From the Principal

It’s been a busy few weeks with many events and activities taking place at Rosehill. Year 11 students enjoyed wonderful weather for skiing and snowboarding during their camp on Mt Buller; Year 10 students attended the Melbourne Careers Expo as part of their preparation for 2023 course selection; Year 8 students enjoyed a visit from author George Ivanoff and also ran a very successful fund-raising ‘Jeans for Genes’ casual dress and barbecue day; Year 12 students and parents participated in Parent Teacher Interviews, and all students and staff enjoyed a wonderful day out for our annual Athletics carnival. We were also very pleased to welcome parents to two virtual events – the subject selection information sessions and the parent webinar on Consent and Sexting.

On Friday we farewelled Beth Cook as she follows her other passion – football! – and takes up an exciting opportunity outside the education sector. We wish Beth every success on her new path and thank her for the contribution she has made to our school as a member of the Visual Arts department and in her year level coordination roles over many years. Beth will be missed by students and colleagues. We welcome Beth’s replacement, Madeleine Scott, to the school.

This week students in Years 9, 10 and 11 will finalise their 2023 subject preferences during course counselling interviews. The interviews provide students and parents with the opportunity to discuss future pathways with our experienced teaching and careers staff and ensure the subject choices made are the right ones for each young person. Next year sees the introduction of the VCE Vocational Major, which replaces VCAL (the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning), so a good deal of new information has been disseminated to students to reflect this. Thank you to our careers team, Alfio Raiti and Nadia Vossos, our coordinators Beth Cook, Matt Hosking and Daniel Wallace, our ID teachers and Will Stubbings for their exemplary work in preparing students for these big decisions. Subject selection for our current Year 7 and 8 students will take place later this term.

Our much-anticipated school building programs, which have been delayed by supply, costing and logistics challenges, appear to be coming back on track this term. Work has recommenced on the external library reading space, funded through the inclusive school fund grant. Finalisation of the capital works project (C wing redevelopment) tender is also in train, and we are looking forward to this major project commencing soon. Updates will be provided in future newsletters.

Finally, Arthur Soumalias will return from leave next week and so I take this opportunity to thank the staff and school community for their support this term. I also thank Will Stubbings, who has stepped into the Acting Assistant Principal role during this time, for his wonderful contribution to the principal class team.

Frances Snow

Acting Principal

School Policies

School Policies have been updated in line with Department of Education and Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority requirements. Parents may review these on the school website under Our School > Policies > Minimum Standards Compliance – June 2022.


Tuesday 9th August 2022

Year 10 into Year 11 Subject Selection Interviews

No Year 10 classes on this day

Wednesday 10th August 2022Year 9 into Year 10 Subject Selection Interviews

No Year 9 classes on this day

Monday 15th August 2022Year 7 & 8 Cyber Safety Play
Tuesday 23rd August 2022Year 7, 8 & 9 Step Initiatives
Friday 26th August 2022Staff Professional Day

Students not required at school

Monday 29th August 2022School Council Meeting

Australian Mathematics Competition

On Friday 5th August, 110 students across Years 7-12 sat the Australian Maths Competition.

Students were enthusiastic and nervous as they entered the competition and now eagerly await their results!

Stephanie Barbaro


Year 12 Workshop - Japanese

Year 12 Exam Preparation Workshop

During the holidays, a Year 12 student of Japanese, Modan Lu, participated in a one-day exam preparation workshop organised by four schools at the Library at The Dock.

Students learnt written exam tips for comprehension tasks, how to prepare for the extended writing task and did some oral exam preparation. By participating in these activities, students had an opportunity to share their opinions and ask questions. They now have a better idea of what is required for the external Japanese exams and how to prepare for them.

They also had lunch at Dohtonbori, an okonomiyaki restaurant, at the Docklands. Here they delighted in Japanese cuisine and had opportunities to talk with Year 12 students learning Japanese from other schools, which was an enjoyable experience.

I would like to thank teachers from Nossal High School, Strathmore Secondary College and St Columba's College for their support and participation in this workshop.

Takanori Hayakawa


VCAL BBQ for Athletics Day

Once again the VCAL Year 11 students with the help of the following enthusiastic and tireless teachers: Mr Raiti, Ms Mortellaro, Ms O’Malley, Ms Sikalias and Ms Filippone ran a very successful fundraising BBQ on Athletics day.

The students were eagerly involved in the preparation process including shopping for the occasion and advertising the event to the school community. All VCAL students were on a rotating roster the entire day completing various tasks. These tasks included loading Mr Raiti’s trailer and teachers’ cars with food, drinks (and of course the BBQ itself), cooking the meat, serving the hungry crowd and finally packing up and cleaning of the grounds at the end of the event!!!

