From Mr Phillips
Students and staff have settled into the year and the routine of college life very well. Classrooms have been very productive as work tasks and initial assessments are being completed. We will look forward to conversations about learning progress at interviews that will be held later this term on March 30. I trust that good utilisation is being made of the Compass portal to engage more fully with the College and in tracking the progress being made.
In addition, the summer inter school sporting competitions have commenced. Student involvement in these events is a further way in which school pride can be demonstrated. We encourage all students to play to the best of their ability but also to ensure they are good ‘sports’ and to always show respect to their opposition teams.
It has also been exciting to see the large numbers taking on a new musical instrument following another successful music recruitment night. We have also announced the cast for this year’s production of Chicago after an extensive audition schedule.
Prefects Induction 2017
Today as part of the tradition of the college we inducted our year 12 Prefects for this year. Our guest speaker, former Head Prefect and College Dux from 2006 spoke to the students about his time at Ringwood Secondary College and the journey he has embarked on since leaving school.
Congratulations to all members of the team and we look forward to your leadership in your portfolios of responsibility throughout the remainder of 2017:
Jayden Anthony Deputy Head and
Jasmine Arthur Deputy Head and
Melissa Brooks Music
Theo Chhakchhuak Mabo House
Elisha Dana Music
Zaynab El Emery Jackman House
Taija Evers Chaplaincy
Molly Hastings Mabo House
Thomas Hennessy Frazer House
Didier Iriarte Fattel Head Prefect and
Kate Jones Frazer House
Jessica Li Cultural Diversity
Emily Lodge Freeman House
Patrick Mastalerz Performing Arts
Samantha Middlemast Sport
Sarah Monteau Performing Arts
Leah Nichol Freeman House
Ariel Parker Head Prefect and
Aimee Platts Wellbeing
Ally Whitby Visual Arts
Nu Tha Zaathang Cultural Diversity
Capital Works Program
The new building is really taking shape and we cant wait to move in later this year. Tasks that have been completed include- roof guttering and flashings, framing and carpentry, electrical services rough in, window installation and brick laying.
The library will see plastering, painting, soffit lining and carpet laying undertaken in the coming weeks too.
Some Reminders- Student accident insurance, ambulance cover arrangements and private property brought to school.
The Department of Education and Training does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents and guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs. Ringwood Secondary College has available an optional student accident insurance policy that can be purchased as part of the college fees and charges.
The Department does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property. This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises
Farewell to our Dutch Visitors
During the past fortnight the College has hosted 14 students and 2 teachers from Christelijk College Nassau-Veluwe, which is in Harderwijk, the Netherlands.Thank too to all the RSC families who have hosted students throughout this time. The feedback from our visitors was that they really enjoyed their time in Melbourne and in particular the hospitality the was so willingly provided. We look forward to the continuing relationship between our two schools, which has been nurtured through our Performing Arts World Tours.