College Principal Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our College.

Kurnai College is a multi-campus College in the Morwell-Churchill area of the Latrobe Valley, about 150 kilometres southeast of Melbourne. There are two Year 7 to 10 campuses; a campus in Morwell and a campus in Churchill. The senior campus caters for students in Years 11 and 12 and is located within the grounds of Federation University Australia.

Kurnai College is a Learning Community. We all commit to develop our own learning and we likewise commit to support the learning of others in our community.

Work Ethic, Engagement, Excellence and Relationships are the foundations of our Learning Community. These four simple values are the cornerstone of how we operate as an organisation. These pillars provide us with the drive to achieve our motto, Pathways to Success.

We have worked to create a Culture of Community within our College. We strive to be a part of our Latrobe Valley Community and we embrace the challenge of improving the learning of our students. We are implementing a College-wide Positive Behaviour Support system to provide a caring, proactive framework where we explicitly teach specific behaviours, focus on the good things students do and acknowledge them in a supportive environment. We embrace restorative practices as our preferred means of conflict resolution. We aim to provide a fair and supportive learning environment for all.

Through building our staff and students’ knowledge and skill at every opportunity, we build our community’s strength. We support learning through learning resources and technology. We know that students learn in different ways and at different paces; we aim to take this into account through Individual Learning Plans and a differentiated curriculum.

Our College has worked hard to welcome Koorie students into our community and to walk side by side with their families and elders to ensure an inclusive and culturally supportive learning environment for them.

We promote intercultural learning and global perspectives in our community. We have a sister school in China, Kou’an Middle School in Taizhou. We deliver language, culture classes and participate in global forums providing opportunities for our students and staff to learn about other cultures and global issues through student forums and international trips and exchanges.

If you are a student, a teacher, a parent or carer who:

  • is interested in learning
  • values relationships
  • believes in working hard
  • aims for excellence
  • and is prepared to have a go.

We are the school for you.

We look forward to supporting you on your child’s next step in their Learning Journey. If you have any additional enquires please contact our College.

Stay Safe,

Anthony Rodaughan

College Principal


Morwell Campus:          5165 0600

Churchill Campus:       5132 3700

University Campus:     5132 3800