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, France, Thailand, India, South Africa 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.
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In the following documents, you will find out a full overview of our school including why international students choose Rowville Secondary College, our four outstanding educational programs, the extracurricular activities we offer and testimonials from past students in English, Chinese and Japanese languages.
Rowville Secondary College has outstanding modern learning facilities catering for all learning areas with IT access throughout the school. In addition to two libraries, well equipped science laboratories, technology and art rooms, unique features include a 600 seat theatre, dance studios, senior study centre, indoor swimming pool, soccer pitch and a sports stadium with multiple courts, gymnasium and café. Click here to view facilities >>
How to Enrol
Enrolments of more than three months are made through the International Education Division of the Department of Education and Training (DET) . 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.
Key Support Features of our International Student Program
Orientation program to the school, home stay and community
Ongoing English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
Progress is monitored four times a year and reports sent to parents
Overseas Students Coordinator and EAL 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
International Student Destinations
Monash University – Pharmacy (including College dux), Science
University of Melbourne – Commerce, Engineering
Deakin University – Commerce, Sports Management
RMIT – Engineering, International Business
Griffith University, QLD – Sport Management
Boston College of Fine Arts
Overseas universities – Law, Languages, Business
Rowville and Knox Community
Rowville is part of the Knox City Council. Information about the Rowville community can be found at www.rowville.com.au. A guide to Knox including Festivals, Arts, Media, Health Services, Sport, Leisure, Religious groups and Youth Services is available at
To strengthen relationships, understanding and appreciation between people in Australia and the people of Japan
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
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
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.