Join the Rowville Secondary College Alumni Association and be part of the growing story of our school’s history and future.
We believe alumni are an essential part of Rowville Secondary College’s community. In addition to attending reunions, alumni are uniquely placed to inspire current and future students and staff and provide career guidance and work experience opportunities, establish scholarships and bequests, or volunteer in lots of other ways.
At Rowville Secondary College we are building our alumni network and co-ordinating alumni involvement within the school to create a sustainable alumni culture across the school, benefitting current students and staff. We’re doing this with the help of Ourschool, a not-for-profit service that helps public high schools build thriving alumni communities.
Our Alumni provide a crucial element of the school’s culture. They provide memories, they endorse history and they are our greatest advocates. If you attended Rowville Secondary College since it first opened its doors in 1990 we would be delighted to hear from you. There are a numbers of ways you can connect with us:
“Rowville Secondary College has a long and proud history of educating thousands of students, across its east and west campuses against a stunning backdrop of the beautiful Dandenong ranges. Our Alumni Association seeks to bring those alumni together to (re)connect, network professionally and assist with building the alumni community at Rowville Secondary College to support the current students and advance the school into the future.” – Ms. Julie Kennedy, College Principal.
Simon Reynolds – Class of 2009
Simon, a former School Captain from the class of 2009 shared his awe-inspiring story of becoming a circus performer and joining Cirque Du Soleil at our High Achievers Assembly on Tuesday 11 February. Simon was accepted and studied at National Institute of Circus Arts at Swinburne University of Technology, he graduated top of his class and landed a once in a life time opportunity performing in Paris. This set the wheels in motion for his successful career in Europe. Experiencing many ups and downs including breaking his back, Simon now runs his own circus performance company in Belgium and is the Associate Director at On Stage Events, Former Artistic Coordinator at ‘Fillage by Sure Mesure’. He performs around the world! And he has been offered Cirque Du Soleil 7 times, however Simon has not accepted the contract and decided instead to create his own companies.
His message to our students was loud and clear:
“There is no word as can’t’ – you can. Take all the opportunities that come your way. Be kind to yourself and kind to everyone. Be you!”
Ourschool Q&A Video Catch-Up Series with RSC Alum
During these challenging times whilst we’re all off campus, several Rowville Secondary College alum have very generously offered given their time to record a video Q&A catch up for students, sharing their pathway after Year 12 and giving current Rowville students practical tips about study, work and getting a job. The impact of these videos whilst we all have to remain off campus shouldn’t be underestimated in terms of the practical advice and confidence boost they provide students!
Video: Q&A catch-up with Kim Landy
Ourschool Program Coordinator, Sally Davis catches up with Kim Landy, Rowville Secondary College alumna, Class of 2008. Watch Video below.
ABOUT Kim Landy
Kim Landy, class of 2008 went to Melbourne Polytechnic, (then known as NMIT), to study Photo-imaging and Photography in 2009 and then Deakin University to study Communication Studies & Media Studies. Currently, Kim runs her own business photographing stories for editorial, humanitarian and advertising for NGO’s and businesses working with socially conscious brands such as OXFAM, Getty and Beyond Blue. “I create photographic content for advertising and social media. In the last 2 years, I have travelled for work to Nepal, Africa, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Laos, North America and Canada. Find your passion and you‘ll find your path.” said Kim.
Video: Q&A catch-up with Monica Lim
Ourschool Program Coordinator, Sally Davis catches up with Monica Lim, Rowville Secondary College alumna, Class of 2011. Watch Video below.
ABOUT Monica Lim
Monica went on to Monash University where she studied a Bachelor of Business, Accounting and Finance. She was also President of Monash Accounting Students’ Society as well as President and Treasurer of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Club, (ASEAN). She spent 2 months in Cambodia as a volunteer English Teacher, teaching primary school English at the ‘People’s Improvement Organisation’ to a class of 32 students, aged between 8-16 years old. In 2016, she spent a semester studying overseas in the Netherlands at Tilburg university studying Economics and Management.
Video: Q&A catch-up with Akshay Taneja
Ourschool Program Coordinator, Sally Davis catches up with Akshav Taneja, Rowville Secondary College alumna, Class of 2014. Watch Video below.
ABOUT Akshav Taneja
Akshay Taneja was Junior and Senior school leader as well as student representative for school council. He attended multiple leadership conventions including the Knox Youth Council, Rotary Club and World Vision meetings to identify what his school could do to benefit the local community. He went to Monash University where he studied a double degree Bachelor of Commerce and Economics, alongside a Triple major in Finance, Economics and International Commerce. He was recognised as one of the Top 100 Future Leaders of Australia and a Top 9 in Australia for the Westpac Banking and Finance Award. He is currently working as a Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development Analyst for 7Eleven.