19 MARCH 2022

What a local story of national success!

Steve Cook, Principal of Albert Park College took us on the school’s  journey from 2011, a school with new students, new staff and new building and a roof that fell in with a freak storm on day one, to winner of the Australia’s best public school and Australian school of the year in 2021.

The school has grown from one campus with 150 students in 2011 to 1,600 students in 2022. Classes are now held across six campuses.

The campuses work on an open plan, open also to the Port Phillip community. All  are first class architecturally designed buildings and fit out, a source of delight for all.

And there is more to come – a new Arts precinct with the Victorian College of the Arts on the industrial site in Gasworks Park.

From its inception Steve has worked hard to integrate the school with the community

The glue however that binds the school community under Steve’s leadership is a shared sense of core values: positivity, a culture of excellence, creativity, and commonality of purpose. Steve’s expectation is that these values are shared by students, staff, and parents.

Steve is most optimistic about young people, he feels despite what could be perceived as trying times, that our future is in good hands.

Much of the webinar was conducted as a conversation. Lyn Place a U3APP tutor as the facilitator was brilliant – knowledgeable, relaxed, and entertaining.

Pam Caven

The recording of the seminar is available, click HERE

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.