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Reservoir High is a medium sized school of approximately 700 students that has proudly served the Reservoir, Preston, and Kingsbury communities since 1958.

The school is situated on the original Reservoir High School site on Plenty Road in Reservoir, with a mixture of original buildings and new purpose-built teaching and learning spaces. Reservoir High is a multi-campus school, hosting the Heidelberg Teaching Unit on its site. The school has state-of-the-art facilities including use of the Darebin Community Sports Stadium located on the school grounds, through a strategic partnership with Darebin Council. We have direct transport links to the CBD of Melbourne as well as to a wide range of tertiary education providers.

The school serves a richly diverse community and the multicultural nature of our community provides a depth and quality to the students’ educational experiences. The school has over 65 cultural, religious and language groups, a significant Koorie community and over 39% of our students have a language background other than English. Reservoir High School has a highly rigorous and academically stimulating Select Entry Accelerated Learning program and is an approved provider of education to International students, providing all learners with an enriched personalised program designed to ensure every individual reaches their full potential. We have been recognised as a top academically performing government and a ‘School that Excels’ school due to our student achievement in both NAPLAN and VCE.

Reservoir High provides excellent educational outcomes for all students in a positive, caring and supportive learning environment where diversity is celebrated and valued, life-long learning is embraced and all students have the opportunity to develop as leaders in their community. Over the past few years, we have achieved exceptional NAPLAN results and strong VCE results.

Reservoir High School has extensive tertiary and industry links and is involved in many programs that assist students as they transition from school to work or further education and training. The school also has a strong partnership with La Trobe university, which provides our students with opportunities to engage in programs with the university and pathways beyond school. Many students begin university study while enrolled at Reservoir High and this continues to be a focus to support the success of our students as they transition into further study. The school has an excellent Work Experience Program and opportunities for students to attend work placement. Reservoir High School is part of the Headstart Initiative that enables students to commence their apprenticeship or traineeship while completing their VCE.

The school’s vision is to build resilient and reflective learners who strive for excellence and value diversity through showing respect for self, others and the community. The school’s mission is to ensure our students are successful learners, literate, numerate and empowered to be critical and creative thinkers in an ever-changing world. Reservoir High’s objective is to create an engaging environment which enables all students to be able to achieve their personal best. The school’s values of Diversity, Excellence, Respect and Success are evident in our actions and interactions.