Warrandyte High School

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Warrandyte High School is a high school in Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia. Established as only a few portable classrooms in 1978, it now comprises two main buildings and many semi-permanent portables set amongst many types of eucalyptus, native wildlife and other native vegetation, on a hillside on the southern slopes of the Yarra River, west of the main township of Warrandyte. The majority of its 600 students live in Warrandyte and the surrounding region. The school is known primarily for its art and music curriculum and natural setting, and it has a long history of annual musical theatre productions.HistoryWarrandyte High School was built in 1978 with 43 students, initially the hillside was quite bare as new vegetation was planted, this initial planting has since matured and created the dense vegetation that surrounds the school today. The first permanent buildings were built in 1987. When the Triennial Review in 1994 was completed the school enrollment was 490, in 2000 it was 691 and by 2003 it was around 750 where it remains as of 2008. Around 600 students currently attend Warrandyte High School.2004 DevelopmentFrom 2002-2004 a number of construction works were undertaken. A Library extension/VCE study area (a project with a budget of $260,000) was undertaken and completed during 2004. In excess of $100,000 of locally raised funds was committed to the project together with a grant of $85,000 through the Department of Education and Training, as well as $77,000 from the ICT Modernization Project.
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