A special mention to our regular parent helper, Mr Ahmet Karabay, who always donates sausages to our events and leaves his workplace for a few hours to help us.

The money we raised on the day - just over $1000 - will support our fundraising for The Salvation Army and will assist in the subsidising of excursions and incursions for our class.

All up it was a great day, the sun was shining all day and the students enjoyed themselves.

Vicki Handris

VCAL Co-ordinator

Moonee Valley City Council - Local Activities

Hello Valley Youth Service Providers!

With winter heading towards its last weeks, we are astounded on how quickly the year has been flying past us. It should not come as a surprise as we had been busy with our programing and events in a post-lockdown era, that the time just escaped us so rapidly. And if you are part of an organisation that is working with young people, we would assume that you would also have your hands full and feeling amazed that we had past the half-way mark of the year.

But there is still plenty for young people to do and get involved if it interests them with the opportunities that we offer in this newsletter.

Opportunities for Young People:

We're having a movie night! We'll be screening two classics: 10 Things I Hate About You + Bend it Like Beckham!

We'll also be showing short films made by local young people as part of Valley Youth's 2nd Annual Short Film Fest!

They're be plenty of FREE yummy food including popcorn, pizza, themed mocktails, hot chocolate and Indian snacks a la Bend it Like Beckham!

📅 Friday, 26th August. Doors open at 6pm!
📍 Valley Youth Space (3 Matthew's Avenue, Niddrie, 3042)
🎫$2 entry fee at door. Tickets are limited so run don't walk to book them!
✨The vibes are: Early 2000's girl power! Coming in pjs! Winter coziness!
😀Everyone welcome!

Tickets can be found here:

It's a great chance for young people to voice their opinions and lead other young people to create sustainable change in your community for a big impact. If you or know a young person that wants to take control of the future and start grassroots change, look no further than this group!
So far we have led:

  • A planting day at the Valley Youth Space 🌳
  • A clean-up spot for Clean Up Australia Day 🌏
  • Created a youth feedback session on a new pocket park in Flemington (small park) 🏞️
  • An online campaign for National Recycling Week (check it out below!) ♻️
  • A terrarium making workshop over Zoom 🌱

Our future plans are to:

  • Teach other young people how to be sustainable
  • Host sustainability events and projects in the community
  • Create small change for a big impact!

Have we piqued your interest? Let us plant the seed by sending you an invitation to our next meeting (no commitment necessary!) Just contact EmJay on or 0407 794 093

Rainbow Valley is a space that is open to all young people (aged 12-25) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender-diverse, intersex, non-binary and queer (LGBTIQA+) or are questioning, curious or exploring their gender identity, sexual orientation and/or attractions.

Rainbow Valley is a welcoming, safe social group for young people to hang out, create events, support each other and express who they are.

We meet on a monthly basis, on the second Tuesday of the month. For information on Rainbow Valley meet ups fill out the below form, text Ru on 0488 473 335 or send an email through to

The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education. The program offers 1000 bursaries of $3000 each year to assist with education needs and resources. Young carers across Australia can apply from July until mid September. To find out if you are eligible to apply, click this link here.

Applications for the Young Carers Bursary Program 2023 open from 19 July to 13 September 2022. To apply for the bursary, click this link here.

The First Jobs Project is a community-based program that is designed to help young people find their first job. This program is specifically designed for students aged 15-24 who live in the Flemington Housing Estate, and who have never done paid work in the field they desire.

We can provide the support you need to get job ready.
With dedicated one-on-one support, we will help you become job ready and support you to access employment. We will also help you develop new skills, gain confidence and support you with:

  • Understanding your strengths
  • Resume development
  • Job application
  • Interview skills
  • Training opportunities
  • Learning successful work practices
  • Connecting with employers
  • Knowledge about the job market

How do you join?
There are many ways you can register to join our program:

  1. Give Raneem a call on 0482 162 612
  2. Send an email to

Once registration is complete, we will start working together and support you with the first steps of your career.

Opportunities for Families & Service Providers

Nominate and WIN $2,000 for your sports club! We're giving away $2,000 to the sports club of ONE local legend from our Lilydale Village community.
Do you know someone from your local sports club who’s always going the extra mile? From footy to ballet, we want to hear from you.

Simply tell us in 25 words or less why your nominee deserves MVP status, and they’ll be in the running to WIN for your club.

PLUS, if they win, you’ll receive a $100 Rebel Sport gift voucher! Click this link to nominate TODAY!

If you would like to submit something to be included in the next VYSPN update, please in send your information to by 30th August 2022.