In an exciting development, Overnewton Anglican Community College is moving into the future with a new Master Plan that covers both of its campuses.
Students are at the beginning and centre of all decisions made for the College.
Therefore, from 2021, Overnewton’s two Junior Schools will be combined into one at the Taylors Lakes Campus, and the two Middle Schools will become one on the Keilor Campus.
The consolidation is an extension of our 2017 Strategic Plan, ‘Taking the Alpha Generation to Excellence‘.
The Master Plan has been adopted by the College Board after careful consideration of all factors, including advice from education and financial experts.
Class sizes will remain the same, and Overnewton is focussed on an even greater sense of ‘being, belonging, becoming’.
The Master Plan aims to deliver
To reflect this exciting new direction, we will be renaming our campuses.
Since 1998, the name Canowindra meaning ‘a home or meeting point’ has been synonymous with the Year Nine Centre. As the newly developed Junior School will become the meeting point for students joining the College, the entire campus will adopt that name.
The College Vision Statement: 'a community of learners, embracing the future' is reflected in the new name of our Keilor Campus: Yirramboi. In the shared languages of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nations, Yirramboi means: ‘tomorrow/the future’.
Overnewton College, Canowindra Campus will provide a stable learning environment for young students.
Overnewton College, Yirramboi Campus will be a place where exceptional education provides the pathway for older students toward a successful future.
We know that families choose to send their children to the College because of our strong inclusive community.
Inclusivity means that people of all nationalities, cultures, religions, the gender and sexually diverse, the introverted, the extroverted and our first people all are treated as equals and all can safely and fairly access a good education.
The College name Overnewton reflects settlement by the Taylors Family as squatters and the Anglo-European history of this land.
Yirramboi and Canowindra will help us to acknowledge our connection with the indigenous history of this land. These campus names reflect the reality that we are a community that embraces diversity and the richness of culture and language that comes with it.
Watch College Principal, Jim Laussen's address to the College community on Wednesday 23, 2018 below.
To view a full transcript of the address to the College community click here.