Photo: Rocking it @Rock of Ages

The Rowville Times

16 August 2019
Issue Fifteen
IMPORTANT DATES 
LATEST SCHOOL NEWS 
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Photo: Standing ovation @Rock of Ages

IMPORTANT DATES 

Photo: Standing ovation @Rock of Ages

AUGUST

 

Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August

Book Week  

 

Thursday 22 August 

Last day to complete Course Selection 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Sunday 1 September

Fathers Day 

 

Wednesday 4 September 

Student Led Conference

 

Thursday 5 September

Second Hand Uniform Shop OPEN

2.30pm - 3.30pm

 

Saturday 14 September

Victorian State Schools Spectacular 

 

Friday 20 September

Last day of Term 3

 

Saturday 21 September & Sunday 22 September

Year 11 Presentation Balls  

 

Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October 

Motoyama Japan School Tour 

 

OCTOBER

 

Sunday 6 October

Daylight savings starts 

 

Monday 7 October 

First day of Term 4

 

Monday 21 October

Year 12 Farewell Assembly

 

 

 

Tuesday 22 October

Year 12 Celebration Day

 

Thursday 24 October - Friday 25 October

Art & Technology Exhibition

 

Wednesday 30 October - Wednesday 20 November

Year 12 Exams 

 

NOVEMBER 

 

Tuesday 5 November

Melbourne Cup Day  

 

Monday 11 November  - Wednesday 20 November 

Year 11 Exams 

 

Thursday 14 November

Blazer Fittings 3.15pm-4.00pm

West Campus Reception 

 

Monday 18 November

Year 6 to Year 7 Information Evening

 

Thursday 21 November

Blazer Fittings 3.15pm-4.00pm

West Campus Reception 

 

Saturday 23 November

Year 12 Graduation

 

Thursday 28 November

Blazer Fittings 3.15pm-4.00pm

West Campus Reception 

 

DECEMBER

 

Monday 2 December 

School Presentation Night 

 

Thursday 5  December

Blazer Fittings 3.15pm-4.00pm

West Campus Reception 

 

Tuesday 10 December

Year 7 Orientation Day 

 

Tuesday 10  December

Final Blazer Fittings 3.15pm-4.30pm

West Campus Conference Room 

 

Thursday 12 December

RIA Semester 2 Showcase 

 

Friday 20 December

Last day of Term 4

 

Wednesday 25 December

Christmas Day 

 

Thursday 26 December

Boxing Day 

 

2020

 

JANUARY

 

Wednesday 1 January

News Years Day  

 

Monday 27 January 

Australia Day Public Holiday

 

Friday 31 January 

First Day of Term 1

 

FEBRUARY 

 

Monday 17 February - Friday 21 February 

Year 7 Camp

 

MARCH 

 

Monday 9 March 

Labour Day Public Holiday

 

Friday 27 March 

Last day of Term 1 

Photo: Lonny, Drew & Dennis @Rock of Ages

LATEST SCHOOL NEWS 

Photo: Lonny, Drew & Dennis @Rock of Ages

@RSC NEWS
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College Wide News


ELECTRIC GUITARS, DRUMS, MULLETS AND MORE.....
 

 

Anticipation was at an all-time high for our Rowville Secondary College school production “Rock of Ages: High School Edition” on opening night.  The stage was dressed with professional sets and displays, casting us all back to the ‘80’s with a fantastic rock band positioned front and centre. Big hair, authentic characters and precision dancing all played a part in supporting this talented cast drawing us into the story of a country girl following her dream to the big city. 
 

Lead characters wove their magic, captivating all with their energetic and professional acting, well supported by the chorus who maintained their characters enthusiastically throughout the performance. The sterling costume choices added flair, colour and depth, creating a visual feast. 
The 80’s hits were brought to life with singers performing strongly as solo artists, duets and as a chorus. The audience, with feet tapping, hands clapping and reminiscing their own youth were invested in the journey. This show had it all with comedic antics, acrobatics, young love, people power and a satisfying end to a wonderful night of entertainment.

 


“A standing ovation for opening night of Rock of Ages was the icing on top for the extremely hard working and talented cast and crew of this production. The band is AMAZING, the sets, costuming, comedy and soundtrack just make you want to be a part of it all. Absolutely loved it. Coming back to see it again!” exclaimed one audience member.


