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Ringwood Secondary College

Ringwood Secondary College

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs







About Ringwood Secondary College

Ringwood Secondary College (RSC) values the contribution of enquiring students, dedicated staff and supportive families. We are motivated by the excitement of student achievement and innovation.

Learning at Ringwood

RSC is a vibrant learning community that celebrates achievement and recognises the unique learning needs of each individual. Students are encouraged, challenged and inspired to achieve their personal best. Student needs are a priority and we offer VCE, VET and VCAL studies to our senior students. Year 9 students participate in the program CHALLEN9E, which is directed to themes of courage, tolerance and respect and involves a resilience camp. The ACE program for high-ability students in Years 7 to 9 was implemented in Year 7 in 2016. All students access mobile learning devices, with laptops and iPads supporting their learning.

Learning beyond the classroom

RSC has an extensive co-curricular program. Musical choices include bands and ensembles, singing groups, orchestra, and junior and senior musical productions. Other options include over 20 sports, performing arts tours, debating, Tournament of Minds, Youth in Philanthropy, United Youth Media, a bike tour, the debutante ball, peer support, study groups and community service.

Student voice is nurtured through student leadership roles in the junior and senior Student Representative Council, ambassadors, year-level leaders and prefects.

Pastoral care

A pastoral care model based on the concept of Positive Education has been implemented, with the curriculum explicitly teaching students in every year level the skills of wellbeing. The college has a House system to enhance the sense of belonging that we foster in our students.

International — global learning

International tours provide the opportunity to experience new cultures. Tours include the triennial World Tour, the Nepal trek, the Greece/Italy/France Odyssey tour, and New Caledonia and Thailand tours. The college also accepts fee-paying and exchange students and has sister schools in England, France and Thailand.
Trips to Central Australia and Queensland foster positive relationships. The annual bike tour provides an energetic event for middle school students and staff. Year 7 Transition networks families and provides an integrated range of events to build a community.

Parents and community

We are proud of our parent involvement with the College Council and its sub-committees: PCTA, Music Association, Extra PArts and the Heritage Group.
Our Sporting Hall of Fame, Science Hall of Excellence and Arts Hall of Achievement are complemented by the Heritage Hall in recognising present and past student achievement. Our bollards, quilts, murals, sculpture and ‘Ringwood Recalls’ reflect the school’s spirit.
Ringwood Secondary College believes in inclusion, works collaboratively and encourages students to think creatively, act compassionately and engage enthusiastically to achieve their personal best.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1518
In high school: 1518
In Year 12: 227

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

76 VCE level 3/4 studies
351 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
English as a second language, French, Indonesian,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

34 VET program(s) available
112 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12


Scores of 40+ 6%

Median Score 29

Satisfactory completions of VCE 97%

Satisfactory completions of VET 80%


Bachelor enrolled 50%

TAFE/VET enrolled 21%

Apprentice/Trainee 8%

Employed 11%

Activities and Support staff



18 music options
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30 sporting activities
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14 other clubs or activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

52 support staff
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Message from the Principal

Students attend Ringwood Secondary College from more than 50 primary schools. We enjoy many nationalities within our student and staff cohort. Key features of a pastoral care system will network staff and students whilst positive relationships develop further across the parent community.

Student leadership and voice is fostered and our college student life reflects cultural diversity, sporting prowess, engagement and achievement plus an effective e-learning program. Use of digital learning is embedded and continues to grow. An active College Council both drives and supports the success of the college. We encourage all to visit our website.

Our valedictorians of 2015 did well and we envisage excellence again this year. The World Tour will lead into the 2016 production of 'Anything Goes'.

I am both privileged and proud to lead this community.

Michael Phillips

School fees at Ringwood Secondary College

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Ringwood Secondary College for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $14,637
Year 12 $16,400

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Ringwood Secondary College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Academic Scholarship
Gender Name Coeducational
Eligibility For entry into Year 7. Awarded for merit and potential to contribute to college life.
Amount Comment $390 per annum
Tenure 1 year

School Details

Principal: Mr Michael Phillips

Bedford Rd Ringwood VIC 3134


Tel: (03) 9870 2002

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