Rowville Secondary College

I AM proud of the Rowville Secondary College philosophy of educating the “whole child”. We care about students’ academic growth as well as their physical, social and emotional health and wellbeing. We put the student at the centre of everything we do. We have developed structures and processes for ensuring that each child is well known, empowered and part of a vibrant, caring community.
Thriving House System
Our vertical house model supports the development of strong and positive connections between students and teachers; and to ensure that each and every one of our students feel safe and connected at school. Introduced in 2018, our houses include Mabo Dingos, Aston Kangaroos, Stynes Sharks and Walton Eagles. Student Leadership and SRC are responsible for arranging a variety of activities and events throughout the year for everyone to be included. All of our students are supported to embrace their strengths, to nourish their sense of self, and to always tackle life’s many challenges with a growth mindset and a curious outlook.
Learning Mentor
Every student has a Learning mentor who is their advocate at school. Learning Mentors are committed to knowing students as an individual and as a learner. Learning Mentor Groups run every morning with students across all year levels forming strong friendships and interaction through sharing breakfast, building learning strengths, celebrating birthdays and sharing student success stories. Activities are designed to build student confidence and encourage them to take risks, shaping their identity as curious and powerful learners in a range of contexts.
At Rowville Secondary College our students demonstrate and value respect for themselves, their student body, their teachers and their environment. Respect is immersed in every aspect of our strong school culture; we focus on what respect looks like, sounds like, feels like and creates. Respect gives our students the opportunity, power and ability to flourish and succeed at school both academically and in extra-curricular activities. It also provides a positive social experience enhancing our students’ sense of community and wellbeing.
That is why I am proud to have ‘Respect’ as our 2020 school theme. Every student and staff member has made a written commitment as to how they will use an RSC learning strength to develop and show respect. These commitments are displayed in mentor rooms across the school.
Our Unique Strengths Based Learning Programs
All students enrol in one of four programs – Rowville General Excellence, Rowville Maths & Science Academy, Rowville Institute of the Arts or Rowville Sports Academy. These programs immerse students in curriculum tailored specifically to their strengths, talents and passions. In addition, the college provides a variety of senior pathways including VCE, VCAL, VET, SBAT and HEADSTART.
It is a sensational time to be a part of the Rowville Secondary College community and we’d love your family to become a part of our thriving school. Visit our website to book a school tour.
Julie Kennedy,
College Principal