There’s an enormous amount of work invested in a production of this calibre and you could see on the night how well the cast played their parts and supported each other. Although there were stand out lead roles where the actors delivered outstanding performances, there was also a sense of community when the cast were taking their bows. 
 

“Working so closely with a group of talented peers across all year levels and all disciplines offered at Rowville, brings out the best in each of us and challenges us in ways we have never been challenged before.”  - Sören Adkin, Ensemble, Yr 8.


“Each year we are absolutely blown away by the kindness and willingness of the numerous people that involve themselves in the program and volunteer their time to making each show a major success.”  Directors, Kacey Hocking & Julia Duke.

 

Visit our Rock of Age website page to read more about the show & see photos.

 

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS 

We're grateful for the community support for our school production 'Rock of Ages'. These people and companies listed below kindly donated prizes for our performance raffles or gave a monetary donation towards the show. Thank you! 

  • Resolve Image Solutions
  • Barry Plant Rowville
  • Jetts Rowville 
  • Instyle Hair for Brides 
  • Village Massage and Reflexology
  • Hair & Beauty on Church
  • Innovative Voice Concepts
  • Helloworld Rowville 
  • POP (Parties on Point)
  • Stud Park Shopping Centre
  • Jenny Craig
  • Paul Sadler
  • Salts of the Earth
  • Bakers Delight
  • Rise Health Group
  • RedInk Solutions
  • Lashes Melbourne
  • Rodan & Fields - Facebook @glowandberadiant
  • MOG
  • Elee Beauty
  • Mesonia Soy Candles
  • Green Leaf Beauty
  • The Butlers Pantry 
  •  Officeworks
  • The Reject Shop 
  • ITC Supplies 
  • Josie Formichelli
  • Freedom Music Studios 
  • Vitalase Skin and Laser Centre

 

HOUSE MASCOTS REVEALED......

At our recent Whole School Assembly our House Captains were excited to reveal what our chosen house mascots are:

  • Aston: Kangaroo
  • Mabo: Dingo
  • Stynes: Shark
  • Walton: Eagle 

We are currently working on mascot designs which will be voted on by our entire student body and school community -  so watch this space! 

 

 

 

VCE REVISION HOLIDAY PROGRAM

We are holding a holiday revision program for our VCE students to prepare for their upcoming exams in our September-October school holidays. We encourage our students to come along.  Click here for program

 

NEW STUDENTS 2020

Our website has a page set up dedicated to students starting at the college in 2020. It includes information on booklists, uniform, compass and specific year 7 information like Orientation Day and Information Evenings - click here.

 

 

 

BOOK WEEK - EVENTS 

Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August 

 

 

Events @EAST @WEST

 

AUSSIE EXPERIENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

RSC hosted 3 short term study tour students from Hangzhou, China from 15th July to 2nd August. Below are reports on their experience.

 

 

Report 1.

 

Hello everyone! Happy time is always short. My three weeks study time at Rowville Secondary College has passed like this! During this time, I felt the enthusiasm of my classmates and the unique learning style. I have made many good friends and I have met many amiable Teachers. When I encountered difficulties, there was always many friends to help. The students answered questions very positively during class. I learnt different teaching styles of foreign countries. I would like to thank the students for their concern and enthusiasm for me over the past few weeks, and also for the Teachers kindness to me. 

 

- Written by York xiang(项晨洋)

 

Report 2.

 

My name is Sam, I’m from Hangzhou china and I like sports and music. It’s a pleasure to come to Australia during my summer holiday. l had a wonderful three weeks in Melbourne.

 

School Days 

Thank you for your help in the last three weeks. I learned a lot and made a lot of friends. The study is very different from that in China and the classes are very interesting. The teachers are so kind and the classmates are so lovely. I liked English and Italian, and my favorite class was PE.

 

Australia

Australia is a beautiful country, l like this place very much. The sky is so blue, and the air is so fresh. There are a lot of wild animals here. I saw kangaroos, koalas, penguins, glowworms and a lot of beautiful birds - they are so cute. Last weekend we went to the Gold Coast. The beach is amazing.

 

- Written by Sam 赵立扬

 

 

 

Report 3.

 

My name is William and I want to share my 15 days at RSC. In Math class, we learned about triangles and angles. In English class, we learned about a book called “Two wolves”. In the book, the little kid Ben is very brave, friendly and kind. In PE class, we played badminton, basketball and ping-pong, its fun here!

