From the Principal

The school has been a buzz with activity over the past couple of weeks. A main priority already underway, and about to commence across all target areas, is our tutoring program. Letters have been sent to parents/guardians of students identified as requiring additional support. This is support that has been promised by the Victorian Government and our school has been fortunate enough to receive significant funding to enable us to do so. This will be a rolling tutoring program with many students to receive support throughout the year. As we have a limited number of tutors, each will work with different year levels as the year unfolds.

Initially, we are targeting Year 9 students, Year 12 students (reading program) and some Year 8 and 10 students. Many Year 8 and 10 students are already receiving additional support through our Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Program (MYLNS). The tutoring program will complement this. Early next term, we will begin to provide additional support to Year 11 students and will be using study lessons (Monday and Wednesday period 1) to deliver this program.

We anticipate providing significant tutoring support for Year 7 students in the second half of the year.

I also take this opportunity to inform our parents that we continue to work with renowned literacy expert Adjunct Professor Misty Adoniou. Misty will be working with a large number of our English teachers on 11th March. In addition we have also secured the services of Terri Campbell, a literacy expert who will be working with our staff, literacy team and heads of department, to review, explore and enhance the way each faculty incorporates literacy teaching in their specific learning area. Terri will be working with us several times per term throughout the year.

Last week the VCE information evening was conducted virtually, and by all reports was well attended and very productive. Thank you to Mr Wallace, the senior school team and Elevate for running a successful event.

Upcoming events include our swimming carnival this Friday 5th March. We look forward to seeing our college community spending the day competing and enjoying each other’s company. Let’s hope the best house wins, Sapphire.

The Year 7 parent information evening is scheduled for Thursday 4th March at 6.00pm. Access details will be provided shortly.

Year 7 Camp will proceed in week 8, Wednesday 17th March – Friday 19th March.

Next week, Interim Reports will be available. Keep a look out for the opening of Parent Teacher Interview bookings soon after. I encourage all parents/guardians to attend our Parent/Teacher sessions. This will be a virtual event for Semester 1 this year.

This week School Council will meet to review our proposed Asset Management Plan which is the first step in the process of making the $10.204 million Capital Funding a reality. Once this stage is complete we will begin the process of appointing an architect from the departments accredited list. More exciting times ahead. Thank you to the parents who completed and returned the school facilities Matrix.

Friday 26th March is a big day in our Term 1 calendar with our Year 9 students planning, preparing and collaborating with each other and external providers, in readiness for the Year 9 Carnival. It is great to see students put their effort towards a great cause and raise funds for a variety of charities. Thank you to the staff and parents who are supporting our students through this process. We look forward to the activities they are preparing for us.

Finally, I would like to remind parents/guardians that if your child is leaving early for an appointment please log onto COMPASS and record the early departure. You may also write a note in your child’s diary. This is important, otherwise the classroom teacher will not release your child from class. They will check COMPASS or the diary for your permission and it is the responsibility of your child to inform the teacher they must leave early. Our office team have been instructed to not leave their desk for this purpose. Please plan ahead.

Arthur Soumalias


College Calendar

Term 1, 2021

Monday 1st March

School Council Meeting (5.30pm)

Thursday 4th March‘Virtual’ Year 7 Parent Information Evening (6.00pm)
Friday 5th MarchSwimming Carnival
Monday 8th MarchLabour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 9th MarchEarly Finish 2.00pm
Wednesday 17th March -

Friday 19th March

Year 7 Camp
Tuesday 23rd MarchSTEP 2022 Information Evening
Friday 26th MarchROSEFEST Carnival
Tuesday 30th MarchVirtual 7-12 Parent Student Teacher Conference

Thursday 1st April

END OF TERM 1 (2.30pm Finish)

Top Library picks this week



By Finbar Hawkins

A Fantasy story

Set in the 17th century, a breathtaking debut, and a potential prize-winner, about the power of women, witchcraft, fury, revenge and the ties that bind us.
After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by witch-hunters, Evey vows to avenge her and track down the killers. Fury burns in her bright and strong. But she has promised her mother that she will keep Dill, her little sister, safe.
As the lust for blood and retribution rises to fever pitch, will Evey keep true to the bonds of sisterhood and to the magick that is her destiny?

Step Up, Shine On

By Angela May George

A Sports story

Kat's got all the ingredients to go all the way. But she fails her exams-on purpose-to avoid the pressure of the top classes. She kills it in soccer, but never trials for the rep teams. She's happy to fly under the radar, unlike her oh-so-perfect Wonder Brother. But this year things are shifting. Not least in her friendships. Lavinia has defected to none other than The Triad of She-Wolves, but Kat's gained the new girl, the Goth, and after tutoring Bayani's brother, a boyfriend! When secrets are revealed and loyalties are tested, Kat discovers that it is time for her to step up... and shine!


By Pete Hautman

A Mystery story

What happened in the woods that day

"Hatred combined with lies and secrets can break the world." Grandpa Zach used to say that before he died, but Stuey never really knew what he meant. It was kind of like how he used to talk about quantum physics or how he used to say ghosts haunted their overgrown golf course. But then one day, after Stuey and his best friend, Elly Rose, spend countless afternoons in the deadfall in the middle of the woods, something totally unbelievable happens.

