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, Mexico, France, Thailand, India and South Africa 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 500 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 through the Department of Education and Training. Dependent applications are made in the same way. Application forms and details are also available at http://www.study.vic.gov.au.
Key Support Features of our International Student Program
Orientation program to the school, homestay and community.
Ongoing English as an Additional Language (EAL) support.
Strong international student support network: International Student Coordinator, Learning Mentor, Student Service staff, House Leader and Assistant Principal who oversees International Study Program.
Progress is monitored four times a year and reports sent to parents.
High quality, selective homestay arrangements to provide a safe and secure environment.
Ongoing educational, course selection and welfare support.
International Student Destinations
Shuxiao Li (studied at Rowville SC from July 2016 to 2018) from China : RMIT.
Triston Pon (studied at Rowville SC from 2018 to 2019) from South Africa: RMIT.
Nicharee Srichan (studied at Rowville SC from 2019 to 2020) from Thailand: Monash University.
Wenchi Zhao (studied at Rowville SC from 2017 to 2020) from China: Sydney University.
Mey Siv: (studied at Rowville SC from 2018 to 2021) from Cambodia: Monash University.
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
We recently filmed a video with our International Students sharing their experiences at Rowville Secondary College and their future studies, this video is above on this page, together with a video from a couple of years ago.
The goals of our sister school program are:
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.
Rowville Secondary College maintains a relationship with Xiaoshan Jinhui Junior High school, which is located in No. 1589 Jinhui Road, Xiaoshan District in China. The relationship between RSC and Xiaoshan Jinhui is designed to foster, maintain and promote mutual understanding and positive relations between Australia and China.