 

At lunch, some of the students play basketball and soccer. And I like to play basketball with these guys. They called me “Yao Ming “(My Chinese favorite basketball player), I felt very proud.

 

The differences between RSC and my Chinese school are: 

  • Chinese schools need to do a lot of papers but the students here don't need them. 
  • The advantage of learning here is that you can have an interest in learning.
  • The disadvantage is that the knowledge of learning is not as much as that of China.
  • The most important thing is that the teachers here are guiding students to learn, so they have a lot of practical projects.
  • Although Chinese children may be slightly more knowledgeable than they are, our life knowledge will be weaker than them.
  • The biggest difference is the students are friendly, kind and polite. The teachers are clever and it looks like they can make all our problems go away.

 

Thank you for giving me 15 days of fun RSC. I like the school. I hope I can come back next year!

 

 - Written by  William zha(查沛成)

 

 

MAKE YOUR 2020 COURSE SELECTION  
 

If you are going into year 9, year 10, year 11 and year 12 in 2020 then it's important that you make your subject selections by Thursday 22 August.  Make your selection

 

VCAL WALK FOR UNITY - THANK YOU SPONSORS

Towards the end of Term 2 we held our VCAL Walk for Unity and raised approx. $1100 for homelessness, domestic violence and refugees and we'd like to personal thank our sponsors for their kind support on the day:

  • Subway 
  • Candy Palace
  • Coles
  • Bunnings – Springvale
  • Bakers Delight
  • Our school canteen.

 

 

JOIN OUR SECOND HAND UNIFORM FACEBOOK GROUP 

This Facebook group has been set up by our volunteer parents to give our school parents/guardians the opportunity to see the sizes and products available before they pop down to the shop. We will promote the items we are seeking and also be able to communicate easily with our parents. You will have the option to go on a wait-list for items and be updated with our opening times. Join here.

 

 

NEW 5ET EMAIL 

We are excited to share our brand new Five Exciting Things email.  This weekly email is a snap shot of what's been going on across the college and all four programs.  After consistent feedback from our customer service survey to revamp and update the old email AND also to bring the email in-line with our current branding, our new email will provide a better user experience to our community. You can sign up and read past emails here.  

 

*If you have a story you'd like to share about your child inside school or outside school please send it to: rowville.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au, Attention -  Marketing, please include a photo. 

 

 

DODGEBALL UPDATE 

This term all Learning Mentor Groups have been competing against other groups within their Houses in a game of Dodgeball during Learning Mentor. Towards the end of the term, the winning LM group from each House will battle it out to be the ultimate 2019 Dodgeball Champions of the Western and Eastern campuses. Here are some results below. 

 

Week 4 - West

 

Results:

  • Aston : LM 7 winners v LM 1
  • Mabo:  LM 7 winners v LM 1
  • Stynes:  LM 7 winners v LM 1
  • Walton : LM 2 winners v LM 4
  • Year 7’s: LM 7D winners v 7B

Looking forward to week 5 of dodgeball, it should be tough competition with it being the learning mentors who won in weeks 1 and 2 compete. 

 

Week 3 - WEST

 

This week the teams fought hard and we had learning mentors getting involved and trying help their groups win.  A few students were able to nail their teachers with dodgeballs and keep them out the game.  Our house captains have been doing an amazing job setting up and explaining the rules to all competitors and watching carefully to make sure all are following them.  

 

Results:

  • Aston: LM 6 winner 
  • Mabo: LM 5 winner
  • Stynes: LM 6 winner
  • Walton: LM 6 winner
  • Year 7:  7A winner

 

 

Week 2 - WEST 

  • Aston: LM 4 winner
  • Mabo: LM 4 winner
  • Stynes:  LM4 winner 
  • Walton: LM 4 winner
  • Year 7: 7D winner

 

*Please note East campus results with be announced in 5ET. 

 

DANTE ALIGHIERI COMPETITION 2019

Late term 2, 30 students from years 9-11 attended the Dante Alighieri Italian Poetry Competition. The students went to Melbourne University (at a venue called ‘The Spot’) to recite their poem in Italian and be judged on their performance by an assessor. The poetry recital in Italian provides the students with an opportunity to use the Italian language outside the classroom.

