Important information for new students starting in 2021
This information is for all new students starting in 2021. It outlines year 7 only information and then information for all students starting year 7 through to year 12.
Booklist | Campion
Campion is the main portal to provide all materials, including the Education Perfect subscription, print books, digital books and stationery (Jacaranda ebooks will also be available through here). The booklists for year 7-12 are found on Campion.
Here is list of the key items you need to know about if you are starting Year 7 in 2021.
We will be updating this list with new information as required, and we will notify parents via Compass when this occurs.
1. You must sign into our Enrolment Portal to confirm acceptance or decline of offer. Our school offer will be emailed to you after the 8th of August when your primary school has given the official state offer. Our offer letter will include the link to the Enrolment Portal. In the meantime, click here for our Enrolment Portal guide.
2. Year 6 to Year 7 Information Evening for students and parents in on Monday 16th November. Click here for details.
3. Orientation Day (December 2020)
Orientation day is held at both the East & West campus on Tuesday 8th December.
Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February, 2021.
It is a 3 day camp and dates will depend on Learning Mentor groups. Click here for details.
5. CSEF & State School Relief Forms
*Please note 2021 forms will be added in term 4.
CSEF Application form.
Parent information for State Schools Relief.
Year 7 State School Relief Uniform Package 2021 form.
RSA State Schools Relief Uniform Package Information 2021.
RSA State Schools Relief form.
Year 7-12 Information
6.School Uniform Requirements
**UPDATE School Uniform: The School uniform policy is currently the subject of discussions by the school uniform sub-committee, which is composed of students, parents, and teachers. The sub-committee is considering possible changes to some elements of the school uniform, which they may or may not recommend. A firm decision regarding any possible changes will be made available and published as soon as possible.**
It is compulsory to wear a school uniform at Rowville Secondary College, please visit our Uniform page on our website for the requirements, suppliers, secondhand uniforms and RSA & RIA specific school uniforms.
RSA Uniform & Shoe Fittings
Fittings will take place at the Sports Precinct East Campus.
RSA Uniform Fittings – October 2020 (date to be confirmed)
Shoe Fittings – January 2021 (date to be confirmed).
School Council endorsed the College Blazer in 2017. As of 2020 blazers are an optional item* of uniform for years 7-12.
*Optional item: in response to significant feedback from our school community, the School Council has decided to form a uniform sub-committee that will be charged with conducting a broad consultation about how well our current uniform policy meets our needs. They will report their findings directly to school council along with specific recommendations for changes and improvements.
Blazers must be ordered through the school – the cost is $155. Fittings for the Blazer are done at the Western Campus. Should you wish to purchase a Blazer please contact the General office 9755 4555 to arrange a mutual fitting time.
Please note RSA students do not require a Blazer.
Warm Jacket Option
Commencing 2020, the school council has voted in favour of allowing students to wear warm jackets over the current school uniform provided they are a dark bold colour, example, black or dark blue and do not have large insignias or prints over them, small brand names are acceptable. This will continue until a new uniform policy is developed and ratified by school council.
All year 7 to 12 students at Rowville Secondary College will be required to bring a laptop to school in 2021. The requirements are listed in our BYOD information document. For more information visit our BYOD page.
8. First day for 2021 & School hours
The first day of school for 2021 is Monday 1st February. Our school day starts at 9.00am and finishes at 3.15pm. Please see section 11 for class times.
9. How to use Compass
Compass is an important communication portal and learning management system for students, parents and teachers. To learn how to use Compass please read our comprehensive Compass Guide for Parents. We will send you a parent login by email once your enrolment has been completed. Login to compass here.
Please Note if your child is absent please login to compass and report the absence.
Once your child has commenced at school in 2021, if you have question/s regarding your child’s learning and/or welfare at school please contact your child’s Learning Mentor through compass email.
Our policy is ‘Staff at Rowville Secondary College will endeavour to respond to parent emails within 24 – 48 hours. However, staff are not expected to respond in this timeframe during weekends and term breaks.’
Instrumental Music Program
We cater for a vast range of instruments and voice, and encourage, motivate, inspire and guide our students to achieve their best through individual and ensemble-based learning.
Instrumental Music lessons are offered to all students on both Campus at Rowville Secondary College. For more information please click here.
Careers & Pathways
Rowville Secondary College recognises the diverse needs of our students and their future career aspirations. We provide a variety of pathways for our students including VCE, VCAL, SBAT, VET and Head Start. To find out more about these pathways click here or contact our dedicated Careers Team below.
Our International Student Program provides a high quality educational experience, where students’ goals and aspirations are met, along with ongoing welfare support. We welcome and encourage students to our college from a variety of countries. Students are encouraged to become confident while acquiring knowledge and skills that are valued internationally, enabling them to undertake tertiary study or other pathways in Australia or overseas.
For more information on our International Student Program click here.