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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 ‘Bounce’, based on the tenets of Positive Education, has been implemented, with the curriculum explicitly teaching students in every year level, the skills of wellbeing. The college has a complementary house system to further enhance a sense of belonging that we foster in our students. 

The annual Year 10 central Australia tour is a highlight for our students that fosters positive relationships. The annual bike tour for students in Year 9 or 10, provides an energetic event for middle school students and staff. The diversity of college excursions and incursions provides an integrated range of events aiming to build a community of students interested in the wider world. 

International — global learning

International tours provide the opportunity to experience new cultures. Tours include the triennial Performing Arts World Tour through seven countries, plus other tours to Nepal, Greece/Italy/France the Odyssey tour, New Caledonia and Thailand. 

The college also accepts fee-paying and exchange students and has sister schools in England, China and Thailand. 

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 and Alumni Group. 

Our Sporting Hall of Fame, Science Hall of Excellence and Arts Hall of Achievement are complemented by the Heritage Hall of Fame, in recognising present and past student achievement. Our bollards, quilts, murals, sculptures and ‘Ringwood Recalls’ reflect the school’s spirit. 

Ringwood Secondary College believes in inclusion, working collaboratively and encourages all students to think creatively, act compassionately and engage enthusiastically to achieve their personal best. 

Ringwood Secondary College invites you and your family to discover our school, to meet our teachers and students, learn about our exceptional approach to teaching and learning, and explore our natural environment. Please visit our website for our open night information and tour dates. 

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1576
In high school: 1576
In Year 12: 235

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

VCE Results

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



30 music options
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30 sporting activities
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33 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

57 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

2 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

2 extracurricular
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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, while 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 2017 did well, and we envisage excellence again this year. The 2019 Performing Arts World Tour will follow the 2018 production of 'The Addams Family'.

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 $15,129
Year 12 $16,974

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 $450
Amount Comment $450 per annum
Tenure 1 year
Number Per Year 1

School Details

Principal: Mr Michael Phillips

Bedford Rd Ringwood VIC 3134


Tel: (03) 9870 2002

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