 

After the recital, the students & teachers wandered down to Lygon Street, for lunch they were able to indulge on pizza, pasta, cakes & gelati at Brunetti’s. After lunch the group continued their stroll down Lygon Street where students were able to engage and discuss Italian culture and the important contribution made by the Italian people in Melbourne and the wider community.

 

Results of the poetry competition were received at the end of term 2, with many students achieving pleasing results for their recitals. An enjoyable day was had by all participants.

 

Written by Franca Moretti, Italian Teacher/ Languages Coordinator.

 

 

EX-STUDENT'S BAND "DARLINGHURST" MAKING HEADLINES!!!  
 

 

“I’ve always loved music and always wanted to write great songs. But I knew something would happen, and I figured if I met up with like-minded people, we’d form a band.” - Jason Resch.
 

Jason Resch has had some major achievements as a songwriter and performer in the music industry since graduating from Rowville Secondary College in 2006. Jason completed VET Music Industry as part of his VCE and has just launched a new band “Darlinghurst”. Their debut single was released on Aug 2nd.

 

Watch Music Video 

 

Resch is the guitarist, singer and songwriter with the new Melbourne country-pop harmony band, along with singers and songwriters Cassie Leopold and Pagan Newman, and guitarist Matt Darvidis.


Their debut single ‘Sorry Won’t Get You Back’,   has already been programmed on country music TV and radio. They have also been booked for upcoming music festivals.

 

Read the full article from “The Music Network” on Jason Resch & Darlinghurst.  Follow the band on Facebook

 

*Jason is third from the left.

 

REPORT: CENTRAL AUSTRALIA TRIP 

"Crikey mate! The outback of Australia was an experience of a lifetime, indulging in the indigenous culture by doing the base walk of Uluru and witnessing the scenery of aboriginal lifestyle is an eye opening experience that makes you appreciate what you have in life that many others don’t have. We really got the Aussie outback taste ......."  To read the full student reports from Central Australia and to see photos from the 2019 Trip visit our website page

 

 

REBEL SPORT LOYALTY PROGRAM

Rowville Secondary College now has a loyalty program with Rebel Sport Knox.  Mention our school when you shop in-store for the school to receive 5% back from all your purchases.  This will help us to purchase new sporting equipment. 

Thank you! 

 

MILESTONE 2000+ FACEBOOK LIKES!

As part of the school community it's important to stay up-to-date with all the latest school news, events and stories. Please make sure you like AND follow us on our official Facebook page and you won't miss a thing!  Like our page.

 

 

WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN - THANK YOU!!

Thank you to all the families who donated their  Woolworths earn and learn stickers to RSC. We made over 5000 points and were able to buy resources for our libraries. We appreaciate appreciate your support. 

 

 

@RSA NEWS 
 

 

GO NETBALL CHAMPS
 

Regional Teams 

 

Congratulation girls! We have 8 students who have made a regional Netball team and we have 5 girls that made 'Two Bays' - Scarlett Trotter (year 8) Lainey Bidwell (year 9), Eloise Crabtree (year 10), Kapri Fatuleai (year 9) & Mikayla Phillips (year 9). Sasha Williams (year 9) made 'La Trobe Valley'. Trinity Pierce (year 9) made 'Dandenong Valley'. Luiza Sulemani (year 9) and Ashley Flakemore (year 10) made 'Henderson'.

 

State Teams

 

Brooklyn Prescott (year 9) and Kaylah Loulanting (year 9) made the State girls team and won silver at Nationals. Kaylah made the Australian Team for her age group.

 

*Brookly (left) & Kaylah (right).

 

Well done Scarlett

 

Scarlett Trotter has been selected into the U15 Two Bays Netball Region Squad (mixed team) who will compete at the State Titles in October, selected as a bottom age U15 player (the only year 8 student selected). "She wouldn’t be achieving these dreams of hers without the training and support she gets at Rowville Secondary College, so thank you!"- said Scarlett's mother.  

 

Scarlett has also been selected into the U14 Indoor Sports Victoria Netball Squad, who will represent Victoria at the Junior National Championships in Toowoomba in November/December. She trialled against over 60 U14 players so to get selected so it is an amazing achievement. Taylah W, from Year 8 Netball was also selected. 

 

 

YEAR 7 BOYS AFL 

On Wednesday 14th  August, our year 7 AFL boys won and they are through to the state final to be played on the 27th August.  Well done boys!

