Mill Park Secondary College was established in 1992 on the Middle Years Campus site. The Senior Campus in Epping opened in 1996 when the first cohort of students transitioned from Year 10 at Middle Years to Year 11 at the senior site. As the school rapidly grew in numbers, the Year 10 cohort were moved to the Senior site permanently in the mid-2000s, which enabled them to begin accessing VCE subjects whilst still in Year 10.

The college has had four different principals;

  • Adrian Bennetto (founding principal)
  • Peter Mildenhall
  • Trudy Thomson
  • Trish Horner (current principal)

Traditionally the Mill Park area was owned by Albert and Septimus Miller who were high-profile racing identities. Their Redleap Stables were built in 1892 on the site of the current Mill Park Stables shopping centre, the year of Redleap’s famous victories. Redleap was their most famous steeple chase horse who won the Grand National Steeple Chase, the Victoria Racing Club, the Grand National Hurdle and the Australian Steeple Chase.

To honour the history of the area, the horse head was chosen as the logo to represent the school. As with many local street names, the college houses were also named after famous horses from the Redleap Stables which include;

  • Redleap
  • Eaglet
  • Studley
  • Whernside

Significant events over the last 27 years have included the;

  • introduction of our accredited SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) program
  • inclusion of the VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) to our senior certificate options
  • addition of the International Student Program
  • laying of the first time capsule in 1999 and its re-opening in 2019
  • celebrating 25 years of annual school musical productions
  • winning of multiple Kool Skools Awards
  • inception of our biennial Italy trip for students
  • acknowledgement from Berry Street as one of their exemplar schools for embedding the Berry Street Education Model into our daily practice
  • development and implementation of our Teaching & Learning Model and Student Engagement Model
  • recipients of numerous Premier’s Award (students who receive a perfect score in the VCE subject)

 

Redleap Stables Mill Park