VC welcomes expanded Coburg Senior High

La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of an expanded Coburg Senior High School.

La Trobe sign‘Melbourne’s north is one of the fastest expanding regions in the country and there is huge demand from families and the community for better high school facilities. 

‘An expanded Coburg Senior High is clearly the logical choice and I congratulate the Victorian Government for making a wise decision. 

‘The University looks forward to working with the School in any way it can to help improve educational pathways and outcomes for their students,’ said Professor Dewar.

‘La Trobe has excellent relationships with dozens of secondary schools and being at the heart of the emerging Northern Bioscience Precinct we have the facilities and the passion to provide school students with an introduction to the world of science and other disciplines,’ said Professor Dewar.

The University also has close links with the Charles La Trobe College and Quantum Victoria in Macleod and helped found Australia’s first, world-class, Space Science Education Centre at Strathmore Secondary College.

Located in Melbourne’s north, La Trobe University is the biggest provider of tertiary education in the area with 28,000 full-time students. 

La Trobe is also growing with the community. Professor Dewar’s recently announced strategic discussion paper ‘World Ready: La Trobe University in 2017’ foresees La Trobe’s student number expanding to 35,000 by 2017.


Mark Pearce (Director, Media and Communications)

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