 

 

More AFL Results: 

  • Our Junior Girls lost in their state semi final on Tuesday so they essentially finished equal 3rd in the state.
  • Our Intermediate boys played on Thursday 15th August and won and are through to the state final on 28th August.


SENIOR NETBALLERS VS. QLD

On Tuesday 6th August our Rowville Senior Netballers played the Queensland School Sport 16-19yr State team. This was a great opportunity for our girls to play against a state level team. We rotated our 16 players over 6 x 10min quarters. It was a challenging match with the score even after 3 quarters. Our girls worked really well to adapt to different combinations and put into practice the systems we have been working on within our program.

 

Rowville fought hard in the final quarter to end the game on top with the score 43-40.  It is fantastic to have the opportunity to have the exposure to play state level opposition within a school program and our girls really benefited from the match.

 

 

JUNIOR NETBALL REGIONAL SSV RESULTS 

On Wednesday 7th August our Year 7 and Year 8 Netballers competed at Waverley in the Regional School Sports Victory (SSV) Competition. Each team had 3 games in the rounds where we had to win all games to make the finals. Both teams were undefeated in the rounds and faced tough opposition in the Semi finals. Year 7s played Canterbury College while Year 8 played Camberwell High School. Both teams won and progressed to the the Grand Final. Year 7s were playing Ringwood SC and it started as a tight match in the first 2 quarters. In the second half though, Rowville stepped up and won the game 33-14. Year 8s came up against Norwood High School. Rowville started strongly stamping their authority on the game. We started the second half a bit slower but the girls dug deep and came home with the win 27-20.

 

This now means that both teams progress to the State Titles to be playing later this term. Well done girls on making it this far, we are all very proud of you!

 

Written by Ms. Erin Bell, RSA Coach.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR SSV NETBALL RESULTS  

On August 9th, the Intermediate and Senior Netball teams played in the Eastern Metropolitan Region School Sports Victoria Championships. Both teams progressed through the rounds with some great wins, with their toughest match being against Lilydale HS for Intermediate and Vermont Secondary College for Seniors. In the Semi Finals, the Intermediates had a dominate win against Brentwood Secondary College with the score 39-5. The Seniors played Ringwood Secondary College and put out a great team performance winning 31-14 and all players taking the court.

 

The Grand Final saw the Intermediates take on Lilydale HS again. The team showed they had built throughout the day and put out a fantastic performance to win 29-16. The Senior team were up against Box Hill, whom they lost to by 1 point last year. It was goal for goal for the first quarter (4-4), but the second quarter saw Rowville put their foot down and win 10-2. This set us up for a great second half, with the final score being 25-15.

It was a great day for the school, with all players representing Rowville with fair play and good sportsmanship. The State Finals will be played in Week 9.

 

Written by Ms. Erin Bell, RSA Coach.

 

Intermediate

Senior

 

BASKETBALL STUDENTS NAMED IN AUSTRALIAN SQUAD   

Congratulations to RSA basketball student-athletes Luisa Fakalata and Nyadiew Puoch who have been named in the Australian squad for the FIBA Asia Cup! Click here for the full squads: bit.ly/2KBovRg

 

 

A YOUNG MATILDA  

13 year old, year 8 Rowville Sports Academy student Alana Murphy has been named in the Young Matildas Football Team. The Westfield Young Matildas is the Australian women's national under-20 football team which represents Australia in international women's under-20 football.

 

"This is an outstanding achievement for Alana" said Head Coach Ian Greener, “ Alana has worked so hard these past couple of years to earn her selection in the Young Matilda's squad. She is an exceptional talent with the maturity and character to play at the highest level. We are thrilled with her selection and excited for the future opportunities which we are sure will come her way at the international level of the women's game of football."

 

Alana recently played in the 2019 National Youth Championships for girls representing Victoria in the under 15’s squad and was presented with the U15 Player of the Tournament, scoring 7 goals inclusive of at least 1 goal in each of the 5 matches for the week. Alana flew out on Friday 2 August to camp in Sydney then onto New Zealand & Tonga to represent the Young Matilda’s -Under 20s. This is a very big opportunity for Alana and on behalf of everyone at RSC we are very proud of her.

