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Friday 24 July, 2020

Year 10 Course Confirmation Meetings - Bookings CLOSE 
Monday 27 July


2021 Course Selection Website OPENS
Monday 27 July 


Year 10 Course Confirmation Meetings
28 / 29 / 30 July


2021 Course Selection Website CLOSES
Friday 7 August


Student Led Conferences - CANCELLED 
Wednesday 2 September


GAT Exam
Wednesday 9 September

2021 Course Confirmation
Friday 18 September

Student Free Day
Friday 18 September

Last Day of Term 3
Friday 18 September

First Day of Term 4
Monday 5 October

Last Day of Term 4
Friday 18 December

1. SHOUT OUT for Term 3 photos! 
A call out to all students for remote learning photos (year 7-10) and on campus photos (year 11 & 12) and a 'word' or 'short sentence' to sum up how you are feeling about school this term (photos in your masks most welcome too). Please send it to Marketing. Thank you!   
2. Year 10 Course Confirmation Meetings
Last chance to book your compulsory 'Year 10 Course Confirmation Meeting' on Compass. Online interviews taking place next Tuesday 28 July, Wednesday 29 July and Thursday 30 July. All Year 10 students must attend. Bookings close on Monday 27 July. 
3. Weekly Career Newsletter - click here
4. UPDATE: PSW School Uniform 
Please read the update from our uniform supplier PSW on their trading hours
5. RSC Competitions in Lockdown 
It's back!! On Monday we launched our Secret Sound 2.0 competition AND congratulations goes to our winner Samantha Smart from year 7 who guessed 'party popper'. On Monday our *NEW Close Up competition will begin. These comps will be run alternative weeks during Remote Learning 2.0. Visit our website for details and watch Facebook and Compass for announcements. 

1. Mask Rules @School 

From Thursday, mask wearing became compulsory at school. Here are the Mask Rules: 

  • All school-based staff must wear face coverings at school, and when travelling to and from school.
  • All secondary school students who are attending on-site for Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) or on-site supervision will need to wear a face covering, including when they are in class and travelling to and from school.
  • Staff and students must supply their own face coverings. Note: The Vic Government has advised it will deliver disposable masks for students. House Leaders will be issued with ones to give to students. Students who arrive late will get masks when they have their temperatures checked at the office.
  • Teachers and education support staff will not be required to wear face coverings while teaching, but those who wish to do so, can. Teachers should wear face coverings in other areas of the school when not teaching (for example, in the staff room, on yard duty and when providing first aid or taking temperatures), and when travelling to and from school.
  • Parents/carers will be required to wear face coverings whenever they leave the house, including for school drop off and pick up.

The Department of Health and Human Services website has advice about face coverings, including:

  • different types that can be used
  • how to make your own
  • how to safely wear.

"Whilst I never imagined a time when we would all be wearing masks at school, I am grateful for being able to play my part to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. I thank you and your family for also playing your part." - Ms. Julie Kennedy, College Principal. 
 

2. Lights, Camera, Action!

Taking powerful photographs and producing documentaries telling socially important stories is what Kim Landy, Rowville SC Alumna, Class of 2008 does every day - and she absolutely loves it.

It all began way back when she “started taking photos of friends in bands at school” and realised she really rather liked it and was actually pretty good, winning a local photography competition… she’s never looked back. Kim now runs her own business photographing stories for businesses and non-profit brands such as Oxfam, The Salvation Army Australia, Beyond Blue as well as freelancing for Getty Images and traveling extensively with her work.

Earlier this week, Kim generously gave up her morning to take part in a live, interactive online Q&A advisory session with over thirty Rowville Secondary College Year 11 Visual Arts & Media students and teachers as part of the Ourschool Live Alumni Q&A sessions. She shared stories about her pathway since leaving school with students, including studying Photo-imaging and Photography at Melbourne Polytechnic and then Communication Studies & Media Studies at Deakin University before starting her own wedding photography business and subsequently moving into working with socially conscious brands and businesses.

The students were keen to ask a wide range of questions about both the creative and business aspects of her role, with Corbin asking ‘How much do you reflect on your previous work?’ followed by Blake’s question, ‘What is your work process, from meeting the client to delivery?’ One question that proved too tricky for Kim to answer on the day was ‘what was your toughest project?’ but she’s promised to answer that one when she comes onto campus with her porfolio to show students as soon as is safe to do so.
 
Media Teacher Lauren Johnson said, ‘It was great for senior students to hear about building their portfolio and networking. This is especially useful for the media students as their work this semester focuses on running their own shoot. Thank you so much Kim!’

Kim's final piece of advice to students was to, "Find your passion and you‘ll find your path!" and we certainly believe her!

Watch video feedback from our year 11 student, Corbin M. 
 
Watch all RSC alum Q&A's.
 

See Kim’s work www.kimlandy.com

 

3. Monash Scholars - Successful Students! 


We are so pleased to have four year 10 students (2 East and 2 West) accepted to the Monash Scholars program. This is a program for high-achieving secondary school students to help explore and pinpoint their passions, develop a broad suite of study skills, and gain the confidence to make great course and career choices. The Monash Scholars program will be mentored over the next 2.5 years. An amazing opportunity for these four students. Well done to:

  • Lochlan Challis
  • Neave Hancock-Wolfe
  • Rohan Chandel
  • Sethini Hettiyahandi.
4. USA College Pathways 

A USA College Pathway is for Rowville Sports Academy students interested in pursuing a scholarship to University’s or College’s in the USA. It provides student-athletes the skills and opportunities to learn, play and succeed. This pathway is available to capable academic student-athletes who also excel in their chosen sport. Most students begin planning for this pathway in year 9, however, if this is not the case, there are other options available.

Visit our dedicated information page and Watch our Video 'An Introduction to USA College Pathway.

 
5. 2021 Course Information & Selection

If you have a student and/or students entering year 9, year 10, year 11 and year 12 in 2021, they will soon need to select their course selections (electives) for next year.  Course selection will open on Monday 27 July. Please visit our course selections website to read through the electives available for your program and year level. 

IMPORTANT: all current year 10 students must attend an Online Course Confirmation Meeting with their parent/guardian and Learning Mentor. These meetings will take place on 28, 29 & 30 July. Bookings are open on Compass and close on Monday 27 July.  

Course Selections Website >>
 
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