Hello! We know that beginning secondary school can be a daunting experience for many. You may have lots of questions or simply not know where to start to learn about how our wonderful school operates.
This webpage has been designed for students and parent(s)/guardian(s) to explore together and familiarise yourself with all ofthe aspects tolife at Rowville Secondary College. In doing so, we hope that we can help put your mind at ease so your transition from primary school into high school is as smooth and worry-free as it can be.
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.
10. 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.
College Principal, Ms. Julie Kennedy, welcomes new students to the school and shares three tips to ensure you enjoy your time at Rowville Secondary College.
YEAR LEVEL OVERVIEW
Leading Teachers for Junior School, Mr. JP Kruger and Mr. Lachlan Mackay, provide a year level overview, a breakdown into our classes and how our classes are made up.
Questions & Answers
1. Can I go on a school tour this year?
Unfortunately, due to government regulations surrounding COVID safe practices, we are not allowed to have any on-sitetours. Please explore our webpage on school toursto look at our facilities.
2. How separate are the two campuses and four programs? What activities/events exists when all programs come together?
While we have two campuses with two programs on each campus, the College Leadership have responsibilities across both, and many of our meetings incorporate staff on both campuses.
The activities which involves students and staff across both campuses include, but not exclusive to the Year 7 Camp, House Sports, College Production, Rowville’s Got Talent and Instrumental Music Program.
COMPASS – PARENTS
Parent, Gary Gilbert, provides insight into how Compass operates from a parent perspective, specifically talking about the News Feed, Calendar, Attendance, Learning Tasks and how to best communicate with teachers.
1. How is the best way to contact one of my child’s teacher?
As our teachers spend most of their time in the classroom teaching our students, the preferred method of communication is email through Compass. If you have a general question please contact the Learning Mentor. Teachers will endeavour to respond in 48 hours but not in the school holidays or on weekends. If it’s an urgent matter please call our office 9755 4555.
2. How do I get on the School Council?
In Term 1, we will send out information and nomination forms for our School Council positions on Compass.
Our Transition Coordinators, Ms. Claire Foley and Ms. Georgia Psevdos, discuss our Orientation program, first day of school and induction.
SCHOOL TOUR – EAST
Go on a school tour of our Eastern Campus with current Year 7 student, Lucas.
SCHOOL TOUR – WEST
Go on a school tour of our Western Campus with current Year 7 student, Harrison.
Questions & Answers
1. Are combination locks supplied for Year 7 lockers, or do we have to purchase them?
Yes, all Year 7 students receive a combination lock. For security, this combination must remain confidential to the student and Learning Mentor.
School Policy states that leather, lace-up shoes are required. Students wearing sneakers are required to get a uniform pass from the House Leader. Students with medical reasons need to provide a medical certificate to wear sneakers.
Within particular electives students also won’t be able to wear shoes that do not meet safety standards.
The College uniform is under review and more information is expected to be released by the Uniform Committee. Visit our Uniform page for more details.
HOUSE SYSTEM & LEARNING MENTOR
Four of our college students introduce our House System and Learner Mentor Structure with help from Learning Mentor, Ms. Sakuna McArthur and House Leader, Ms. Narelle Cameron.