 

 

FOOTBALL NEWS 

Congratulations to our RSA Junior Girls Football squad who have qualified for the SSV State Finals by winning the Eastern Region tournament at Darebin. Wins over Vermont 8-0 and Heathmont 20-0 took the girls into the final where they beat Canterbury Girls Grammar 2-0 with goals from Rosie Curtis and Alana Murphy. Well done girls. Good luck for the September finals. Photo shows our winning girls with the Canterbury girls.

 

 

@GE NEWS

 

 

HOOP TIME COACHES

I had 9 of my best Skills and Coaching students work with Rowville Primary School next door to coach their ‘hoop time’ basketball teams. They have been training Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday recess for the last 4 - 5 weeks (before and after holidays) with these teams.

Firday 25th July was the event. Well done to year 10's  Jack Walker, Lucas Rosa, Zach Ellins, Ryan Penniment, Leigh Gommers, Daniel Kucko, Ella Willis, Laura Salter &  Adam Moore.

 

Written by Mr. Gary Gilbert, Teacher.

 

*Lucas is absent from the photo. 

ELLA WILLIS - FLYING HIGH

Year 10 General Excellence student Ella Willis has a dream – a dream to fly! Ella belongs to the Australian Air Force Cadets and each week, Ella, with her Squadron, are trained in the necessary skills required for the Australian Defence Force including field craft tactics, aircraft identification, drill (marching), learning how to fly and more.

 

Ella’s goal originally was to become an Air Traffic Controller, but that changed with the encouragement of her mum, “…mum always told me that when I talk about flying, I always had a huge smile on my face.” Ella’s hope now is to attend the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra to complete a Bachelor of Technology and ultimately to become a pilot in the Air Force.

 

Ella’s dream has been made possible by her hard work and commitment and also by the choice of pathways available to students at Rowville Secondary College. She has a few favourite teachers including Nicholas Lowes, Haje Halabi and Anita Punnoos. “These teachers have all really helped me within the past year and are always making sure I’m doing well.”

 

When asked about ANZAC Day and the meaning behind it, Ella’s rich family history echoes her heart for our country’s defence force.

 

“My great, great Uncle Jack fought in WW2 on the beaches of Dunkirk and thankfully made it out alive. My Great Grandad was a pilot in the RA, and my Great Grandma whom I was close to, was an engineer and helped fix spitfires in WW2.”

 

It’s inspiring to speak with Ella and see her passion and dedication as a teenager contemplating a life of service to her country. She desires to wear her uniform proudly and would encourage her peers to remember how lucky they are to live in a country of peace, thanks to the diligence and service of army, navy and air force personnel. Ella’s closing comment reflects her commitment and drive to realise her dream, “I, Ella Willis, want to be like them and I want to honour my family history and our future freedoms.”  At Rowville Secondary College, we are so proud to be able to support Ella in her goals and wish her all the best both now and in her future studies.

 

 

EMILY FOORD DIVING CHAMP

Year 12 student Emily Foord competing in the SSV National Diving Championships, the highest school level competition for diving. This was held over the week commencing 29 July. 

 

 

Well done to Emily, who came 4th in the knock out diving event (all girls 17-19). 7th in the synchronized team for her age group. 

 

Emily trains up to 4 times a week and said she would like to continue diving at the national level and is looking to have a sports related career in the future. Well done Emily, we wish you all the best with your bright future.  

 

TAPAS FOR ALL!

 

Having investigated a variety of Commercially prepared tapas foods, students were required to design and develop their own example for their year 11 assessment.

 

 

@RIA NEWS
 

 

EMILY FRANKLIN - A RISING MUSICAL THEATRE STAR! 

Kudos goes out to Year 10 RIA student Emily Franklin who has been in demand in both the local and global performing arts market.  In the recent school holidays, Emily, along with James Ydreos, Kaitlyn Soh and ex -student Sasha Missel put on a production ‘Legally Blonde Jnr’ with the Performing Arts Company in just 9 days.  Emily and all the cast were mentored by industry favourite Rob Mills.

 

 

“‘Legally Blonde JR’ was a joy to watch and it provided an excellent opportunity for our students to shine and demonstrate how versatile they are as performers, particularly as their roles in ‘Legally Blonde’ differ vastly from their roles in our college musical of ‘Rock of Ages’. The Performing Artists Company is one of many extra-curricular programs that our students are involved in that allows them to further grow and flourish as young performers, this really celebrates what RIA is all about. Congratulations to Emily, James and Kaitlyn.” said Ms. Madeline Dundon, RSC Teacher.

