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Upcoming Events

Monday 4 until Tuesday 12 December

Headstart Program


Tuesday 12 December

Year 7 Orientation Day


Wednesday 13 December

PSC Annual Presentation Evening


Thursday 14 December

Bridgewater Picnic Day


Wed 13 until Wed 20 December

End of Year Program


Friday 22 December

Last day of Term 4




Thursday 25 January

Booklist pick-up from top staffroom at PSC


Friday 26 January

Australia Day


Monday 29 January

teaching staff return


Wednesday 31 January

Year 7, 10, 11 & 12 students return


Thursday 1 February

All students at school








  • Biggest Morning Tea

    Students from the Portland Re-Engagement Centre (from left) Jake Hall-Cook, Darcy Fisher, Liam Robinson, Chris Bowman, Josh Smith, Jarrod Bourke and Jamie Vermelon, with some homemade goodies created for a Biggest Morning Tea at the centre last week. The ...
  • Reconciliation Week Celebrations

    To cap off National Reconciliation Week, community members gathered at the Portland Civic Hall on Friday to be a part of the Glenelg Shire’s reconciliation journey. Photos courtesy of the Portland Observer.  To download a pdf of this article click...
  • Students say ariverdici

    A brief encounter with a school group while on holidays on the other side of the world has quickly turned into a maiden trip for staff and students of Portland Secondary College.Three staff and 30 students will embark on an 18-day trip across Italy, taki...
  • Taking the Lead

    Leadership is not for everyone, but it comes naturally for 17-year-old Will Oakley whose contributions to a number of local groups has seen him awarded the Glenelg Shire Youth Awards for February.Will keeps himself busy as school captain of Portland Secon...
  • Teachers Raising the Bar

      Portland Secondary College Teachers   Raising the Bar   ‘For students and teachers to understand the next learning steps, they also need understand what the long-term learning progression looks like.’  Michael Francis, Educational Consulta...
  • Student Traineeship

    Three local teenagers started their careers this month with the Glenelg Shire Council as new trainees.   Hotspur-based Carlos Chambers, 16, has joined the Heywood council depot team as an apprentice mechanic, while Portland’s Jess Hallinan and Anniqu...
  • Teach for Australia

      With two years of experiences behind them, the partnership between Teach for Australia (TFA) associates Christopher Weinberg and Tom Cain has reached a natural conclusion.  Immersing themselves in all aspects of the Portland community, the two Portla...
  • Work Experience

    For the past week I have been lucky enough to do journalism at the Observer for Year 10 work experience; I have helped put together the Kid’s page, joined journalists on jobs and interviewing members of the community. One of the first things that I got...
  • Scholarships 2015

    Portland soon-to-be university students Molly Dixon and Abby Hannig, both 18, are joint recipients of the Portland Women’s Service Club scholarship and will both head off to complete their chosen courses later this month.     To download a pdf of...
  • Scholarships 2015

    Portland soon-to-be university students Molly Dixon and Abby Hannig, both 18, are joint recipients of the Portland Women’s Service Club scholarship and will both head off to complete their chosen courses later this month.     To download a pdf of...
  • Science Excellence

    Portland Secondary College student Zak Heppenstall capped off a fantastic year in national testing by accepting the 2015 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) medal for Science on November 28. At a presentation ceremony at th...
  • Presentation Night

      Wednesday night was a night of celebrations for the Portland Secondary College, with a plethora of academic, sporting and community awards presented in acknowledgement of the students’ achievement throughout 2015.   To download a pdf of ...
  • RUOK Day

    RUOK? Day’ on Thursday last week, shining the spotlight on mental health. Through a morning tea, lunch time barbecue and casual day, students raised more than $700, with the funds going towards student georgina Meyrick-garnier’s Relay for Life fundrai...
  • Students find Inspiration

      With one eye on exams, VCE students at the Portland Secondary College were treated to an inspirational visit from Ben Abbatangelo of The Resilience Project.   As part of a visit to Portland for Mental Health Week, Mr Abbatangelo spoke to the studen...
  • Community keen to show Support

          On Friday night as 120 people packed the Portland Football Netball Cricket Club function room for a Nepalese-themed fundraising dinner for displaced Nepalese communities.       The sold out event raised $4000 on the night, providing d...
  • Students Ready for Stage

    There are rumours that a record producer might be coming. Suzanna and the band are hoping it might be their big shot."   After months of auditions, rehearsals and technical runs, the students of Portland Secondary College hit the stage with their ann...
  • Indonesia brings Seisa to amazing Places

        What started as Indonesian classes at Portland Secondary College has led Seisia Kane to the Indonesian Presidential Place on Indonesian Independence Day.   Ms Kane was one of two university students selected Australia-wide to join 32 student re...
  • Students ask Tough Questions

        An unyielding debate in Canberra may now seem tame for Dan Tehan MP, especially compared to a forum with Portland Secondary College students.The Member for Wannon spent time with a handful of year 12 students and Student Representative Council me...
  • Student Art on Show

      For the eleventh year running the students from the Portland Secondary College will have their art on show at the Portland Arts Centre as part of the school’s smART Art program.The program displays the art of all visual art students from years seven...
  • Business Leaders Teach the Next Generation

    The Glenelg and Southern Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network’s Future Leaders of Industry have received some advice from some of Alcoa’s leaders in a valuable workshop last Tuesday.This year the leaders have heard from a number of people i...