Welcome to Williamstown High School. As you read through the pages of this site, you will learn about our wonderful students, our dynamic school, and observe the vibrancy and strength of our wider Williamstown High School community.

Gino Catalano - Principal

Williamstown High School is a multi-campus school with two quite unique and complementary campuses. Our Bayview Campus, catering for Year 7-9 students, was built on environmentally sustainable principles. The focus of the Middle Years campus is to ensure students successfully transition from primary school and are quickly engaged by a range of diverse, challenging and inclusive activities. Our Pasco Campus, catering for our Year 10-12 students, is housed in heritage listed buildings which provide a long and rich history. Here our students have access to a range of Year 10 electives, VCE, VET and VCAL certificates that allows each individual the opportunity to create a three year program that will see them well prepared for success in whatever pathway they wish to pursue.

Both campuses provide an outstanding learning environment that is both inspiring and nurturing. Our focus on individual growth and success, together with our emphasis on support and connection, encourages students to “Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be a Learner”. Our students are provided with many opportunities to excel, these include general academic excellence, sport, visual and performing arts, debating, leadership, environmental issues and a strong instrumental music program. There are numerous ways in which students may showcase their talents to both the local and broader school community and these events also serve the purpose of bringing the school community together to celebrate our students’ achievements.
Our School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework aims to create and maintain a positive and safe learning environment that enhances our school culture where we maximise individual academic and social growth.

Our values, listed below, strongly influence our pursuit of a dynamic learning culture that promotes integrity, innovation and the individual.

  • Excellence and creativity in our achievements and ambitions.
  • Integrity and honesty in our actions and relationships.
  • Diversity in our curriculum, in each other and in our community.
  • Strong and open communication between our school and our homes, and between our teachers, students and our families.
  • A commitment to social justice and a passion to protect and improve our environment and our community.

We enjoy a strong sense of community, working together to develop a supportive and strong three-way partnership between home, students and school. We believe strongly that high expectations will empower students to be responsible for their own learning. Our outstanding academic results and focus on the development of the whole person makes Williamstown High School the school of choice for many families both within and beyond the surrounding suburbs.

Our students are on an extraordinary journey. They arrive excitedly on the first day of school and leave, proud and prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, on their last. The School’s rich history, the achievements of the present and anticipation for the future inspires every day of our work, and I am proud to be Principal of Williamstown High School, and to lead this team. We are all privileged to be able to observe and participate in this journey.

Of course, this website cannot take the place of visiting our school; I warmly welcome you to visit by contacting us, and discover firsthand what makes Williamstown High School so special.

Gino Catalano
Williamstown High School