 

Such an incredible experience for the students James (who played Drew our main lead in Rock of Ages) played Prof. Callaghan, Kaitlyn (dance specialism) and Emily played Paulette Bonafonte.

 

"There are no words to describe how rewarding and inspirational this experience was. Being able to work with industry level artists at a professional level was truly incredible and motivating." – Emily Franklin.

 

"The quality of the show, which was put together in only 9 Days, was beyond my wildest expectations. Providing an opportunity for these kids to meet and talk with industry professionals, gave them the insight into what being on the professional stage is really like. One of those rare times in life that you know the kids will never forget." - Ms. Justine Franklin, Emily’s Mother.

 

 

Emily has been selected to go to the Junior Theatre Celebration in Newcastle in September with Players Theatre Company and was also nominated and selected to attend the Junior Broadway Pilot Program. A 1 week intensive program to workshop a new Junior Broadway Production to present at the Junior Theatre Celebration in September.

 

In January 2020, Emily will fly out with 39 other Musical Theatre students from across Australia, as the AUSSIE ALL STARS to represent Australia at the Atlanta Theatre Festival, USA. Spending 1 week in New York, working with industry professionals, going to Broadway Shows and working on their adjudication piece for Altanta. From NYC it's off to Atlanta to perform in front of approximately 6500 people then flying out to California to visit Universal Studios and Disneyland, where the group will undertake a behind the scene Disney Character workshop.

 

Well done Emily!  A gofundme page has been set up to help Emily realize her theatre dreams. 

 

 

VSSS19
 

The VSSS is not far away! Make sure you book your tickets to the September 14 shows. Click here to book

 

VSSS students:

  • Hannah Underwood (backing vocalist)
  • Phoebe Jansz (choir)
  • Jessica Daish, Kaitlyn Clift & Dion Kapralos (ensemble dancers)
  • Mao Liu (piano)
  • Shariz Roca (GE student), Elisha Blood, Tara Bell, Briellyn Miller & Alison Hughes (principal dancers)
  • Thomas Myszka (principal vocalist)
  • Ashley Lucey-Jannert (principal dancer & principal vocalist)
  • Daniel Tohill (principal vocalist & specialty act)
  • Fletcher Brown, Jordan Belli & Naomi Barnard (production crew).

 

 

Photo: Rowville Senior Netballers vs. Queensland School Sport 16-19yr State team

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Photo: Rowville Senior Netballers vs. Queensland School Sport 16-19yr State team

GENERAL OFFICE

 Office hours

 

Monday

8.15am to 3.30pm

 

Tuesday - 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, 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 2020 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

Open Wednesday 8.30am - 11.30am 

View uniform price list 

*RSA uniforms are bought from

OnTrack Sportswear

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

 

 

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP

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

 

2019 DATES

  • Thursday 5th September

Cash & card facilities available.

 

Join our Facebook Group

 

IMPORTANT: Please note we do not sell second hand 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

Every Friday at 9.30am we run school tours at both the East and West campus.  You must book in to attend these tours as places fill fast. Please book on our website.  *School tours only operate during the school term.

 

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.

Download instrumental music brochure

Download instrumental music enrolment form  

 

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.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

We welcome and encourage students to our college from a variety of countries. International students are encouraged to become confident while acquiring knowledge and skills that are valued globally. Visit our website for full details on our program.

 

 

Photo: Ms. Heloise Martin & Mr. Craig Jamieson

OUR PRINCIPAL TEAM

Photo: Ms. Heloise Martin & Mr. Craig Jamieson

Ms. Julie Kennedy

 

 

College Principal 

Rowville Secondary College 

 

 

 

Ms. Robyn Geake

 

 

Assistant Principal 

Director of General Excellence 

 

Mr. Arturo Tallarida

 

 

Assistant Principal 

Director of Maths & Science Academy

Ms. Heloise Martin 

 

 

Assistant Principal 

Director of Rowville Institute of the Arts 

Mr. Craig Jamieson 

 

 

Assistant Principal 

Director of Rowville Sports Academy

Ms. Nicola Botha & Ms. Tania Szabo 

 

 

Business Managers

Rowville Secondary College

Photo: The Nutbush @Year 12 Formal

STAY IN THE LOOP AT RSC

Photo: The Nutbush @Year 12 Formal

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.

COMMUNITY NEWS 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUTH & PARENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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