-9 and includes mathematics methods, specialist mathematics, physics, psychology, business management, studio arts, media studies, historical studies, health and human development and legal studies. Teachers and students work effectively together to establish a subject pathway, that ensures each student leaves with the right skills and qualifications they need for the next step in their lives, regardless of what that may be.
Hume Central Secondary College Dimboola Road Campus
Hume Central Secondary College's
Dimboola Campus will be built on the former Hillcrest Secondary College site. This campus is due for completion in late 2008 and will hold 1000 students at peak enrollment levels. This campus will consist of the Broadmeadows Special Development School and a Years K(kindergarten) - 9 school. This site will consist of a fitness track, 4 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts & a multi - purpose sports field. Also this site will have 9 separate buildings which will encourage students to learn in groups to get them adapted to that of a workplace. The school will also have a cafe built into the administration area with a global learning centre.
The site where Hillcrest Secondary College was has been levelled for several months now, yet is STILL to undergo any form of building structure. It raises the question as to whether the school actually will be completed within the next four months, or those in charge of building it are merely over enthused.
Hume Central Secondary College Blair Street Campus
Hume Central Secondary College's
Blair Street campus will be built on the former Broadmeadows Secondary college site. This campus is due for completion in late 2008 and will hold around 800- 1000 students at peak enrolment levels. This campus will consist of Years 7 - 9, and is currently on schedule with its estimated completion date.
Hume Central Secondary College Senior Campus
Hume Central Secondary College's
Senior Campus is a brand new, state-of-the-art, three level campus due to start construction in late 2008 to early 2009 and due for completion in mid - late 2010. HCSC's Senior Campus is to be built in a 1 hectare area of Broadmeadows Town Park in between the Broadmeadows Leisure Centre & Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium. The proposed senior campus building will be designed to cater for peak enrolments of 675 students. The Senior Campus will also include 87 car parking spaces for staff and students, an access road linking the school to a proposed extension of main street and the campus will be integrated to the town park with landscaping and patway connections. The school will be built with 3 levels to support the growth of the school in future years. The campus is situated in the town park as it is close to amenities such as the railway station and shopping centre but is also close to Kangan Batman TAFE which will allow students to also complete TAFE courses in VET.
The site also plans to cater to the general community's needs and desires, as well as providing state of the art technologies and an extensive range of research materials to the wider population.