Rosehill Secondary College is a single campus co-ed 7 to 12 college built on the border of Essendon West and Niddrie. It is located on a large, attractive site elevated above Steele Creek, with views over the Maribyrnong River Valley. Rosehill has a continuing agenda of refurbishment of facilities, with a focus on the creation of vibrant indoor and outdoor learning spaces. The school is a single campus with students from Years 7 to 12. The current enrolment is 1160 students; females comprise 49% of the population providing an almost equal gender balance.
Rosehill has a supportive environment, with a strong emphasis on student wellbeing and emotional intelligence, relationships and positive behaviours. The core business of Rosehill is student learning and the improvement of student achievement. The College, through a relentless focus on teacher instructional practice, achieves excellent VCE results. At Rosehill we are aware of the need to challenge our students, cater for individual learning styles and celebrate achievement. A culture of learning, thinking and collaboration is important. Effort and the need for our learners to develop independence and motivation are of the utmost concern.
The Curriculum structure is based on a Junior School (7-9) and Senior School (10-12). All students in Years 7-9 study the core subjects of Mathematics, Science and English and can choose three elective subjects each semester across the Key Learning Areas. Moreover, at Years 7 and 8 there are two periods each week of Literacy Enhancement and Numeracy Enhancement for six months at each year level. Year 10 students undertake core subjects in English and Mathematics (differentiated groupings) and can select four subjects each semester across the other Key Learning Areas. The Year 10 level is designed as an introductory year to VCE and allows for students to select VCE subjects at Year 10 to enhance their learning. A Selective Talent Enrichment Program (STEP) is offered from Years 7 to 10, and senior students may participate in The University of Melbourne Mathematics Extension Program.
There is a strong Physical Education/Sporting Program, with considerable success achieved in School Sport Victoria competition levels. The Performing and Visual Arts are significant at Rosehill. School Musicals, Musical Performances, Dance Cabarets and Art Exhibitions are held regularly. Nurturing leadership is another important aspect of student life and is promoted and developed via our in school leadership programs.