William Ruthven Secondary College


William Ruthven Secondary College is a proudly multicultural, co-educational secondary school catering for students in Years 7 to 12 living in the northern metropolitan communities of Melbourne. Our college pursues the highest standards of academic excellence, and our values revolve around the core principles of Leadership, Excellence, Acceptance and Respect.

William Ruthven Secondary College recently completed a state-of-the-art building redevelopment to include multi-purpose science, biology and chemistry labs to assist in theScience Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (STEAM) delivery of our curriculum.

Our college continues to create and develop indoor and outdoor learning spaces, and within every classroom we provide opportunities for students to grow, develop their skills and succeed in their education.

The vision for our college is to ensure that William Ruthven Secondary College will be a 21 st Century Learning Community where staff, students and families:

Are highly motivated to learn;

Achieve high levels of personal growth;

Leverage technology to maximise every opportunity;

Collaborate in a safe community;

Knowledge construction to apply in various subjects;

Self-regulation to achieve personal excellence.

We offer our students a range of opportunities to enhance and enrich their education through a variety of programs designed to tap into their innate passion for learning.

These include:

Scholarships for student excellence;

Learning Enrichment Advancement Program (LEAP) for Year 7-8 students;

Student voice and agency around co-curriculum development;

Student and environmental leadership;


Performing arts;

Music program;

Camps and excursions to support holistic student development;

Wellbeing and transition programs;

Inquiry and project-based learning;

Literacy and numeracy Intervention.

At William Ruthven Secondary College it is our aim that all of our students reach their full potential, and make a positive contribution to our local community, and society in general.

To this end, community engagement is pivotal to our learning model, and we offer students ongoing opportunities through our links with La Trobe University, RMIT University, Northern

Local Learning and Employment Network and local learning networks. We are committed to our students’ education, and work with them to ensure they leave the college with a strong

sense of purpose and skills to achieve success in life.