The Happiest Man on Earth

By Eddie Jaku

A Biography

Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp.
Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the 'happiest man on earth'.
Published as Eddie turns 100, this is a powerful, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir of how happiness can be found even in the darkest of times.

Tuition Program

Students, Parents and Teachers are welcome to participate in two very important Enhancement Programs running throughout 2021.

Every Monday - Whole school tuition program in the library from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

Every Wednesday - Maths/Science study session in B4 from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

Students will be able to receive the assistance they require in the completion of their work for two afternoons per week consistently across the year.

These Enhancement and Enrichment Programs have proven to be very successful in assisting students of all year levels in completing their homework and classwork. The improvement of literacy and numeracy skills has been an important priority for students attending, as well as the development of their study techniques in preparation for class assessments and exams.

Teachers from all key learning areas will be available to cater to students’ needs on a weekly basis. These programs are easily accessible to students, do not incur cost and are effective in improving study skills, results and the confidence in students to work independently.

For further information regarding these enhancement programs please contact Ms De Goederen or Ms Sharma on 9337 2488 or via the below emails:

Enrichment at Rosehill Secondary College

Rosehill Seconday College offers four enrichment programs: STEP (Selective Talent Enrichment Program), RAMP (Rosehill Accelerated Mathematics Program), REAP (Rosehill English Accelerated Program) and VHAP (Victorian High-Ability Program).

Students are individually selected for these programs, however please see Ms Barbaro if you are seeking more information or if you are interested in applying.

The Victorian High-Ability Program in 2021

The Victorian High-Ability Program will run again for its second year. We are very pleased to have an increased number of students selected this year. Years 7 and 8 students across Victorian government schools will participate in a 10-week virtual enrichment program during Term 1 and Term 3 in 2021. Only students who have been selected by the Department of Education and Training are able to participate in the program.

The program focuses on tasks that stimulate students’ critical thinking, problem solving and creativity – enriching their understanding of English and Mathematics. VHAP will not focus on accelerating students through core Victorian Curriculum content. Students will be pushed out of their learning comfort zone. Research has shown that highly able students thrive when surrounded by like-minded peers. In the virtual classroom, students will be able to connect with like-minded peers from across Victoria, enabling them to extend each other academically and personally.

Well done to the following students who were selected for this year's VHAP (Term 1):

  • Lucas Bonanzinga
  • Jeremy Bromley
  • Ashlee Close
  • Arianit Fazilu
  • Thomas Hince
  • Phillip Homatopoulos
  • Nadia Itin
  • Taimur Khan
  • Delcine Li
  • Nicholas Lyberis
  • Petra Manalo
  • Eleanor Quarrell
  • Nadia Raitsin
  • Aryanna Thakkar
  • Evan Waddell

Stephanie Barbaro


Privacy Policy

Annual privacy reminder

Our school collects, uses, discloses and stores student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy.

Please take time to remind yourself of the school’s privacy policy, found on our website

For more information about privacy, refer to: Schools’ Privacy Policy — information for parents. This information is also available in nine community languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Dari
  • Mandarin
  • Somali
  • Sudanese
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese.


A reminder from the Accounts Department

All sporting events, excursions, camps and activities will be posted on Compass for payment and consent. The College is operating under new 'COVID normal' protocols and as such prefer payments to be made via Compass or by phone rather than cash.

Printing Credit can be purchased over the phone and voucher details will be forwarded to students.

Jacinta Catoggio


A reminder from the Sports Department.

The Swimming Carnival will take place on Friday 5th March 2021. Please make payment / consent via Compass for this event by Tuesday 2nd March. Late payment and/or notes cannot be accepted.

Erin McIntyre


Alumni Student

Congratulations Triet NGUYEN who has been offered a PhD in Nanotechnology at RMIT.

Triet Nguyen

Hello, my name is Triet Nguyen, and I am an ex-student of Rosehill Secondary College. I have always loved Chemistry ever since I was a child. I loved how 2 toxic chemicals such as hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide can react and produce non-toxic salt and water. Eventually I came across Nanotechnology, and was amazed by its mind-boggling intricacy and its vast amount of applications. Thus I resolved myself that I would learn more about it at a university. Hence I studied Maths and Natural Science subjects at Rosehill in order to do so. The teachers and classmates were all very helpful and friendly, and I had friends who gave me some serious competition. The hard work paid off and I got accepted into a double-degree of Applied Science and Nanotechnology at RMIT. My final year Science Project was about water splitting using only sunlight and a nanostructured catalyst, producing hydrogen which can be used as fuel, and oxygen. As this field is still new and has great potential, I want to continue studying and researching about it. I gladly announce I will be able to do so, as a PhD student starting from March this year at RMIT."

Community News

Part Time Job Opportunity

Seymour Swim School in Niddrie are looking for swimming instructors. Year 10-12 students that maybe interested in a part time job please contact the Swim School directly.

AFL - 5 - 18 Year Old's

College Newsletter - Issue Two - 01 Mar 2021