Ringwood Secondary College, located in the gateway to the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, is a school of over 1600 students from Years 7 to 12, drawn from more than 50 primary schools including from out of the local area. Enrolments have steadily increased and there is strong demand for entry at all year levels.
There are over a 110 teaching staff at the College led by a team of 4 principal class and 11 leading teachers. The teaching staff is supported by 35 non-teaching staff, most of whom work in the areas of Administration, Library, Integration, Science, Food Studies and Wellbeing. The College also has an ICT team which provides specialist technical and computer support and the student Wellbeing Team is supported by a Nurse, Youth Worker, Social Worker and Guidance Officer and Chaplains.
The College has three sub-schools: Junior, Middle and Senior; each with its own leader who heads a team of Coordinators and Bounce Tutors. The curriculum is managed by Teaching and Learning Leaders, and Heads of Learning Areas.
The College attracts a strong level of parent participation.
The college embraces the Australian Government's nine values for Australian schools, which are:
Ringwood Secondary College has introduced a Respect diagram, which represents the core principles of the pillars of education.
The Vision and Values philosophy is enacted through everyday interactions between staff, students and parents, our pastoral care program, our curriculum program and our extra curricula program. In addition, Ringwood Secondary College has formed strong partnerships with local, national and global organisations which further enhance the education pillars of Learning to be yourself, Learning to do, Learning to think and Learning to live together.
Every member of the College community has a right to fully participate in an educational environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive.
Ringwood Secondary College is proud to provide an educational environment that ensures that all students are valued and cared for, feel they are part of the school, and can engage effectively in their learning and experience success.
The Vision and Values statement for Ringwood Secondary College was developed through widespread consultation with all members of the College community. It is based on the four pillars of education introduced in a report presented to UNESCO by the International Commission on Education for the twenty-first century.
We, the students at Ringwood Secondary College, acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on today.
We appreciate the waterways, mountains, skies, plants and animals from this land and thank our ancestors for their ceremonies of story-telling, music, dance and celebration.
We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and promise to learn to live in a community that is part of the oldest living culture on Earth and move forwards together to a place of equity, justice and partnership.
We recognise that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded. This was and always will be Aboriginal Land.