Horsham College services a student population of 910 students in Years 7 to 12. Horsham College is the only government secondary school provider in the City of Horsham and surrounding areas. Horsham College is centrally located in the Wimmera and nestled next to the Grampians National Park and the famous Mount Arapiles.
The College is situated 300 kilometres West of Melbourne and is almost at the halfway point of the route between Melbourne and Adelaide.
The City of Horsham has a population of nearly 14,000 people. The inclusion of the surrounding areas provides a further 4,000 inhabitants, making the total population at 18,000 people. Horsham is the retail, business and service centre of the Wimmera.
Agriculture forms a significant component of the total land use patterns in the Wimmera. Horsham’s traditional economic activity is agriculture although tourism and other forms or industry support a number of businesses. The dominant agricultural activity is broad-acre cropping mainly of grains and beans. There are a number of State and National Parks nearby and several lakes in the district that are used extensively for recreation. Information about the Wimmera Region is available at the Victorian Department of Primary Industry website.
Locally, the Wimmera Development Association (WDA) is the peak economic development organisation for the Wimmera Southern-Mallee region and their role is to support and further develop existing local businesses, and promote economic development opportunities to investors within and outside the region.
Further information about the Wimmera can be found at Tourism Victoria’s website.
A searchable online map of Horsham can be found on the Google Maps website.
Our students come from a number of local and smaller rural primary schools in the district and from diverse backgrounds. Students participate in a range of community activities and are encouraged to establish community connections. Horsham College is proud of a strong academic achievement born of high expectations and a focus on learning which is central tenet of the school’s values.
The school has a long history of successful achievement in all areas of learning and in a range of extracurricular activities including sport, music, debating, public speaking and drama. A strength of the College is the breadth and depth of the teaching and learning programs delivered. These are based on the pursuit of personal excellence underpinned by a commitment to provide as many opportunities and pathways as possible that cater to the full range of our students needs and aspirations.
Our current Horsham College Fact Sheet (pdf) and College Profile provide some further useful background information and data regarding our College. For more detailed background information please refer to the various other pages on our website.