Latest News


At Southern River College we recognise and are sympathetic to the fact that legitimate illness is a valid reason for reduced attendance. However, as partners with you in the learning of your child, we are obliged to point out that reduced attendance has a large impact on academic learning.

In order to access the full curriculum, and give your child the best chance of success, the Department recommends the rate of 95%. 

The below chart gives a breakdown of the amount of time missed in a year, and if maintained, how it impacts on the future education of your child.

Period of Absence Rate of Attendance Equivalent School Missed
Average of 5 days per term 90% 1 Year
1 Day Per Week 80% 2 Years
1.5 Days Per Week 70% 3 Years
2 Days Per Week 60% 4 Years
3 Days Per Week 40% 6 Years
5 Weeks Per Term 50% 5 Years

We are here to support you with your child’s attendance. Please contact us if you require any further assistance in helping your child to improve their attendance so that they can optimise their learning opportunities.

ThinkUKnow. On March 7, 2017 at 3pm, the College will be hosting a free presentation about keeping young people safe online. More information can be found in the ThinkUKnow Invitation.

P&C Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 7pm in the College Boardroom

Facebook. The College is now on Facebook! Follow our page for news, upcoming events, photos, music clips and more.

Yearbook. The 2016 Southern River College Yearbook has just been released and is a wonderful reminder of the events of this year with lots of stories and photos to enjoy. If you didn’t order a yearbook, there are limited stocks available for purchase from the front office for $20.00.

Laptop Program: The portal is open for students wishing to purchase their laptop online. Please click on the link to go to the portal https://portal.winaust.com.au/forms/view/593

Uniform Shop at Southern River College
Regular Trading:
Tuesdays and Fridays 8.00am – 10.30am

Click here to view the Uniform costs and sale items!

Change of Bank Account – Southern River College has moved its banking from ANZ to Bendigo Bank. Our new details are as follows:
Name :  Southern River College
BSB : 633-000
Account : 157363656

Qkr! is now at Southern River College  Southern River College now has Qkr to make payments for activities and events easy. For more information, visit our Payment options page.

Community Garden – The Southern River Community Garden located on Anaconda Drive adjacent to Southern River College provides a space for recreation and social interaction. The garden promotes organic and sustainable gardening through regular workshops and family focused events. More information may be found on the Community Garden Website or on their Facebook page.

Useful Information

Absentee Line: 08 9495 3222

Attendance SMS: 0407 474 729

College Hours for 2017: Monday to Friday – Start: 8.40am, Finish: 2.45pm 

College Term Dates 2017

Southern River College Annual Report – Click here

Southern River College Bushfire Plan (Summary) 2017Click here

School Handbooks 2017. Click here 

Uniform Shop at Southern River College
Regular Trading:
Tuesdays and Fridays 8.00am – 10.30am

Click here to view the Uniform costs and sale items!

To receive occasional updates from Southern River College, subscribe to our mailing list.