— Our Leadership
From our Directors
Welcome to Ranges TEC!
On behalf of the Directors, we are delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to you. Ranges TEC is more than just a school; it is a vibrant community committed to nurturing the next generation of innovative thinkers and skilled professionals.
At Ranges TEC, we believe that education should be a transformative experience, preparing students for the rapidly evolving demands of the modern world.
We take pride in offering a wide range of cutting-edge technical programs and pathways that equip our students with the knowledge and expertise necessary to succeed in their chosen fields. Whether it’s engineering, electrotechnology, design, or other technical disciplines, Ranges TEC provides the tools and guidance to unlock your potential and shape your future.
Our commitment to excellence goes beyond the classroom. We actively encourage collaboration, leadership, and community engagement, enabling students to develop well-rounded skills and become responsible global citizens. Through our partnerships with local industries and businesses, we provide valuable real-world experiences and internships that bridge the gap between education and employment.
At Ranges TEC, we understand that every student is unique, with their own passions, strengths, and aspirations. Our supportive and inclusive environment ensures that each individual receives personalized attention and support to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
Whether you are a student, parent, or community member, we are here to answer any questions and guide you on this exciting educational journey.
Ric Thorpe [Director]
Dee Dee Booth [Assistant Director]
— Our Vision
To equip and train people for service, stewardship, and work in God’s world.
— Our Mission
Ranges TEC provides quality vocational education and training within a learning community characterised by faith, hope, love, joy, peace and service. We aim for students to discover and develop their God-given gifts, grow their biblical understanding of the world and to strive for authentic character in their lives.
— Our Story
Ranges TEC is a specialised campus of Mount Evelyn Christian School, created for hands-on learners to complete their studies in Years 10, 11, and 12, with the aim of completing Year 12 and advancing into trade, TAFE, or the wider job market. Founded by three Christian schools in the outer eastern region – Mount Evelyn Christian School, Mountain District Christian School, and Donvale Christian College – Ranges TEC was established with a vision to offer high-quality vocational education and training to secondary school students in a learning community guided by values of faith, hope, love, joy, peace, and service. The three schools joined forces and applied to the Federal Government for funding to establish a Trade Training Centre, resulting in the allocation of funds to construct a trade training facility in Lilydale and a farm in Monbulk.
Classes at Ranges TEC are usually kept to a maximum of 15 students. This allows students to be treated as individuals and to be given one to one attention as needed, to assist development of their full potential.