We welcome students to our college from a variety of countries

Features of the Program

Rowville Secondary College first accepted international students in 2004. We aim through a medium sized program to provide 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.

At the same time we aim to increase the international perspective of local students, increasing their awareness and sensitivity to the value of cultures other than their own. Students have enrolled in the program from a variety of countries including China, Japan, Vietnam, Poland, Germany, South Korea, Cambodia, Taiwan, Mexico, and Hong Kong, in years 7 to 12.

International students are encouraged to fully participate in college life and utilise the resources available. At the same time they are provided with a personalised approach involving additional classroom support, high quality home stay and regular contact with parents and welfare providers in a caring and supportive environment.

How to Enrol

Enrolments of more than three months are made through the International Education Division of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Application details and forms are available at www.study.vic.gov.au, and applications can also be made online.

Temporary (up to three month) applications are made directly to the school. Dependent applications are made in the same way. Application forms and details are also available at http://www.study.vic.gov.au or by contacting the school.

For more information contact Assistant Principal, Daphne Clements or International Student Coordinator, Chris Rodier by telephone +613 9755 4555 or email clements.daphne.k@edumail.vic.gov.au or rodier.christopher.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Key Support Features of Our Program

  • Orientation program to the school, home stay and community
  • Ongoing English as a Second Language (ESL) support
  • Ongoing English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
  • Progress is monitored four times a year and reports sent to parents
  • Overseas Students Coordinator and ESL staff to monitor and assist in adjusting to all aspects of studies and adjustment to a new environment
  • High quality, selective home stay arrangements to provide a safe and secure environment
  • Airport pick up and transfer to home stay
  • Ongoing educational, course selection and welfare support

Key Support Features of Our Program

  • Orientation program to the school, home stay and community
  • Ongoing English as a Second Language (ESL) support
  • Ongoing English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
  • Progress is monitored four times a year and reports sent to parents
  • Overseas Students Coordinator and ESL staff to monitor and assist in adjusting to all aspects of studies and adjustment to a new environment
  • High quality, selective home stay arrangements to provide a safe and secure environment
  • Airport pick up and transfer to home stay
  • Ongoing educational, course selection and welfare support

OTHER LANGUAGES

Details of the college are available in other languages.

Sister Schools

The goals of our sister school program are:

  • To strengthen relationships, understanding and appreciation between people in Australia and the people of Japan and Indonesia
  • To deepen the understanding of and respect for each others cultures
  • To develop opportunities for students and teachers to develop skills which enhance Australia-Japan relationships
  • To support the teaching of English in Japan & Indonesia
  • To develop ties of friendship through regular communication
  • To develop global perspectives and citizenship
  • To develop curriculum links and collaborative learning projects

Sister School Activities

  • The exchange of information about curriculum, school policy and school events
  • The exchange of teaching resources, course materials and teaching strategies
  • The exchange of student work, letters, photos, student newspapers, email, etc to promote mutual understanding.
  • Distance learning via information and communication technology.
  • Study tour programs between the countries, if and when possible
  • Teacher exchange programs

Japan

Motoyama Junior High School

Rowville Secondary College maintains a close and exciting sister-school relationship with Motoyama Junior High School, which is located in Aichi Prefecture near Nagoya. The relationship between RSC and MJHS is designed to foster, maintain and promote mutual understanding and positive relations between Australia and Japan.

Indonesia

High School SMAN 1 Tasikmalaya

A new sister school relationship was formed at the beginning of 2009 with a school in Indonesia. Located in West Java, SMAN 1 Tasikmalaya has students in grades 10 to 12, so is a senior high school. Tasikmalaya is the city name and the area is known for its significant handicraft industry.

Staffed by qualified and experienced registered nurses.

Rowville Secondary College’s Health Office is staffed by both registered nurses and qualified first aid officers and is provided by the school during school hours so any illness or injury can be attended to during this time.

The nurses employed at Rowville Secondary College are Robyn Miller and Stephanie Sear.  The nurse’s role is to provide first-aid and nursing care to the students who have medical problems or who are injured whilst at school. Their role also includes collaboration with other College staff in the development and implementation of health and injury guidelines for the College. The nurses are also responsible for providing health promotion to staff and students to encourage them to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.

Health Office Procedures

If your child is unwell before school, it is best for them to stay at home. Please call the school on 9755-4555 to record his/her absence.

However, should they become ill or injured at school they will be attended to by the Health Office.  Parents/guardians/carers or emergency contact person will be notified to arrange transport home should it be deemed necessary. To ensure this happens promptly, please make sure all contact details are up-to-date.

Students are NOT PERMITTED to RING or TEXT their parents/guardians themselves OR leave the school without permission. If they unwell, they are to attend the Health Office to be assessed by the nurse/first aid officers.

Medications

If your child requires regular medication to be administered during school hours, parents/guardians/carers need to send the medication to school, clearly labelled, and it will be stored in the Health Office and made available for use by your child. It is school policy that a Medication Authority Form is completed and signed by parents before any medication can be dispensed, including paracetamol (excludes insulin, Ventolin & anaphylaxis medication).

Medical Conditions

Please ensure your child’s medical records are up-to-date. Some complex medical conditions require a School Care Plan and an Emergency Action Plan.

It is a requirement that specific medical conditions such as anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy and seizures, all have individual school management plans. These plans may be uploaded in colour, completed and returned to the College Health Office.  Other medical conditions may require a plan that is written by the child’s specialist doctor.

Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management

A Diabetes Management & Action Plan are required for all students diagnosed with diabetes. These need to be completed in conjunction with the child’s general practitioner/diabetes education specialist.
It is also a requirement that a small ‘hypo kit’ be supplied for managing diabetic emergencies for each child. Contents could include a small drink, jelly beans (or similar), a small tube of glucose gel, in-date glucagon, spare needles and testing strips as required.

Anaphylaxis Management

Each student who is at risk of anaphylaxis is required to have a management plan that has been developed in consultation with the parents/guardians/carers and their medical practitioner.  Prevention strategies for each student at risk of anaphylaxis must be developed for both in school and out of school settings.

Each of these students are required to provide an in date EpiPen and any oral medications prescribed by the child’s general practitioner.

For events such as excursions & camps, an EpiPen must be supplied from home.

First aid medical supplies are only issued for injuries/incidents that occur at school. Sports strapping or ongoing dressings for previous injuries will not be supplied. Students are required to bring these items from home

Anaphylaxis Management

Important Links

Epilepsy / Seizure Management

 

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Costume, Set & Prop Hire

Rowville Secondary College has a costume, set and prop hire department. Over the last 5 years we have been steadily increasing our resources for staging a school production and now we would like to assist those in the wider community with staging their own school performances.

We have set up our hire department as a way of networking with other schools who stage productions/performances and also to help fund our own school productions.

Our production department at Rowville Secondary College is a self-funded department, like most schools. We understand the monetary demands of staging a school production whilst ensuring a performance of the highest calibre. As such, our prices for hiring are low with room for negotiation to ensure that parties are satisfied with the intention of growing both the hirer’s and hirees’ production department.

Prices start as low as $7 per costume and can be hired for 1-4 weeks, longer than 4 weeks hire can be arranged in the hope of alleviating the stress of bump out and to accommodate longer performance seasons.

We also have a collection of set and prop pieces available for hire.

So before you go and spend, contact us, come and have a look and what we have and see if we can assist you.

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