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Policies Main Page Draft



Most operational policies and guidance for schools are provided centrally by the Department of Education and Training. They can be located in the Policy Advisory Library. They are updated regularly, and the web-based version should be referred to wherever possible to ensure the most relevant guidance is used.

Where Victorian government schools are required to have an individual policy reflecting their local context, Doncaster Secondary College has published them below. These local policies are updated regularly in line with DET expectations.

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Homework Homestudy Policy


Regular homework as given by the teachers and home-study are important for the consolidation of learning. It provides the student with opportunities to consolidate and extend on the knowledge and skills learnt in class, as well as enabling the student to develop independent study habits which are necessary for both future study and work expectations.


  • To complete, reinforce and extend classroom learning activities.
  • To develop responsibility for completing set tasks.
  • To improve particular […]

Open Night


We invite you and your child to learn more about Doncaster Secondary College by attending our Open Night.

Designed for parents of primary-aged students, our Open Night is held annually as an opportunity to visit Doncaster Secondary College and explore the College grounds. During this evening there will be two available sessions, one available at 5.30 pm and the second available at 6.30 pm. We kindly request that you use our online booking system to register for one of these time slots.

As per COVID safe […]

Virtual Information Session

Virtual Information Session

We understand that our new students and families are eager to join us and hear about our school. This information session is appropriate for parents and your children. We will be covering the day to day needs of a student starting Year 7 and information about Orientation Day. Information about the Year 7 Camp will be provided and two of Year 7 students this year will share their experiences with you.
On Monday, 7 December an email will be sent to you, informing […]

Joanna Lin


Alumni Story

Joanna Lin
Class of 2019
October – 2020

Earlier this month, Joanna Lin, who graduated from Doncaster Secondary College last year, was drafted in the  AFLW 2020 National Draft at Pick 26 to the Pies. After playing her first footy game at DSC in 2017 in Interschool Sports, she loved it so much she joined Bulleen Templestowe Junior FC. 

“Playing with the Oakleigh Chargers, she polled the highest votes for the club in the league’s best and fairest. She […]




As humans, we are hardwired to feel empathy. Although this is the case, living in lockdown means that many of us are stressed, and we don’t have the usual diversions to let off steam. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep our relationships in good shape. This week’s Conversation Menu can help! Thank you to our Wellbeing Team who put together some simple tips on how your […]

Dealing with change


From the moment when COVID-19 first steamrolled into our lives, we’ve had to learn to deal with change, as each stage of the pandemic has changed the way we live, work and socialise.

While it’s normal to feel frustrated and unsettled by all this uncertainty, there are ways you can equip yourself while dealing with life changes.

Here’s some great advice from ReachOut

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