It’s been a very busy few weeks to finish off the year!
As you can see from the photos, the Senior School is moving rapidly with recent works including concreting of the lower slab floor and commencement of steel works.
We have also continued with the remodelling of Wellbeing and recent works have included painting, carpeting and completion of air conditioning.
Room 207 is also getting a major facelift, including the installation of 40 stations to house digitech students. Enjoy the photos of each renovation.
In the near future we are top dressing a good section of the oval to hopefully have it in fantastic condition for the start of the 2020 school year. Over the holidays there will be regular maintenance including painting, construction of a wheelchair ramp and extensive testing of essential services.
A big thanks again to both the Facilities Committee and Facilities staff for all their efforts throughout the year.
Please read all the news from our Careers Department
Helen Doherty and Alyce Bailey
Helen Doherty wins David Osborne Award
Our very own Careers Practitioner, Helen Doherty, was awarded the David Osborne Regional Careers Practitioner Award at the Careers Education Association of Victoria awards dinner in December this year. This annual award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of Life Member, David Osborne (1945 – 2014) and this year highlighted Helen’s wonderful contributions towards the field of Career Education not only at Ringwood Secondary College but also within the Maroondah Careers Group.
We are all very proud of Helen and were pleased that her hard work was publicly acknowledged.
From School Council
Standing in the midst of greatness!
It is quite a humbling place to be a part of the RSC school council. In the last month we have been able to celebrate a number of achievements with some members of our group.
James Barut, our assistant principal, commenced a short term appointment as acting principal at Emerald Secondary College for Term 1.
Helen Parker was awarded the Maroondah Business Excellence award for 2019 with all her work at the Babes Project.
As well, Sharon Rodgers was awarded the Guardian Early Learning Leadership award at the Victorian Leaderships awards 2019.
On top of all these achievements we’ve been able to see and hear about fantastic progress with things happening within the school. We heard the building project is moving forward to plan and is actually a little bit ahead of schedule, anticipating a completion date of Term 3, 2020. We also got to hear about all the exciting camps for 2020 including Year 9 camp, Central Australia trip, Bike tour and Duke of Ed just to name a few.
It has been an eventful year for council and we are all looking forward to 2020 in anticipation of what is to come for our wonderful, ardent college.
Home Stay Dinner 2019
Every year Ringwood Secondary College hosts a Homestay End of Year Celebration Dinner. For this year’s dinner, we made a massive move from Ringwood to a burger and steak restaurant at The Glen Shopping Centre.
There were 54 participants including our international students and homestay providers. We all had an amazing night with the wonderful venue and delicious selected of food. We appreciate all the effort and responsibilities that all the homestay providers have put on to take care of our international students.
Assistant International Student Coordinator
Ringwood Training Courses
2020 welding course - please see attached flyer with dates
On behalf of the college community we wish to acknowledge the generous support of Philip Webb Real Estate in Doncaster East for supplying Christmas hampers to families in need.
This kind gesture is appreciated.
Phoenix Yoga Studios
This year Phoenix is wanting to give back to the community so we are gifting 7 days of free yoga this Christmas. The offer is valid until end of February 2020.
Director - Phoenix Yoga Studios
(03) 8838 2586
1 Ringwood Street, Ringwood VIC 3134
From the Chaplain
Does this remind you of anything......
I had a plan this year to really take in Christmas and focus on the meaning of Christmas for myself and our family and then ... I got a little busy with work, events and family functions.
All of these are really important and enjoyable but I have been left feeling under pressure and getting distracted with what I was intending to do.
So this got me thinking how do I get balance back in what is affectionately called the ‘silly season’? Some bad habits have crept into my home life like checking emails outside of work hours and making calls late at night. This meant it was pushing work out way beyond the 9-5 and got me thinking work stuff when I should have really been present mentally with my family.
So my challenge for you is this, as you celebrate the Joy, Hope and Peace of Christmas time with family may you look to turn off your mobile phones and shut down your emails for the full time of your break and treasure the people you enjoy celebrating Christmas and New Years with.
Chaplain (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs)
Anglicare Parentzone are offering a program in February for parents who are concerned about their adolescent’s use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
It’s being run at the Central Ringwood Community Centre, is funded by DHHS and free to attend.
Please see attached PDF for details