Viewbank College
Viewbank College is an Australian public secondary school
Secondary school
Secondary school is a term used to describe an educational institution where the final stage of schooling, known as secondary education and usually compulsory up to a specified age, takes place...

 located in the north eastern suburb of Viewbank, in Melbourne
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, Australia
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Viewbank College was founded on the site of Rosanna East High School in 1994. It was the result of a merger between Rosanna East High School and Banyule High School because of decreasing enrollments in both schools. In 1993 talks were held between the schools about a merger and in January 1994 the Viewbank College as a school had begun. Later on November 6, 1996, the opening was made official by Honorable Richard McGarvie
Richard McGarvie
Richard Elgin McGarvie, AC, KStJ, QC was a judge in the Supreme Court of Victoria and Governor of Victoria from 1992 to 1997.-Early life:...

 who was the Governor of Victoria at the time. The school celebrated the 10th anniversary of Viewbank College in 2004.

2007 Arson incident

In 2007 two teenage boys from neighbouring schools burnt down a section of the junior school lockers and were caught after investigation by the police. The incident made the front page news on The Age
The Age
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External links

Viewbank College Australian Government "My School" page

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