Since 1981 the school has aimed to provide an academic and well-rounded education for the families of the Goulburn Valley and surrounding areas.
True to this spirit the school’s students have always reflected the diversity of the wide geographic area that the school serves. The following characteristics indicate the typical diversity of the student community.
- As a co-educational school the gender balance is approximately 50% girls and 50% boys.
- 35% of students live outside Greater Shepparton and travel on buses from Barooga, Cobram, Benalla, Echuca, Euroa, Moama, Seymour/Mangalore/Avenel/Nagambie, Tocumwal/Numurkah, Tongala/Kyabram and Yarrawonga/Katamatite.
- The balance of our students reside in the region of Greater Shepparton which is in itself a large geographic area and includes the communities of: Ardmona, Congupna, Dookie, Kialla, Mooroopna, Murchison, Shepparton, Tatura and Toolamba
- A significant number of students identify as Aboriginal.
- A number of students have come to Australia as humanitarian refugees.
- The student population typically includes ethnic heritage from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Grenada, India, Iran, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan and the UK.
- Family faiths include Buddhism, Christianity (of numerous denominations), Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism.
- Languages spoken at home include Afrikaans, Arabic, Auslan, Bengali, Cantonese, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, English, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Malayalam, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba.