The Rowville Times

27 March 2020
Term 1 - Issue Seventeen

“We put the student at the centre of everything we do."

IMPORTANT DATES 
PRINCIPAL MESSAGE
LATEST SCHOOL NEWS 
SCHOOL INFORMATION
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Rowville Secondary College
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Western & Eastern Campus
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IMPORTANT DATES 

 

MARCH

 

Term 1 - School Holidays - POSTPONED

RSA Elite Coaching Camps   

 

APRIL

 

Friday 10 April

Good Friday

 

Monday 13 April 

Easter Monday 

 

Tuesday 14 April

Pupil free day 

 

**Events, excursions and camps for Term 2 will be assessed at a later date based on the most up-to-date advice. Watch out for Compass and website updates.

 

Wednesday 15 April

* Watch out for updates on term 2 start day.

First day of Term 2

 

Tuesday 14 April - Sunday 26 April  - POSTPONED

Anzac Artwork Display Stud Park

 

Thursday 16 April - POSTPONED

General Excellence Information Night

 

Monday 20 April - POSTPONED

Maths & Science Academy Information Night

 

Tuesday 21 April - POSTPONED

RIA Information Night 

 

Friday 24 April - POSTPONED

MSA Immersion Day

 

Monday 27 April - POSTPONED

RSA Information Night 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY

 

Monday 4 May

RIA Intermediate Drama Night 

 

Tuesday 5 May

Whole School Athletics Day

 

Thursday 21 May - Saturday 23 May

Production Camp 

 

Monday 25 May

VCE Dance Night Semester 1

 

Thursday 28 May

Semester 1 Music Night

 

Friday 29 May

Semester 1 Dance Night 

 

JUNE

 

Monday 8 June 

Queens Birthday Public Holiday 

 

Tuesday 9 June 

Student Free Day

 

Wednesday 10 June

GAT Exam

 

Wednesday 10 June

RIA Auditions

 

Friday 12 June

Year 10 English & Maths Exam

 

Thursday 18 June 

RIA Showcase Semester One  - Show 1

 

Friday 19 June 

RIA Showcase Semester Two - Show 2

 

Saturday 20 June - Monday 29 June 

Central Australia Trip 

 

Friday 26 June 

Last Day of Term 2

 

 

PRINCIPAL MESSAGE

A message from the Principal 

 

The news about COVID-19 is not only unavoidable but also changing on a daily basis.  Rowville Secondary College will always work to ensure that our community is a healthy, safe one. Our goal is to help contain the spread of the virus to members of our community as best we can. Therefore, in line with departmental guidelines, the school is taking a series of actions.
 
The following Rowville Secondary College events have been postponed or cancelled:

  • Open Nights
  • School Tours
  • Program Information Nights
  • RIA Play
  • RSC Production Rehearsals
  • Solo Nights
  • All extra -curricular and inter school sport competitions
  • All excursions including KIOSC
  • RSA Holiday Camps
  • VCE Media Top Screen and NGV
  • RIA Junior Visual Arts Excursion
  • Woodwind Excursion - Multicultural & Women in Sports Awards
  • Student vs Police Basketball Game 
  • Bullying Whole School Activity on Friday 20th p.5

Events, excursions and camps for Term 2 will be assessed at a later date based on the most up-to-date advice.
 
Latest News
Please see the statement from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer about school closures – it has been published on our website. In the event of school closure, teachers have been asked to prepare for virtual learning. Teachers are aware of VCAA advice about how to best support senior school students in managing learning and assessments.
 

It has been an interesting and unusual week at all schools across Victoria as we grapple with the implications of school finishing early for the term one holidays. There are frequent updates from the Department of Education, however, I thought I would relay to you the main messages  we have received and some of the actions taken:

  • Students are officially on holiday from Tuesday 24th April.
  • Students are still expected to complete any holiday work set by their classroom teacher. This is particularly important for VCE students.
  • Staff are not on holiday until the normal scheduled term break-Monday 30th March. Staff are required to use the next four days to plan for a transition to remote learning.
  • Tuesday the 14th April is a student free day.
  • It is anticipated that Victorian government schools will transition to remote learning from Wednesday 15th April.
  • All VCE SACs planned for this week have been postponed.  
  • During ConnectEd on Monday we ensured that all students were able to access the lesson plans on Compass and send and receive emails. We also familiarised them with using Microsoft Teams and Class Notebooks, which many teachers plan to use to deliver a meaningful and engaging curriculum.

 

Online Learning

Our focus as a school at this moment is to support our community, as best we can, to stay well and healthy and to prepare a high quality and differentiated curriculum that students will be able to fully engage with from home.

 

We have developed a “How to Guide for students” which you can download here.  Go to Compass \ School Resources \ Preparation for Transition to Remote Learning\ User guide for students.

We will continue to closely monitor Department of Education advice and guidelines and will communicate any changes or new information as soon as possible via Compass and on our website. Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time.


Thank you to all of the kind and thoughtful parents, carers and guardians who have expressed their gratitude for the work and commitment of Rowville Secondary College Staff. Your recognition of their efforts means a tremendous amount to them during these very difficult times!

 

Ms. Julie Kennedy

College Principal

 

LATEST SCHOOL NEWS 

@RSC NEWS
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College Wide News

UPLIFTING & POSITIVE STORIES + RSC BLAST FROM THE PAST 
 

As a community we feel it's important to stay positive and have some happy stories come our  way during these uncertain times. 

 

We will be sharing stories through social media and in Five Exciting Things once term 2 commences.  These stories will come from our community and we will also dig up blast from the past stories. 

 

A question to our school students and families,  teachers and staff please share any fun things, acts of kindness and interesting activities you are doing from your home. Just a simple sentence or two and a photo is optional - please send it to rowville.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au 

attention to: Marketing.

 

Thank you everyone :-)

 

TOMORROW'S LEADERS
 

Check out this week's Knox Leader 'Tomorrow’s Leaders 2020' special edition. Over 430 school captains from across Melbourne were interviewed sharing their thoughts, hopes and dreams with readers. It will give people hope to know that despite the tough current circumstances our future is in good hands. Read it here

 

You can also read it on The Herald Sun website if you have a subscription.

 

Well done to Cooper Denny and Tiana Massin, West School Captains and James Yrdreos and Jessica Daish, East School Captains.

 

 


COVID-19 UPDATES
 

 

The news about COVID-19 is not only unavoidable but also changing on a daily basis.  Rowville Secondary College will always work to ensure that our community is a healthy, safe one. Our goal is to help contain the spread of the virus to members of our community as best we can.

Rowville Secondary College will endeavour to update our community with the latest on COVID-19. Updates will also come through Compass and on our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

RSC WELLBEING SUPPORT

The Wellbeing Team East and West are keen to extend our arm of support to all families during this difficult period with continued access to wellbeing services during school hours.
The available team includes: Andy Phillips (West Campus Wellbeing Coordinator and Social Worker), Joanne Johnson (East Campus Coordinator) and Emma McLachlan (Multi-campus school counsellor and provisional psychologist).


HOW TO ACCESS WELLBEING SUPPORT
There are a number of ways to engage our support:

  • Referrals from learning mentors
  • Sending an email to our wellbeing address to request a return call or information: rscwellbeing@rowvillesc.vic.edu.au
  • Phoning either campus wellbeing office directly as these messages are retrievable remotely: WEST CAMPUS 9755 4533
    EAST CAMPUS 9755 4616

HOUSE MASCOTS  

At Rowville Secondary College, the House System is used as a vehicle for building a vibrant, connected and positive school culture. Proudly introducing our new mascot logos for Aston Kangaroos, Mabo Dingos, Stynes Sharks and Walton Eagles.

Here’s a reminder of the reasoning behind our chosen mascots:

 

“The Aston Kangaroo is an indigenous Australian animal, appearing on the Australian coat of arms, as well as the $1 coin. Traits of the Kangaroo our students relate to in their schooling journey are – they are strong and powerful, caring and nurturing of others, explorers of unchartered territory, and they work well with others in groups.” – Aston House Leader.

 

“The Mabo Dingo is a native Australian animal that features in many dreamtime stories. Dingos are identified as independent, curious, loyal and intelligent animals. These traits are those which we see in our Mabo House student learners.”

 – Mabo House Leader.

 

"The Stynes Shark is an animal capable of complex social interactions using subtle body language in order to communicate with each other. The shark continually moves through its watery environment with confidence. It is resilient, strong, tough and persistent. Instead of fearing the predatory prowess of these animals, Aboriginal people see in sharks, strength and values which are a model of human behaviour.”

 – Stynes House Leader.

 

“The Walton Eagle was chosen for its Australian identity, connection to the indigenous people of this land and and it’s ability to fly like our namesake: Nancy Bird-Walton. The Eagle represents the creator of the land and waterways of this area. Fly high.”  – Walton House Leader.

 

Visit our website for more information on our school House System.

 

CURRENT HOUSE TALLY POINTS 

As of the 18th March 2020 the current house points tallies for each house based on Student Merits are as  follows

  • Aston 290 points   
  • Walton 251 points  
  • Stynes 245 points
  • Mabo 225 points

 

 

NATIONAL DAY AGAINST BULLYING & VIOLENCE
 

On Friday the 20th of March, Rowville Secondary College joined 60% of all Australian schools to celebrate Anti-Bullying Day! This day was held to come together as a community and take action against bullying and violence. The SRC asked a students what they are doing to stand against bullying for Anti-Bullying Day. This is what some of them said:

 

  •  Ainslee Gutteridge: “I stand against bullying by not becoming a bystander and helping out the person getting bullied.”
  • Ashley Briant: “I’m standing against bullying by offering my emotional support to anyone who wants or needs it.”
  • Laila Mehr: “I’m standing against bullying by not being a bystander and helping the victim that is being targeted.”
  • Ethan Peck: “I’m standing against bullying by providing comfort and closure to those who have been bullied.”
  • Brooke Barnard: “I’m standing against bullying by reducing the amount of effect it has on the victim”

The SRC also sold orange ribbons for a gold coin donation during the week. The money raised will be donated to the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, and the Brodies Law Foundation.
As well as the orange ribbons, students and staff also wore a splash of orange on Friday to represent Anti-Bullying Day and take a stand against bullying! The day was very successful  despite the COVID-19 restrictions, RSC is a strong and  proud community! 

 

Written by Charlie Harris, Year 10 student.  

 

Watch 'Bullying is not okay' video.

 

ALUMNI @RSC 

Join the Rowville Secondary College Alumni Association and be part of the growing story of our school’s history and future. We believe alumni are an essential part of Rowville Secondary College’s community. In addition to attending reunions, alumni are uniquely placed to inspire current and future students and staff and provide career guidance and work experience opportunities, establish scholarships and bequests, or volunteer in lots of other ways.

Visit our website for more information on our Alumni program.

 

 

WELL DONE SRC HOUSE CAPTAINS 

Congratulations SRC House Captains who were announced early this term. Our House Captains are from years 8 through to year 12 for each house and campus. The students had to apply with a written application, and interviewed with House Leaders as well as School Captains. The role of House Captains will be to represent the views of the student cohort and actively encourage student voice, building house culture and assisting in house related responsibilities and participating proactively and professionally in all SRC meetings. 

 

 

 

YEAR SEVEN SRC MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

The year 7 SRC Rainbow captains are:

 "The SRC roles were given to students that submitted an outstanding application." - Ms. Claire Folie, Transition Coordinator & Teacher. 

SEE YOU AGAIN 

“Sadly we had to say goodbye to our international student, Eliane Ott in term 1. She was meant to be here until the end of term 2 but due to ongoing international concerns, her parents have asked her to return home tomorrow. To say goodbye we recorded a song for her in VCE Music, with a message to say farewell and thank you.”

– Mr. Jake Johnson, Music Director.

 

Listen to song recorded by our VCE Music.

 

 

VCAL FIRE COURSE 

As part of our VCAL program all senior students undertook a course in fire fighter training every Friday morning in term 1. The course covers key outcome that are included in several of the VCAL strands. 

 

EX-STUDENT 'FLYING HIGH' 

 

 

Well done to past student Dilini Wijetunga who graduated in 2016 from our RIA Music program. Dilini has just received her Commercial Pilot License (CPL) from the Royal Victorian Aero Club (RVAC). She got her Recreational Pilot License (RPL) whilst studying her VCE at RSC.  

 

“After her success at VCE/VET she continues flying at RVAC and completing her Music Degrees at Monash University. Her background was definitely nourished at Rowville Secondary Colleges RIA and MSA programs. This is a great school which gives opportunity for multi-talented youth," said Dilini’s Mother.

 

“Congratulations Dilini for finishing her CPL! Gaining her RPL with us, helping us out working at Flight Ops while training toward her CPL. We are extremely proud!” - Royal Victorian Aero Club. 


Royal Victorian Aero Club Flight Training is one of Australia’s most reputable flying school and a leader in providing contemporary and professional aviation training services for domestic and international students. With a proud history of training pilots for over 100 years, RVAC continues to play a significant role in aviation and has provided pilots to some of the most prestigious airlines throughout the world.

 

Congratulations Dilini!

 

FOLLOW BILLY ON INSTAGRAM

Why not follow the life of Billy our school therapy dog on his own Instagram account these school holidays. Click here.  Enjoy!

 

STRICTLY BALLROOM CAST LIST 

A huge congratulations to all of our college students who auditioned for our 2020 School Production. We would like say well done to you all. The cast list can be viewed here

 

**Currently auditions are postponed but we will update you with any changes through compass.

 

 

YEAR 8 MEDIEVAL TIME 

Recently our year 8 students across both campuses stepped back in time and learnt about the Medieval way of life. Experts introduced the year 8 classes to medieval clothes, armour and weaponry. Students got to dress up and experience for themselves what it was like to live back then.  

 

WEEKLY CAREERS NEWSLETTER

Click here to access our latest careers newsletter from our careers team.

 

VCE STUDENTS

 

All VCE students here is useful information about a online free tutoring service that may help with your studies in these trying times. It is  titled Year 12 info but it may be useful for Year 11 students as well. Please continue to check emails and compass as the Careers team will continue to provide information like this throughout the year.

 

@RSA NEWS 
 

 

RSA FOOTBALLERS @LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST
 

 

On 11th March, 20 RSA Football girls attended the Melbourne City Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the City Academy as part of International Women’s week. On arrival in Bundoora at 7am for a healthy breakfast, the girls heard from women working within the industry across a number of roles including football players, marketing, sponsorship, event and operations management and more. Our girls learned what skills were required for the roles and pathways available for women in sport.

 

There were also practical workshops for the girls to work with students from other schools to discuss different scenarios before returning to school mid-morning. From all accounts, the girls enjoyed an informative morning and were thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this inspiring event.

 

BASKETBALL STATE TEAM ATHLETES  

Huge congratulations to the following RSA basketball student-athletes, who have been selected for the U16 State team in Victoria.

 

U16 Victoria Metro boys

  • Joel Foxwell
  • Max Zalakos

U16 Victoria Metro girls

  • Lucy Dexter
  • Dakota Crichton

U16 Victoria Country boys

  • Corey Hastings

U16 Victoria Country girls

  • Jessica-Belle Catheray-Harvey

(Emergency for Vic Country U16 girls)

  • Hayley Letts
  • Kaitlyn Scott

 

 

RSA SPORTS UPDATE - TERM 1

Unfortunately, due to new restrictions, the usual competitions and events we compete in have been postponed or cancelled. Spare a thought for our RSA students who will need to practice their mental discipline even more diligently alongside their physical disciplines to maintain motivation over this time.

 

RSA Golfers

 

The RSA Golfers have trained solidly this term with an eye to key events such as the VSSSA Qualifying at Eastwood Golf Club and the Australian Junior Championships in Canberra.

First term has gone so fast and the growth scoreboards of many of our golfers have also risen quickly. We look forward to seeing where the strong achievement rate of our RSA Golfers will take us over the next 2 months.

 

Written by Mr. Tim Wendel, Coach.

 

RSA Netball

 

We have had a good start to the year spending our training time developing the foundations and basics that will set us up for future competitions. The Year 7s have settled in well and all other girls have transitioned well into their new training groups. All groups have worked on setting ‘Above the Line’ standards they have committed to for the year, as well as individual goals to keep them motivated and on track.


Written by Ms. Erin Bell , Coach.

 

RSA Cricket 

 

This year we have made a positive start with our intermediate and senior groups already winning their way through district stage at SSV level.

Increased numbers of quality players in our program, including a higher intake of female cricketers, are all positive signs for our cricket program for the future.  

 

Written by Mr. Darren Berry, Coach.

 

RSA Football (Soccer)

 

RSA Senior squads have been able to exhibit their skills playing in the SSV PREMIER LEAGUE competition sponsored by Melbourne Victory. At the point of the tournament being suspended due to the Coronavirus situation the boys results have been as follows.

  • RSA Draw 5-5 with John Fawkner College
  • RSA Win 5-1 against SEDA

The girls senior squad results have been

  • RSA Win 8-1 against University HS
  • RSA Win 11-2 against Northcote HS.

These results indicate both teams are looking good for qualification through to the semi-final stage. All other squads will be in action, subject to restrictions due to the Coronavirus, beginning in term 2 and beyond.

 

- Written by Mr. Ian Greener, Coach.

 

 

RSA Aussie Rules Football (AFL) 

 

It’s been a fantastic start for the AFL program at RSA, in particular, how well our new students have settled in. We have a very enthusiastic group of new Year 7's, with a majority of them completing the first challenge of the year, which was to successfully juggle 3 tennis balls for 15 seconds. A lot of the students had never juggled before, but by listening to instructions, working hard and practice they were able to achieve the task set by the start of March. Very well done!!

All other students have come back and jumped into training with great energy and a number of our players have been selected for NAB League squads, both boys and girls and in U/18's and U/16's programs.

 

We wish them all the best this year, and continue to ask all members of the program to be not only the best player they can be, but more importantly the best person they can be off the field.

 

Written by Mr. Darren Bewick, Coach.

 

RSA Volleyball

 

It has been a very busy first term for the Volleyball program with SSV Group Finals, State Team Selections, National Selections and Vic Beach Championships.

Highlights include:

  • SSV Group Round Robin
  • Senior Girls Champions
  • Inter Girls and Inter Boys Champions
  • SSV under 16 State Team selections: well done to Krisahna Demetriou Yr 9, Tahlia Saravanamuttu  Yr 9, Seth Monahan Yr 9
  • National Junior Beach Championships  Gold Coast  -  Seth Monahan Yr 9
  • National Youth Squad Selection - Krisahna Demetriou Yr 9
  • National Junior Squad V Japan at AIS  Rohan Affonso yr 11
  • Vic Cup Beach Championships - Rowville SC crowned Champion School  2nd year in a row. 3rd win overall6 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals.

Written by Peter Bundy, Coach.

 

 

RSA Basketball

 

Here are the highlights below from our Basketball program.

  • Under 15 girls (National Schools Champions) invited to represent Australia at the first ever World High School’s Championships to be conducted in Zadar, Croatia.
  • Intermediates Year 9 / 10 RSA Invitational Tournament
  • All Juniors Years 7 / 8 Shooting video’s compiled and forwarded to students and parents for review and critique.
  • Successful before school State Development Program conducted on Wednesday mornings 7.00am – 8.45am
  • Two thirds total attendance by basketball athlete students at before school tutoring program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
  • Sleep study video’s x 3 delivered to years 7 – 10.
  • Stress and de-stress programs undertaken and are ongoing.
  • Organisation and individual weekly and monthly schedules are progressing.
  • Above and Below the Line behaviours established with all students.
  • Compulsory in program school study focus sessions activated.
  • Two recovery sessions per week activated – Yoga and Pilates.
  • Fundamentals and Skills development – 2 x sessions per week.
  • Athletic and Physical development – 3 x sessions per week.

It has been a challenging term for various reasons even so the students have displayed amazing resilience and we are extremely proud of who they are becoming.

 

Written by Mr Dean Kinsman, Coach.

 

 

RSA Tennis

 

Here are the highlight and results from our tennis program.

  • District Winners Year 8, 9/10 and 11/12, going on to the next round of the Victorian State Championships.
  • RSA National Tournaments Result:  Prischa Baliga - Winner Vic Junior State Championships, Runner Up Boroondara Summer Series AMT, Semi Finalist Yarra Valley AMT
  • Liam Kindler - Winner Yarrawonga Junior Championships, Finalist Boroondara Junior Classic, Winner Doubles at Vic Country Champs + Traralgon + Bairnsdale Tournaments
  • Steven Klasan - Winner Waverley Gold Juniors, Winner Pakenham Regional, Finalist Melbourne GIMCC JT, Winner at Doubles Pakenham + Frankston + Warrnambool + Wodonga Tournaments
  • Daniel Bosco - Semi Finalist Mornington JT and Dingley JT, Quarter Finalist Peninsula JT + Hume JT, Doubles Semi Finalist at Mornington + Dingley + Vic Schoolboys + Bendigo
  • Rhys Edwards - Finalist Canberra JT, Quarter Finalist at Frankston + Pakenham + Hume, Doubles Finalist at Hume + North Ringwood and Semis at Waverley + Pakenham + Frankston + Yarrawonga
  • Joseph Mung - Quarter Finalist at Dendy Park + Pakenham + Frankston, Doubles Winner at Mornington and finalist at Pakenham + Traralgon.

Coaching Excellence:

 

Alana Parnaby who is one of the RSA Tennis Assistant Coaches when available and also one of AJs private students participated in the WTA Tour Event held in Adelaide in January.  This is a Premier Event hosting players ranked inside the Top 100 internationally in which Ash Barty won the tournament. This has boosted Alana's ranking to the mid 600s internationally and inside the Top 30 in Australia Open Age. Well done Alana. 

 

Written by AJ Muscillo, Tennis Coach.

 

@RIA NEWS
 

 

TERM 1 RIA REPORT

Our RIA students had a very eventful start to the year! Our Senior Visual Arts students were off and running in early February with a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria to see two of the current exhibitions. The KAWS and Haring/Basquiat exhibitions gave the students a full day of learning and viewing with plenty to think about. Unfortunately, the scheduled visit to KAWS for the Junior class had to be cancelled in the second last week of term, but no doubt they will have some great gallery experiences later in the year.

 

The Drama students have also had plenty going on with a workshop visit from the Bell Shakespeare Company for the Intermediate class, and the Senior class went to see RIA-alumni Meg Dunn’s production of DNA by Dennis Kelly at Chapel Off Chapel. Not only was this a brilliant, topical and thought-provoking piece of theatre, but it was great for the students to see an ex-RIA student now working professionally in their chosen field. Meg founded the theatre company Breath and Bones, and also directed and produced the play herself. All of the RIA Drama classes have begun working on their presentations for our first Showcase which will (hopefully) take place on the 18th & 19th of June.

 

The Music department has had a particularly exciting start to the year with the unveiling of our brand-new recording studio, which is almost complete. The Intermediate and Senior specialism students have already done some recordings of their CATs and their solo performances and look forward to doing their own engineering later in the year. We’re sure the Junior Music specialism kids are chomping at the bit to have their turn…soon!

 

It's been an especially exciting start to the year for our Year 7s! We had 52 Year 7s starting at RIA this year and they’ve all hit the ground running.

 

Year 7 Specialism Spotlight: Media

 

Year 7 Media specialism have been developing their understanding of audiences and visual storytelling. They have been working on analysing different images and exploring how an image can construct a story. To apply this developing concept, students have explored the DSLR camera, particularly focusing on how aperture, shutter speed and ISO can affect an image. They have then been introduced to the Adobe Suite by using Lightroom to edit. Students will be building on these skills and knowledge when they begin working with video, creating visually interesting interview pieces! 

 

Year 7 Specialism Spotlight: Dance

 

The Year 7 Dance Specialism students are also off to a great start! They have been working hard in theoretical classes, having completed their first CAT which was an oral presentation on a dance style of their choice. This was the perfect opportunity for the Year 7 Dance students to showcase some of their performance skills for the first time here at Rowville. Our dancers are working hard to create their group dance works based around the theme of ‘Art in Motion’ which will be performed at RIA Dance Night in Term 2.

 

READ RIA REVIEW
 

Click here to read our RIA Review.

 

*Please note that the RIA Review was released prior to the cancellation and postponement of events due to COVID-19. Please click here for information on which events have been cancelled or postponed.

 

NEW RIA  FLYER
 

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

GENERAL OFFICE

 Office hours

 

Monday - Thursday                      

8.15am to 4.30pm

 

Friday

8.15am to 4.00pm

 

Telephone:  9755 4555

Email: Rowville.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

For inquiries about your child's learning and social well-being at school please contact your student's Learning Mentor direct via the Compass email link.

 

Contact key areas in the collegeclick here for Teaching Staff, Wellbeing, Administration, Attendance, Enrolment & General Office.

 

CAREERS

If  students wish to make appointments with the Careers team please email us on:

careers@rowvillesc.vic.edu.au

 

We have a Weekly Careers Newsletter posted to compass . Please read this for tertiary education, jobs in demand, open days, future careers and career advice. 

ATTENDANCE PROCESS

If your child is absent please login to compass and report the absence OR call the attendance line at each campus.


Attendance line:

  • Eastern campus:  9755 4515
  •  Western campus:  9755 4525

To avoid unnecessary delays when collecting your child for a medical appointment please ensure a signed and dated note is handed to their teacher in the class they will leave from. All students must sign out at the front office as well before they depart.

CLASS TIMES

WARNING BELL          8.55am

LEARNING MENTOR   9.00am-9.14am

PERIOD 1                        9.14am-10.02am

PERIOD 2                       10.02am-10.50am

RECESS                         10.50am-11.14am

WARNING BELL        11.09am

PERIOD 3                      11.14am-12.02am
PERIOD 4                      12.02am-12.50pm
LUNCH                          12.50pm-1.39pm
WARNING BELL        1.34pm

PERIOD 5                      1.39pm-2.27pm
PERIOD 6                      2.27pm-3.15pm
DISMISSAL BELL      3.15pm

 

ENROLMENT GENERAL INFORMATION 

Visit our website for the 2021 new student information and how to apply for a place at Rowville Secondary College. 

 

 

COMMUNICATION

The most efficient way to contact us if you have a specific question about your child’s learning or their welfare at school is to search for your child’s Learning Mentor in Compass and email them directly. The Learning Mentor will then respond via email or phone. Please note our response policy:

 

"Staff at Rowville Secondary College will endeavour to respond to parent emails within 24 – 48 hours. However, staff are not expected to respond in this timeframe during weekends and term breaks."

 

Make sure you are aware of all our college communication channels please visit 'Stay in the Loop at RSC' page in this newsletter.

UNIFORM

PSW Uniform shop - Western Campus

This is closed  due to current environment.

View uniform price list 

*RSA uniforms are bought from OnTrack Sportswear.

Visit our website for more information and our full uniform policy. 

 

 

SECONDHAND UNIFORM SHOP

The shop is manned by volunteer parents from 2.30pm - 3.30pm at the Western Campus, on the following dates:

 

Visit our website for 2020 OPEN DATES

 

Cash & card facilities available.

 

Join our Facebook Group

 

IMPORTANT: Please note we do not sell secondhand RSA & RIA uniforms.

CANTEEN

The canteen is open everyday.

  • Eastern Campus 7.45am – 3.30pm
  • Western Campus 8.30am – 2.00pm

Qkr!

Our Cafe at the East and West are now offering lunch orders using Qkr! This is available for all students and staff, so you can order and pay for your school lunch prior to 9.00am on the day without bringing cash to school.  Click here for instructions on how to download and use Qkr! 

 

Click here for canteen menu 

 

LIBRARY

There is a library on each campus, where students can study, borrow books and equipment, socialise at lunchtime and use the computers. 

Open 8.00am - 4.00pm each day.

Click here for  Virtual Library

COMPASS

Compass is an important communication portal and learning management system for students, parents and teachers. To learn how to use Compass please read our comprehensive Compass Guide for Parents. You can login to Compass here.

SCHOOL TOURS

**IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 our School Tours are POSTPONED until further notice. 

 

 

PATHWAYS

At Rowville Secondary College, we understand and recognise the diverse needs of each student and their individual future aspirations and direction. The college provides a variety of pathways students are able to undertake, including:

  • VCE – Victorian Certificate of Education
  • VCAL – Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
  • SBAT – School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • VET – Vocational Education and Training.

Click here to find out more
*Some restrictions do apply depending on what program you are enrolled in.

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM

 

All students at Rowville Secondary College have the opportunity to learn an instrument. "Music provides so many possibilities to empower students and allow them to collaborate and express themselves",  Director of Music, RSC.

 

To find out more about our Instrumental Music Program click here or please contact Mandy Batten on 0488 686 303 or phone the school 9755 4555.

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM

If you know of anyone who may be interested in coming to our One Great School.  Please complete our online Expression of Interest Form.

 

STAY IN THE LOOP AT RSC

HOW TO STAY IN THE LOOP AT ROWVILLE SECONDARY COLLEGE 

There are lots of ways to stay up-to-date at the college. Find out about important dates, upcoming events and the latest school news.

The Rowville Times